Rob is the Executive Director, Lead Facilitator, and Trainer for New Trail Forest Therapy. He has over 30 years experience in the field of education and is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. Rob has also been certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs as a Forest Therapy Guide. As an experiential educator and adventure based facilitator, Rob has developed many programs to support people of all ages within the context of the outdoors. Rob has been able to engage people in wilderness experiences designed to expand their understanding of self and develop the skills and personal awareness needed for life long empowerment. Rob has also spent much of his career in the field of adult education both as a consultant responsible for Behavioural Services as well as an instructor offering professional education courses at the university level. Rob has provided training to many different organizations and groups in the areas of special education, self-awareness, empowerment, behaviour management.and nature connection.
Lindsay is the Accessibility and Adaptability Specialist and Program Facilitator with New Trail Forest Therapy. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo's Therapeutic Recreation Program and has worked with at-risk and special needs populations within wilderness, camp , and institutional settings.
Ellyn is the Clinical Consultant and Program Facilitator with New Trail Forest Therapy. She holds a Master's of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and has extensive experience in the areas of youth programming, at-risk intervention, and coaching. She was a national level synchronized swimmer and has worked as an ocean rescue lifeguard.