Buddy worked at a residential program in Denver for two and a half years before joining the Open Sky team. When he began to feel burned out, he pursued a working environment that would be healthier for himself and the students he works with. He found that in wilderness therapy.
As a Family Quest Guide, Buddy values the opportunity to be creative in his role and bring forth his experience as a long-term field guide to working with students and their families. He brings together different aspects of his life to create a unique experience for the families with whom he works. His ability to stay calm and collected in stressful situations contributes significantly to the team environment in family services.
In his time off, Buddy is currently seeking to further his education by working towards his master's degree in mental health counseling. He likes to spend time on the river, hike the Four Corners area, travel to Denver to visit friends or go on long road trips to explore different national parks.