Haelynne believes that genuine human connection and play are catalysts for positive change. She is a committed practitioner of active fun and saying yes to a challenge. These practices have lead to such things as becoming a certified yoga teacher, adopting 2 spirited dogs, and competing in triathlons. After graduating with a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Portland in 2008 she began an unexpected career in summer camping. Here she started to stock her toolbox with such essential skills as campfire host, dance move architect, and costume aficionado. After more than 8 years in the professional camping field, including serving as the Summer Program Director at YMCA Camp Collins, and the Camp Director at Camp Ukandu, a children’s cancer camp, Haelynne is stoked to help folks practice being their best selves with GutMonkey.