Andy has spent his whole life running around the woods – as a child, with other people’s children, and with his own. Before he ‘settled down,’ he spent months at a time in the back country of North American, from the US Southwest to Canada’s Arctic. When adult commitments slowed down those adventures, he got serious about sharing his passion – and attended Wilderness Awareness School’s Anake Outdoor School and did a year-long apprenticeship working with tweens and teens. Along the way, he also taught wilderness first aid, nature summer camps, river safety courses, and nature photography workshops. When he’s not mentoring kids in the woods, he’s volunteering with pacific northwest conservation groups. He loves helping kids become comfortable and skillful in the woods.