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: SunShine
Member Spotlight: SunShine

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

Date posted10/17/2023


Member Spotlight: Rachael
Member Spotlight: Rachael

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

Date posted10/16/2023


Member Spotlight: Hannah
Member Spotlight: Hannah

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

Date posted10/3/2023


Member Spotlight: Pam
Member Spotlight: Pam

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

Date posted09/25/2023


Member Spotlight: John
Member Spotlight: John

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

Date posted09/18/2023


Member Spotlight: Kerri
Member Spotlight: Kerri

Meet Kerri Gaskin! Kerri (she/her/elle) grew up in New Brunswick & Nova Scotia, Canada and is now based in Southeast New Brunswick where she is a Licensed Counselling Therapist, Facilitator and Speaker at Coverdale Counselling & Consulting. Tell us a bit about what you do at your... Continue Reading

Date posted09/13/2023


Member Spotlight: Gary
Member Spotlight: Gary

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

Date posted09/13/2023


Member Spotlight: Ken
Member Spotlight: Ken

Meet Ken "Katbird" Dunn! Ken (he/him/his) grew up in a small town in eastern Pennsylvania called Honey Brook (If you know of it, you probably grew up there too). Ken now resides in Asheville, North Carolina where he is the Founder and Chief Joy Facilitator at Expedition Recovery, LLC Tell us a... Continue Reading

Date posted09/5/2023


Member Spotlight: Kera
Member Spotlight: Kera

Meet AEE Member: Kera! Continue Reading

Date posted08/31/2023


Member Spotlight: Mark
Member Spotlight: Mark

Mark Collard grew up and still resides in Melbourne, Australia. Mark is an Experiential Trainer, Author & Speaker, and Founder of playmeo.com Continue Reading

Date posted08/1/2023


Member Spotlight: Jillian
Member Spotlight: Jillian

Jillian grew up in Milwaukee, WI and now resides in Suttons Bay, MI where she works as the STEM & Internship Coordinator at the Inland Seas Education Association. Continue Reading

Date posted07/3/2023