Established Lead Guide
Fred (He/They) grew up in Westchester New York, before attending boarding school in Central Maine. He graduated Cum Laude from Binghamton University with a Bachelors in Philosophy, Socio-Cultural Anthropology, and English. After college, Fred found a deep love of outdoor living on a month-long trek across Nepal with his father, which prompted him to seek out opportunities to grow in this powerful environment. To this end, he began working as a Guide at True North in January of 2019, helping young people find balance in their lives through the use of healthier coping strategies, more effective communication techniques, and the addition of strong, positive self talk to their inner narratives. Over the years he has honed his skills as an instrument for change in young people’s lives, with an emphasis on building deep, therapeutic rapport, providing clear, intentional boundaries, and making the wilderness experience both fun and engaging for his students.
Currently, Fred holds a full Wilderness First Responder medical certification, and takes pride in his ability to provide the highest quality of care and safety for his students. What once began as an adventure in the woods of Vermont has blossomed into a lifelong passion for Fred, and he intends to pursue his Masters in Mental Health Counseling so that he can enrich his skillset as a wilderness therapy professional.
When outside of the field, you can find Fred reading by a river, hitting the slopes on his skis, or playing games with his friends.