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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Jul 23, 2019

Margie Lannon is Co-Founder of Onward Transitions a young adult transition program located in Portland, Maine. Margie had worked for 26 years in the wilderness field. She started as field staff on wagon trains that crossed the country and transitioned to being a program director on tall-ships that crossed the ocean with inner-city youth when she worked at VisionQuest. She would transition to Summit Achievement in 1999 where she was program director for over a decade.  Margie's encourages people those entering the field, "to listen and absorb feedback to see what is true and what is not."

Margie's two passions are working with "troubled teens and the elderly."  She pursues both as CFO of Onward Transitions in Portland, Maine and the owner of Homewatch Caregivers of Tucson, Arizona.