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CONTACT & BIOGRAPHY

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HELLO!

Thank you for contacting me at Wander the Whites.

Please let me know what program or adventure you are interested in. If you prefer a customized package, please included time, day and how many folks to accommodate during your visit to the mountains.


You can call, write or email me at:

WANDER THE WHITES C/ LISA HOLCOMB

P.O. BOX 615INTERVALE, NH 03845

[email protected]

603-299-9196


LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU,

Lisa!

BIO BELOW :)

"I love this place... leading others in the Mt. Washington National Forest and being apart of expressive work in nature, are two experiences that ignite new perspective. in everyone. The highlight of every trip and class, is watching folks' eyes light up and knowing something has changed in them - forever." 


LISA MARIE HOLCOMB, M.Ed.


Lisa is the owner of two businesses:

WANDER THE WHITES Outdoor, creative and healing adventures since the 1990's

GARDENSCAPES Landscape, since 2002 and Decorative Wreath design, since the 1980's.


As the owner of Wander the Whites, Lisa has the experience as a leader for outdoor organizations since 1992 guiding and educating groups in New Hampshire and Maine’s National Forest and lakes. She holds her Master’s of Education degree (2007) from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, specializing in Character Development through Outdoor Programs and the Expressive Healing Arts.. Lisa is from the Finger Lakes of New York and came to the White Mountains in 1986 as a photographer and writer.  Students and adults have enjoyed relaxing half-day trips to crossing the Presidential Range, as well as canoeing and camping the lakes in Maine with Lisa. She has been recognized by USA TODAY 2022 and HIRE A GUIDE 2022 Mt Washington Valley Chamber initiative.


Professional Education Background 

Lisa's background includes working with and instructing children and adults thru many established community organizations, schools and individuals in Mt Washington valley, Western and Portland Maine areas.  She is works and volunteers for local conservation and recreation non-profit organizations such as Mount Washington Valley Ski and Snowshoe Center, Appalachian Mountain Club, Upper Saco Valley Land Trust and Tin Mountain Conservation Center.  Lisa is the MWVSki and Snowshoe lead instuctor for xc ski lessons and snowshoe outings, since 2012.


Master's of Education Thesis 

Lisa's thesis at Lesley University in MA, merged the effects of Outdoor Education, Adventure and Healing Arts have on the development of a resilient character.  The Thesis was overseen by several very respected educators, including Dr. Thomas Lickona of SUNY Cortland, Lisa instructed for Universities, the Character Education International Organization and K-12 classes. Lisa's love for holistic healing and dance led her to co-ordinate several seasonal Wellness Events and run workshops at Holistic Spas and local Inns and Hotels.. She is a trained (Advanced) Reiki Master Teacher, by her mother Djiana Winter, M.Ed, author and owner of the Center for Inner Peace in Rochester, NY; and certified JourneyDance (tm), Ecstatic and 5Rhymns Conscious dancer and music set player for Portland Community Dance in Maine.. All of this woven together creates an eclectic deep perspective in Lisa's work with people of all ages..


EDUCATION

2007 Master's of Education with an Independent Specialization 

Character Development thru the Outdoors and Movement Healing Arts

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA


1986 Bachelor of Arts with an Independent Specialization 

Organizational Management and Communication

Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY


CERTIFICATIONS

SOLO Wilderness First Aid & CPR 2021-2023, since 1992

American Aquatic & Camping Association, 1991 and 2012

Advanced Reiki Master Teacher, since 2002

JourneyDance(tm) Facilitator, since 2003

Portland Community Dance (5Rythms(R) and Ecstatic Set Player), since 2010

CURRENT PROJECT FOR PUBLICATION

WANDER & WRITe! IN THE WHITES: poetry book and class.

THANK YOU for looking my offerings over and hope to meet you one day! LISA

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USA TODAY 2022  /  LOCAL SINCE 1986 /  HIRE A GUIDE

LISA HOLCOMB  /  603-299-9196  / P.O. Box 615 Intervale, NH 03845

 www.wanderthewhites.com  /  WANDER THE WHITES  / [email protected]