top of page

Field Guides are our front-line staff, responsible for ensuring a safe and therapeutic milieu on a day-to-day basis with our students. They hold current certifications in wilderness medicine, CPR, and de-escalation training. They come to us with significant experience in outdoor leadership & youth mentorship or clinical settings, enthusiastic about living alongside our students as they navigate new perspectives and insight.

Clay website photo.jpg

Clay Vernon (he/him)
Expedition Coordinator & Program Manager

Clay has been a firm believer in the healing power of nature. When he was 14, he was enrolled in an outdoor behavioral healthcare program on the North East, and it had lasting effects. Clay has spent the bulk of his adult life working in fields focused on recreation, wildlife, and conservation. He eventually went back to the outdoor behavioral healthcare world to work as a field instructor out West! When not on the clock, Clay spends his time enjoying live music, snowboarding, and exploring new hot springs!

bottom of page