The Holland family


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

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

Finance Director

Elizabeth Vonau


Elizabeth was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Aurora, Colorado where travel and exploring new cultures became an important part of life. She spent 12 years in Portland, Oregon where she found a love of hiking, camping, and traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Warner Pacific University in Business. After moving back to Colorado in 2015, Elizabeth attended the University of Colorado’s Executive MBA program where she obtained her MBA with an emphasis in Global Business Management. During that time, she traveled to seven different countries exploring leadership, culture, political, and socioeconomic aspects and how these countries influence the world. Through her lifelong travels, she understands the importance of outdoor and cultural exploration to build understanding and communication skills as well as creating opportunities for lifelong friendships. Elizabeth has worked in finance her entire career with various universities in Oregon and Colorado. She now resides in Aurora, CO where she can be found exploring with her three dogs, hiking, and fly fishing. She is always looking for her next opportunity to travel or find a new outdoors activity to fall in love with.

International / Hawaii Regional Coordinator

Charlie Burnett


A proud midwesterner, Charlie grew up exploring the lakes and forests of Wisconsin and Northern Michigan. Charlie studied economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also took on leadership roles with Outdoor-UW, guided freshman orientation trips and studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. After graduation, Charlie worked in the outdoor industry in Northern Michigan and Alaska and joined the WA team as a regional trips coordinator this fall. Charlie now lives in Salt Lake City, where he and his dog, Aldo, can be found hiking, biking, climbing and fishing.

Contact Charlie: charlie@wildernessadventures.com

Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator

Marshall Creech


Marshall grew up in Marion, Iowa, where he attended summer camp for several years and enjoyed romping around in the woods with his friends. It wasn’t until high school when he took a week-long trip out to Colorado, got his first taste of the mountains, and just fell in love. After high school, Marshall attended Luther College where he studied Environmental Policy and played on the Ultimate Frisbee team which allowed him to develop his leadership skills. In his junior year, when he studied abroad in New Zealand, he realized a career in outdoor recreation was possible. Since college he has traveled around the Rockies and Pacific Northwest working different seasonal guiding jobs until he landed as a Trip Leader with Wilderness Adventures in 2021 and 2022. Marshall has loved his time in the Wilderness Adventures community because of the incredible people he’s been able to meet and the chances he’s had to get kids into the incredible wild places. He now lives in Jackson, WY where you can find him fly fishing, hiking, and snowboarding.

Contact Marshall: marshall@wildernessadventures.com

Alaska / Gap Semester Regional Coordinator

Will Previte


An Arizona native, Will grew up playing around in the Sonoran Desert and Coconino National Forest; camping, riding, and boating with his family. Wanting to live up in the mountains, Will moved up to Flagstaff, Arizona where he earned a B.S. in Outdoor Education and Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2018. With a passion for teaching in wild spaces, Will began a life of seasonal work after college. He worked as a Trip Leader for Wilderness Adventures, leading the Leadership Institute courses around the Rockies and the Southwest. During the winters, Will worked as a ski instructor at his local hill in Flagstaff. He now resides in Jackson Hole, WY, where you can typically find him out skiing, climbing, slacklining, or fishing with friends! He is always striving to get outside and “Do Something Wild”!

Staffing Coordinator

Rachel Salata


Rachel was born and raised in the small town of Pottsville, Pennsylvania. She developed an affinity for the outdoors at a young age from being introduced to the wonders of nature by her parents and spending many summers outside with family in Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Maine. Rachel attended Penn State University where she earned a B.S. in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management with a focus in Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Interpretation. After working for a variety of outdoor education organizations, Rachel found a special connection to Wilderness Adventures and went on to lead for three years. Over that time, she led several trips ranging from Gap Semesters to Campout. Rachel is passionate about the connections made on Wilderness Adventures trips and the lasting impact they have on students and leaders alike. When she’s not working you can find Rachel rock climbing, hiking, skiing, and karaoke-ing.

Contact Rachel: rachel@wildernessadventures.com

Program Expert / Base Camp Director

Maggie Perkins


A New York native, Maggie’s love for the outdoors started at summer camp in Maine, where she spent 13 summers as both a camper and counselor. Looking for a change of scene, Maggie joined the Wilderness Adventures crew in 2019 to lead trips on the West Coast and in the Jackson Hole area. After graduating, Maggie worked as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in New York City, traveling to Jackson to serve as the Base Camp Director during the summer months. Maggie loves sharing the magic of summer camp with her campers and staff. Now based in Jackson Hole,  Maggie can be found knitting or playing in the Tetons.

Program Expert

Isabelle Laushine


Isabelle grew up in Massachusetts and spent summers outside camping and hiking in New England with her family. She earned a B.S. in environmental science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Studying the incredible ecosystems in our planet inspired her to travel during the summers to experience them herself. Her travels landed her in Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Tanzania where she either worked or studied and spent her days off adventuring in the beautiful landscapes. After graduating, she headed west to work in the outdoor recreation industry to share her passion for the environment with a younger generation. She now resides in Boulder, CO where you can find her hiking, rock climbing, skiing or hanging out with her cat Banjo.

Contact Isabelle: isabelle@wildernessadventures.com

Program Expert

Grace Rosenthal


Grace grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where she would often spend summers traveling with her family up north to serene lakes of Michigan and out west to the vast landscape of the Rocky Mountains. She eventually found her way back out west to attend college at Regis University in Denver, Colorado where she greatly developed her leadership and team-building skills as a member of the Women’s Lacrosse Team. As a WA student in 2013 and 2014, Grace’s passion for the outdoors quickly grew, and she found herself back at Wilderness Adventures leading trips in 2018 and 2019. Grace’s home base is now in Salt Lake City where she spends much of her time biking and hiking with friends in the Wasatch Mountains.

Program Expert

Ellie Gral


Ellie was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She spent her summers in Door County up in northern Wisconsin swimming in Lake Michigan and being with family. During the summer of her Sophomore year at Regis University, she worked at Rocky Mountain Day Camp in Boulder, Colorado where she got to work with kiddos of all ages and expand her knowledge of the outdoors. After college, Ellie went on to get her Masters degree in Social Innovation at the University of San Diego, where she got a chance to live by the ocean and explore places like Joshua Tree National Park and Big Sur. Living in Denver and having access to the mountains has opened up all the possibilities of being closer to the natural world – whether it be hiking, camping, or climbing. Throughout her travels she backpacked her way through different parts of Europe and Morocco with her brother and close friends. Now based in Denver, Ellie can be found doing yoga, making homemade almond milk or petting dogs.