Izzy Janzen, Waypoint Coordinator
Izzy grew up in Philadelphia but spent her summers exploring Maine’s rocky coastline with her family. A 2014 graduate of Hamilton College, Izzy led hiking and backpacking trips for students on campus. She also worked as a trip leader during the summer months with teenagers in both Maine and Washington state.
Izzy has spent the last four years as an Assistant Director with Apogee Adventures, an outdoor adventure program for young adults based in Maine. She is also a certified Wilderness First Responder.
Before joining the Chewonki team, Izzy worked as a substitute teacher and coach at the middle and high school levels in Portland. She also served as a Volunteer Mentor with Chewonki Waypoint for the past two school years. Izzy loves playing board games, cooking, and hiking.
Austin Muir, Waypoint Coordinator
Austin first began working at Chewonki in 2014 as a Senior Camp Counselor and Trip Leader. Today, he works year-round as the Waypoint Coordinator.
Austin graduated from Michigan State University, majoring in Social Relations and Policy and minoring in Sociology. He is a Wilderness First Responder, with a background in environmental education and nonprofit management.
Austin has worked as a traditional classroom teacher, environmental educator, ski instructor, river guide, trip leader, field trip coordinator, and summer camp director. He is so excited to be back in the great state of Maine!
Emma Balazs, Director of Maine School Programs
Keith Crowley, VP of Education Partnerships and Risk Management
Keith began working for Chewonki in 2007 as an Outdoor Classroom instructor. Today he works year-round as the VP of Education Partnerships and Risk Management at Chewonki.
He received his B.S. from Unity College in Environmental Education and Parks, Recreation & Ecotourism. Keith is a Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard, and Registered Maine Guide. In addition to his duties as an educator, he has led our Boatbuilders Expedition and will continue to lead various extended wilderness trips throughout the year.