Dagney is originally from South Carolina. She attended college in the mountains of NC at Appalachian State University. There she completed a degree in Outdoor Education along with a minor in Sociology. After living in the Appalachian mountains and working at a local camp as an Adventure Field Guide, Dagney realized the positive benefits of wilderness.
Dagney traveled to Utah in 2005 to challenge herself more in this particular environment. Since then, she has been working in wilderness therapy as a field staff and mentor, a house parent at a therapeutic boarding school, and then the Family Service Coordinator at Elements. She is a certified Parent Coach. To further Dagney’s self-development and continuing education, she is completing her Master’s degree as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She continues to see the value of the wilderness, how it shapes the relationships that develop between people, and creates opportunities that allow for insight and introspection.
When Dagney is not working, she enjoys trail running, snowboarding, mountain biking, listening to live music, and dreaming of one day playing the banjo.