After 8+ seasons working on-program in outdoor education across North America, Arizona (also known as Summer) is thrilled to have transitioned into a year-round, office-based role within the industry, especially one connected to Educo Adventure School, the place where her own love of outdoor rec started back in 2003. In particular, Arizona is passionate about all that students can learn from experiential programs and then later apply in their everyday lives. She believes one of the most valuable takeaways can be the habit of responding to change and challenges with strength and positivity.
She considers herself lucky to be the type of oddball that loves paperwork, organizational systems, and well-composed excel documents. Because of this, she is more than happy to take on the background work that allows current on-program facilitators to create life-changing experiences for youth in British Columbia and beyond.
When not at the office, Arizona still gets out there as much as possible including hiking, camping, climbing, and ski touring. She currently holds the following certifications: Wilderness First Responder, Occupational First Aid Level 1, CPR-C, Avalanche Skills Training 1, Class 4 License, and Leave No Trace Master Educator. She also has a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of British Columbia.