Grant Brown is a Georgia native and has been leading backpacking groups since 1997. He started backpacking as a Cub Scout. He has overnighted in many national parks including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Badlands, Isle Royale, Channel Islands, Smoky Mountains, and Congaree; as well as the Inca Trail in Peru. He’s a retired high school teacher and was selected as Georgia’s Outstanding Drama Educator for 2010. He’s worked with teenagers in theatre production and field trips to New York City. He is thrilled to now lead teens in the outdoors. At home, Grant is a dog sitter and has an acoustic band in which he plays guitar, mandolin, percussion, and vocals. His medical certifications are Wilderness First Aid, Epi-Pen Auto-injector, and CPR/AED.