The vital link between nature and the classroom

Our Staff

Meet Our Full-Time Staff

Deborah Guinn

Executive Director

Deborah’s love for the outdoors began early in her childhood while growing up in Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Arkansas, Deborah moved to Oregon, where she received her degree in Secondary Education from Western Oregon State College. In 1995, she accepted a position as the Equestrian Director and Retreat Coordinator for Baskin Family Camps, and when the owners expanded their facilities to create The Outdoor School in 1996 Deborah enthusiastically became a part of that team. Deborah’s love for the outdoors, her passion for teaching and her experience working with children make her the perfect choice for Executive Director of The Outdoor School!

Rob Letendre

Sales and Marketing Director

Rob received his degree in Outdoor Education from Johnson State College in Vermont. Over the last decade Rob has held a variety of roles with The Outdoor School and Champions Retreat. He has spent time as an instructor, program coordinator, was the director at our Camp For All location, and most recently was the retreat director and leadership coordinator. Rob is excited to work with the group leaders he has come to know over the years in a new capacity, and is looking forward to continuing to grow the programs through building relationships with new schools and retreat groups.

Personnel Director

Looking to work in the camping community, Mark obtained his B.S. in Kinesiology and Education from the University of Texas, as well as a M.S. in Recreation and Leisure Services from Texas State University. He has gained valuable experience directing various programs over 20 seasons of camp, including first-year campers, rock climbing, high ropes and teambuilding. Mark has a great appreciation for the process and results that experiential education can yield, as well as the incredible people who dedicate themselves to the experiential philosophy.