Burket Kniveton

Executive director

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Burket's past professional experience includes working to support the emotional growth of teenagers at a therapeutic boarding school, developing a mountain sports academy for adolescents, and advocating for teens as a volunteer. His role at CRYJ is to support youth and families as they navigate the often challenging realities of being human.

Next time you are at CRYJ, see if Burket is available for a game of chess or Dominos.



Catherine Gunderson

DIrector of Community Engagement

"Said the river: imagine everything you can imagine, then keep going” – Mary Oliver

Catherine has been with CRYJ since 2008, in a variety of roles, and has learned much along the way. She is currently enjoying her position of Director of Community Engagement as an opportunity to share the story of CRYJ and finding the many ways we overlap and make connections. Her favorite part of it all is being able to have an endless curiosity–about how things work, about how people feel and things they believe and the fact that there’s always another good question waiting to be asked.



Katy Brooke

Finance director



Tracy Roberts

Trellis program director

"Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there”  – Rumi

As the Trellis Program Director, Tracy uses her brain power, passion, and love of working with youth to dream up creative ideas and projects, create amazing opportunities for teens, and attempt to make our wish-list projects a CRYJ reality. She is currently working on expanding and developing CRYJ’s Trellis Project. Tracy’s expertise is largely grounded in integrative mental health, outdoor education, wilderness therapy, creating meaningful opportunities for growth and development, rite of passage work, and empowering youth to be become their most authentic and wonderful selves. Tracy is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine: Integrative Mental Health and is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Montana.


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Jordan Boyce

Restorative Justice Specialist


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Kelsey Gockenbach

Communications Specialist

"Hurt people hurt people. That’s how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future."  - Yehuda Berg

Kelsey is in charge of all aspects of CRYJ outreach; including managing all social media channels and our website, graphic design, volunteer coordination, and is the reigning Mayor of Frontlandia. Before stumbling into the welcoming arms of CRYJ she worked in the lobbying world of Wisconsin and lived in Melbourne, Australia for a spell. She has her B.A. in English from the University of Washington.



Andrea Bachman

Trellis Program Assistant