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I embarked on my first adventure to Ketchikan, Alaska, in 2017. This small seaside town is an intersection between the man-made and natural worlds. I witnessed eagles flying directly overhead while the distant buzz of float planes hummed in my ears. I scaled mountaintops and observed sunsets more rich in color than I had ever seen before. I caught ocean giants, cooked fresh crab on the shoreline, and wandered in forests so dense and mossy that it was otherworldly.

As an Eagle Scout and middle school math teacher, my chief passion is education, specifically outdoors. I live to share fulfilling adventures and truly believe that the best way to learn is through a hands-on approach in nature. I believe that memorable, physically active, field-based education is the most powerful avenue for experiential learning.

Ketchikan is an ideal place to unplug from the hectic hustle and bustle of city life and, instead, plug into the awesome, rich beauty of Earth. I want to connect you to nature so you can explore, first-hand, who you are without the distractions of modern life. I want to share my knowledge of how to take care of this amazing planet. And I want to experience this transformation together.

— Joe


Our three core values are inspired, in part, by the early American transcendentalist thinkers.


We believe in following where your curiosity leads. It takes courage to step into the unknown—but we learn the most about ourselves when we get uncomfortable with new, fun experiences.


There's a power in being quiet and letting your inner voice guide you. There’s a power in discovering what you can get done by working with your hands, too! When you learn to survive and thrive in the outdoors, you gain confidence to accomplish anything—if you are willing to put in the work.


It’s time to get to know who you are without distraction. This tour will teach you how to live a responsible lifestyle in nature and back home. By supporting Alaskan businesses, sourcing food locally, and understanding the ecology of your immediate environment, you become part of a sustainable future. As a group we will learn how to lean on each other, how to ask for help, and how to make an impact without leaving a trace.

The only person you are destined to become, is the person you decide to be.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson