Our mission is to insure that Tonto Natural Bridge is preserved, enhanced and remains open for current and future generations.
Our goal is to provide the essential resources to promote the public's awareness and increase visitation to this magnificent natural wonder.
We hold an annual fundraiser, TASTE AT THE BRIDGE, held at the Tonto Natural Bridge Lodge. This fundraiser raises awareness and funds for ongoing projects at the park and includes tours of the park, fine food, beverages, live music and auctions.
Come join the Friends of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and experience the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped to keep this magnificent creation open for visitors now and in the future.
Our long-term mission is to ensure that Tonto Natural Bridge is preserved and enhanced and that the Park remains open for current and future generations. To that end, our on-going goals are to assist in providing the essential resources to 1) raise public awareness that this magnificent natural wonder exists, 2) promote visitation, 3) enhance the visitor experience, and 4) assist in operations through volunteer efforts.
The Friends of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, LLC is operated through the Arizona State Parks Foundation, which is a 501(c3) nonprofit corporation.
John Stanton, President
John Wilson, Treasurer, Town of Payson Town Council
Steve Jakubowski, Park Manager, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Margaret Jones, Secretary, Park Volunteer, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Cristie Statler, Advisor, Arizona State Parks Foundation
Nichole Armstrong Best, Advisor, Volunteer Resources Planner, Arizona State Parks, AZ
Kenny Evans, Ex Officio Member, Mayor Town of Payson, AZ
Su Connell, Member, Town of Payson Town Council, Payson, AZ
Vern Leis, Ex Officio Member, Town of Star Valley, AZ
Bill Armbruster, Member, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Volunteer
Carol Gianndrea, Member, Owner of Sidewinders Saloon, Pine, AZ
Linda Hamman, Member, National Bank of Arizona, Payson, AZ
Barbara Hartwell, Member, Owner of Tax & Bookkeeping Services, Payson, AZ
Tamara Morken, Member, Owner of THAT Brewery, Pine, AZ
Robert Sweetwood, Member, Park Volunteer, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Gary Sceli, Member, Independent Real Estate Professional, Payson, AZ
Maureen Walsh, Member, Edward Jones, Payson, AZ
Pia Wyer, Member, Digital Media Manager, Payson Roundup, Payson, AZ
Friends of Tonto Natural Bridge Board Members