Ellen spent the first 18 years of her life in Fort Worth, TX. She got her first taste of experiential through annual programs run through her high school. It wasn’t until she moved to North Carolina and spent weekends camping that she began to fall more in love with outdoor spaces. After graduating Duke with a B.A. in Public Policy, she moved across the country to Bend, OR and began working in experiential education. When not working, she made it a priority to snowboard, camp, or climb whenever she had the chance. Ellen loves “trusting the process” and paying attention to growth moments and progression over time. The PNW was just one stop on a lifelong journey of exploration. She is excited to continue exploring with Kroka.