We Believe Going Outdoors is Very Important
Research tells us that those who make good choices for nature also feel connected to nature. The best way to become connected to nature is to spend time in nature.
Our classes are designed to do just that – support humans in developing the skills and systems necessary to be able to spend time in nature and feel good (not anxious) about it. We acquaint our students with and prepare them for the risks inherent in spending time outdoors.
Nicole has degrees in Psychology and Recreation Therapy from the University of North Carolina. She has been an EMT since 2001.
She worked in many aspects of wilderness therapy for nearly a decade - expedition leader, health director, director of admissions.
In addition to the roles listed above, she has been an adventure racer, a raft guide, high ropes facilitator, a clinician for kids with Autism, a Waldorf high school teacher, and a mom.
She is a passionate educator who loves turning people on to strategies for being more confident and comfortable in nature.
She lives in a solar village in Greenfield, MA.
Julia is a current student pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Political Science and a Master of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has been trained in Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguarding since 2015. At UMass, Julia works for Environmental Health and Safety as a data analyst. Additionally, she is a leader in the UMass Outing Club and she enjoys leading students on hikes in the Pioneer Valley and the White Mountains.
Julia has spent a great deal of her life outdoors. She has grown up attending and working at Wilderness Experiences Unlimited’s summer camp and leadership program. She has had the opportunity to learn and teach adventure sports to children and teens, such as rock climbing, scuba diving, kayaking, and more.
She is a Western Massachusetts native and she is eager to channel her lifelong involvement in outdoor education into her role at WildMed.
Molly first discovered WildMed as a new parent hoping to feel more confident taking her own little wildling on adventures. She’s passionate about community care, being prepared, and having loads of fun outside.
Molly is the founder of a yoga school that highlights the connections between contemplative practice and social change. She continues to teach yoga and somatics and is thrilled to bring her nerdy organizational skills to the WildMed office.