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Lexi Ashton, BS

Psychiatric Assistant

Lexi’s passion for medicine began with her grandmother. An enrolled tribal member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (Ojibwa / Chippewa), Lexi learned the power of fusing western medicine with native herbal treatments from a young age, as her grandmother battled heart disease. She carried these experiences to college, where she earned a degree in biology on the pre-medical track from the University of Alabama in 2018. Shortly after, Lexi shadowed clinics across South America through a rigorous medical Spanish immersion program, followed by an acceptance to the University of North Dakota’s Indians into Medicine Summer Institute (2020). Together, these opportunities laid the groundwork for Lexi’s holistic and technical approach to her role as Psychiatric Assistant. Prior to the role, Lexi also served as Open Sky’s Pharmacy Coordinator for a year.

Lexi’s belief in the healing power of nature translates well to her work with Open Sky. She has been surfing, hiking, and camping all her life, and now strives to share the transformative properties of the land with others.

Outside of the office Lexi can be found on hikes with her partner and dog, collecting rocks and ID’ing wildflowers. Or, more recently, studying anatomy and physiology as she prepares for a graduate degree in Physician Assistant studies.


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.