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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Sep 23, 2019

Shannon Palentchar is the Director of Admission of Summit Achievement in Maine.  Shannon grew up in North Carolina and went on an Outward Bound course right after high school and it changed the direction of her life.  She became a river guide which helped her to pay her way through college.  Shannon was a field guide at SUWS of the Carolina's in the early 2000's.  She would then go onto work at Stone Mountain School as a residential staff and then admissions director.  Shannon joined Summit Achievement in 2014.

   Shannon shares her stories about how important it is to have good boundaries as a field staff or admissions director in a wilderness program.