Allison Twidwell

Allie grew up in Missoula, Montana where her love for the outdoors began. She went to college in Portland, OR at Lewis & Clark College, where she worked as an Adventure Expeditions Guide for many summers. After college, Allie joined the Deschutes Wilderness Therapy team as a Wilderness Field Guide for about three years. Now…

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Julia Babjack (Babs)

Babs has been with Deschutes Wilderness Therapy for over 2 years now. She started off as a Field Guide and stepped into a new role as Adolescent Field Specialist this past fall. Babs works mostly with our assigned female at birth groups but wears many hats here at Deschutes. Since her time here, Babs has…

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Ryan Scott

Ryan Scott

Ryan has been a part of the Deschutes Wilderness Therapy community since April 2020. Prior to arriving in Bend, Ryan spent five years in youth mentorship roles across the country including positions at summer camps, residential treatment centers, before and after school programs, and more. Ryan cites the work he does at Deschutes as the…

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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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