First Year at BOSS: 2018
Current Position: Board Member
Currently Resides In: Lexington, MA
I came to BOSS because:
I’d been passionate about, and practicing, wilderness living skills for over two decades and had built a decent foundation. However, I also knew that learning the skills was only half the battle – mental discipline and grit were the other half! I felt BOSS’s two-week field course offered the perfect setting in which to polish my skills and test my grit. I was not disappointed! I view that course as one of my most cherished accomplishments.
I am on the BOSS board because:
I believe deeply in the benefits that can flow from building a deeper connection with the natural world (and with others) through learning wilderness survival skills. In my view, one core benefit is hopefully the development of a more intuitive sense of awe, reverence and gratitude for the gift of life that we’ve all been given, which has the potential to inspire us to be better stewards of the earth and of our human community. BOSS’s alignment with this vision is what drew me to serve on the Board.
About Kyle Johnson:
During the weekday, Kyle serves as an outsourced chief investment officer for endowments and foundations at a firm called Cambridge Associates. Outside of work, he is a husband and father of three young adults. In his spare time, you’re likely to find him: 1) playing rock and classical guitar (and singing); 2) distance running; 3) out in the woods shooting his self-bow, tracking or stalking animals, gathering wild edibles, or heading home with a hand-drill to light the fireplace; or 4) reading about behavioral economics, religion, physics, or re-reading Tolkien. After briefly majoring in Physics and Astrophysics in college, Kyle graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Comparative Religion, and then earned a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Kyle is based in Lexington, MA.