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.

Email: YuridiaDuran@FelixVentures.org

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.

Email: EricDuran@FelixVentures.org

Activity Coordinator

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 help and joined the staff in January of 2019.

 

Some of 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.

Email: AndreaChavez@FelixVentures.org

Operations Coordinator

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. 

Email: Emiline Hernandez@FelixVentures.org

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OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday 12:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday-Sunday Time varies

 

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Contact Us

 

Workman High School

16303 Temple Ave.

Industry, CA 91744

Room L1

 

FelixVentures@msn.com

Office: 626-933-8902