Sasha Bridger

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

My name is Sasha Bridger and I graduated from the University of Vermont in 2012 with a degree in Film and Television Studies. Over the past year and a half I have grown to absolutely love working with kids and teaching; especially the alternative styles of teaching we get to practice at the Collaborative School. My dream is to be able to share the therapy of the wilderness with those who need it most. My goal now is to obtain the skills necessary to lead and instruct newcomers in the wild. I find Ryan’s story inspiring, and hope that through my life I can continue to inspire people the way he did. To care for oneself in the outdoors is an incredible accomplishment but the skills needed to competently care for yourself and others are immense. The National Outdoor Leadership School specializes in teaching these exact skills to people like myself. My goal is to travel to Chilean Patagonia where I will take a 40 day NOLS Mountaineering course, preparing myself for a career in outdoor education.


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