Brittney Dane

Brittney grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and spent her childhood romping around longleaf pine-sawgrass forests. With a degree in Psychology, her early career was as a part of a clinical anxiety research team. Since her transition to the outdoor industry, she has seven years of guiding under her belt. She started her outdoor career as…

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Cassie Schwartz

Cassie grew up on a farm in rural Minnesota. She has been playing in the snow, wandering in the woods, and swimming in lakes for most of her life. Having earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, Cassie taught elementary and middle school in the Minneapolis school district for several…

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Jeremy Hipps

Jeremy is someone who has never been on a straight path. By 30, Jeremy will have worked around 30 jobs, including property management, law enforcement, cooking, teaching, and more! Jeremy’s background in psychology and a passion for helping others drew him to working with Deschutes Wilderness Therapy. He loves being a calm presence in the…

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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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