I started doing trips with Northwaters in 2005 at the age of 14. I have returned every summer since and every year I have life changing experience. The physical and mental challenges I have faced on my canoe trips at Northwaters have been the greatest life lessons I have had. Through the safe and supportive structure of the trips I have learned my strengths and weaknesses, and who I am as a person. The people I have tripped with are my brothers and sisters, the community at NWL is my family. My goal as an Assistant Trip Leader is to pass on all the wonderful lessons I have learned and to provide the same learning environment that was given to me. I am currently studying Outdoor Education at Prescott Collage in Arizona.