As the Director of Adventure Programs, I bring 40 years of experience and a passion for working with people in the outdoors. I am from New Zealand, where I began my outdoor career as a raft guide, before I joined the Cobham Outward Bound School as a field instructor, then moved into the role of Chief Instructor for the school. I then went on to travel extensively working for a variety of outdoor education and recreation organizations, and adventuring throughout the world. Eventually, this brought me to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where I have gained a wealth of local knowledge living and working in the mountains since the mid-1990s.
I came to Warren Wilson in the spring of 2011 and find my work with the students to be very rewarding, as I enjoy supporting them in their growth as human beings and development as outdoor leaders. I enjoy being part of the Warren Wilson learning community where I am consistently challenged to grow and learn myself. Getting outside to move our bodies and enjoy the outdoors is a vital part of our overall well-being, and contributes to our individual health and that of our college community.