Leadership

The Holland family

Directors

Tom and Catherine Holland

Originally from the midwest, Tom and Catherine Holland are proud to be members of the Wilderness Adventures team.

Tom attended Wilderness Adventures as a teenager and discovered a passion for adventure and outdoor education during this time. The program led him to get involved in the summer camp industry while in college. An award-winning educator, Tom spent three years teaching social studies at the secondary level before he left the classroom to work at a camp in northwest Wyoming eventually serving as the Executive Director, a role he held for six years. In 2013, he went on to work for the American Camp Association and held the roles of Chief Foundation Officer and Chief Executive Officer.

Known as a leading expert on the camp experience, Tom has spoken at both national and international conferences on youth development, the camp experience and children in the outdoors. He holds a B.A. in secondary education and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Tom is a board member of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation and City Kids Wilderness Project.

Catherine’s passion for teaching children in the outdoors is partnered with her passion for nutrition and the culinary arts. As a registered dietician with a B.S. in culinary arts from Saint Louis University, she has always brought a wealth of knowledge to meal planning and food preparation for backcountry trips. In the world of camp, Catherine has served in a variety of roles including head chef, assistant director and director of a summer camp in northwest Wyoming. Outside of camp, Catherine has worked as a registered dietician and certified diabetic educator at the hospital in Jackson, Wyoming.

Both Tom and Catherine enjoy volunteering in various capacities in the Jackson Hole community and love to get outside with their four kids.

Contact Tom and Catherine: info@wildernessadventures.com


Staff Director

Robin Cameron

Robin grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and was lucky to experience the Tetons for the first time when she was 14 as a participant on a Wilderness Adventures trip. The invaluable lessons and beauty of the mountains left a lasting impression inspiring her to become a Wilderness Adventures trip leader during college. Robin brings nearly twenty years of teaching experience, including field science for the Teton Science Schools, early childhood and art at the American School of Milan, Italy, and most recently, she was the Dean of Students and a science and photography faculty member at the Jackson Hole Community School. Robin is excited to return to an organization that helped her discover the power of time spent in the backcountry and the value of the outdoor classroom. Robin lives in Jackson, Wyoming with her husband, two young sons, and dog, who all enjoy exploring the natural world as much as she does. When they’re not outside, they can be found cooking, reading, playing games, and making a mess with at-home science experiments and art projects.

Contact Robin: robin@wildernessadventures.com


Director of Marketing and Sales

Carly Chanatry

Carly was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. During college, she found her way west in the summers to begin her work in the summer camp industry. Completely taken with the beauty of Wyoming and the important work of summer camps, she relocated full-time to Jackson. After 12 summers working at a residential camp outside of Jackson Hole, Carly decided it was time for a new challenge and adventure, and made her way to Wilderness Adventures. Carly currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah and she and her husband enjoy skiing, hiking, fly fishing, and playing outside with their 2 kids, and pup, Nellie.

Contact Carly: carly@wildernessadventures.com


Director of Enrollment and Outreach

Shannon Jones

Shannon is originally from North Carolina and grew to love the outdoors in high school through her experience as a Wilderness Adventures student on the Hawaii trip. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in history, and led trips for WA in the Yellowstone area during the summer. After graduating, Shannon moved to a small village in northeastern Thailand to teach English. She then joined the Leadership Team at WA full-time in Jackson Hole and now lives in Buena Vista, Colorado with her husband, Nelson. Shannon enjoys trail running, mountain biking, long-distance bikepacking, skiing, camping, rafting, reading, and card games. She attributes her adventurous spirit and love for the outdoors to her time as both a student and a leader with Wilderness Adventures and is excited to be a member of the Leadership Team.

Contact Shannon: shannon@wildernessadventures.com


Director of Operations / International and Hawaii Regional Director

Willy Ross

Willy was born and raised in Bend, Oregon where he was introduced to an outdoor lifestyle at a young age. During his summers, while enrolled in school at the University of Oregon, he would venture out to Wyoming and work for a summer camp in the Jackson Hole area. This is where his love for camp started. After graduating from the University of Oregon and living in Telluride for a winter he worked as a Trip Leader for WA on our Hawaii trips. More recently, Willy worked for Columbia Sportswear and lived in Portland, Oregon. He is now returning to the summer camp industry and could not be more excited. Willy enjoys skiing, climbing, fishing and playing the guitar in his free time.

Contact Willy: william@wildernessadventures.com


Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator

Tim Smith

Born in Hamden, Connecticut, Tim got his start in the outdoors by going on trips with his local scout troop. He spent summers working at residential camps and science programs in the east, eventually finding himself at Wilderness Adventures, leading trips in both Yellowstone and Alaska. For college Tim attended the University of Vermont, studying Animal Science, as well as Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. Tim was the Vice President of Operations for the UVM Outing Club and was heavily involved in the Department of Outdoor Programs. Today you can find him mountain biking, skiing, backpacking, or doing anything that involves some fresh air. Tim is excited to coordinate trips that will give youth from all over the world the opportunity to grow, make friends, and experience adventure.

Contact Tim: tim@wildernessadventures.com