• M.S. in Outdoor Pursuits Recreation Administration from Aurora University
  • B.S. in Biology from Loyola University


Nettie fell in love with the outdoors at a young age and was able to pursue this passion and make it a career. She has been working in the Adventure Education field since 1997 and has had the privilege of working with Outward Bound, Wilderness Challenge, and taught Outdoor Leadership at Warren Wilson College. She joined the Academy at SOAR for the 2020-2021 school year where she enjoyed working with the ADHD/LD population and the program itself. She was a Camp Director this past summer and has accepted the position as Director of Academics for the 2021-2022 school year. She looks forward to working with the students and staff to make it a memorable experience full of great adventures! 

Nettie and her husband Tony have two children and a slew of animals including a dairy cow, poultry, and reptiles. In her spare time, she loves hiking, backpacking, flatwater paddling, and gardening!