Isaac grew up Western New York and discovered a passion for outdoor experiences through his local Boy Scout troop. Isaac graduated from Sterling College of Vermont where he gained a passion for a community centered experiential approach to education. His experiences as an Outdoor Education major led him from the varied New England landscape surrounding…

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  Lauren is a native Minnesotan whose deep love and appreciation for nature came from volunteering at the nature center down the street from her childhood home. During her time at the nature center, Lauren managed the animal outreach programs and worked as a naturalist to educate children about their environment and outdoor skills. These experiences led…

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Emily is an Illinois native that has always had a love for the outdoors. She graduated from the University of St. Francis with a degree in Recreation and Sport Management with a concentration in Outdoor Recreation and a minor in Leadership Studies. However, Emily’s love for the outside world started way before her college years.…

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Maddie feels most alive when she is connecting with others, learning through literature, and laughing. Maddie’s passion for learning, and desire to empower young people drove her to study Secondary Education, English, and History at Grand Valley State University. Maddie has worked with adolescents in a variety of settings for the last 7 years, including…

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Elaina grew up in Northeast Ohio, where her family instilled in her a love for the outdoors through camping, hiking in the national park they live nearby and encouraging her to explore her surroundings. Elaina continued her passion for the outdoors through an experiential outdoor leadership program at college while pursuing a Social work degree and minor…

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Whether it be volunteering for an after-school program, rafting in Idaho, or backpacking in Scandinavia, Frank has always found purpose in connecting with others and with the world around him. Frank has learned many lessons through his adventures and experiences outside that have given him insight into his everyday life. Sharing these lessons and helping…

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Sara grew up in Southern Minnesota where she found her passion for the outdoors by experiencing the world around her to the fullest. No matter with whom or where that was. Be that with a pair of boots on her feet and a pack on her back hiking in the Minnesota north-woods or open prairies…

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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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Eric is a passionate outdoorsman that grew up in the small town of Custer, WI. While growing up Eric spent much of his time in the outdoors hunting, fishing and exploring with his family. Eric attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he earned a degree in criminal justice. During his last few years at UWP, Eric discovered a desire for wanting to help others through social work…

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Lauren grew up in Hudson, Wisconsin where she spent time exploring the many forests and rivers in the area with family and friends. Lauren attended the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN initially for biology and quickly realized she was more passionate about understanding and working with people leading her to switch her…

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