Chris Chisholm, Founder:
Chris founded Wolf Camp in 1996, and he is author of the Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses. He grew up in the north woods of Minnesota, and moved west after earning a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1991. From 1992-95 he worked as a Level II Certified Youth Counselor at Sea Mar Community Health Centers. He taught Spanish from 1995-97 at the Whatcom Hills Waldorf School, and was an active member of the Whatcom County Chapter, Washington State Music Teachers Association from 1996-2003. He was certified as a basic tracker by Joel Harden Professional Tracking Services and was an active member of Snohomish & King County Search & Rescue tracking teams throughout 2009-2010. He also earned a Level II Wildlife Trailing Specialist Certificate from Cybertracker, Int’l in 2012 with a score of 87% and also holds a Cybertracker Track & Sign Certification. Chris has received training in Wilderness First Aid, Emergency Water Rescue, and Site/Risk Management over the years from the Wilderness Medicine Training Center, and completed training as an EMT in 2009. In addition to running Wolf Camp and the Conservation College, he has taught for the North Cascades Institute, Waldorf Schools and various other organizations up and down the west coast. Chris is considered an inspirational storyteller, musician, teacher, counselor, outdoorsman, conservationist, cooperative businessman, and friend to all who have shared time with him at Wolf Camp.
Kimberly McKillip Chisholm, Co-Owner:
Kim grew up in Puyallup, Washington. She is a delightful teacher with a B.S. in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington College of Forest Resources where she specialized in corvids and birds in general. Kim was a member, trainer, and past president of King County Search Dogs, a unit of King County Search & Rescue, of which she and her late border collie, Skye, were active members for 12 years. Among other certifications and accolades, she received her Permaculture Design Certificate through Sustainable Tacoma-Pierce in 2010, her Wilderness First Aid certificate from the Wilderness Medicine Training Institute in summer of 2013, and her Cybertracker Track & Sign Certification with a field evaluation score of 87% in the fall of 2013. Wolf Camp and the Conservation College operates its home office at Kim’s late grandparent’s old farmhouse next to Clark’s Creek & Park which includes rare artesian springs surrounded by lowland old growth forest on Washington State Fish & Wildlife lands.