Kyle Durgin - Assistant Field Director
Kyle cut his teeth adventuring in the Adirondack Mountains and has since gone on to climb some of the tallest mountain in the world as a member of climbing expeditions on three continents. He holds an International Mountain Guiding Certification and a Wilderness EMT Certification. Kyle earned a Bachelors of Psychology and has mental health experience implementing crisis management interventions as a senior staff member at a program serving adolescents in mental health crisis in New York. In his free time Kyle enjoys hiking, skiing, climbing, and chasing squirrels with his pug Carter.
Chantelle Farnsworth - Mentor
Growing up in the mountains of Vermont and Montana, Chantelle finds personal refuge in the wilderness. She is also no stranger to farms, having studied Animal Science at The University of Rhode Island then working on and managing various farms in Vermont. Chantelle has a passion for animals and enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Armina and Kenzie. She loves the outdoors, especially hiking, camping, and fishing. At Confluence she is dedicated to supporting people journeying towards a more fulfilling life as their most authentic selves with farm and wilderness as a catalyst for growth and change.
Elliott Day - Mentor
Elliot graduated from University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics in 2016. He made his way to Confluence after working for a young adult transitional living program in operations, programming, admissions and outreach capacities. In those roles his has worked closely with program participants and clinical staffs and directly with families. Elliot has genuine and deep-seated belief in the efficacy of wilderness and adventure as a means and catalyst in the journey towards wellness. Elliott lives in Portland, ME where he enjoys seeing live music, hiking, snowboarding, and skateboarding.
Molly Dietrich - Mentor
Molly holds bachelors degrees in Sociology and Education Policy and is a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). She recently hiked 1,200 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail and while living on the west coast previously worked in applied behavioral analysis therapy programs. Hailing from the mountains and lakes of New Hampshire, she enjoys wakeboarding, backpacking and trail running In her free time. As a mentor at Confluence Molly loves engaging with participants as she witnesses the transformational power of nature at Confluence while supporting and challenging participants to work through limitations and move past what is comfortable.
Nathan Shearer - Mentor
Nathan graduated from St. Joseph's College of Maine in 2010 with a Bachelors in History and Classical Literature. His love for the outdoors lead him out west to explore the deserts, mountains, and canyons. Eager to increase his aptitude he headed for the National Outdoor Leadership School where he became a certified outdoor educator. He then went onto Virginia to work in the outdoor adventure industry for a number of years in both administrative and guiding roles. Wanting to share his love with the outdoors and give back more to the community has lead him to Confluence. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, swimming, writing, and relaxing with his cat, Chairman Meow.
Sean Montgomery - Mentor
Sean is a graduate from Kutztown University located in Pennsylvania with bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and dual minors in Social Work and Forensics. Sean was a part of an internationally ranked rugby club, which taught him leadership, structure and commitment. With experience working as a police officer and training as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Sean is experienced in high-stress situations. His hobbies include; cranking wrenches as a mechanic at his family’s business, snowboarding, rock climbing, any type of watersport, backpacking, and motorsports.