This team of dedicated men is responsible for planning and managing our Adventure Outings, ROP Journeys, and Community Events, as well as developing curriculum for the (R&D phase) in-school, after-school, homeschool and summer camp programs.
Colin Skye: At-Risk Youth Facilitator
Currently a father of 3, (ages 24, 12 and 6) Colin is the founder of Earthriders and a co-founder of Sol-Quest. He has been on a life long journey to help rebuild the fractured connections between people and our mother, Earth. He has many years experience working with at-risk youth and kids with special needs in and round Monterey, Lake Tahoe and Santa Cruz as a mentor, leader, counselor and teacher. Colin believes in creating and facilitating wilderness experiences, rites of passage ceremonies for boys and an opportunities for all participants to offer a “give back” to the land. His passions and skills include wilderness first aid, mountain biking, backpacking, playing and coaching soccer, hiking, holding space and wilderness skills. He is also an independent contractor in Santa Cruz.
Christopher Love: Co-Founder - Youth Mentor
Christopher has been active in men's work for nearly 20 years and a lead men's work facilitator for over a decade. He has a passion for providing exceptional, hands-on, experientially based learning opportunities for people of all ages. Using his background in early childhood education and communications, Christopher produces events that foster connection with life through natural team building exercises and play in natural settings. Although he is comfortable working with people of all ages he is aware that children are our future. He is committed to assisting the youth in our community to grow up healthy and happy.
Craig Murray: MA, AMFT, RAS
Craig is an enthusiastic participant and co-facilitator in outdoor experiences for the enhancement of mind, body and spirit. After years of fitness and nutritional counseling, he discovered that his love for helping people achieve their health and fitness goals was surpassed by his desire to assist people to experience life-changing realizations and insights that bring about positive, lasting change. Since achieving his MA in Counseling he has interned at the Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance Program where he began working with At-Risk Youth. Mr. Murray is currently employed by Santa Cruz County Health Services where he supports clients to overcome trauma, addiction and life obstacles so that they may achieve their goals of health and happiness and create a positive future for themselves.