Brad Kahland



Brad was a mentor at AIM House in 2010 and returned in 2017. He graduated from the Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas with a BA in History. Prior to joining AIM House, Brad worked for seven years in the wilderness therapy field, providing therapeutic counseling to youth and families in a wilderness setting. Brad has served as a backcountry Field Guide, Logistics Coordinator, Education Director, and Family Counselor in the therapeutic wilderness setting. He also has worked as a social work Family Counselor for two years.

Brad sees young adulthood as an exciting and pivotal time in one’s life for identifying one’s strengths, developing one’s skills, and finding one’s personal connection to a life path that is joyful, healthy, and has a sense of purpose.

In addition to his work in wilderness therapy, Brad has worked as a Grand Canyon National Park Ranger, a Sea Kayak Guide in California, an Adventure Guide in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S., and a naturalist in Boulder, Colorado.

Brad enjoys kayaking, rafting, hiking, practicing Tai Chi and meditation, and exploring vibrant Boulder. Brad also guides wilderness meditation retreats in Colorado and Mexico.