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Matt Angus, BA

Assistant Health Director

Matt is a Field Medic for Open Sky Wilderness Therapy. Prior to being a Field Medic, Matt was a field guide and Senior Guide for almost two year. Matt’s forestry degree specialized in recreation management, which laid the groundwork for much of his outdoor experience. Coupled with that degree, he has worked as an environmental interpreter and trip leader, leading backpacking and hiking, climbing, and canoeing trips. He has also worked as a health director for a YMCA camp. Matt is currently certified with NOLS and the National Registry as a Wilderness EMT (WEMT).

As a Field Medic at Open Sky, Matt values being a part of a larger treatment team and understands that physical wellness and health lay the groundwork for deeper and equally important work. Matt truly believes in the healing powers of wilderness and that mindset is displayed through his work with students and field guides in meeting patient and student health needs.

Matt has a very logistical mindset, which comes in handy for managing all the medical comings and goings. He values  compassion and investment in patients, which is an uncommon privilege in emergency medicine.

Outside of work, rock climbing and mountaineering are Matt’s strongest passions at the moment. It is highly likely that he will be climbing a cliff or on top of a 14er (14,000 ft. peak) during his off-shifts. He is also just as happy reading a book, playing guitar, and spending time with his dog.

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.