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Jackson Van Raan, BA

Senior Guide

Before joining Open Sky as a field guide, Jackson spent time field guiding for a wilderness therapy program in Utah, teaching yoga, and mentoring youth. Jackson became interested in field guiding because he understood the power of therapeutically assisting others by spending time in nature himself. He was drawn to Open Sky because of the program’s emphasis on mindfulness practices.

In his role as a field guide, Jackson appreciates how the position pushes him to be the best person he can be and helps him find meaning in helping others.

When not in the field, Jackson enjoys meditating, cooking, hiking, singing, playing, and listening to podcasts.

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.