Meet Our Trip Leaders

Parents, we want you to breathe easy when you send your teenagers to Bold Earth. Our trip leaders are professional adventurous educators, united by a firm belief that safety always comes first (fun is a very close second). In addition to years of leading trips with youth in the outdoors, our staff have, at minimum, medical certifications of wilderness first responder and CPR; all trip leader teams will have at least one certified lifeguard. Many of our trip leaders are former Bold Earth students!

2022 staff at a glance
  • Minimum age is 21
  • Average age is 27
  • 95 percent have a bachelor’s degree, with numerous staff holding additional degrees
  • Average tenure is 3.7 years, but many have been with Bold Earth for longer
  • Our hiring process includes at least three interviews, three reference checks, a motor vehicle record check, and a complete background check
  • Our leader return rate exceeds 60 percent every year

Alex B

Trip leader: Ultimate Costa Rica 1

Ally B

Trip leader: Epic Africa 1

Caroline K

Trip leader: Colorado Discovery 1 & Colorado Bold 2

Casey H

Trip leader: Grand Canyon Bold 1 & Grand Canyon Adventure 2

Chloe M

Trip leader: Bold West 1

Chris F

Trip leader: Iceland Fire and Ice 1 & Croatia Montenegro 2

Darcy B

Trip leader: Ultimate Hawaii 1 & 2

Gracie B

Trip leader: Iceland Fire and Ice 1 & Croatia Montenegro 2

Graeme M

Trip leader: Hawaii Adventure 1B & 2

Hannah B

Trip leader: Epic Africa 1

Hayley H

Regional director

Izzy P

Trip leader: Costa Rica Active 1 & 2

Jess S

Trip leader: Colorado Discovery 1 & Colorado Bold 2

Josh T

Trip leader: Costa Rica Discovery 1 & 2

Justin T

Trip leader: Bold Alps 1, 2, & 3

Kai B

Trip leader: Ultimate Hawaii 1

Kai M

Trip leader: Costa Rica Active 1 & 2

Kelly B

Trip leader: Ultimate Hawaii 1 & Hawaii Adventure 2

Kelvyn A

Trip leader: California Adventure 1 & 3, California Discovery 2

Leah D

Trip leader: Ultimate Costa Rica 1

Lily S

Trip leader: California Adventure 1 & 3, California Discovery 2

Lizzy C

Trip leader: California Bold 1 & 2

Logan B

Trip leader: Hawaii Adventure 1 & 2

Lucy B

Trip leader: Ecuador Galapagos 1

Maggie M

Trip leader: Grand Canyon Bold 1 & Grand Canyon Adventure 2

Maren H

Trip leader: Colorado Discovery 1

Mariah M

Trip leader: Bold West 1 & California Adventure 3

Marisa “Roo” R

Trip leader: Colorado Bold 1 & 3, Colorado Discovery 2

Marissa M

Trip leader: Hawaii Adventure 1 & 2

Miriam H

Trip leader: Hawaii Adventure 1

Nick H

Trip leader: Ecuador Galapagos 1

Olivia E

Trip leader: California Adventure 1 & California Discovery 2

Remi Z

Regional Director & Trip leader: Colorado Bold 3

Sam S

Trip leader: Bold Alps 1, 2, & 3

Sam Y

Trip leader: Grand Canyon Bold 1 & Grand Canyon Adventure 2

Sarah S

Regional director

Theo K

Trip leader: Colorado Bold 1 & 3, Colorado Discovery 2

Tziporah L

Trip leader: Costa Rica Discovery 1 & 2