Robin has been involved in wilderness guiding and education since 2003 and specifically in wilderness therapy—supporting students and families in crisis—since 2008. He brings a diverse experience to Open Sky having worked in a variety of professional outdoor venues such as NOLS, Wilderness Awareness School, Kroka Expeditions, and leading graduating rites of passage for Marin Academy in San Rafael, CA.
He brings with him to Open Sky an extensive history of impeccable risk management and field leadership experience in roles such as Field Manager and Assistant Field Director for Open Sky, Summer Program and Private Contracts Coordinator with Kroka Expeditions, Lead Organizer for the Jumping Mouse Gathering and over 1000 professional field days as a wilderness guide with zero serious incidents.
Robin also brings a diverse resume within the field of supporting families in crises not just in wilderness therapy: since 2010 he has worked with Right Directions Crises Intervention supporting clients’ transitions into programs and he also worked with Heart of Transitions supporting families with students successful post-program reintegration’s back into their homes.
While specializing in wilderness therapy, Robin prides himself in his diverse vocational experience pointing to his many passions and loves in working with youth and young adults outside in an array of positive activities. He is trained in technical rock climbing, backcountry canoeing, naturalist studies, wildlife tracking, survival skills, primary handcrafts, conflict mediation and crisis de-escalation, rites of passage, permaculture, natural building and sustainable landscape construction and land management. He is also current with his WEMT certification.
In his free time he loves baseball, shooting bows, learning about wild birds, plants and tending to the small green growing ones in his garden.