Guide at a Glance
Eastham, Massachusetts, United States
At the University of Maine at Farmington, Jonathan Palino found out that you could study what you truly enjoy: being outside and exploring the world through water and air! His university experience gave him an extensive knowledge of the principles and methods for curriculum design and training methods as well as providing opportunities for educating and instructing individuals and groups.
Jonathan continued his education with the ASEP (American Sports and Education Program: Coach Training) and became the Program Director. He then started instructing young snowboarding athletes at the Carrabasset Valley Academy and Okemo Mountain School. He enjoyed the coaching position so much that he took a mentor position as a kayaking expedition guide for Outward Bound. At Outward Bound, he improved strategies for selecting and using training/instructional methods and activities for learning or teaching new concepts.