Earth-Based Institute Instructors

Ryan Holsapple, ACC, NCC

Ryan Holsapple is a trained Nature-Connected Coach (NCC) and alumnus of the Earth-Based Institute (EBI)and believes firmly in the vision of connecting people to the earth and in transformation that leads to authentic and fulfilled living. Ryan achieved his Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has worked with clients […]

Rob Meltzer, MA, CEP

Rob Meltzer, MA, is the founder and director of Northlight Family Services—a national educational consulting firm. Rob is a therapist, certified educational planner (CEP), and a full member in good standing of the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA). He is a certified Gestalt and expressive therapist and has completed 400 hours of training with the […]

Michael Jospé, MA, PCC

Earth-Based Institute (EBI) was Founded by Michael Jospé. As a professional coach, educator and wilderness guide, Michael is passionate about helping people learn about themselves while being out in nature. Michael has a BA in Outdoor Recreation Leadership through Western State College in Colorado, an MA in Transformational Learning through Prescott College in Arizona, a […]

Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP

Katie Asmus, MA, , BMP, is a counselor, life coach, educator, mentor, workshop facilitator, and founder of NamastéHealing Arts Center, LLC, a multi-dimensional therapeutic and educationally-based organization incorporating Wilderness and Body-Centered Psychotherapies. Katie began working in outdoor experiential education in 1991, and during her Master Degree studies in Somatic Psychotherapy: Dance Movement Therapy she discovered […]

Julie Thomas, MA, LPC

Julie Thomas is a licensed professional counselor and has been in the field of death, dying, grief and loss for over 20 years. She has been working with hospice for the majority of her career, supporting those who are grieving through individual counseling and groups, as well as providing supervision and training to volunteers and […]

Hannah Tirrell-Wysocki NCC, MA

Hannah is a teaching assistant and mentor to students in the Nature Connected Coaching program at Earth-Based Institute. She is a certified Nature-Connected Coach who uses mindfulness and land-based practices to help clients unlock their inherent wisdom and knowing. Hannah was trained in the Groups as Living Systems facilitation model and applies this interconnected framework […]

Erin Tanner Jospé, MA, LPC

Erin Tanner Jospé is a licensed professional counselor and has been in the field of psychology and stress reduction since 1998. She has been teaching yoga and has been a body worker for more than a decade in both Los Angeles, California and Boulder, Colorado. Erin holds MAs in Movement Education/Dance Therapy from UCLA and […]

Derek Schmidt, MA, LPC

Derek Schmidt is the owner, founder, and clinical director of Reach, Inc., a therapeutic counseling agency in Denver, Colorado. Derek holds a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and is an in Colorado. He is also certified in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, , and Wilderness Emergency Medicine as a . Derek has more 15 years experience as a therapist […]

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