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Cara Dunn

Hospitality Coordinator at Evoke Therapy Intensives

Cara

Cara Dunn

Hospitality Coordinator at Evoke Therapy Intensives

As an Intensives Hospitality Coordinator, Cara fosters a warm and welcoming space that supports the invitation for guests to grow, change, and heal. Cara has worked with Evoke for nearly a decade and her other roles have included Field Instructor, Mentor, Adventures Pursuits Trip Guide, Family Walkabout Facilitator, Orientation Leader, and Staff Development Specialist at Entrada.

Education & Prior Work Experience

Cara graduated from Illinois State University with an Associate of Art in Studio Arts. She pursued this passion as a Freelance Artist painting murals on commercial buildings and inside home residences in the Chicagoland Area. Cara graduated from William Rainey Harper College with an Associate of Science in Horticulture and A.S.S. in Landscape Design. She worked as a Landscape Designer and Custom Container Creator at Knupper Nursery & Landscape for 4+ years fusing her passions to create art with plants. Cara graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Recreation specializing in Experiential Education & Adventure Programming. Since then she has been working with Evoke as a Field Instructor and Mentor for nearly a decade.

Strengths

Cara strives to keep guests well-nourished, cared for, and physically comfortable as they dive into the challenging personal work. She works to exceed guests’ expectations by providing outstanding lodge accommodations and attentive hospitality to maximize the richness of the therapeutic experience. Cara believes in the raw power of Therapy in the Wilderness setting when all distractions & masks we hide behind are removed.

Interests

Cara has a lively, playful disposition that delights in anything ridiculous! She loves to laugh, scuba dive, climb, sail, paddle, golf, surf, dance to live music, mountain bike, canyoneer, snowboard & dig in the dirt with plants. Cara believes in fostering a strong sense of community around her and actively pursuing activities that nurture her adventurous spirit.