It is our mission to improve the quality of life of individuals and community through positive outdoor experiences.
By advocating for people positively experiencing the outdoors, Seekers Wild will create happy healthy communities. Participants in our programs will see increased self-reliance and confidence, improved health, and an abundant outlet for sustained refuge and balance within their lives. This in turn will also improve the mental health of the individual and allow them to be a more positive influencing member of the community and therefore exponentially increasing the quality of life of the entire community.
About Seekers Wild
I started Seekers Wild because I have long believed in the positive effects nature and the outdoors have on our lives. I am compelled to keep old traditions and knowledge alive through stories, teaching, and practice.
Seekers Wild flagship programs and activities are focused around survival skills. We use hands-on lessons and stories to teach the theory and skills of surviving in the outdoors. I believe learning how to be self sufficient and gaining knowledge and understanding of the natural world is an essential piece of obtaining a high quality of life.
Who I am
Growing up in Trempealeau, WI, about 25 miles NW of LaCrosse, my appreciation of the natural world started at a young age with my dad taking the family on camping trips on Mississippi River islands and backwaters. I spent every free second of my childhood riding my bike to the riverside to explore, make forts, and catch creatures like turtles, frogs, snakes, minnows, and crayfish.
Nature has always called to me. I've had many friends, family and teachers to guide me along the way. Strong influences on my love for the outdoors include my fifth grade teacher, Scott Lee, my best buddy, Willie Bittner, and Kenny Salwey. Currently I like to explore the wild places around me with my wife, Ariel.