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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Sep 17, 2019

Emily Fernandes is co-founder and executive director at Open Sky Wilderness Therapy. Emily grew up in Vermont and went to college in Maine. Emily started working in the field in 1995 at The Wilderness School in Connecticut and went onto work at Aspen Achievement Academy in Utah. She co-founded Open Sky Wilderness in 2005 with Aaron Fernandes who would later become her husband. She shares her stories of being a field guide, clinician, clinical director and co-founder of a wilderness therapy program.

She shares her experiences of doing over 1000 field days as a field guide as well as being on the television show, "Brat Camp."