Paul Browde M.D. (he/him/his)  is a psychiatrist, a storyteller, and a relationship guide. He has been in practice for more than thirty years.  He has trained in Hypnotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Paul has been profoundly affected by wilderness work and is excited to bring this exploration to groups of queer men. He is co-founder of…

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Gretchen (Grae) Gerlach (she/her) grew up in rural Montana, where she was raised as much by the wilderness as by her nature loving parents and horse ranching community. Inspired by the Rocky Mountains, glacier fed rivers, ancient forests, and creatures of her homeland she declared her life purpose at age six; “I will work with…

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Nick LaHaise (he/him) is a rite of passage guide, teacher, artist, and professional chef. He was called to rites of passage as a teenager, seeking to understand what it means to be a fully alive and initiated adult. He spent over a decade immersing himself in various rites of passage ceremonies and deep nature connection with organizations including, Animas Valley…

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Stephan Pfannschmidt (he/him) became a guide in his early 50s with all his passion, ambition and capacity. In the 1980s his mother Irmtraut Schaefer, a Jungian psychologist and one of the first Guides to bring Vision Fast to Germany, inspired him to visit Steven and Meredith in Big Pine. The two sent him out on…

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Yamin Chehin (she/her) is a Council trainer, facilitator, and doctor of Chinese Medicine, with intimate experience of nature-based practices that inform her work with clients and groups, and help to integrate the healing potential implicit in our stories and our bodies. She facilitates councils in English and Spanish (her native language) for women, teen-age girls, and…

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Bettina Straub (she/her) is a creative and rooted Rites of Passage guide. She brings earth ceremony, body awareness, and mindfulness to her work. Counseling in her private practice, as well as teaching graduate students the basics of mindfulness, her intuitive approach is enriched by over 10 years of experience creating safe and empowering spaces for personal…

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Cate Burnett (she/her) has a deep and soulful connection to wild places and all those who live there. She is a naturalist, wildlife tracker and wilderness guide, having spent over 25 years leading expeditions in the Pacific North West and Hawaii. Her devotion to honoring the ‘wild and untamed’ stirrings within herself lends enthusiasm and passion…

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Pınar Ateş Sinopoulos- Lloyd (they/them + he/him) is an Indigenous multi-species futurist, mentor, wildlife tracker and trans eco-philosopher. They along with their spouse are the co-founders of Queer Nature, an “organism” stewarding earth-based queer community through ancestral skills, interspecies kinship and rites of passage. Enchanted by the liminal, Pınar is a future transcestor of Quechua (Wanka),…

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Marlena deCarion (she/her) is a Professional Certified Coach, Faculty at the Co-Active Training Institute and a teacher of Mindfulness. Marlena’s passion for wilderness began as a child while backpacking with her father in the Sierras. As a former Outward Bound instructor and experiential educator, Marlena loves to create transformational learning experiences that bring people closer to…

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Collin Brown (he/him) is a seeker, healer, teacher, guide who has delved deeply into the mysteries of eros, love, death, and embodiment. His path has taught him to value and trust the wisdom and insight that come from experiential learning whether it’s in a classroom or out in the boundless beauty of nature. As the director…

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