Meet Our Trip Leaders

Parents, we want you to breathe easy when you send your teenagers to Bold Earth. Our trip leaders are professional adventurous educators, united by a firm belief that safety always comes first (fun is a very close second). In addition to years of leading trips with youth in the outdoors, our staff have, at minimum, been trained as Wilderness First Responders and in CPR; all trip leader teams will have at least one certified lifeguard. Many of our trip leaders are former Bold Earth students!

2023 staff at a glance
  • Minimum age is 21
  • Average age is 26
  • 95 percent have a bachelor’s degree, with numerous staff holding additional degrees
  • Average tenure is 3.1 years, but many have been with Bold Earth for longer
  • Our hiring process includes at least three interviews, three reference checks, a motor vehicle record check, and a complete background check

Alex B

Trip Leader: Hawaii Adventure 1 & Hawaii Adventure 2

Alex L

Ali K

Trip Leader: Ultimate Costa Rica 1

Ally B

Trip Leader: Kilimanjaro Summit and Service

Angela C

Trip Leader: Hawaii Adventure 1 & 2

Breezy L

Brett K

Trip Leader: Pacific Northwest Adventure 1 & Pacific Northwest: Coast to Cascades 2

Casey H

Trip Leader: Iceland: Fire and Ice 1

Cody S

Trip Leader: Thailand's Best

Connor M

Trip Leader: Colorado Bold 1 & Grand Canyon Adventure 2

Cooper E

Trip Leader: Costa Rica Active 1 & Costa Rica Discovery 2

David V

Trip Leader: California Adventure 1, California Discovery 2 & California Adventure 3

Evan D

Gillian O

Gracie B

Trip Leader: California Bold 1 & Costa Rica Active 2

Hayley H

Regional director

Holly A

Trip Leader: California Adventure 1, California Bold 2 & California Adventure 3

Ireland J

Isabel L

Trip Leader: California Bold 1 & Costa Rica Active 2

Izzy P

Trip Leader: Bold Alps 1, Alps Adventure 2 & Bold Alps 3

Jeff P

Kai M

Trip Leader: Bold West 1

Kayla F

Trip Leader: Croatia and Montenegro 1 & 2

Kelvyn A

Trip Leader: Ultimate Hawaii 1 & 2

Leah D

Regional Director & Trip Leader: Colorado Discovery 1

Lizzy C

Trip Leader: Epic Africa 1

Maddie S

Trip Leader: Ultimate Hawaii 1 & 2

Madison R

Trip Leader: Iceland Fire and Ice & Grand Canyon Adventure 2

Maia C

Trip Leader: Thailand's Best 1

Maren H

Regional Director & Trip Leader: California Adventure 1

Marisa “Roo” R

Trip Leader: Ultimate Costa Rica 1

Marissa M

Trip Leader: Pacific Northwest Adventure 1 & Pacific Northwest: Coast to Cascades 2

Marykate R

Trip Leader: Epic Africa 1

Max A

Trip Leader: Colorado Discovery 1, Colorado Bold 2 & Colorado Bold 3

Maya H

Trip Leader: Ecuador Galapagos 1

Megan “Mo” O

Trip Leader: Colorado Bold 1 & Grand Canyon Adventure 2

Mia K

Olivia E

Trip Leader: Croatia and Montenegro 1 & 2

PJ M

Rachel O

Trip Leader: Costa Rica Active 1 & Costa Rica Discovery 2 & Colorado Bold 3

Raffelina G

Trip Leader: Bold West 1

Remi Z

Regional Director & Trip Leader: California Discovery 2

Sally W

Trip Leader: Colorado Discovery 1 & Colorado Bold 2

Sam S

Trip Leader: Ecuador and Galapagos 1

Sam Y

Trip Leader: California Adventure 1 & California Bold 2

Sarah S

Field Support Specialist

Satish P

Trip Leader: Kilimanjaro Summit and Service

Triston B

Trip Leader: Bold Alps 1, Alps Adventure 2 & Bold Alps 3