All Kinds of News for December 04, 2019
Summit Achievement is happy to announce that Adrian Fisher and Todd Merrill joined Summit’s Program Department as Field Directors in October. Adrian is well known to the Summit Community as he has worked for the organization since 2014 first as a Field Guide and then Team Leader. Todd Merrill is new to the Summit Achievement Community but not new to the wilderness therapy field as he has worked in numerous wilderness programs throughout the country over the last twenty years. Todd and Adrian will help manage and direct our growing team of field guides. Below are brief biographies about these fantastic individuals.
Todd Merrill graduated from Appalachian State University with studies in Outdoor Experiential Education and Psychology. He has taken those initial experiences and practiced them across the country in extraordinary environments, working with many amazing people. For over 20 years, Todd has had the honor to grow within the wilderness therapy field and see how nature, challenge, and relationships offer healing experiences. Todd holds certifications through American Mountain Guides Association, American Canoe Association and SOLO Wilderness Medicine to help guide his work in adventure settings. When he is away from work, he is likely moving about somewhere in the backcountry.
Adrian Fisher grew up on the beautiful coast of Maine, where he fostered his lifelong interest in environmental stewardship and conservation. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Dalhousie University and spent five years as a tried and true guide at Summit Achievement. Adrian is also a certified Wilderness First Responder who considers safety as a quality rated second to none. As much as he loves the outdoors, Adrian has an equal passion for popular culture and film studies. In his spare time, he can be found hiking, cooking and assembling Star Wars Legos.
Summit Achievement welcomes these new additions to its expanding team of professionals.
About Summit Achievement
Summit Achievement is, and always has been, guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice. Our outcome-focused program employs effective therapeutic and educational principles. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics and exciting wilderness expeditions, students experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated wilderness therapy program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.