Mark Lazich, M.S.: As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and educator, Mark was drawn to the ‘rites of passage process’ through his personal passion for the natural world and his professional work with adults, adolescents and families. His journey as a wilderness guide stems from a background in wilderness therapy, experiential education, and cognitive based mindfulness therapy. Understanding the limitations of talk-therapy, he is dedicated to helping people explore themselves through their relationship with the natural world. Mark is gratefully walking the path of fatherhood, being led by his daughter, Sophia.