Lance Parker, BA
Lance (he/him/his) was raised on the midcoast of Maine, where his passion for the outdoors was born through high school running and hunting with his father. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Education from Sterling College in northern Vermont, and immediately gained wilderness therapy guiding experience in Alaska and Colorado, ultimately leading him back to Vermont. As Field Director, Lance helps guides develop their passion, purpose and skill set, in order to best provide care for True North students. The Field Director is a critical role in supporting field guides, and many look up to Lance’s calm and steady demeanor in approaching the work.
In college, Lance had the opportunity to gain close mentorship from his professors, honing his personal pedagogy and philosophy of education. Lance’s senior project was based on Development of a Sense of Place Through Human Motion, in which he rode his bicycle from Vermont to Wyoming, interviewing local residents as he travelled. Paramount in Lance’s life, have been the pursuits of endurance and adventure. This path has taken him biking all around the country as well as on mountainous 50 and 100 mile ultramarathons. He believes deeply in the value of moving through the natural world and brings this passion into his work with True North. Lance lives in the Mad River Valley and can often be found riding his bicycle to a local swimming hole or running on the Long Trail.