I began working in wilderness therapy as an Outback field staff member nine years ago. It was at that time that I recognized the capacity of the wilderness to empower individuals to become the best versions of themselves. Since then, I’ve received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Montana and have worked extensively with struggling adolescents and their families throughout the country. My work with teens and families includes a reflection of my interests, such as backpacking, music and artistic expression, and spending time with Woofer, whom I found roaming the Outback desert years ago. Woofer now works as a licensed therapy dog. Since returning to Outback as a primary therapist, I focus on creating individualized family expeditions to help facilitate the sustainable change that families experience in the West Desert.