Evan Meyer, BA

Field Director 

 

Evan discovered wilderness therapy after leading and participating in wilderness adventures with the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, CO. Here, he led high school students on successful backcountry expeditions deep in the woods of Colorado. While earning his BA in Sociology from Ft. Lewis College, he heard about the Open Sky community. His desire to facilitate a deeper connection with wilderness and community led him to become a Field Guide.

Evan has been working at Open Sky since 2009. After being a Senior Field Guide for two years, he moved into the role of field manager. Two years later, he transferred his knowledge over to the family services department where he aided in family quests. Throughout his time with Open Sky, Evan has developed a deep love and dedication to the work he does and brings that to his job every single day. With a diverse experience over the years, Evan is excited to be on the field leadership team. His mission as Field Director is to provide the most safe and effective field experience for all students and field members by building a supportive and competent field guide community.

In addition to working at Open Sky, Evan is learning how to irrigate 80 acres of ranch land in the Mancos valley and dabble in animal husbandry. Evan also enjoys mountain biking, Archery, flying paragliders and babysitting his young niece. He is always on the lookout for a fantasy novel that rivals The Lord of the Rings.