Certified 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.

Maizie Smith BA, WFA, MA Student

Certified Field Guide

Maizie was born in Helena MT, but grew up in central Pennsylvania. She returned to Montana to get her B.A. in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana. During her time in school, she spent summers leading youth conservation crews with the Idaho Conservation Corps and the Northwest Youth Corps. She quickly fell in love with the rocky mountain west and has made it her home. Maizie is now excited to focus on connecting with youth in her community through Inner Roads and pursuing her Master’s in School Counseling. She also loves hanging with dogs, cooking with friends, and dancing badly to loud music.

Benjamin Crawford BA, BFA, WFA

Certified Field Guide

Info coming soon...

Norah Cook BS, WFR, MS Student

Logistics Coordinator

Norah is originally from the South Side of Chicago and got her bachelors degree in Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism from Colorado State University in 2016.  She found her passion for the outdoors and working with children while working as a camp counselor in Southern Illinois for six summers.  Norah spent four seasons as a wilderness guide in Alaska and one guiding in the Tetons.  She pursued her love of snow working as a ski instructor for three winters in Colorado.  Norah moved to Missoula in August 2019 to begin the Environmental Studies Masters' program at the University of Montana and is also working on a graduate certificate in Environmental Education.  Norah is extremely excited to be part of the Inner Roads team.  In her free time she enjoys skiing, running, camping, traveling, and reading.

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