Alex Chassé, BA
Alex Chassé (he/him/his) grew up in northern Maine in the small town of Fort Kent on the Canadian border. Coming from this rural region, he became hooked on the outdoors by paddling canoe and kayak on the lakes and rivers of the region. After graduating high school, Alex attended the University of Maine where he earned a dual degree in History and Secondary Education. He then entered into guiding wilderness trips for a couple of summer camps in Mid-Coast & Southern Maine, as well as teaching as an Outdoor Educator for Tanglewood 4H Camp and Learning Center, The Ecology School, and The Chewonki Foundation. From these experiences, Alex deepened his appreciation for how the natural world can help provide wonder and awe to youth.
Alex had been curious about the therapeutic benefits that nature can provide and decided to join True North as a guide to explore this line of work. He found it to be uniquely challenging and fulfilling with how this program blends a natural setting with therapeutic tools to help our students feel more connected both to themselves as well as the environment. It is his belief that the natural world is something that all people should be in tune with in some form or another. Going out for a paddle, bike ride, cross country ski, or hanging in a hammock are some of the things that keeps Alex grounded and best connected with himself.
He joins the Field Department as an Adventures Coordinator and will be charged with developing and delivering fun activities for the students to engage in. His hope is to provide experiences that introduce them to different experiences that can help them keep connected to the world and themselves.