Molly “Hopper” Mosenthal
Molly spent her childhood exploring the magic of the Green Mountains in Vermont, where she developed an untamed curiosity for the natural world. Craving more exploration of the unknown, she took off to Colorado, where she graduated from the University of Denver with degrees in Geography and Spanish. She has spent time adventuring, studying, and teaching environmental education across North and South America and in Europe. Molly was Assistant Field Coordinator with Thorne Nature Experience in Colorado, working with children ages 3-17. She’s previously served as Camp Counselor, Language Tutor and Teaching Assistant, among other positions. With an insatiable appetite for new places, she left the sunny Colorado Plateau and set out to the Pacific Northwest, where she has fallen in love with the diversity of landscapes to explore. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming in chilly mountain waters, and letting the wind blow her in the direction of her next endeavor.
Lizzie “Zip” Bronder
Overnight Camp Counselor
Lizzie was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. With both parents volunteering as climb leaders and Basic Climbing Education Program (BCEP) instructors with Mazamas, she summited her first mountain at age 11 and completed her first long distance canoe trip at age 16. She currently attends Western Washington University, seated among the lush greenery of Bellingham, Washington. Living minutes away from Larrabee State Park, Mount Baker, Lake Whatcom, and the Salish Sea allows her to spend her free time skiing, hiking and kayaking when the rain pauses. This will be her second summer with Adventure WILD. Before finding Adventure WILD, she spent time employed as a lifeguard, tutor, and swim instructor; where she worked with people aged three years to adult. An avid proponent of outdoor education and passionate student, she is excited to experience the outdoors with another summer alongside the WILD campers.
Mackenzie “Sunshine” Myers
Overnight Camp Counselor
Mackenzie was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but after moving several times at a young age, his family landed in Nashville, Tennessee, where he spent most of his memorable life. After graduating high school, Mackenzie took some time off to explore the world, work various jobs, and get to know more about his passions in life. The love of mountains and the natural world he developed while in Colorado never left him, and in 2016 Mackenzie completed a through-hike of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, cherishing the opportunity to simply walk in the woods every day on his trek from Georgia to Maine. Mackenzie enjoys tutoring, mentoring, and teaching children, and believes instilling a love and connection to the natural world is an important part of every child’s life. He enjoys all kinds of sports, including swimming and track, and is an avid Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter fan. Mackenzie now attends the University of Oregon, and is excited to return for his second year at Adventure WILD.