It’s a pleasure to welcome the newest members of the LHT’s amazing all-volunteer board. Read a bit about how they found the LHT and what they hope to accomplish.

LHT Board Member Jordan Antebi

Jordan Antebi

What do you hope to accomplish as a board member of the LHT?
As a board member, I look forward to helping expand the LHT’s volunteer and community base, especially among young people. Having grown up with the trail, I hope my involvement can inspire others like me.

How did you come to find the trail and get involved?
I’m from an active family that exercises outdoors — walking, hiking, running, biking, swimming, rollerblading, and cross-country skiing. My parents and I love the LHT and have used it regularly since the 2000s.

Back in 2011, my mom, Hilary Burke, and I were also founding members of the Friends of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail. The summer before I started high school after a chance conversation with Michael Gray, then the LHT’s Project Manager, led to our involvement. He had seen us biking the trail before and recognized us and pulled over to approach us. We did volunteer work like installing signs and participating in user feedback sessions. At one point, I also testified for the Friends before the Pennington Borough mayor and council, urging them to vote to allocate funds for constructing the Pennington Connection to the LHT.

LHT Board Member Chris Tarr

Chris Tarr

What do you hope to accomplish as a board member of the LHT?
The trail is about to close the 22-mile loop; next steps include assuring maintenance and preserving rights of way into the future as well as expanding the concept with spurs and other trails.

How did you come to find the trail and get involved?
It’s odd to say but I created the trail as an attorney tasked by Bristol Myers Squibb to research trail issues and ultimately incorporate the LHT — I’m more comfortable saying that Becky [Taylor] and Eleanor [Horne] (the LHT’s founders and co-presidents) created the trail!