Lisa Kosglow is the co-author of Kidding Around the Gorge-The Hood River Area’s Ultimate Guide to Family Fun, and co-author of Let the Kid Guide: Putting Nature Back Into Our Lives. She’s a two-time Olympian and avid outdoors person. Lisa specializes in fostering a sense of wonder in children and nature based connection. For 20 years she has instructed children and adults both across the US and internationally. As a Leave No Trace instructor, Lisa is passionate about land stewardship, giving back, and having fun. She is also trained as a NOLS Wilderness First Responder to help manage risks while kids play in the woods. When she isn’t out on her bike, snowboarding or surfing you can find her exploring the Columbia Gorge with her daughter or working in her organic vegetable garden in Hood River.
Kaye Jones-Hyde and her husband Adam own Broadfork Farm, a diverse organic homestead in the Trout Lake Valley. Kaye has her MSc in Holistic Science from Schumacher College in the UK. Kaye is an instructor, curriculum contributor and advisor at Cascade Mountain School, where Broadfork Farm has been a longtime partner. She has worked extensively in place based, experiential education in the Trout Lake Valley, Westwind and down the west coast. Her passion is to connect people with the land, developing the skills of stewardship and living in place. Her most treasured work is exploring Mt Adams country and tending the farm with her three young children, Rye, Fisher and Archer. Kaye guides our Farm and Forest Camps for our youngest campers.
Lisa Rust has worked as a professional climbing guide for more than 15 years. She has guided expeditions to the summits of some of the world’s highest mountains on several continents including Mt. McKinley, Aconcagua, Mt. Elbrus, and an American Women’s Everest Expedition in 2002. Lisa has also climbed extensively in the Pacific Northwest including numerous ascents of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Adams. When she’s not climbing, Lisa works as a middle school science and social studies teacher in Hood River. She has introduced hundreds of people to the lifelong activity of climbing and enjoys nothing more than sharing her experience with others so that they may safely enjoy this amazing experience. Lisa guides the climbing portion of our Adventure Camps.
Liz Oberhausen has shared her passion for the outdoors with youth and young adults for almost a decade, as a zip line guide in Alaska, a wilderness therapy supervisor in Hawaii, a backpacking and life skills instructor in Wyoming, and a wilderness survival instructor in camps throughout Oregon. Her background in wilderness therapy lends a keen awareness of both group and individual dynamics and needs in new and challenging settings. She enjoys helping youth learn through curiosity, exploration, experimentation and observation. Liz loves to travel and explore both alone and with friends, and loves to hike, climb, slackline, backpack, build shelters, and play any and all types of games.
Tom Wooding is an enthusiast for adventure- the kind that calls for a strong social connection, awareness and awe of the natural world and an expanded sense of self. He is actively involved in the leadership of youth sports in White Salmon where he lives with his awesome wife and two kids. Also an athletic coach, he fosters team building, and a risk taking mindset for the players on and off the court. For his own enjoyment you will find him on adventures in the mountains and rivers of the northwest with his family and friends.