AEE Northwest Region

Upcoming Event!

Be the Spark: build community, enhance social emotional learning, and enhance reflection.

A Joint training provided by the AEE Northwest Regional and Washington State University Extension.

February 3, 2024 | Tacoma, WA

Calling all passionate educators! Get ready to embark on a transformative experience! The five workshops are tailored to empower you to create an extraordinary learning environment while having fun with your participants. These workshops will give you the tools, techniques, and supplies you can use to up your game in experiential education. Everyone will create a personalized kit, so you’re ready to go the next day. Come to expand your experiential education tools and leave refreshed. Bring folks along who are new to experiential education. At the 5PM evening event we will be handing out free books, network and share other programming ideas.

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The Northwest Region includes the following states and provinces:

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory, Nunavut, Northwest Territories

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NW Regional Leadership Council

Daniel Cavanaugh  Oregon  He/Him/His. 

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Hi, my name is Daniel Cavanaugh. I live in Portland, Oregon. I am currently finishing my PhD in social work through Michigan State University. My research is related to the use of adventure therapy techniques in mental illness prevention curricula. I have previously worked as a community and school-based mental health therapist using adventure therapy techniques to help economically disadvantaged young people in the Portland area. When I am not working I am usually chasing powder stashes at Mount Hood or searching for something to climb in the Cascadia region. 

Chris Russo  Washington  He/Him/His. 

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Chris is a Michigan native and works as a mental health counselor for Seattle Anxiety Specialists. He has worked in a variety of settings from schools, community mental health, and wilderness residential treatment. It was an AEE conference in Portland, OR that first brought Chris to the PNW where he discovered a deep connection to the area. He is deeply passionate about connecting with people and building relationships through a shared sense of community. Chris enjoys most things involving water, biking, hiking, and spending time in a pottery studio. He is also always down to get some tots.