I first came to Northwaters in 2005, as a shy 11 year old who had never been away from home or in the wilderness before. I thought Northwaters would be a fun summer camp, something different from what my friends were doing, but it turned out to be so much more than that. I fell in love with the lakes, forests, and paddling. I have learned so much through each NWL trip, and look forward all year to going back. As a trip leader, I have the opportunity to continue doing what I love and guide young people in the incomparable adventure offered through NWL. In the off season, I live in Boulder, Colorado and teach elementary school. I am also pursuing my master’s degree in human learning and development.