Aram Mitchell is a Registered Maine Guide and Wilderness First Responder with an MA in Religious Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary. Prior to moving to Maine in 2015 he worked as a minister for children in southern California. He worked as a shelter coordinator for LGBTQ identified youth experiencing homelessness in Chicago. He worked as an aid to elementary school educators of students with special needs in Indiana. He backpacked across Scotland, walked a pilgrimage in Spain, practiced yoga in Costa Rica, and has guided wilderness trips and nature walks of various durations for people of many ages, genders, and dispositions in several states and a few Canadian provinces. Now Aram spends his days as the Executive Director of Renewal in the Wilderness, devising ways to bring the wisdom of wilderness and regular rhythms of renewal into the lives of care providers, justice workers, and faith leaders.