Operating in two distinct geographical areas with varying weather conditions, Open Sky's operations team is a resourceful group of people that serve as the foundation for all of the day-to-day activities. The operations team maintains and outfits all of the student gear and equipment and packs all of the food for each week's ration. The team also manages the fleet of vehicles, ensures that communications systems are operating, maintains each of our base camp locations, and two administrative facilities.
Jim has been with Open Sky since 2008. He has worked in the industry since 1995 in various capacities including senior field guide, field director, hiring coordinator, guide trainer, field manager, and logistics support, primitive skills specialist. He has attained more than 1,000 field days as a field guide for several nationally recognized wilderness programs. Jim has extensive training and experience in risk management, emergency response, logistics, and inventory management. Jim is an accomplished carpenter and has worked on several houses from the ground up.
Scott has been with Open Sky since February 2009 where he started out as a field guide working directly with our students. He is now part of the Operations team.
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Evan came to Open Sky in as a field guide in the summer of 2007. He has over 800 days of experience in the wilderness therapy industry and close to 1,000 days with conservation and recreation based wilderness programs. He loves living in the four corners region and feels very fortunate to be working in our beautiful operation area.
Brittany joined Open Sky in 2009 as an Escort and Field Guide and is excited to be returning as Open Sky's new farm manager. It has long been her dream to grow food as a means of healing and she is excited to be pioneering this new division of Open Sky.
Renee holds a degree in Soil Science from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. As Open Sky's kitchen manager, she brings an extensive knowledge of unique vegetables and fruits and how to cook with them, experience preparing food for a diverse gamut of dietary needs, and a contagious passion for everything she does.