Whit (he/him or they/them) is known for bringing cold tolerance training, chainsaw skills, goose eggs, good jokes, and woodsy queer fashion to our workshops and gatherings. After growing up in Wampanoag Territory on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Whit began to explore the intersections of nature connection and cultural healing by living on a permaculture farm for a year, studying ancestral healing and grief work in the lineage of Malidoma Somé (especially with the remarkable teacher Ann Sousa), and diving into old/new ways to relate with the land. Whit integrates somatic healing through his massage practice (trained through the Acadia School of Massage), which he is especially excited to offer to queer and trans people as part of our collective healing journey. Whit completed the Maine Primitive Skills School’s 9 month immersion apprenticeship program and subsequently spent a year training in Zen meditation at the Crestone Mountain Center in Arapaho/Ute territory in Colorado. Whit has a lot to offer and we’re thrilled to have him at all of our 9-month program sessions, and at many other classes and events as a lead mentor and frequent instructor!