Steve has been leading wilderness trips for over 35 years, working for a number of programs including Outward Bound, Higher Rock Wilderness Adventures, Outdoors For a Change, and since 2005, with NOLS in Alaska, Patagonia, Idaho, the Bahamas, California, and Croatia. Steve's passions includes rock climbing, backpacking, sea kayaking, and backcountry snow travel. He is also an instructor for NOLS Wilderness First Aid courses. A Wilderness EMT, Steve wrote his doctoral dissertation on the power of the wilderness to transform lives and renew the spirit. Steve loves being with students in the outdoors, helping them to discover more strength and ability than they thought they had. He is often heard proclaiming, "This is the best day of my life!"