Jordyn Thurston, BA
Established Lead Guide
Jordyn (she/they) was born and raised in Maine. Jordyn spent many of her days in the forest around her home nurturing a strong love for the outdoors. She loved berry picking and hiking in Acadia National Park. She sought many of her own adventures in nature, and values the transformative experience that nature provides.
Jordyn went on to attend the University of Maine where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She paired her major with two minors – Child Development and Outdoor Leadership, in hopes of tailoring her studies to match her long term goal of working as a child or adolescent therapist. While in college she became certified in Wilderness First Responder and CPR and found that both trainings were particularly interesting. Jordyn has a thirst for learning and looks forward to expanding on her skills in rescue.
Finding True North after college, Jordyn began her journey of professional development as a Guide in August of 2020. Jordyn prides herself on her 1:1 support of students developing their wilderness skills- particularly bow drilling. Bow drilling has a reputation for being one of the hardest skills achieved in a True North Wilderness journey, and mastering it is quite fulfilling. Jordyn enjoys writing, playing video games, and listening to music in her time away from work.