Since answering the call to guiding in 2011, Kim (she/they) has wandered deserts, mountains, rainforests, and the physical and psychic landscapes in between, with humans of all ages. This work began with wilderness therapy, and expanded into rites of passage, with the two often being intertwined on the shared journey of remembering our individual and…

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Sam DeBoskey (he/him) is a farmer, carpenter, rites-of-passage guide, and community organizer/organizee living in Denver, Colorado.  He currently manages an urban farm in his home city and is passionate about the power of food and food growing to bring people together.  Sam is a life-long student of the natural world and began his journey with…

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Kelly McClelland (she-ish) is a bi-lingual (English & Spanish) rite of passage guide and Wilderness Psychotherapist. She has guided outdoor programs for under-served youth, Corporate leadership teams, and higher-education clients for over 8 years. She also serves as a global educator for social and environmental justice programs in Central and South America…

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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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Bettina Straub (she/her) is a creative and rooted rites of passage guide. She brings earth ceremony, body awareness, and mindfulness to her work. Her intuitive approach is enriched by years of experience creating safe and empowering spaces for collective exploration and awakening. She is a trained mental health counselor and meditation instructor, having lead wilderness field…

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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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Cynthia Eisho Morrow (she/her) has been a wilderness guide with EarthWays LLC, a Bay Area collective, since 2006 and with the School of Lost Borders since 2011. Her father’s family lived in the Owens Valley, and so she grew up joyfully exploring the vast territory of the Eastern Sierras and the deserts in and around…

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