Logan Walters received his B.S. in Marketing in 2004, and Master’s in Business Administration (focusing on not for profit management) in 2006. He also completed his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013. All his coursework was with Western Carolina University. He earned most of his Masters’s degrees while working full time for SOAR, which he learned about in 2004 under the guidance of Dr. Ed Kesgen (past SOAR Board Chair).
Logan has worked in many capacities for SOAR, including field staff for Summer/ outdoor classrooms/Academy programs, course director/trainer/ activity director for FL summer programs (13 years), director of specialty/international programs, the director of the Academy (6 years), and for the past 4 years has served on SOAR’s Professional Advisory Board focusing on fundraising, the management of FL courses, and the use/maintenance of SOAR 24 foot Mako center console boat. While at SOAR full time, Logan was passionate regarding increasing SOAR’s connection/communication with our families, fundraising, restructuring the semester programs into the Academy, and creating student/staff management systems. Logan departed working full time for SOAR in 2012, to pursue private practice in counseling and mental health consulting.
Logan currently lives in St. Pete Florida and maintains a private practice counseling and mental health consulting firm “Life Adventures Counseling & Consulting”. He serves as the mental health advisor/ student management consultant/ member of the board of safety for Outward Bound Thompson Island, is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Aspire (a nonprofit that SOAR originally created and is now in 20 NC counties), is an adjunct instructor for Prescott College, and supports many local wilderness youth programs. Logan leads the training for SOAR’s Florida summer program and typically joins SOAR for some outdoor classrooms when the stars align.
His current certifications/licensures are:
LMHC- Licensed Mental Health Counselor in FL
NCC- National Certified Counselor
WFR- Wilderness 1st responder
Level 3 American Canoe Association Paddle Instructor
Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR
Leave No Trace Trainer