Sabina Badola, Field Instructor, B.A.

Sabina’s belief that the outdoors is inherently therapeutic and the desire for growth brought her to New Vision Wilderness, where she enjoys supporting, challenging, and learning from students throughout the life-changing experience that is wilderness therapy. After receiving her degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sabina worked for 2 years at an outdoors-based residential program for…

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Sebastian Luksich, Field Instructor, CLC

Sebastian works at New Vision because of his desire to serve others and create meaningful experiences. Ever since a child, Sebastian has enjoyed the outdoors. His role as a Field Instructor has suited his passion for people and his desire to serve our younger generation.  Sebastian has a love for guiding youth and enjoys sharing…

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Cindy Coleman, Field Instructor, B.A.

Cindy is a field instructor here at New Vision and brings a great passion for the outdoors and working with youth. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a major in Recreation and a minor in Psychology, making New Vision a perfect space for her to bring her knowledge and experiences. Cindy has worked with…

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Ben Berthiaume, Field Specialist, B.S.

Ben Berthiaume Field Team

Ben is a Field Specialist here at New Vision and has personally experienced the change that positive role models and outdoor adventures can have on an individual’s path in life. Ben has made it his mission to model healthy living and personal growth to our students here. He is continually inspired by the strides that…

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Mike Nyhart, B.A.

Mike is a field mentor here at New Vision, meaning not only is he here to support our students, but he is also here to be a support for his fellow field staff. Mike finds joy and appreciation in nature and loves to share that with our students here at New Vision. His love for…

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Kailey Finch, Field Instructor, B.A.

Kailey is a wilderness field instructor who comes from Marquette, Michigan. Kailey is passionate about mental health and wholeheartedly believes in the model and the values that New Vision Wilderness is aiming to accomplish with the youth of today. She finds purpose and joy when connecting with those in the program and being able to…

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Joshua Gollnick, B.A.

Josh is a field instructor and has come to join us here at New Vision because of his passion to help the students through their therapeutic journies while in wilderness settings. Something that Josh enjoys about working with our students is finding common interests and sharing them with our students, creating healthy bonds and relationships.…

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Luke Mohar, B.S.

Luke works for New Vision because of his love for guiding kids into a future full of success. He finds joy in developing healthy relationships with the students at this camp and being able to entertain them with all the goofiness of his personality. Luke’s love for helping kids didn’t start with New Vision, however.…

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Eric Simon, B.A.

Eric works at NVW because he is passionate about empathy and the outdoors. Nothing excites him more than transparent, authentic, and compassionate communication—and all of that while living in the forest! Eric finds purpose and meaning in supporting others in their healing journey and always sees the best in every person. He revels in those…

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Morgan Steward

Morgan Steward is the Admissions Coordinator at New Vision Wilderness.  She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Missouri State University.  Morgan began her career in residential treatment centers.  After several years of working as a direct care provider she made the transition to admissions where she has served in roles as Coordinator…

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