With over twenty-six years as either a Field Staff, Trainer, Program Developer, Field Director, Program Director, and currently as WinGate’s Executive Director, Shayne is on a decidedly short list as one of the most experienced leaders in the history of the outdoor behavioral health industry.
Having been fundamentally involved in the the development and programmatic oversight of four wilderness therapy programs, and with his deep understanding of the innate therapeutic effects of a wilderness experience on the healing of young people, Shayne is a pioneer in the development of unique ways to capitalize on these experiences to enhance their therapeutic value.
As a popular speaker on the subject of all aspects of wilderness therapy, Shayne has for many years presented at regional, national, and international conferences and symposiums.
Shayne is the husband of a beautiful wife and the father of six awesome children.
“It has been my privilege to work with children and families over the years. I can’t imagine a more meaningful path to have taken.”