Brienne grewup in Montana and spent much of her time camping, fishing and rock-hounding with her family in the mountains. She attended the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland where she received a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis on darkroom photography and metal crafts. During her ten years in Portland Bri worked at Art Adventures, a summer art camp for local youth, where she was a camp counselor, art teacher, and was promoted to Camp Director for her remaining three years. Brienne’s spare time was often spent climbing in the desert and snowboarding in the mountains.
After graduating, Brienne continued following her passions by becoming an art teacher at St. Mary’s Home for Boys. It was during her three years at St. Mary’s that she discovered her love for helping at risk youth. The rains of Portland eventually persuaded Bri to find sun and snow in Utah where she taught snowboarding and received her Yoga Teacher Certification. In the summers, she would travel to the City of Rocks National Reserve to work for the park service as a Visitor Service Ranger and Climbing Guide.
Brienne has been attracted to working in the wilderness therapy field for a long time and is excited to have a chance to blend her knowledge and experience with her passions into fulfilling work.