Maureen Fitzgerald, known as “Moe,” is a Lead Field Staff at First Light Wilderness. Her primary focus is providing safety and structure to our students through our treatment model, CASA. Maureen demonstrates this by implementing a fun, healthy environment for students and staff to explore their strengths and weaknesses.
Fitzgerald graduated from Western Illinois University and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration. She came to First Light more than a year ago after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Since then, she has been dedicated to the growth of our organization, the students, and herself, and believes that the benefits of being in nature can provide growth and development in all aspects of our everyday lives. Maureen’s motto is: Let’s make this world a better place through one act of patience, love, kindness and compassion toward one person at a time!
In her spare time, Fitzgerald likes to practice yoga, read, cook, and go on excursions.