Dash Potter: Middle School Science/ Language Arts
Growing up in Wisconsin, Dash developed his love for the outdoors as a kid, paddling on lakes and climbing the highest trees in the forest. At 12 years old, he discovered the magic of the Boundary Waters and began embarking on backpacking and canoeing trips and hasn’t stopped since. After graduating high school, Dash followed his passion for the outdoors and began working as a backcountry guide leading trips from Montana to Alaska. Wanting to pursue his love of the outdoors as a career, he went on to study Outdoor Education, Environmental Studies and Music at Northland College in Northern Wisconsin while continuing guiding in the summers. Looking for more adventure after graduating college, Dash spent some time motorcycling in Vietnam and fly fishing in New Zealand. His travels landed him in the Tetons (on the Idaho side), where he has spent the last few years working at Grand Targhee Resort in the winters and as an outdoor educator in the summers. He has spent the last few months in a Kayak working for the Community Boating Center teaching and guiding on the beautiful Bellingham Bay. Dash believes that the outdoors can be an incredible tool in the lifelong journey of education. Placed-based education is at the core of his educational philosophy, as it represents the ultimate connector of people to place. The fulfillment of working in the outdoors community and the opportunity to connect people to the natural world is what inspires Dash to continue his career in the outdoors industry. He couldn’t be more excited to continue on this path and join the Explorations Academy community!