Meet Laura Bermúdez! Laura was born and raised in Colombia where she works as Manager of Experiential Learning at The Universidad de La Sabana. Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization. My current role at the University is focused on the development of experiential learning as... Continue Reading
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Meet Emma (MacPherson) Higgins! Emma (she/her/hers) was born in Buckhams Bay, a small neighbourhood by the water. She then lived in Kanata for her high school years. She now has a home with her husband in Braeside, outside the city limits of Ottawa. Emma works for the Ottawa WILD Outside program... Continue Reading
Meet Annette L. Pelletier! Annette (she/her/hers) grew up in Goshen, NH and now resides in Bend, OR where she works as a Primary Therapist for Emerging & Young Adult Group at Deschutes Wilderness Therapy (Accredited by AEE since 2016). Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization.... Continue Reading
Meet Colin French! Colin grew up in Country Victoria South East Australia, and is now based in Kinglake National Park just North of Melbourne South East Australia. Colin is the owner of Journey Development Programs and Kinglake Forest Adventures camp. Tell us a bit about what you do at your... Continue Reading
The AEE Accreditation Council is excited to announce the publication of the 8th edition of the Manual of Accreditation Standards for Adventure Programs and the 3rd edition of the Manual of Accreditation for Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Programs. Continue Reading
Meet SunShine Gardner! SunShine (he/him/his) grew up in Stillwater MN, and now lives in Ely MN where he is the Director and lead teacher at Ely Adventure School. About SunShine: SunShine Gardner brings together his love of the outdoors and training as an educator in the Adventure School... Continue Reading
Meet Elyse Norton! Elyse (she/her/hers) grew up in northern Vermont and is now based near Brattleboro where she is a VT. Trainer & Facilitator & Curriculum Specialist at Project Adventure. Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization. I spend time with groups and leaders of all... Continue Reading
Meet Rachael Loucks, Ma.Ed.! Rachael (she/her/hers) lived in Greenfield, IN for much of her childhood and then moved to Rib Lake, WI. She now resides and operates her Equine Facilitated Learning Program business UP THERE, LLC and non-profit Operation Horses Heal with her husband in Westboro, WI. ... Continue Reading
Meet Hannah Kelling! Hannah (she/her/hers) grew up on a 56-acre paradise in Morrow, OH (a two-stoplight town near Cincinnati). Now, she lives in Lakewood, OH with Lake Erie and the Emerald Necklace in her backyard. Hannah is the Southwest Field Director at the Western Reserve Land... Continue Reading
Meet Pam Gregory! Pam (she/her/hers) grew up in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana and today she lives in Pennsylvania. Pam works in New Jersey where she is President & CEO of Princeton-Blairstown Center. (Accredited by AEE since 2019) Tell us a bit about what you do at your... Continue Reading
Meet John Backus! John (he/him/his) was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut but is now living in Little Rock, Arkansas where he works as Camp Program Director and AmeriCorps Site Supervisor at Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp. John is also a double major in Business Administration with a focus in... Continue Reading
Meet Gary Stauffer! Gary (he/him/his) grew up on a farm in the "thumb" region of the Michigan mitten. He now lives on a three acre rural plot in Dexter, MI, near Ann Arbor (Go Blue!). Gary is Happily retired and becoming more of a contributing member of the Great Lakes Adventure group (lots of... Continue Reading