Greg Gillett, Director
Greg has been running Outdoor Leadership programs for over 20 years. He is originally from South Africa and has worked for various Outward Bound schools around the world, including over 10 years at the North Carolina Outward Bound School. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town. Greg has a passion for developing leadership in young people and helping them reach their potential. He co-founded Asheville TAASC with Beth Hockman and Mike Fischesser, the founder of TAASC. When he is not out on trips with these kids he’s running leadership programs for other organizations and having fun with his 6 year old twin girls who are just starting to get into outdoor adventures.
Lucy MacGregor (Girls TAASC)
Lucy MacGregor has been working with children and youth in wilderness programs for over 20 years. She loves adventuring with youth down rivers, up rocks, over cliffs, and into caves. Lucy found her home in Asheville through her work as rock climbing instructor for the North Carolina Outward Bound School. She is a teacher at Rainbow Community School, a mindfulness educator, and mama of two amazing Taasc kids. Lucy is passionate about empowering girls and young women to live life to the fullest, to love deeply, and to support and uplift one another.
Beth Hockman, Director of Contract Courses
Beth has over 18 years experience facilitating leadership to groups in the wilderness, 16 of those years with Outward Bound. She has taught all over the U.S and Africa. She has a master’s degree in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University and is an independent facilitator of Love and Logic workshops. Her passion is sharing the wonders of wilderness travel, service learning and personal growth with all age groups especially young people.
Connor, CFO (chief fun officer)
Connor has been in the adventure education industry for 77 (dog) years. A Border Collie by breed, Connor believes in the innate good of people, especially when they throw sticks or tennis balls. Connor loves hiking, trail-running and swimming in mountain rivers and lakes. He just loves being outside working with students. His counseling skills with younger kids is truly amazing and many, many students have been comforted and supported by Connors love!