Dave Segre

Board Chair

Dave grew up in the Bay Area and has practiced corporate law here since the mid-1980s, advising technology companies, their management, boards of directors and investors.  He has served on prior nonprofit boards, including the Membership Board of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.  Dave has two older and two younger children whose ages span a couple of decades, who continue to be a source of great joy and life experiences, including an increased understanding of the value of wilderness therapy in the growth and grounding of young adults facing challenges in a complicated world.

Ty Bemis

Ty Bemis is an entrepreneur, a highly skilled management professional, and certified change practitioner.  Growing up in Boulder, CO, where the Rockies were his backyard, he is an experienced backpacker and camper with a great appreciation for the outdoors.  Ty has personal experience with treatment and recovery along with a child who attended rehabilitation and treatment at a highly regarded dual diagnosis facility for PTSD and alcohol/drug addiction, as well as temporary residency at a Sober Living facility.  As a member of the Board of Directors, Ty is laser focused on using his skills and experience in passionately supporting Sky’s the Limit Fund.

Joshua Bloomstein

Joshua Bloomstein

Mr. Bloomstein serves as a Partner and General Counsel (Credit) and Deputy General Counsel (Corporate) of Ares Management, where he focuses on credit matters. He is General Counsel, Vice President and Secretary of Ares Capital Corporation and Vice President and Assistant Secretary of ACRE. Additionally, he serves as Vice President and Assistant Secretary of CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund. Mr. Bloomstein joined Ares from Latham & Watkins LLP, where he was in its private equity and corporate groups, focusing on mergers and acquisitions transactions and securities law and general corporate and partnership matters. Mr. Bloomstein serves on the Governance Committee.

Cathy Cioth

Cathy Cioth is a certified parent coach for the Partnership to End Addiction and is the community director for The Stream, a private online community that focuses on supporting mothers whose children are struggling with substance use. Cathy realized the powerful transformation of wilderness therapy when her own children were struggling years ago. She created several online wilderness therapy communities to support parents and provide resources. She is passionate to be on the Board and serves as a member of the Fundraising Committee.

Kim Friesen

Kim’s passion for helping families in crisis began unexpectedly during a health emergency with her then one year old son. She served on several boards at Chicago’s Lurie’s Children’s Hospital for ten years, chairing large-scale events and holding various leadership roles. As president of Lurie’s Children’s Service Board, Kim led several campaigns, raising over $5 million for hospital initiatives. Kim also served on the Board of Directors for Camp Kesem, a nation-wide camp supporting children through and beyond a parent’s cancer diagnosis. Kim, her husband and three children now live in Connecticut and have personally experienced the life-changing benefit of wilderness therapy. Kim is committed to sharing her story and speaking with others searching for first-hand feedback about wilderness therapy. Kim’s professional background is in marketing and advertising.

Andy Goldstrom

Andy Goldstrom is a certified parent coach whose practice, Parents Journey Coaching, provides individual coaching for parents wanting to make lasting changes for themselves and their children. As a parent of a child who was given the gift of wilderness therapy and a funding recipient from Sky’s the Limit Fund, Andy has an appreciation and a passion for the organization and its mission.

Andy also hosts a podcast, The Wilderness Therapy & Residential Treatment Journey Podcast, to provide inspiration and information to parents who are exploring, engaged in or transitioning from Wilderness Therapy with their children.

As a former owner and leader at two Inc. 500 firms, Andy brings strong business acumen to Sky’s the Limit Fund’s Board, where he is honored to serve.


Alicia Jennings

Alicia Jennings M.A. is the Executive Director of Camp Thorpe, a therapeutic camp based in Vermont. An experienced non-profit administrator and special needs program provider with over a decade of service, she specializes in designing and consulting with programs for individuals and families with a developmental and/or mental health diagnosis in need of long-term care. Growing up in Central California, her most meaningful family connections were spent hiking and camping in the Redwood Forrest. She believes that families with loved ones in crisis need community support and works towards providing program networks so that no one goes through it alone. Alicia served as a therapeutic guide for the Anasazi Foundation and has seen firsthand the deep transformative and healing nature of Wilderness Therapy.  Splitting her time between Vermont and her home in the Bay Area, Alicia is privileged to access beautiful hikes with her dog and her family and is focused on promoting the peace that is found in nature.

Heath Rocha

Heath is a credentialed school psychologist who is currently overseeing special education and student services for the Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District in his role as Assistant Superintendent. His 18 years in public education were preceded by work in an adolescent substance abuse treatment center for six years as part of a grant funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Heath’s commitment to ensuring every adolescent receives mental health support and services led to the creation of Wellness Centers at both Saratoga and Los Gatos High Schools beginning in the 2021-22 school year.  

Tara Saul

Tara Saul joined the STLF Board in 2018, bringing both her passion for wilderness therapy and her expertise in fundraising.  Over the past 15 years, Tara has both led and been a member of the steering committee for many large, successful, fundraising galas. Tara’s passion for wilderness therapy stems from experiencing the transformative impact that it can bring not only to struggling adolescents, but also to the entire family. Tara lives in the Bay Area with her husband and three children. “To get through the hardest journey, we need to take only one step at a time. But we must keep on stepping” – Chinese proverb.  

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Eve Taylor, JD, is the Founder of JET ED Consulting, a therapeutic educational consulting group based in San Francisco, CA. JET ED Consulting specializes in advising and supporting students and families in crisis from severe clinical and behavioral challenges. Jennifer believes every child is inherently loving and that behaviors and mental health can be healed with the right kind of therapeutic interventions. Navigating the wealth of therapeutic options available can be a logistical and financial nightmare, but Jennifer knows her way through, because she’s been there with her own child. She gets it. Jennifer’s professional career compliments the mission and goals of Sky’s the Limit Fund and she brings a unique perspective to the Board.