"I FEEL LIKE A BETTER HUMAN, A BETTER CITIZEN."
- Laura B. Toronto, CA
WE BELIEVE the most important work of our time is connection to oneself, each other, and nature and so we exist to teach the skills, tools, and techniques necessary to support these conditions of connection in a world where we are constantly called upon to be creative and resilient.
Recipient of the Massachusetts Award for Excellence in Science Education, Nicole is a passionate educator who loves turning people on to strategies for caring more skillfully for their fellow human beings.
She has degrees in Psychology and Recreation Therapy from the University of North Carolina and has been a Wilderness EMT since 2001.
She worked in many aspects of wilderness therapy for nearly a decade - expedition leader, health director, director of admissions.
She has also been an adventure racer, a raft guide, high ropes facilitator, a clinician for kids with Autism, a Waldorf high school teacher, and a mom.
Julia is a graduate of UMass Amherst with bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Political Science, as well as a Master’s in Public Policy. Her passion for outdoor adventuring was channeled through the UMass Outing Club, where she enjoyed leading students on hikes in the Pioneer Valley and the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Outside the field of Wilderness Medicine, Julia also works for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) in Boston, Massachusetts, as their Grid Modernization Program Coordinator. Her love for the outdoors extends to policy work to reach clean, climate-friendly, and resilient energy goals.
She is enthusiastic about bringing her lifelong engagement in outdoor education to her role at WildMed.
Molly first discovered WildMed as a new parent hoping to feel more confident taking her own little wildling on adventures. Shortly after taking the online CPR + First Aid Course, she came on board to support Wild Med’s growth and organization in the role of Office Manager (and occasional instructor!).
Throughout her life, Molly has been known as the “prepared” friend. As a young adult, she backpacked through Europe, Central and South America, and even ended up on a lettuce farm in Hawaii for a few years. Whether it’s herbal salve, a granola bar, or a highlighter pen you need - she probably has it in her backpack. This quirk has proved all the more useful as a parent. She loves to hike and swim with her partner, kiddo, and miniature Schnauzer throughout western Mass and New England.
Molly is passionate about community care, finding beauty in every day life, and helping us all be as prepared as we can be in this changing world. She is the founder of a yoga school that highlights the connections between contemplative practice and social change. She also has a background in herbalism and farming and is thrilled to bring her nerdy organizational skills to the WildMed office.
Medicine + Outdoors + Teaching = Adrienne’s happy place
Adrienne holds a degree in nursing as well as a Wilderness First Responder certification since 2014. She loves practicing medicine and she loves being in nature and so a career in teaching CPR, First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid is her dream job.
She is certified to teach rock climbing, backpacking, and white water canoeing. She has worked on ropes courses and led via ferrata trips (I had to Google that one!).
In her work at All Out Adventures, she seeks to promote health, community, and independence for people with disabilities and their families through outdoor recreation. She believes the outdoors can be for everyone regardless of ability.
In her work at the North Carolina Outward Bound School, she teaches outdoor leadership and expedition skills to various populations including at-risk youth and adults gaining experience to enter the outdoor education field.
Her nursing experience includes working with elderly patients in a skilled nursing facility as well as working with people recovering from substance use disorders in all aspects of their care from acute medical needs to behavioral health.
We are thrilled to have Adrienne’s passion for and skills in medicine, outdoors, and teaching onboard here at Wild Med!