Mollie grew up in Indiana. She fell in love with the outdoors while working at a state park nature center in high school. This early experience in outdoor recreation and educational programming would lead her to work as a zip line guide and team building facilitator after college. Mollie spent three years in the field honing her facilitation skills and helping thousands of clients overcome personal and professional challenges.
Her ability to establish rapport and managerial experience landed her a job as Program Specialist with Bradford Woods Outdoor Education Center, an extension of Indiana University. Her work there overlapped with the recreational therapy department and she was able to serve a wide variety of populations; from veterans suffering from PTSD to children with chronic illnesses to young adults with disabilities to international students.
Two summers later she accepted a job in upstate New York as Director of Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center. Moving to the Adirondack Mountains was a life changing experience, especially for a Midwesterner. Mollie spent nearly four years adventuring in the North Country, soaking in the wilderness and enduring the harsh winters.
Ready for a change of scenery and shift in career, Mollie sought out the Pacific North West for her next endeavor. In learning about Dragonfly, she instantly connected to the mission and values of the organization. The move to Oregon was challenging- driving across the country during the outbreak of the pandemic- but has been well worth it. Mollie has been able to draw on her years of experience in relationship building, experiential education, and her empathetic intuition to create intentional and thoughtful connections with students and motive them to uncover the best version of themselves.
Mollie earned her BA in Studio Art and is an artist at heart. In her free time you can find her painting, dancing, hiking, paddling, or reading in her hammock.