Business Operations Director
Nell ensures the safe operation and highest quality of more than 700 Wilderness Inquiry trips annually. She oversees the hiring, training and supervision of our outstanding operations staff and Outdoor Leaders; maintains our expansive fleet of vehicles and equipment; and keeps the food flowing for our hearty menus. In addition, Nell supports all WI business functions, including financial management, human resources, and office operations.
Nell has a rich background in all aspects of program management, having worked in a variety of wilderness-tripping agencies in the Midwest.
She believes that people show their true and best selves while spending time in the wilderness, and that this opportunity should be available to everyone interested in exploring.
BA, University of Puget Sound
Nell loves all forms of wilderness travel and activity: paddling, hiking, rollerblading, or building snowmen – just as long as she is playing and laughing outdoors. She also enjoys sharing this love of the outdoors with her daughter who also seems to be always be happiest when outside.