Erin Lynch went on her first backpacking trip in 6th grade and fell in love with exploring wild places. She was fortunate to grow up in a small mountain community in Idaho and attend a progressive school that valued outdoor education. Her coming of age journey took shape in the wild where she met triumph and defeat, cultivated leadership and risk-taking, and made a commitment to wilderness stewardship. To this day these are some of her favorite stories to tell.
Erin is an aspiring adolescence anthropologist who has spent over a decade serving as a teacher and school administrator in a middle school setting. She is currently helping build a leadership development program for new principals. Erin earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature and a Master of Education in Secondary English Curriculum and Instruction. She has pursued professional training in mindfulness, Council, coaching, leadership, and wilderness first aide. She is curious about and interested in many things: storytelling, improv, backpacking, biking, wilderness rites of passage, and the interrelationship between personal transformation and benevolent social action. Erin is thrilled to be a part of the Stepping Stones village – working with youth is an amazing responsibility, but there is also the privilege to serve.