Faculty in Wilderness Living Skills
Joined Kroka: 2021
Education: BA Outdoor Education with a specialization in Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
Bio: Cooper grew up climbing trees and exploring the temperate forests of New Hampshire. His first experience with outdoor leadership came while teaching traditional Native American living skills when he was 14 at Hawk Circle in Cherry Valley NY. From that point on there was no turning back. Cooper spent the next eight summers learning about and teaching Native American living skills. He spent time with the Anishinaabe people in Ontario Canada where he lived with one of their community members and learned some of their skills and traditions. While getting his undergrad degree at UNH Cooper expanded his leadership skills and was instrumental in creating the first international outdoor education program based out of Nepal. Cooper has been working for the last three years in Residential Treatment and Wilderness Therapy primarily working with adolescent boys.
Favorite Things about Kroka: Community, Intentionality, Food