Felicity

Having healed in the San Bernardino National Forest myself, I learned how important of a tool mother nature can be. I acquired a B.S. in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and a minor in Counseling to pair my passions of helping individuals grow and getting them outside. I personally enjoy climbing mountains, swimming in varying bodies of…

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Mac

Mac escaped from the suburbs of Pennsylvania to seek out experiences in the wider world, creating a love of travel and desire to intimately understand diverse ways of living. This can be seen in her admittedly multifarious professional activities – which include stints at Bridgewater Associates, the CIA, and Backpacker magazine – and international interludes…

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Maddi

Maddi hails from Seattle, Washington. She grew up traipsing through Olympic rainforests and swimming in the high alpine lakes of the North Cascades. Eventually she ventured east for four years to study Psychology and Spanish at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. During her college career Maddi ran for the cross country and track & field teams,…

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Mason Hicks

Mason is from Maine. He makes the most of his mornings. Mason doesn’t count minutes, he maintains in the magic of the moment.

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Reece

Born and raised in coastal Mobile, Alabama, Reece grew up exploring the warm gulf waters and dense forests of the southeast. From a young age, Reece was a wild boy with a tender heart. In adolescence he could usually be found romping around outside or diving into some fantastical world in the form of a…

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Talor

Talor is a spunky 24 year old with a background in mma, which shaped her to be tough as nails for backpacking the outdoors. In her free time she enjoys aerial arts and yoga, along with practicing different ways she can help her students become the best versions of themselves they can be. She graduated…

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Stu

Stu grew up in Indiana, but seeking adventure and a mountain lifestyle he moved to beautiful Bend, OR. Before he found New Vision, Stu spent his summers fighting wildfires to satisfy his passion for working in the outdoors. When he’s not working, you can find him making hot sauce, snowboarding, fly fishing, or riding his…

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Mark

Mark hales from the great state of Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with a degree in philosophy. He loves long walks in the woods and promoting positive mental health. He’s the 2009 youth worm grunting champion of the world and is published on existential thought. If you need a guy to…

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Jim

Growing up in the woods of western Michigan, Jim has always been drawn to the outdoors. He and his 2 older brothers would catch frogs in the creek and climb trees whenever they could. This fascination for nature and the animals around him fueled his interest in science and led him to study Biopsychology, Cognition…

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Emily

Emily grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania amongst the cornfields, but not so many horses or buggies. Her last name is Gibson, like the guitar. In 2015, Emily hiked from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail and is currently planning to hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2020. Emily went to Temple University in Philadelphia,…

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