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BOSS Staff

At BOSS, we recognize that the quality of your experience with us depends on the quality of your instructors. Learn more about our current staff and what it takes to work for BOSS.

Laurel Holding

Laurel Holding
First year at boss

2000

Current Position:

Head Instructor and Director of Program Development

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I CAME TO BOSS BECAUSE...

I had an interest in anthropology and archaeology, a passion for the outdoors, and a desire to live more simply. The BOSS program seemed to be very challenging and to expect a lot from its students, which appealed to me. I wondered if I would be tough enough to survive.

I TEACH AT BOSS BECAUSE...

I believe in the value of the BOSS experience and the importance of preserving these skills, which are part of our human heritage. When I am in the field I feel at home.

Leading BOSS courses is humbling and often uncomfortable, and in the best possible way.

And after nearly 15 years teaching for BOSS I must say that I consider my co-staff like a second family. A second family full of rugged, talented and good folks. So I continue to sweat it out because they support and inspire me.

Interesting Trivia about Laurel:

  • Laurel is a professional butcher.

  • She is an avid bowhunter, and has taken Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Elk and Dusky Grouse with her bow on Boulder Mountain

  • Laurel has a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University.