Dan McDougal

Partner, Program Director

Uintas/Blue Ridge

Dan brings in over 16 years of experience with program development and work with adolescence in a therapeutic setting. Dan started by working with the prestigious Gordonstoun School in Scotland teaching adolescence sailing, backpacking, windsurfing and climbing. He then went on to work as a senior wilderness instructor at Aspen Achievement Academy in Loa, Utah. He was hired by Second Nature Wilderness Programs in Utah to assist in the development of the field program at its inception in 1998. He has worked as a Senior Mentor and Field Director with Second Nature Utah. In 2002 he developed and co-founded Second Nature Blue Ridge. Prior to his work with the Gordonstoun School, Aspen and Second Nature, Dan volunteered in Middle Tennessee Public Schools working with troubled youth. He also has extensive experience as an instructor in Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Dan is a native of Nashville, TN.