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Sean McLelland | Executive Director
Sean McLelland

Sean McLelland

Executive Director
Scot McClure | Director Of Education
Scot McClure

Scot McClure has worked for OTF since 2009. As the Outdoor Adventures Education Coordinator, he oversees the curriculum and its implementation and national growth. Currently, more than 650 K-12 public and private schools in 40 states offer Outdoor Adventures.

Scot McClure

Director of Education

Scot McClure has worked for OTF since 2009. As the Outdoor Adventures Education Coordinator, he oversees the curriculum and its implementation and national growth. Currently, more than 650 K-12 public…

LeAnn Schmitt | Operations Manager
LeAnn Schmitt

LeAnn has many years of marketing, public and donor relations, and event coordination experience in the outdoor industry, including for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Cabela’s, Heroes on the Water, Dallas Woods and Water Club and Foundation, and the Christian Outdoor Ministry. LeAnn, her husband, and daughter live on a small farm in Celina with their 2 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a herd of miniature Hereford cows. LeAnn is an avid equestrian and enjoys many outdoor activities including shooting, hiking, snow skiing, and fishing.

LeAnn Schmitt

Operations Manager

LeAnn has many years of marketing, public and donor relations, and event coordination experience in the outdoor industry, including for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Cabela’s, Heroes on…

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Tari Garner

Tari was a physical education teacher and a head coach for multiple sports for 36 years. She developed and taught an Outdoor Adventure course at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Tari is a National Board Certified Teacher and a National Adapted Certified Physical Educator (CAPE). She was the Central District Teacher of the Year 2013 and President of the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Tari currently serves on the Central District SHAPE America Leadership Council.

Tari Garner

OA Manager

Tari was a physical education teacher and a head coach for multiple sports for 36 years. She developed and taught an Outdoor Adventure course at Park Hill High School in…

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Abriel McGough

Abriel McGough

Executive Assistant

Outdoor Adventures Managers

Danny Yarbrough | OA Manager
Danny Yarbrough

I am 63 years old and have been married to my wife Linda for 30 years. I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I am a retired educator of 33 years. I am now able to spend more time in the outdoors fishing and bow hunting.

Danny Yarbrough

OA Manager

I am 63 years old and have been married to my wife Linda for 30 years. I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I am a retired educator of 33…

Kim Potts | OA Manager
Kim Potts

My name is Kim Potts and I have been involved in promoting outdoor education programs across the state of Texas since 2009. My dad introduced me to the outdoors at a very young age and I did not realize until I got older, what a wonderful blessing and gift he had given me. When I feel myself getting overwhelmed with work, family, or just life in general, a good hog hunt, fishing trip, or visit to my deer stand can quickly provide the opportunity for my body, mind, and soul to realign. Life IS better outdoors!

Kim Potts

OA Manager

My name is Kim Potts and I have been involved in promoting outdoor education programs across the state of Texas since 2009. My dad introduced me to the outdoors at…

Donny Williams | OA Manager
Donny Williams

Donny is a 33 year veteran of Texas Public Schools. He has been in the roles of teacher, coach and secondary principal. Donny is an avid hunter and outdoorsman as well. Currently, Donny is an Archery Instructor for Outdoor Texas Camps.

Donny Williams

OA Manager

Donny is a 33 year veteran of Texas Public Schools. He has been in the roles of teacher, coach and secondary principal. Donny is an avid hunter and outdoorsman as…

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Bonnie Newcombe

I have been in education for 38 years teaching PE, Outdoor Adventures and Adapted PE. Named Outdoor Adventures Teacher of the Year in 2010. I assisted with the first edition of the Outdoor Adventures curriculum and continue to be involved in making it the BEST outdoor education curriculum in the nation! I love fishing, gardening, target shooting, enjoying the beauty of nature and playing with my grandchildren!

Bonnie Newcombe

OA Manager

I have been in education for 38 years teaching PE, Outdoor Adventures and Adapted PE. Named Outdoor Adventures Teacher of the Year in 2010. I assisted with the first edition…

Mike Petrick | OA Manager
Mike Petrick

I am a lifelong outdoorsman, having hunted, fished, hiked and photographed since a young age.  In 1997 I was the third teacher recruited into the then Outdoor Trails program originating at Lewisville ISD. I currently do most of the TPWD Angler Education certification training for the OA program. My wife Donna and I have been married 56 years, and have a son and two grandchildren. Since my retirement in 2007, I have become a Texas Master Naturalist.  I am a volunteer trail guide at the Heard Refuge and the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area.  I am also a tram tour driver/guide at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.

Mike Petrick

OA Manager

I am a lifelong outdoorsman, having hunted, fished, hiked and photographed since a young age.  In 1997 I was the third teacher recruited into the then Outdoor Trails program originating…

Matt Smith | Outdoor Adventures Manager
Matt Smith

I have been teaching Physical Education for 14 years and Outdoor Education for 4 at Jacobs High School in Algonquin, Illinois. I am married(10 years) with 2 kids, 4 chickens and 2 golden dogs. I am currently coaching cross country.  I have a passion for the outdoors and will take every opportunity I can to get outside and find the best connection available (nature).

Matt Smith

Outdoor Adventures Manager

I have been teaching Physical Education for 14 years and Outdoor Education for 4 at Jacobs High School in Algonquin, Illinois. I am married(10 years) with 2 kids, 4 chickens…

Nathan Butler
Nathan Butler

Nathan Butler

Outdoor Adventures Manager
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Junior Martinez

Junior Martinez

Jo Bailey
Jo Bailey

Jo has taught physical education for 25 years, in the UK, Hong Kong, and in the US at D. C. Everest Senior High School, WI, since 2004. She has written both Adventure Education and Outdoor and Adventure curriculums, and has written numerous grants to bring camping, rock climbing, and stand up paddle boarding into her programs. Jo is a National Board Certified Teacher, a 2021 Herb Kohl Fellow, and she was the 2013 Midwest High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Jo has served as President of Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE) and currently serves on the SHAPE America Board of Directors. Jo loves to be outdoors hiking, geocaching, stand up paddle boarding, running, or engaging in winter sports.

Jo Bailey

Outdoor Adventures Manager

Jo has taught physical education for 25 years, in the UK, Hong Kong, and in the US at D. C. Everest Senior High School, WI, since 2004. She has written…

Lisa Helm
Lisa Helm

I am in my 20th year teaching at Azle High School having coached the first 17 of those years. My love of the outdoors led me to start the Outdoor Adventures class at Azle High School, which I have now had the privilege to teach for 6 years. I am a curriculum writer for the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, recipient of the Outdoor Adventures Educator of the Year Award, and currently, I am working toward being a National Board-Certified Teacher.  I love sharing my passion for the outdoors and the activities I love such as backpacking, wildlife photography, kayak fishing, fly fishing, rock climbing, skiing, adventure racing, ultra-running, and camping.  I also enjoy coaching our archery team as well as working with the Christian Outdoors Ministry to take students on hunts and fishing trips.  I love teaching, and I am always excited for my next adventure!

Lisa Helm

I am in my 20th year teaching at Azle High School having coached the first 17 of those years. My love of the outdoors led me to start the Outdoor…

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Sandy Moore

Sandy Moore

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Kalie McKinley

Kalie McKinley

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Kelsi Baker

Kelsi Baker

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Deb Sension-Hall

  I have taught PE for 39 years at middle school & upper elementary.  Outdoor Adventure education was a big part of the curriculum with archery, fishing, biking and orienteering being among the favorites.  We incorporated many other components during field trips and after-school outdoor clubs.  Outdoor Adventures is a great way to make meaningful connections with students and fuel their passion for the outdoors.  I enjoy a wide variety of outdoor pursuits including mountain biking, hiking, and paddle boarding in the summer, as well as skiing, snowmobiling and snow shoeing in the winter.  I live and recreate in Montana – one of the greatest playgrounds in the nation.

Deb Sension-Hall

  I have taught PE for 39 years at middle school & upper elementary.  Outdoor Adventure education was a big part of the curriculum with archery, fishing, biking and orienteering being…