Born at a young age, Diamond Dahlstrom grew up in the melting pot that is the Bay Area and has been part of intentional mentoring communities for the majority of his life. Home-schooled from kindergarten through high school, he has been part of many alternative educational groups through his schooling endeavors, including charter schools and various home-school programs.
Diamond eventually found himself taking wilderness survival and outdoor education classes at the Riekes Center for Human Enhancement. With Riekes, he made a variety of cultural connections and was immersed in primitive technology and aboriginal ceremony, which lead to him inevitably becoming a lead instructor, working with a wide range of outdoor schools, at-risk youth and native communities from Santa Barbara County to Nevada County and everywhere in between, including 8 Shields Inc, Wilderness Youth Project, Trackers NW and 4 Element Earth Education (to name a few). Through these experiences, Diamond went on to earn his GED and Wilderness First Aid certification. He is also a Kamana One graduate through Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, WA.
His drive for creating intentional mentoring communities found him at the Stepping Stones Project in Berkeley, CA. Diamond strongly believes in the necessity of having an established network of quality mentors, aunties, uncles and elders in ones life to be anchors during times of profound transition, and has been blessed to have such a community through his teen-hood and still to this day, and is considered such an anchor to many. Many would agree this is especially crucial these days and is needed in young people's profile journeys to help them become the best version of themselves, and Diamond is excited to work on the SF Bay Peninsula through the Stepping Stones Project to help make that happen.