Dane got his start in wilderness therapy at a program near central Utah in 1998. This is where he learned how impactful that wilderness therapy can be for adolescents and their families. This is also where he learned how personally rewarding it can be to help others in need.
Needing to return home to Atlanta in 2001, he knew he would likely, one day, return to wilderness therapy. He had a long career in land development and new home construction. After working at an engineering firm for 12 years he knew it was time to return to wilderness therapy. After exploring all the wilderness therapeutic programs, he landed here at Elements.
At Elements, Dane uses his own life experiences and the power of the wilderness to help our clients to become more vulnerable, self-aware and to gain self-confidence. To recognize, confront and find ways to live with their own limitations. As well as, having a better understanding of their needs and the needs of others.
When not at work, Dane spends most of his time searching for untraveled or unique places on his adventure bike. He can also be found rock climbing, skiing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, traveling, riding dirt bikes and possibly singing at the top of lungs (when no one is around, or course).