Howard has been leadership coordinator for our Section for three years. Because of this our section has strong mentor/mentee relationships with new leaders. His enthusiasm for mountain leader development and training has greatly expanded our section's leaders in number and abilities. Howard has lead on the majority of the trips the section has held in the last ten years. With his engineering background employed, Howard often contributes to discussions and decisions on equipment selection and use with great effect. Since starting to volunteer as a section leader Howard has lead on no fewer than 27 trips.