Land & Facilities Manager/Lead Ranger
Mike Prince is a veteran instructor at Wilderness Awareness School and serves as Land & Facilities Manager and Lead Ranger. Prince’s previous roles have been as Operations & Finance Director, Summer Program Director, Immersion Core Instructor, Lead Instructor of Community School & Wild Within, and Land Manager for Linne Doran. As a Delaware native, Prince spent many years exploring the wilds of the Chesapeake Bay region and the Mid-Atlantic coast. He earned a BA from the University of Rochester in upstate NY and taught High School for 5 years. He also was a director of a Boy Scout Camp and a YMCA Camp & Conference Center. In 2004 Prince followed the coyote west to join The Immersion and deepen his nature connection and follow his passion for the art of mentoring teens and adults. He has been teaching and leading at WAS ever since.
Prince is a gay man and dreams of creating queer (LBTQ+) teen programs. He continues to walk the path of becoming more himself and tending the center fire. Prince loves tracking wolves, swimming, snorkeling, eating tasty soul food, the way of the scout, his barrel sauna, Seahawks football, stock investing, bird alarms, fire, and wildness.