The Admissions Team is here to answer the most in depth questions. As the front line of the professional team, New Vision Wilderness Admissions Counselors aid in the important decision of pin-pointing the right fit for the teen. A parent should seek guidance by the knowledgable Admissions Team while this challenging decision is being made.
Patrick McAvoy Admissions Director
For over a decade, Patrick has helped adolescents and their families find solutions in times of crisis. He began his career in wilderness therapy with the acclimation of new students into their respective wilderness programs and has since then expanded in to Admissions Director, Program Director and Executive Director roles. In addition to Wilderness Therapy, Patrick has also worked in Admissions for a therapeutic boarding school and was a founding member at two treatment programs for at-risk teens.
Patrick is a proud graduate of Ohio University. He is an accomplished upright and electric bass player as well . In his off-time you will often find him in the outdoors with his wife hiking, kayaking and skiing with their dog, Tennessee. When not playing outside, Patrick enjoys playing music, cooking and painting.
Tamara Mathiesen, B.S Admissions Counselor
Tamara graduated from Western Oregon University with a BS in Education and Psychology. Tamara comes to New Vision Wilderness Therapy with 15 years of administrative experience. In her spare time Tamara enjoys fishing, camping, boating and riding horses with her husband and 2 children.