Gabby Ewell studied psychology and outdoor education at Longwood University in Virginia, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in May of 2020. She is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and aspires to integrate the healing aspects of the outdoors into a clinical practice.
Some of her previous roles include managing a high-ropes course, and serving as a trip leader for numerous overnight outdoor trips, where she enthusiastically facilitated her participants’ growth and personal development through their adventures. She was awarded Outdoor Employee of The Year for two consecutive years by Longwood University Campus Recreation, and maintains multiple outdoor and rescue related certifications, including Wilderness First Responder.
Gabby has worked with children of all ages and abilities, and in a variety of environments, but especially loves being outdoors with an early childhood population. She is passionate about the value of play-based learning, especially in an outdoor setting, where there are few limits to what children can discover or imagine.
Gabby recently moved to Washington, and is having a fantastic time exploring her new home. She enjoys climbing, snowboarding, paddle boarding, and camping in the beautiful PNW.