Help us welcome our new Outdoor Education Manager, John Gray!

John grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and received his Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Studies at the University of Alabama. He has worked in many outdoor education roles during his career, including several roles for the North Carolina Outward Bound School. His many hats with Outward Bound included being an Instructor, Course Director, Chief Kayak Instructor, Staffing Director, Kitchen Manager, and an 82-day course traveling through the NC Mountains, Outer Banks, Everglades, and Costa Rica. He documented this trip on this website.

He enjoys writing and photography in his free time and is an avid trail runner, completing several long distance races. Check out his work and blog at .

He has spent the last year working in New Zealand and is excited to return to the North Carolina mountains as the Outdoor Education Manager for OA!