- Senior Learning & Development Specialist
- pronouns: she/her(s)
Steph Love is an international trainer, facilitator, coach, and outdoor educator with over 20 years of experience leading creative and innovate youth development and outdoor education programs. She had the honor of directing the HighScope Institute for IDEAS, where she worked directly with David and Phyllis Weikart. In addition to her professional experience using the Active-Participatory Approach as an outdoor educator and wilderness guide for the Voyageur Outward Bound School (VOBS), YMCA Widjiwagan and Wintergreen Dogsledding Lodge in Ely, MN, Steph spent 16 years as the co-founder and director of Positive Energy Outdoors, an outdoor education program in Duluth, Minnesota. Steph has an M.S. in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a B.A. with Honors in English Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In her free time, Steph trains sled dogs and races in dog sledding races, and placed 3rd in the 2020 John Beargrease 120, the most competitive mid-distance dog sledding race in the lower 48. She has a 12 year old son, and runs half marathons, skis, hikes, knits, and gardens at her home in Duluth.