Maggie grew up outside of the city of Milwaukee. Being raised in an Urban environment gave her a thirst to find time to spend outdoors in the woods. Maggie met this need with family summers spent camping and involving herself in scouting camp-outs. Maggie’s love of the environment inspired her schooling in architecture in Madison WI.…

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Emily is an Iowa native that now calls the north woods of Wisconsin home. As an undergraduate, Emily double majored in exercise science and human performance and fitness, then went on to pursue her masters in recreation, park and tourism administration with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation. Emily fell in love with working outside during…

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Ben’s interest in working and teaching outdoors began while studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his undergraduate years, he became involved with the Hoofers Outing club and spent his summers in the outdoors, first working with young kids at local summer camps and then leading international trips for high schoolers in Fiji, Switzerland and…

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Rebecca Doyle is the Business Development Associate at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies from The University of Illinois, a master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Chicago, and has earned a certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from The Trauma Center in Boston, MA.    Throughout her career Rebecca has served in various roles as…

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For as long as she can remember, Carol has had an interest in the health science field. Just days after graduating from high school she began to train as an EMT-basic. Several years later, Carol returned to school to earn an Associate Degree as a medical secretary. After working for a year in a family…

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Sharon grew up in the Medford area. She and her husband Dan also raised their 2 daughters here. As a family, they dedicated numerous years as a foster home for Taylor County and a treatment foster home working with children throughout the state of Wisconsin. Sharon worked in a clerical position in a therapy department…

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Kim is a Wisconsin native that grew up in the southern part of the state before attending the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, where she graduated with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Kim came to Northwoods Wilderness Therapy with a wealth of administrative experience, having worked as an administrative assistant for her father’s company for…

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Sarah Montana, MSW is a Clinical Support Therapist at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  She plays an integral role supporting both students and staff in the field.    Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Warren Wilson College and a master’s degree of Social Work from Tulane University.  Her love of the outdoors has been fostered through years of hiking in the Adirondacks and Blue Ridge Mountains…

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Erin Faehling, MA, LPC-IT, NCC, is a Primary Wilderness Therapist at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  Erin has a variety of clinical interests including substance use, mood dysregulation, suicidal thinking, learning differences, and familial trauma.      Erin has a bachelor’s degree in English and Music from Luther College and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University.  She is a National Board Certified Counselor with training…

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Jacob Smyth, MS is a Primary Wilderness Therapist at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy.  Jacob has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northwest Christian University and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University.  He has prior experience working in residential treatment with adolescents presenting with complex challenges such as suicidal ideation, self-harm, and substance use.    Jacob approaches engagement with students…

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