Our instructors are not camp counselors – they are highly trained outdoor professionals.  All instructors are Wilderness First Responders (WFR).  This isn’t just outdoor first aid; acquiring your WFR takes 70 hours.  This certification is recognized by medical professionals worldwide.  Additionally, all of our staff are required to have Federal and State background checks.

All courses are staffed with a Lead Instructor and Assistant Instructor.  Becoming a Lead Instructor requires many seasons of trip leading and demonstrating consistent, excellent decision making skills, exceptional judgment and numerous extensive trainings. Please note, not all instructors are pictured below.

Leah Bentfield

Leah Bentfield


Paris Brown

Paris Brown


Liesel Clark

Liesel Clark


Kai Daniel

Kai Daniel


Sara A Ghavidel-Asgari

Sara A Ghavidel-Asgari


Nicholas Hall

Nicholas Hall


Bex Lyons

Bex Lyons


Sam Mathews

Sam Mathews


Tiana Morris

Tiana Morris


Jacob Stibbe

Jacob Stibbe


Jake Wills

Jake Wills


CHRIS DOYLE


Day Program Coordinator 

Chris arrived at the Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School just before his 26th birthday in September of 2018 after four years of teaching in a formalized traditional classroom space. Covered in radiator fluid after his car overheated on the drive down from his native Cape Cod, Chris stepped into his apprenticeship ready for challenge. Since that fateful September day, Chris can often be heard exclaiming, “it’s just another day in paradise” or “the time it takes is the time it takes.” This is after all, the best job he has ever had. An award-winning photographer and classically trained artist, Chris brings a creativity, style, and energy to educating with Outward Bound that engages students from the jump. His partner claims that, “his students are his coffee.” Chris is usually wearing something eccentric; he gets that from his mother. Ask him about whatever it is, there is probably an entertaining story behind it.