Erin Turner: Youth Program Coordinator


Erin is an outdoor educator with a passion for sustainable community development. 

Born and raised in rural New Hampshire, Erin grew up running around the forest with her sisters, swimming in lakes with her friends and camping in the mountains. Though New Hampshire has always been home base, she has also lived in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii, and spent summers in a coastal town in Massachusetts. Erin's life as a conservationist was kicked off when she joined The Student Conservation Association in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she fell in love with mountain living and environmental work. Between her love for nature, passion for helping others, love for healthy living, and appreciation for working with the youth, she found herself chasing the path of outdoor education. 

Erin studied Communication and Outdoor Education at The University of New Hampshire. Here, she had a chance to work with some of the leaders in the field of leadership development, wilderness therapy, and group organization. Erin has experience facilitating a wide variety of courses for all ages. She has offered instruction in swimming, canoeing, kayaking, backcountry camping, wilderness navigation and rock climbing. She has hosted workshops on conscious consumerism and sustainable product sourcing. Currently, she focuses on leadership development through challenge-based experiences with our youth. 

Favorite Quotes:

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it...” 

- Wilferd Peterson

"If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore;"

- Ralph Waldo Emerson