Elizabeth Koutrelakos


Elizabeth started working for Grand Teton National Park Trail crew at the age of 18. While getting her Bachelors in Psychology at University of Colorado at Boulder, she discovered the value of the outdoors in personal development. She spent two years in Denali National Park, Alaska as a trail crew leader for high school students and veterans.

She returned to the Tetons to run the Youth Conservation Program and 10 week program for high school students to develop teamwork and knowledge of trail building, plant identification and historic preservation techniques. Here, she saw the impact of the natural world on adolescent development and self esteem. She earned her Masters in Social Work at the University of Wyoming and was given the Student Graduate Research Award for her research on constraints and negotiation strategies of female adolescents in outdoor settings.

She worked as a LCSW in community mental health serving as an instructor for DBT adult groups, day treatment groups for children, and individual therapy for adults and children. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, climbing, picking wild plants and cooking.

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