Member Spotlight

Our Members are making an incredible impact every day through their work. Each month, we highlight a few of our over 2,000 Members from around the world through ‘Member of the Month’ on social media and on our blog. With Members in 28+ Countries, all with a unique experience and career in Experiential Education, there are so many stories we can't wait to share!

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AEE News Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Christy
Member Spotlight: Christy

Meet Christy Brock! Christy(she/her/hers) grew up and still lives in Cincinnati, Ohio where she is the Founder and Adventure Therapist at New Adventures Counseling. Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization. In 2017, after hitting road block after road block trying to start an... Continue Reading

Date posted06/5/2024


Member Spotlight: Rosanne
Member Spotlight: Rosanne

Meet Rosanne Mistretta! Rosanne(she/her/hers) has lived in Philadelphia, PA for many years and now lives in Upstate NY. She is the Assistant Director of the New York State Master Teacher Program at State University of New York (SUNY). Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization.... Continue Reading

Date posted05/2/2024


Member Spotlight: Linnea
Member Spotlight: Linnea

Meet Linnea Delucchi! Linnea(she/her/hers) grew up in Sacramento, CA and now lives in Denver, CO where she is the Events and Adventure Fundraising Manager at Big City Mountaineers. Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization. I am part of the development team, and run their... Continue Reading

Date posted04/1/2024


Member Spotlight: Wee
Member Spotlight: Wee

Meet Wee Ling! Wee Ling (she/her/hers) was born and raised in Singapore and still currently resides there. Wee is a Specialist of Outdoor Education at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization. I curate experiential programmes to... Continue Reading

Date posted03/24/2024


Member Spotlight: Alex
Member Spotlight: Alex

Meet Alex Thompson! Alex(she/her/hers) was "born in Guatemala and grew up around a few countries as my mom was a diplomat. Countries in Latin America, Canada, Europe and several states in the USA. I decided to make Vancouver, BC my home and this is where I am now." Alex is the Executive Director,... Continue Reading

Date posted03/17/2024


Member Spotlight: Steve
Member Spotlight: Steve

Meet Steve Sassaman! Steve (he/they/ki) grew up in Selinsgrove, PA and is currently based in Philadelphia, PA. Steve is the Assistant Director for Recreation, Outdoor Education, & Wellness/ Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University. Tell us about... Continue Reading

Date posted03/6/2024


Member Spotlight: Jackie
Member Spotlight: Jackie

Meet Jackie Spithill! Jackie(she/her/hers) grew up all over the US and now lives on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Jackie works in Adventure based therapy and is a counselor in training at Pure Life Adventure, and is also studying at Prescott College. Tell us a bit about what you do at... Continue Reading

Date posted02/27/2024


Member Spotlight: Carol
Member Spotlight: Carol

Meet Carol Smith! Carol (she/her/hers) grew up in Andover, Massachusetts and currently lives in Gibsonville, NC and teaches in Elon, NC. Carol is a Professor of Education, Program Coordinator for the Outdoor Leadership & Education major and Adventure Based Learning minor in the Dr Jo Watts... Continue Reading

Date posted02/15/2024


Member Spotlight: Kristina
Member Spotlight: Kristina

Meet Kristina Book! Kristina(she/her/hers) grew up in the suburbs of Denver and now lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Kristina is an Instructor of Adventure/Experiential Based Learning at The United States Air Force Academy - Center for Character and Leadership Development. Tell us a bit about... Continue Reading

Date posted02/15/2024


Member Spotlight: Shana
Member Spotlight: Shana

Meet Shana Wills! Shana (she/her/hers) grew up in Chicago, and "worked all over war-torn sub-Saharan Africa before returning to Chicago". Shana is now the Executive Director/Founder at Refugee Education & Adventure Challenge (REACH) – focusing on experiential learning / outdoor... Continue Reading

Date posted02/8/2024


Member Spotlight: Kate
Member Spotlight: Kate

Meet Kate Vinson! Kate (she/her/hers) grew up in West Branch Michigan and now resides in Minneapolis Minnesota. Kate is a Visual Arts Instructor of Sculpture & Ceramics at Perpich Arts High School in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization. I teach... Continue Reading

Date posted01/31/2024


Member Spotlight: Collin
Member Spotlight: Collin

Meet Collin Rhoade! Collin (he/him/his) grew up in Elkhart, Indiana and now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where he is the Co-Founder, Program Director and Lead Therapist at Inner Trek. Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization. In one part, I'm a therapist, meeting mostly with... Continue Reading

Date posted01/24/2024