Executive Director, Rites of Passage Guide

Michael Bodkin, M.S., MFT, is a psychotherapist and wilderness guide who has been the Executive Director of Rites of Passage for the past 35 years. His passion is leading people…

Executive Administrator, Rites of Passage Guide

Renee Sweezey is executive administrator of Rites of Passage and has served on the Board of Directors since 1986. She has held leadership roles in both for-profit and non-profit organizations…

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Tom Anderson is a husband, father of two, wilderness quest guide, and and a Senior Vice President of a national affordable housing development company. In all he does, he is drawn…

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Alison DeLong received her Master of Arts in Eco-psychology, a field of psychology that acknowledges one’s relationship with nature as an integral component to well-being. During her studies she apprenticed with…

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Linda Sartor holds a Ph.D. in Integral Studies and an M.S. in environmental education, and is a faculty member in the Master’s in Leadership Program at St. Mary’s University.  She has…

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Dashielle Vawter is a Coach, Singer/Songwriter, Minister, Wilderness Quest and Mountain Guide. After a profound heart opening/spiritual awakening in 2008 she jumped off the nonprofit path, took on a personal spiritual…

Daniel Aaron Francis is a regenerative designer, educator, rites-of-passage guide, culture-repair coyote, storyteller, fly fisherman, musician and tracker. Daniel hails from the Santa Ana River Watershed, 5 generations deep. He…

Susan became a Wilderness Quest guide after working in rural Africa and Latin America for over a decade and seeing the profoundly empowering effects of living intimately with land and…

Larisa Blum

Larisa Blum is a practicing psychotherapist, and a former litigator and synagogue executive director. Originally from the Ukraine, she spent her childhood making mudpies out of communist soil. In America,…