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 or lifeguard manager. Many of our trip leaders are former Bold Earth students!

2024 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: Bold Alps 1 and Alps Adventure 2

Alex L

Trip Leader: South Africa: Safari & Service 1

Ali

Trip Leader: Ultimate Costa Rica 1

Andre

Trip Leader: Ultimate Hawaii 1 and Ultimate Hawaii 2

Angela

Trip Leader: Croatia & Montenegro 2

Anna

Trip Leader: Thailand's Best 1

Annabelle

Trip Leader: Costa Rica Active 2

Breezy

Trip Leader: Costa Rica Active 2 and Colorado Bold 3

Brett

Trip Leader: California Bold 1 and California Bold 2

Caroline

Trip Leader: California Discovery 2 & California Adventure 3

Casey

Trip Leader: South Africa: Safari & Service 1

David

Trip Leader: Colorado Discovery 2

Evan

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

Gillian

Trip Leader: Bold Alps 1 and Alps Adventure 2

Gracie

Trip Leader: California Bold 2 and Colorado Bold 3

Hayley

Regional Director

Holly

Trip Leader: Ultimate Hawaii 1 and Ultimate Hawaii 2

Izzy

Regional Director

James

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

Jeff

Trip Leader: Ultimate Costa Rica 1

Kayla

Trip Leader: Grand Canyon Adventure 2

Kelvyn

Trip Leader: Thailand's Best 1

Leah

Regional Director & Trip Leader: Colorado Discovery 2

Madison

Trip Leader: Hawaii Adventure 1

Maia

Trip Leader: California Bold 1, California Discovery 2, and California Adventure 3

Maren

Regional Director

Marisa “Roo”

Trip Leader: California Bold 1 and Croatia & Montenegro 2

Marissa

Trip Leader: Kilimanjaro: Summit & Service

Marykate

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

Mia

Trip Leader: Bold West 1

Mo

Trip Leader: Hawaii Adventure 1

Olivia

Trip Leader: Bold West 1

Rachel

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

Sam

Trip Leader: Grand Canyon Adventure 2

Satish

Trip Leader: Kilimanjaro Summit and Service

See our 2024 trips!