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Brian Ross, MA

Senior Guide

Brian knew guiding was for him because he could have an impact in this position. With a Master’s in Environmental Leadership, he loves the ability to have fun and facilitate self-discovery and personal growth while living outdoors. He also gets the opportunity to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, the same way students do.

In guiding, Brian values his freedom to show up as himself. A liberating aspect of being a field guide is how much individuality one can take into the work. All guides build connections, speaking and acting in different ways and this is welcomed. Brian feels lucky knowing that he has a position where no one quite does it the same way. His strengths lie in giving the students and situations space to unfold in a way that promotes self-reliance and personal empowerment. He respects the difficulty and challenge of the journey students take on at Open Sky. He likes to create strong connections and let relationships and wilderness take the lead in facilitating transformation.

Brian likes to live a simple life outside of the field. He enjoys coffee, eating good food, and playing music.

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.