M.A. Contemplative Psychotherapy, Naropa University.
B.F.A. Graphic Design, Carnegie Mellon University.
In her early teens, Megan dreamt of living in a rural village on the African continent. That dream came to fruition a decade later when she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a small agricultural community in southern Senegal. Little did she know at the time that in the years to come, curious young Dragons travelers would be sleeping in earthen huts in her village and waking to the same ancient early morning sounds of pestle against mortar as women prepared grains for the day. In 2005, Megan co-created and guided Dragons first program on the African continent bringing students to her Peace Corps village in Senegal. The holistic, community centered, and off-the-beaten-path style of Dragons’ programs captured Megan’s heart and in the 15 years, she has continued her involvement with Dragons in several capacities including Instructor, West Africa Program Director, Marketing Director, and most recently, Co-Director of Adult Programs.
After Peace Corps, Megan continued to follow her fascination with the vibrancy of West African culture and she spent two more years on the continent working with refugees displaced by war. After years of extensive world-wide travels she began an inner journey of meditation retreats that eventually led her to graduate studies in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
Outside of her work for Dragons, Megan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and supports adolescents and young adults move through life’s challenges through her private psychotherapy practice. She also guides growth oriented backpacking and canoe trips throughout Colorado and Montana and works with the Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy track at Naropa University. She is Wilderness First Responder certified. In her current role at Dragons as Co-Director of Adult Programs, Megan finds herself consistently nourished and humbled watching adult travelers engage in deeply meaningful ways around the world. If you can’t catch her on email, it’s likely that she’s out marveling at the beauty found in the wild valleys outside her home in southern Montana.