Goodbye Chelsea – Welcome Aaron, our new Program Director!
After six years as BAWT’s Program Director, Chelsea Griffie is officially off and hiking – first taking a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor course – and then she’s off to Los Angeles to start Los Angeles Wilderness Training (LAWT)! Before leaving, Chelsea helped bring Aaron Gilbert on board to continue leading BAWT’s programs. Aaron has been associated with BAWT in the past as a youthworker using our programs, then as a leader, and instructor.
“Five years ago I met Kyle and Chelsea at my Wilderness Leadership Training (WLT). I was already leading backpacking trips with youth and thought I knew everything I needed to know. No matter the skill level, WLT is an amazing experience. I am honored to have the responsibility of leading BAWT courses and helping train outdoor leaders among youth workers in the Bay Area.”