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the dirt.

I started teaching outdoor skills at select outdoor schools and reservations in 1992. Since I have documented thousands of hours afield teaching people from all walks of life how to pursue the outdoor lifestyle.

Previous host of the television program Outdoor Explorer and a contractor for National Geographic.

Im a co-founder and instructor for the Old World Alliance, author of books for Creek Stewart's Pocket Field Guide series, and contributing author for trade magazines and periodicals.


***also an acclaimed camp cook who enjoys sharing cooking skills and recipes of the North woods and Native culture!


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Former lead instructor at The Pathfinder School.
Pro-Staff/Sales manager at Self Reliance Outfitters.
Associate instructor at Campcraft Outdoors.

  • 2009 - Developed youth Scout Craft Class for Boy/Girl Scouts/4H.

  • Created the first Outdoor Living Skills program at 2 PHAS Districts.

  • Sanctioned to teach cross-cultural programs in the U.S and Canadian Tribal Lands.

  • Graduate/Instructor Pathfinder School Basic Survival Class.

  • Graduate/Instructor Pathfinder School Intermediate Survival Class.

  • Graduate/Instructor Pathfinder School Pioneering Class.

  • Graduate/Instructor Pathfinder School Scout Class.

  • Graduate/Instructor Pathfinder Advanced Survival Class.

  • Graduate/Instructor Pathfinder School Hudson Bay Trapping program.

  • Worked as Lead Instructor for Dave Cantebury/Pathfinder School.

  • Wilderness First Aid & Medicinal Plants ASHI/certified.

  • WFA/ Wilderness & Remote Medicine/certified.

  • The Association of Fish and Wildlife U.S Trappers Education course/certified.

  • Registered Nuisance Animal Trapper.

  • Survival Expert and Host - Outside Explorer/Television Show.

  • Art Department Assistant - National Geographic.

  • Four years of outdoor equipment/training sales-Self Reliance Outfitters.

  • Pro-Staff/Retail Sales Representative.

  • Established outdoor writer and author.

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