By: Kathy Atnip
04/19/13 09:59:25 AM
BACKPACKER Magazine has honored OTA Volunteer Jeff Goetter as an Outdoor Hero, “someone who goes above and beyond to give back to the community and local trail system.” The award was announced at the April 18 BACKPACKER Get Out More Team Backpacking Seminar at Alpine Shop in Kirkwood, Mo.
Goetter is a hero to the Ozark Trail Association. He’s a longtime volunteer who was among those at the earliest trail building events organized by John Roth after the organization was created. Goetter has served as OTA Board Member and Treasurer and is currently Board Secretary. He’s a certified Crew Leader and coordinates our annual fall Cook-off. He’s probably most well-known to volunteers as “Chef Jeff,” the person responsible for the delicious food at OTA Mega Events. Goetter organized the OTA cook trailer and its equipment to provide fast and efficient service to hungry volunteers and he personally purchases and prepares most OTA meals.
Thanks to BACKPACKER Magazine for “Shining a Light” on one of our own and thank you to Jeff Goetter for being a true Outdoor Hero.