Meet your GOALS leader - Katie Bond

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As her picture suggests, Katie is just a big kid stuck in a teacher's body. 

Katie's involvement with GOALS began while she was working at an REI and heard of our programs.  She reached out, and began leading outstanding elementary school programs for the students she was then teaching through Ruby and Horsetheif Canyons of the Colorado River.  Then, we let her behind the curtain of the great and powerful middle school GOALS expedition.

Katie was amazed by how much deeper the connections being made between participants seemed - and fell so in love with middle school GOALS expeditions that she not only began leading those, she even began teaching at the middle school level!

Through GOALS, Katie has lead programs on the Colorado, Green, Rogue, and Salmon Rivers.  She is introspective and playful - she can lead group discussions about the meaning of life one moment and lead raft-bottom-slip-and-slide the next.  She challenges kids while making them feel cared for and respected.  She's an asset to any team, and we're proud that she's on ours.