Taia Harlos and Jeff Fetterman are long-time educators at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where they make their home for three seasons out of the year. Jeff teaches 6th Grade, coaches wrestling and is head of the Outings Club, and Taia teaches music and plays violin and viola with the Fairmount String Quartet and numerous performing groups. In their capacity as educators, they have also taught outdoor education, rock climbing, high ropes and Taia led the Leadership Program at Abington Friends School. Taia and Jeff have traveled extensively throughout the United States and eastern Canada camping, rock climbing and canoeing. They spend their free time with their dog Otter exploring around their cabin in Jim Thorpe,Pennsylvania. Jeff and Taia have been leading and guiding canoe trips for more than a decade. Both are certified Wilderness First Responders and Jeff is presently finishing his ACA whitewater canoe instructor certification. Taia and Jeff are committed to the great benefit of wilderness challenge and rites of passage into adulthood in the lives of young people.