Mary Catherine Mareno

Mary Catherine originally hails from Austin, Texas, and is enchanted by central Oregon’s beauty and unique ecology. With a master’s degree in conservation biology, she is passionate about nature’s power to affect positive change in our lives. This passion drew her to the work of Deschutes Wilderness Therapy. She believes connecting people to the earth…

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Tamara Mathiesen

Tamara Moved to Bend in 1995. She has two teenage children who keep her hustling. Tamara received her degree in Education and Psychology from Western Oregon University. Tamara taught Kindergarten and 4th grade before finding her way to Deschutes Wilderness therapy. Tamara is an advocate for creature comforts. Tamara likes warm fires and delicious foods.

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Olivia Akana

Olivia came to Deschutes Wilderness Therapy with experience in the facilities and real estate management space. She worked for large biotechnology companies in Boston, MA, and was responsible for new site acquisition, design, build, startup, and operation. In those roles, she developed a deep understanding of administrative and operational leadership to ensure growth and stability…

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