Renee Torrie

Renee Torrie

Instructor, Ultimate Blue Ridge 1 & Blue Ridge Adventure 2

Renee’s birthplace lies just north of Boston in Marblehead, but she currently calls Sonora, CA, home. Before coming to Adventure Treks, Renee was a naturalist at Foothill Horizons, an outdoor education school in northern California, where she taught science to middle schoolers. Previously, she was a science apprentice at the High Mountain Institute in Colorado; there, she taught science and led multi-day backpacking and backcountry skiing expeditions for high schoolers. Renee has also been a STEM instructor for Camp Cody’s Nature’s Classroom in New Hampshire; the assistant sailing director for a camp in Boston; an expedition crew member and volunteer scientist for the Rozalia Project; and a trip leader for McGill’s outdoor program, where she facilitated camping, hiking, kayaking, and whitewater rafting trips for underclassmen. Renee joins Adventure Treks for her first season as an instructor.

  • Education: McGill University, bachelor’s degree in earth system science
  • Medical certification: Wilderness first responder, mental health first aid
  • Favorite outdoor achievement: I took a 19-day solo car-camping trip in remote southeast Utah!
  • Favorite hobbies: Sailing, hiking, slacklining, creating art, and writing!