CONTACT & BIOGRAPHY
Thank you for contacting me at Wander the Whites.
Please let me know what program or adventure you are interested in. If you prefer a customized package, please included time, day and how many folks to accommodate during your visit to the mountains.
Call, Text or Email at:
WANDER THE WHITES C/ LISA HOLCOMB
P.O. BOX 615INTERVALE, NH 03845
LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU,
"I love this place... leading others in the Mt. Washington National Forest and being apart of expressive work in nature, are two experiences that ignite new perspective. in everyone. The highlight of every trip and class, is watching folks' eyes light up and knowing something has changed in them - forever."
LISA MARIE HOLCOMB, M.Ed.
Lisa is the owner of several businesses:
WANDER THE WHITES Outdoor adventures since the 1990's
GARDENSCAPES Landscaper, since 2002
REFLECTIVE DANCE & REIKI Reiki Teacher, Practitioner and Conscious Dancer since 2002 & 1994
REFLECTIVE WREATHS Decorative Wreath Designer, since the 1980's
As the owner of Wander the Whites, Lisa has the experience as a leader for outdoor organizations since 1992 guiding and educating groups in New Hampshire and Maine’s National Forest and lakes. She holds her Master’s of Education degree (2007) from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, specializing in Character Development through Outdoor Programs and the Expressive Healing Arts.. Lisa is from the Finger Lakes of New York and came to the White Mountains in 1986 as a photographer and writer. Students and adults have enjoyed relaxing half-day trips to crossing the Presidential Range, as well as canoeing and camping the lakes in Maine with Lisa.
Professional Education Background
Lisa's background includes working with and instructing children and adults thru many established community organizations, schools and individuals in Mt Washington valley, Western and Portland Maine areas. She is works and volunteers for local conservation and recreation non-profit organizations such as Mount Washington Valley Ski and Snowshoe Center, Appalachian Mountain Club, Upper Saco Valley Land Trust and Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Lisa is the MWVSki and Snowshoe lead instuctor for xc ski lessons and snowshoe outings, since 2012.
Master's of Education Thesis
Lisa's thesis at Lesley University in MA, merged the effects of Outdoor Education, Adventure and Healing Arts have on the development of a resilient character. The Thesis was overseen by several very respected educators, including Dr. Thomas Lickona of SUNY Cortland, Lisa instructed for Universities, the Character Education International Organization and K-12 classes. Lisa's love for holistic healing and dance led her to co-ordinate several seasonal Wellness Events and run workshops at Holistic Spas and local Inns and Hotels.. She is a trained (Advanced) Reiki Master Teacher, by her mother Djiana Winter, M.Ed, author and owner of the Center for Inner Peace in Rochester, NY; and certified JourneyDance (tm), Ecstatic and 5Rhymns Conscious dancer and music set player for Portland Community Dance in Maine.. All of this woven together creates an eclectic deep perspective in Lisa's work with people of all ages..
2007 Master's of Education with an Independent Specialization
Character Development thru the Outdoors and Movement Healing Arts
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
1986 Bachelor of Arts with an Independent Specialization
Organizational Management and Communication
Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
SOLO Wilderness First Aid & CPR 2021-2023, since 1992
American Aquatic & Camping Association, 1991 and 2012
Advanced Reiki Master Teacher, since 2002
JourneyDance(tm) Facilitator, since 2003
Portland Community Dance (5Rythms(R) and Ecstatic Set Player), since 2010
CURRENT PROJECT FOR PUBLICATION
WANDER & WRITe! IN THE WHITES: poetry book and class.
THANK YOU for looking my offerings over and hope to meet you one day! LISA