Meet your GOALS leader - Scott Major


This summer will be Scott’s third expedition with GOALS in Desolation Canyon - but it feels like he's been at it for much longer than that.

Besides the Green River, Scott has also been rafting through Brown’s Canyon on the Arkansas River numerous times, Clear Creek through Idaho Springs, the Potomac & Shenandoah rivers in Virginia, and most recently the Sarapiqui River in Costa Rica.

Scott is a school counselor at Evergreen Middle School and he just finished a Master’s degree in teaching with a focus on biology, conservation, and outdoor experiences. Scott is passionate about providing opportunities for students to explore nature and experience outdoor adventure. These experiences, while beneficial for their physical and mental health, also develop a sense of curiosity in students and a passion for making positive changes in our world. GOALS provides the perfect opportunity for students to have these experiences, which is why Scott continues to lead GOALS programs for the kids at his school.

Some of his favorite parts about being on the river are the thrill of going through a rapid, taking in the beauty of the canyon, bonding with others, and being disconnected from the demands of everyday life. He is excited for another trip this summer with a new group of students!