Hpw - Adjunct
Human Performance and Wellness
While pursuing his Bachelor's Degree at Syracuse University, Erik joined the S.U. Outing Club in 1997 and began a career in Outdoor Adventure, leading caving trips for University Students. From 2002 to 2005, Erik worked seasonally as a whitewater rafting guide and operations manager of Adrift Adventures in Dinosaur National Monument. In 2007, Erik earned his Master's degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an emphasis in Experiential Education from the University of Utah.
Throughout the last 20 years, beginning in 2001, Erik has maintained a career in adventure therapy working at various therapeutic schools and programs, blending outdoor adventure with therapy to help adolescents in their treatment. He currently holds a position as the Director of Adventure Therapy at Solstice RTC in Layton, Utah.
Erik joined the Outdoor Education and Leadership department at Westminster College as an adjunct professor in 2014 teaching classes in adventure therapy and fly fishing.
Areas of expertise: Adventure therapy, experiential group facilitation, outdoor recreation program design and management, outdoor recreation staff training and development, instructional and leadership experience in the following activities: fly fishing, mountain biking, alpine skiing, rock climbing, white water rafting, backpacking, spelunking, and canoeing.