Alan Smith

Adventure Facilitator

Alan Smith, wearing a green and black plaid shirt, is standing outside in front of a tree, smiling at the camera.

Alan brings a lot of joy and curiosity for his role in Adventure Programming. He has been playing and adventuring in the woods since he was young and finds the woods and wilderness to be a place of inspiration and awe. He earned a Master's Degree in College Student Development from Appalachian State University, with a concentration in Outdoor Program Administration.

Prior to joining the team at Momentum Alan worked with adolescents and young adults for a wilderness therapy program in Western Colorado. Additionally, he has worked as a climbing wall manager for the Outdoor Programs and an adjunct instructor for the Parks and Recreation Management Program at Western Carolina University teaching rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking and land navigation courses.

In addition to this experience, he has worn many professional hats that inform and inspire his work with young adults.

In his free time, Alan enjoys immersion in the solitude of the woods, exploring new places with his wife and dog via land or water, DIY-ing and woodworking at home, and books year-round, but especially in winter.

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