A motivated educator, Marc enjoys working with youth in all phases of life. Growing up playing a number of different sports led Marc to many jobs relating to coaching and teaching, and eventually to Rustic Pathways. He is an avid outdoorsman and spent many summers working as an ocean lifeguard on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. His love for travel, teaching, and the outdoors make Marc a natural director for our operations as he continues to create new and exciting programs in the U.S.
Since studying psychology and music at the University of Iowa, Dani has spent the majority of her working life trip leading, teaching, and directing outdoor education programs. Whether it was leading five young women on a 45-day backpacking trip in Alaska, writing and executing lessons plans for undergraduate students at Fort Lewis College’s Adventure Education program, or training her staff on risk management practices prior to their backcountry trips, Dani is thrilled to bring her experience to the Rustic Pathways USA team. With a love of intentional travel, adventure and a particular interest in discovering her own backyard, you can often find Dani hiking, biking, or climbing around her home in Boulder, Colorado.