Kendall was born and raised in Massachusetts and headed slightly north for school. She spent four summers with Adventure Treks as a student, attending the Colorado, British Columbia, California, and Alaska trips. She spent this spring leading backpacking trips for students at Plymouth State. She’s also worked at a rock climbing gym and a counselor at Camp Pinnacle in North Carolina.

  • Education: Plymouth State University, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and adventure education
  • Certification: Wilderness first responder, Leave No Trace master educator
  • Favorite outdoor memory: My favorite outdoor memory is from an Adventure Treks trip. On our backpacking trip in the Talkeetnas Mountains in Alaska, we “pranked” the other half of our group by hiking two miles through mud while carrying a fully setup tent over our heads. My favorite not-AT outdoor memory is experimenting with cooking (apple cider pancakes) while backpacking in the White Mountains with friends.
  • Favorite outdoor achievement: Last summer, I was able to help kids turn their fear of bugs and spiders into an interest. I love getting students curious about nature.
  • Favorite hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking, whittling, watercolor painting, playing guitar, and learning to identify wildlife (especially birds and spiders)
  • Favorite place you’ve traveled: Caye Caulker in Belize. It is such a beautiful and biodiverse place with rich culture.
  • What are you most excited about this summer? I am most looking forward to all of the goofy moments and getting to bring students to beautiful places.
  • Previous Adventure Treks trips include Colorado Explorer, British Columbia, California Challenge, Alaska Expedition