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Chelsea Powell

Family Care Coordinator

Chelsea is a born and raised Texan who moved to Colorado the summer of 2020 to experience something new. After growing up in the city, she spent two years at the University of North Texas studying psychology and behavioral analysis. She then decided to pursue a life in wildlife science and spent three months in South Africa working with a wildlife vet and game capture company. After returning to the United States, she attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas and obtained a Bachelor of Science in wildlife sustainability and ecosystem science.

Chelsea was drawn to Open Sky by her background in psychology and wildlife. Additionally, she spent her adolescence and young adulthood attending and then working at a summer camp. The power of nature and bonding with peers to create lifelong friendships truly enriched her life and made her the person she is today. Chelsea has worn many hats in her professional career: event coordinator, vice president of a pet rescue, accountant, vet technician, wrangler, and winery associate. She is thrilled to now be working in the field of wilderness therapy.

In her role as Family Care Coordinator, Chelsea strives to provide a base of connection and support to families, as well as Open Sky's clinical and family services teams. She is a welcoming resource for families during their child’s time at Open Sky.

In her free time, Chelsea enjoys collecting and studying insects, kayaking, exploring new areas with her dogs, Lou and Goose, caring for and riding her horses, Cheyenne and Chris Farley, engaging in meaningful friendships, traveling, camping, or curling up with a good book and her cat, Rocky.

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.