Reed Harwood

Executive Director

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Religious Studies and Asia Studies; Hobart College.
M.A. Religious Studies; Colorado University.

Reed’s passion for experiential education formally began in Algonquin Park, Ontario, where he spent his college summers working as a canoe guide. Since then he has worked in a variety of teaching and leadership positions: as a lecturer of comparative religion and ethics at the college level; as a teacher of world history and global studies at the high school level; as a wilderness guide in California and Alaska; and as a Dragons Instructor in Tibet and India.

Over the years his love for education has expanded, deepened, and shifted while being fueled by one consistent and enduring spirit. Whether leading a group of children on their first canoe trip, exploring the Himalayas with Dragons, or lecturing on South Asian religions to college students, his intent is the same: to foster a spirit of wonder, curiosity, appreciation and respect for this world, for ourselves and for others.

Reed began working with Dragons in 2005 as a field instructor and transitioned into the Boulder Administration in 2008. Since then, he has directed summer and semester programming, risk management, and curriculum development. As Executive Director and 90% owner of Where There Be Dragons, Reed’s role is to empower the talented admin team and support field instructors as they develop the safest, highest quality programs in cross-cultural education.