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Cayla Allen, AA

Family Care Coordinator

Cayla was born and raised in Iowa, apart from a few years living in Highlands Ranch, Colorado as a child. Since then, Cayla was determined to reside in the mountains again. Her own personal trials and tribulations have made self-love, growth, and transformation very important aspects of her life. These attributes lead to an authentic and emotionally-sound life—a priority that she encourages others to pursue as well. Cayla was introduced to the outdoors in 2014 when she visited Grand Teton National Park. She was smitten, in awe, and emotionally moved by the beauty of this park and how therapeutic it felt to be immersed in nature. The rest, as they say, was history. Sweet, adventurous history. Cayla finds Open Sky to perfectly combine these two passions: immersion in the outdoors and emotional health.

Cayla has worked for several years in business/medical administration and (much like in her personal life) she enjoys being in a supportive position. Helping others helps her. As Family Care Coordinator, her organization, efficiency, and accountability skills allow her to to support staff members, give families peace of mind, and uphold the company's high standards. Cayla is grateful to be a part of a team that supports one another; a tight-knit family that takes care of each other and others around the world. She finally feels like she has a job that doesn’t feel like work.

When not in the office, Cayla enjoys yoga, antiquing, traveling, backpacking and many other outdoor activities. She loves to read, watch documentaries, and is constantly learning. She has fun exploring her new home of Durango, daydreaming about van-life, eating cheese (she really likes cheese!), and spending time with her cats Motley and Mia. Life is good.

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.