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Joshua Serna, BS

Research and Database Coordinator

As a native of Colorado, being adventurous and exploring the outdoors comes naturally to Joshua. His passion lies in connecting with others and sharing his love for the outdoors.

He graduated with a BS in Recreation from the University of Northern Colorado in 2010, while manning the front desk at his local community recreation center. After receiving his degree, Joshua put it straight to work as a whitewater kayaking instructor in Denver. Racking up over 100 days in his kayak a year, he brought the joys and excitement of whitewater to hundreds of people. Along the way, he was introduced to First Descents, a Colorado nonprofit that provides life-changing outdoor adventures for people impacted by cancer. He spent a few summers volunteering and leading week-long adventures for First Descents, eventually working his way onto the programs team, coordinating half of their yearly programs.

After a handful of years living in the City of Denver, Joshua was anxious to get back to his roots and connect with nature. Durango and Open Sky were a perfect fit. Using his knowledge and compassion to help others achieve their potential, Joshua enjoys his role as Research and Database Coordinator.

In his free time, Joshua enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, fly fishing, hiking with his wife and dogs, and making new friends in the community.

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.