Jackson was born and raised in Ohio but now calls Maine home. He spent the last year in a fellowship at a b0arding school in New England, teaching experienctial education and history for ESOL students. He also leads after-school actitivies like skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, hiking, mountaineering, and more. Last summer, he was a trip leader for Adventures Cross Country (ARCC), where he took teens rafting, surfing, hiking, biking, and more in California. He’s also been a field instructor for Camp Orkila in Washington, High Trails Outdoor Education Center in Colorado, Sanborn Western Camps, and Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions.

  • Education: University of Cincinnati, bachelor’s degree in international business
  • Certifications: Wilderness first responder
  • Favorite outdoor memory: One of my favorite outdoor memories was when I summited Mt. Adams and Madison in New Hampshire in the middle of winter.
  • Favorite outdoor achievement: Started in 2022 with Pike’s Peak in Colorado, I now make an effort to summit a mountain on my birthday every year.
  • Favorite place you’ve traveled: One my favorite places that I’ve traveled to was Oslo, Norway. I loved the weather, the landscape, the coffee shops, and the NORRØNA outdoor gear shops.
  • Favorite hobbies: Mountaineering, downhill skiing, cycling, kayaking, backpacking, ultimate Frisbee, video games, learning about bears, and perusing the classics section of a bookstore for anything by Jules Verne.
  • What are you most excited for this summer? I am looking forward to watching students grow over the course of a trip, having learned new skills and enhancing abilities previously achieved. Any opportunity to witness people hike in the mountains and to see the earth from high above for the first time is what I strive for.