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Austin Presas

Family Quest Guide & Team Leader

Austin spent 5 years abroad volunteering, teaching English, learning Italian, and sailing. After a few years of guiding trips seasonally and internationally, experiencing both the healing power of the wilderness and the community of the outdoor industry, she wanted more than just 2-week trips. She received several recommendations for Open Sky and joined our team in October 2015.

As a senior guide, Austin valued teamwork - giving roles and purpose in daily tasks, drawing from individual gifts and giving each person the space to be their best. She also enjoyed the light-hearted moments of laughter, fun, and crafts in the field. Field guiding taught her to be a consistent learner, growing from each person and shift she worked. She now supports students and their families as a Family Service Wilderness Guide on Family Quests™ and continues to be inspired by her team, the students, and their families.

When not working in the field, Austin enjoys creating art, listening to podcasts, and playing outside. With a strong value of family, she makes sure she spends intentional quality time with her loved ones.

About Open Sky

Since 2006, Open Sky Wilderness Therapy has been providing the premier family-centered wilderness therapy experience. The Open Sky approach transcends traditional wilderness therapy by emphasizing treatment for the whole family not just the adolescent or young adult, and the application of evidence-based clinical modalities with innovative, well-researched holistic healing practices such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness.