Melissa Olson brings a lifetime of outdoor experience to each journey she guides. She is an Army National Guard Veteran, MN Master Naturalist and Guide registered with the US Forest Service, Girl Scout volunteer and guide. For the safety of all trip participants she is also trained in Wilderness First Aid with CPR/AED and is ARC Lifeguard Certified.
Her most recent training has been a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training completed in April 2018. She loves to incorporate elements of Mindfulness into every Journey.
“Wilderness travel is spiritually transforming. When we choose to deepen our connection to nature by journeying through it, we deepen our connection with ourselves and our spirit. Elements in nature mirror the elements within us, therefore, we are not separate from it. In understanding nature, we understand ourselves.~Melissa Olson