Mackenzie "Sunshine" Myer
Mackenzie was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but after moving several times at a young age, his family landed in Nashville, Tennessee, where he spent most of his memorable life. After graduating high school, Mackenzie took some time off to explore the world, work various jobs, and get to know more about his passions in life. The love of mountains and the natural world he developed while in Colorado never left him, and in 2016 Mackenzie completed a through-hike of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, cherishing the opportunity to simply walk in the woods every day on his trek from Georgia to Maine. Mackenzie enjoys tutoring, mentoring, and teaching children, and believes instilling a love and connection to the natural world is an important part of every child’s life. He enjoys all kinds of sports, including swimming and track, and is an avid Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter fan. Mackenzie will attend the University of Oregon next year and is excited to discover all the wonders Oregon has to offer.
Molly "Hopper" Mosenthal
Molly spent her childhood exploring the magic of the Green Mountains in Vermont, where she developed an untamed curiosity for the natural world. Craving more exploration of the unknown, she took off to Colorado, where she graduated from the University of Denver with degrees in geography and Spanish. She has spent time adventuring, studying, and teaching environmental education across the United States as well as in Argentina, Spain, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. Molly was assistant field coordinator with Thorne Nature Experience in Colorado, working with children ages 3-17. She’s previously served as camp counselor, language tutor and teaching assistant, among other positions. With a never-satisfied appetite for new places, she left the sunny Colorado Plateau and set out to the Pacific Northwest, where she has fallen in love with the diversity of landscapes to explore. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming in chilly mountain waters, and letting the wind blow her in the direction of her next endeavor.
Suzanne "Sky" Tom
Camp Assistant & Substitute Counselor
Liam "Lemon" Andrews
Elizabeth "Zip" Bronder
Elizabeth was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. With both parents volunteering as climb leaders and Basic Climbing Education Program (BCEP) instructors with Mazamas, she summited her first mountain at age 11 and completed her first long-distance canoe trip at age 16. She currently attends Western Washington University, seated among the lush greenery of Bellingham, Washington. Living minutes away from Larrabee State Park, Mt. Baker, Lake Whatcom, and the Salish Sea allows her to spend her free time skiing, hiking and kayaking when the rain pauses. She has previously spent time employed as a lifeguard, tutor, and swim instructor, where she worked with people ages three years to adult. An avid proponent of outdoor education and passionate student, she is excited to experience the outdoors alongside the WILD campers.
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Graham "Chimp" Riggs
Graham grew up in Portland, Oregon and he often hiked in the wilderness of the Columbia River Gorge, developing a love for the wilderness there. Graham loves to travel and has lived in Spain, Costa Rica and Ecuador, which enabled him to become fluent in Spanish. He currently attends Beloit College in Wisconsin (Brrrrr and it’s really cold) where he studies Psychology. Graham highly values connection to the earth and to nature and sees it as an important part of self realization.