MOUNTAIN TRAILS FOUNDATION
Lora Anthony came to Park City in 2002 seeking a family-friendly, outdoor lifestyle. An avid outdoors person, she found her place in the community through trails. She spent years guiding and instructing for Team Sugar, Park City Nordic Ski Club, Young Riders and select outdoor adventure companies. She shares and fosters a love of the outdoors with people from all walks of life.
In 2012, Lora left a career in commercial real estate to pursue her passion in the nonprofit sector. She joined the team at Mountain Trails Foundation (MTF) as the resource manager. In 2021, after an extensive search, the MTF board of directors tapped her as executive director. Lora’s vision, style and experience at the helm of the organization have positioned MTF as a leader in the local, regional and world-wide trails arena.
In addition to extensive knowledge of Park City’s trail system and its unique culture, she brings a distinctive skill set in organizational leadership, grant-writing/fundraising, project management and people skills. During Lora’s tenure, MTF has quadrupled its budget, completed more large-scale trail projects than in decades past, and helped lift other trails organizations to success in their own communities. She continues to cultivate genuine, symbiotic relationships with donors, sponsors, grantors, local government, stakeholders and community leaders.
Lora holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and organizational leadership. She served two terms as an AmeriCorps Volunteer through the University of Utah’s Campus Compact. In 2015 she completed the Nonprofit Academy for Excellence at the University of Utah. In 2019 she graduated from the University of Utah’s School of Business Executive Leadership Program.
When not working, Lora can be found trail running, mountain biking, xc and bc skiing, rock climbing, peak bagging, writing and enjoying the company of her husband and four grown sons.