Core staff team:
Keith G. Haley, Director
Keith is a licensed counselor with a MS in Psychology and 32 years of counseling experience on the Palouse. His passion is experiential education and sharing the wonders of Paradise Ridge with children and families who appreciate our natural world (this is definitely his dream job!)
Aaron Dail, Facilitator
Aaron was raised here in Moscow. He graduated from Moscow High and then went on to attend the University of Idaho, where he received a BA in History and Education. He now teaches social studies at Troy Jr./Sr. High School and coaches multiple sports. He was a ranger at Philmont Boy Scout ranch in 2009 and continues to be involved in outdoor youth education as much as possible. While in college he studied abroad in Italy for a year and later returned to teach English to military academy students. He is married and has three children. In his free time Aaron enjoys backcountry camping, hiking, fishing and traveling to learn more about other cultures. Leading the upcoming generation to be active and involved in their communities is one reason he loves working with the youth at PRCC.
Matthew Haley, Facilitator
Matthew currently teaches full time at Moscow Jr. High School and is certified to teach 6th-12th grade Spanish and Social Studies. He is currently teaching 7th and 9th grade social studies. Matthew has his MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho. Matthew loves teaching as well as coaching athletics and working with groups at PRCC.
Rebecca Haley, Facilitator
Rebecca serves the Moscow-Pullman community as a birth and postpartum doula and freelance writer. Having formerly worked in children's theatre, Rebecca uses her skills both as a communicator and educator to engage with challenge course groups of all ages. Rebecca celebrates every chance she gets to facilitate team building and individual growth amongst the natural beauty of Paradise Ridge.
Lance Hamma, Facilitator
Lance teaches 2nd grade in Moscow. He earned his Master’s in Education, Physical Education and Elementary Education degrees from the University of Idaho. Lance grew into teaching because of swimming. He swam his whole life, which worked into summer jobs of teaching swim lessons, and coaching swim teams. That eventually led him into teaching in the classroom. Lance loves playing on rivers and taking his 2 kids for hikes, bike rides and camping trips. He loves learning about mother nature and other people while outdoors.
Steve Ullrich, Naturalist
Steve is a 15-year resident and frequent hiker on Paradise Ridge. He is retired from WSU after 33 years, where he taught, advised, and bred and studied the genetics of barley. Steve has also taught at a community college in Wisconsin and a secondary school in the Peace Corps in Malawi. His interest in the great outdoors has also been major part of Steve’s life. His credentials include a BS in wildlife management, wildlife research on beavers in Michigan, and work as a summer ranger naturalist at Yellowstone National Park. Steve enjoys outdoor recreation across with Pacific Northwest with his wife, Mary, their kids and grandkids.
Daniel Haley, Facilitator
Daniel is a coordinator for the pioneering Clinical Communication Program within the College of Veterinary Medicine at WSU. An actor and director by trade, Daniel earned his BFA from the UI and accompanying MFA from the University of Montana. As a challenge course facilitator for more than two decades, Daniel recognizes the importance of teamwork and loves helping groups discover their own collective potential in the serenity of nature on Paradise Ridge!
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