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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Alan brings considerable depth of experience to New Vision Wilderness. He founded Powers Young & Company in 2000 to provide Arizona’s nonprofit organizations with capital development planning, management, and counsel. More than 20 years later, the firm remains Arizona’s leading fundraising management firm with over 75 completed projects! He recently returned from Ukraine where he…

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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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Meredith grew up in the rolling hills of rural central Pennsylvania, where she developed a love and appreciation for nature. When she was young, Meredith’s family moved to southeast Alaska where she was deeply impacted by the landscape and by learning how a diverse community of people can develop such close friendships by sharing an experience in the outdoors. Meredith expanded her knowledge of the world experientially…

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Gabby grew up playing with her siblings and her neighbors in the woods and waters throughout Wisconsin where she discovered the importance of the connection that nature creates within oneself and within a community. During her undergraduate studies, Gabby focused on incorporating ecology, geography, and environmental science into her tutoring, teaching, and research. She began…

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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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Beatriz is a Florida native who spent all of her time prior to working at Northwoods Wilderness Therapy in the warmer state. Throughout her life, Beatriz has worked with people in a variety of different settings including outdoors as a camp counselor, lifeguard, and swim instructor. She loves learning about what makes each of us different and…

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