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: 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


Member Spotlight: Caitlin
Member Spotlight: Caitlin

Meet Caitlin McCormick Small! Caitlin (she/her/hers) grew up in Northborough, MA, a small town near Worcester. She now lives in Gloucester and works in Beverly, MA as the Executive Director of Project Adventure. Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization. No 2 days are alike in... Continue Reading

Date posted12/18/2023


Member Spotlight: Diane
Member Spotlight: Diane

Meet Diane Hall! Diane was born and raised in in western Massachusetts, a place she still calls home. "It’s where I learned to be tough on the outdoor skating rinks and by climbing trees; where I discovered the value of family and community engagement; where I developed my compassion for... Continue Reading

Date posted12/18/2023


Member Spotlight: Scott
Member Spotlight: Scott

Meet Scott Gray! Scott (he/him/his) grew up in Silicon Valley and now lives in Lancaster, PA. "For better and for worse, I am a product of growing up in Silicon Valley in the 1990s. I lead a sheltered childhood in a number of ways, but was raised in a hyper competitive environment. There are... Continue Reading

Date posted12/18/2023


Member Spotlight: Raelyn
Member Spotlight: Raelyn

Meet Raelyn Viti! Raelyn (she/her/hers) grew up in New Hampshire and after some traveling returned to New Hampshire! Raelyn is a Professor of Outdoor Education/nature and mental and emotional health at New England College. Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization. Teach and... Continue Reading

Date posted12/12/2023


Member Spotlight: Justin
Member Spotlight: Justin

Meet Justin Hougham! Justin (he/him/his) grew up in Southern Indiana and now resides in Wisconsin where he is a Professor of Environmental Education Specialist at The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization. I have been a faculty member in... Continue Reading

Date posted12/12/2023


Member Spotlight: Bill
Member Spotlight: Bill

Meet Bill Heinrich! Bill (he/him/his) was born and raised in Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA and now resides in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Bill is the Director of Mindset at Orbis/Symplicity. Tell us a bit about what you do at your organization. I help educators apply experiential learning... Continue Reading

Date posted12/3/2023


Member Spotlight: Laura
Member Spotlight: Laura

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

Date posted11/28/2023


Member Spotlight: Emma
Member Spotlight: Emma

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

Date posted11/6/2023


Member Spotlight: Annette
Member Spotlight: Annette

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

Date posted11/1/2023


Member Spotlight: Colin
Member Spotlight: Colin

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

Date posted11/1/2023


Member Spotlight: Elyse
Member Spotlight: Elyse

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

Date posted10/17/2023