our mentor. Passionate Experiential Educator. Amazing Coach.
Brief info

Chill is an innovative teacher who created a powerful way of teaching biology that became The Story Approach. He always approached every educational setting with students — classroom, coaching, travel — as an expedition, and honed the best way to get the most out of the opportunity. This approach became the Expedition Mentality.

Chill has been guiding wilderness expeditions since 1974. Chill’s interest in wilderness exploration and immersion, environmental conservation, and the human cultural ecosystem was stimulated by formative travel experiences in his youth, among them epic family backpacking trips in the sixties along much of the Appalachian, John Muir, and Pacific Crest Trails, and many more ranges. In July of 1971, at 19, he became the youngest person (then) to summit Denali-Mt. McKinley (20,300′). Chill was soon leading his own trips with family, friends, colleagues, and, eventually, students.
For 35 years he taught biology, ran a wonderful science department, coached wrestling and rock climbing, wilderness exploration and travel of many kinds. Chill’s goal in all his educational efforts was simply to give his students pause about why they do what they do.

Although Chill has no organizational relationship with E&E he remains our mentor and a source of inspiration for all our team and collaborators.

“Not just teach but educate and empower understanding.” C. Hill

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