Welcome to the Lifeworks Perublogs! Below is a little bit about the staff that will be leading this summer. Enjoy!
Dan has been active in the field of experiential education since 2000. Since that time, Dan has facilitated hundreds of groups as an environmental educator, a wilderness trail guide, a high and low ropes challenge course facilitator, a youth-at-risk counselor, and, of course, as an international service-adventure guide for Lifeworks. Dan is a dedicated academic and holds his Masters in Experiential Education, and an avid traveler with countless stories from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Dan is responsible for the coordination of all operational aspects of our programs, and aims to deliver the very best experiences for Lifeworks students.
After graduating with degrees in International Business and Spanish, James spent the next few years volunteering and exploring his way through South and Central America, the U.S. and Spain. These experiences sparked passions in international education, experiential learning, food security and sustainable agriculture. He now combines these passions with his interest in video production, working with non-profit organizations to share their stories. He’s a flexible vegetarian, aspiring polyglot, environmentalist and avid adventurer who loves music, travel, hammocks and raw honey.
Bethany is passionate about the great outdoors, challenging new adventures, and making the world a better place through service. She has spent over four years working with teenagers in an outdoor therapeutic setting. She has facilitated ropes course sessions, wilderness canoe and backpacking trips. Bethany is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is versatile and frequently acquires new hobbies, interests, and influences. She loves all things musical, anything that gets her up and moving, and finding things that nourish mind, body, and spirit.