Tommy Lee, MAEd, LCAS

Tommy Lee, MAEd, LCAS Tommy embodies the humanistic approach to the client-therapist relationship and is a firm believer in the power of experiential techniques to inspire change. Tommy is passionate about the capacity of individuals Read more…

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Colleen Raulerson

Colleen hails from California, where she spent the better part of two decades working in the fast paced restaurant industry on the West Coast before moving East to open her own restaurant in Black Mountain, Read more…

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Erin Pawelek

Erin’s diverse educational interests and professional experiences form the foundation of her inquiry based approach to instruction.   A native of North Carolina, Erin holds a Bachelors of Science in Sustainable Development from Appalachian State University, Read more…

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Dana Hickey

Dana moved to Western North Carolina in 2006 from Athens, Ohio where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Anthropology from The Ohio University.  Dana spent 4 years working as a Wilderness Read more…

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Will King

Will has spent his teaching career developing hands-on science activities to aid students in their understanding of difficult concepts while engaging them in their own education. Over the last six years, Will has taught in Read more…

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Adam Ray

Adam Ray brings a wealth of experience to The Academy at Trails Carolina.  He has spent 15 years working directly with meeting the needs of students, families, and educational consultants.  Adam’s breadth of experience in Read more…

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Trysh Huntington, LMFT

Trysh brings to the Academy extensive professional experience in wilderness therapy and applies it to the long term care relationship of therapeutic boarding.  A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Trysh, in her role as Director Read more…

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Brian Johnson

A Wisconsin native, Brian brings a “whole-student” perspective to his work at the Academy and is a champion of service learning and authentic student engagement both inside and outside the traditional learning environment.  Brian holds Read more…

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Clay Wooldridge

Clay has had great professional success at every step in his journey, most recently as a classroom teacher he was recognized by his peers and North Carolina Department of Instruction as a finalist in the Read more…

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The Academy at Trails Carolina
500 Winding Gap Road
Lake Toxaway, NC 28747

Phone: (828) 808-0573

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