Daniell was born and raised in Utah, where she earned a dual Bachelor’s in Psychology and Film Production from the University of Utah in 2015. After college, her family took their first river trip down the Colorado River in Moab, Utah. She was “head over heels in love” and within a month after that first experience began training as a river guide. Daniell guided various sections of the Colorado River for four seasons. Connecting with the river and the outdoors helped Daniell heal both mentally and physically and continues to inspire her everyday.
In 2019, this passion and experience with outdoor healing led her to working at The University of Utah Hospital as a Blood Gas Technician for the Pulmonary Lab. Wanting to help people with a more hands-on approach, she has gone back to school and completed her prerequisites for Nursing. After working through the heat of the pandemic, Daniell was ready to take a break and get back outside. Still passionate about helping and healing others, Elements Wilderness Program has proved to be the perfect fit. Daniell loves working with adolescents and believes the outdoors can be a healing place for everyone.
Daniell enjoys spending her off time outdoors with friends, visiting family, attending concerts, and watching all the movies and listening to all the songs her students tell her about.