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Jesse Turnidge

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First Year at BOSS: 2003
Current Position: Master Instructor
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Currently Resides In: Boyne City, Michigan

I came to BOSS because:

I’ve always had a strong connection with nature and the outdoors which was encouraged by my family when hiking, hunting and camping. I was given the freedom to experience nature on my own from a young age, so I wanted to continue that by coming to BOSS.

I teach at BOSS because:

I get to do what I love. l love sharing my wonder/awe of nature with others and seeing the growth that comes from guiding myself and others through such a physically & mentally challenging experience. I believe nature is one of our greatest teachers and when we allow ourselves to be wholly and completely immersed in nature, without many of modern day distractions, we have the opportunity to grow as humans.

About Jesse Turnidge:

I’m a second generation BOSS instructor. I have spent time with the Tarahumara people of Copper Canyon, Mexico. I enjoy animal tracking, and I’m a gold and silversmith and finish carpenter.

I’m a father of 2 kids.

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