Senior Field Instructor
Caitlin strives to facilitate a place of growth and healing for both staff and students. Caitlin enjoys fostering change through challenge and novel intervention while providing a safe space to make mistakes and work through the messy process of self-understanding and discovery. Caitlin believes in meeting people where they're at and allowing those around her to be their authentic selves. She encourages students to address their behaviors and beliefs without judgement, and with honesty and curiosity. Caitlin believes in the importance of self-growth through the cultivation of awareness and accountability. She asks thought-provoking questions, identifies behavioral patterns, and examines group dynamics to inspire introspection. Her approach both logistically and therapeutically is to provide structure and care through holding firm boundaries and processing the emotions and behaviors that come up for us around those boundaries.
Caitlin received a bachelor's degree in Parks & Recreation Management with an emphasis in Outdoor Education and leadership from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Since then, she has explored her interests through guiding backpacking and white water rafting trips in Grand Canyon, teaching Leave No Trace Trainer courses, and getting her Wilderness EMT. Her belief that wilderness is a powerful catalyst for change led her to work in wilderness therapy in 2018.
When Caitlin isn't in the field, she enjoys hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, long boarding, yoga, snowboarding, hanging out with friends, and finding the next live music show.