Meet our Staff

Felix Grossman

Founder and CEO

Grossman is a passionate backpacker, diver, skier, and hiker. Motivated by his experiences in the arts, music, and Scouting, he encourages youth to explore the world in a whole new way through the activities and events provided by the Felix Ventures Foundation. Today you can find him participating the program's camping, museum, and backpacking trips.

Managing Director

Yuridia Duran

Yuridia Duran was introduced to the program at the end of her sophomore year at Workman High School. She quickly fell in love with Felix ventures and became the President her senior year in 2002. As a college student, she came back to help and joined the staff team in 2004.


Some of her favorite memories as a student were her first backpacking trip to Mt. Baden Powell and the Sierra Nevada mountains. As an advisor, she uses her experiences to provide insight and suggestions to the Felix Ventures Staff.


Program Director

Eric Duran

Eric Duran joined the program in 1999 as it transitioned from Pat's Champs to Felix Ventures. In his senior year, he became president and as a college student came back to help. He officially joined the team in 2004. 

Some of his favorite memories are car camping at Morro Bay Hearst Castle and being a part of one of the greatest capture the flag game of all time. As a director he wants to help the program fully become student run and student led.


Activity Coodinator I

Robert Alvarez

Robert Alvarez has been a member of Felix Ventures since freshman year, and through dedication and merit, senior year he was able to acquire the position as President. Robert's passion for the program did not stop there. Upon graduating he continued to be apart of the organization by volunteering on trips. A few of his most memorable experiences occurred on the trip to Havasupai. 

Robert is now an official member of the staff, and is eager to take on his responsibilities as an activity coordinator.  


Activity Coordinator II

Andrea Chavez

Andrea Chavez was introduced to the program at a young age, due to her family's involvement. She fell in love with Felix ventures and became the Vice President of her senior year in 2018. As a college student, she came back to contribute and joined the staff in January of 2019.


Her favorite memories as a student were car camping trips and rock climbing. She made friendships that would last a lifetime. As a Coordinator, she uses her experiences to provide insight and suggestions to the Felix Ventures Staff.


Operations Coodinator I

Open Position

Operations Coodinator II

Luis Rivera

Luis Rivera joined Felix Ventures his senior year and gained his first exposure to camping with the organization. He instantly fell in love with the lifestyle and venture community. Upon graduating he continued to be active with the program by participating in events and joining on trips. 

Some of his favorite memories occurred when camping at Death Valley and Havasupai. From sliding off the sand dunes of mesquite to witnessing the size of Supai falls. Luis has treasured his experience with Felix Ventures and is ecstatic to be part of the team. 

Operations Coordinator III

Emiline Hernandez

Emiline joined Felix Ventures in her junior year. She has been an active member since then and became the cultural and fine arts officer her senior year. She started working with Felix Ventures in October 2019


Some of her favorite memories are visiting Havasupai in the grand canyon with venturers. it was a long backpacking trek through the canyon, but the view was so worth it. Havasupai is spectacular! It was definitely one for the books. 



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Workman High School

16303 Temple Ave.

Industry, CA 91744

Room L1

Office: 626-933-8902