Troy Gillenwater has spent more than 30 years exploring the Colorado Plateau’s landscapes and history. In 1982 he and his brother hiked across Arizona from Mexico to Utah. In 1987 they rafted 500 miles of the Green and Colorado Rivers. In 2009 they organized a charitable mountain bike ride across the Navajo Reservation from Mexican Hat to Winslow. Most recently, Mr. Gillenwater has spent months within the Glen Canyon Recreation Area retracing the steps of Everett Ruess, spurred by Gillenwater’s chance encounter in the early 1980s with Mr. Randolph “Pat” Jenks, an early MNA colleague and personal friend of Everett’s. Mr. Gillenwater has more than 30 year’s experience as a real estate professional. He is currently the co-owner of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty at Desert Mountain office in north Scottsdale.