Jillian developed her love for the outdoors at a young age, growing up in the north woods of Minnesota. The wilderness has always played a signiﬁcant role in her life. She began working in the wilderness therapy ﬁeld in 2005 and hasn’t been able to stay away since. Jillian started out as a ﬁeld staff and has served in many roles at RedCliff since 2005.
Jillian received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Marriage, Family, and Human Development in 2005. She earned her master’s in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix, Saint George campus. She graduated as a Professional Counselor in July 2012.
Jillian has a passion for the work that she does. She loves the experiential work and believes in taking a Person-Centered approach and in looking at each student as an individual. She also believes that while a degree is important it is really the wilderness that does the work. She trusts in the power of the wilderness and has seen it change many lives, including her own.
In her free time Jillian enjoys rock climbing, pottery, crafting, yoga, reading, and pretty much anything outdoors. When she is not at work her can ﬁnd her spending time with her signiﬁcant other, Christian, and playing with their three dogs.