Chris Cambron comes to Rites of Passage with a decade of experience in wilderness adventure, education and therapy programs in the areas of backpacking, river rafting, canoeing, rock climbing and skiing. Originally from the highly underrated state of New Jersey, Chris has a master's degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Social Work from the University of Washington and accruing clinical hours towards licensure as an LCSW. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder and former Swiftwater Rescue instructor with many hundreds of nights in all types of backcountry conditions under his belt.
After a few years working in adolescent treatment, Chris has recently moved upstream and is currently researching the childhood predictors of delinquency, drug use and positive youth development with a focus on informing and enhancing delinquency prevention programs. Outside of school and work, Chris spends his time exploring Seattle and the surrounding mountains, pretending to play jazz on his guitar, searching for decent slice of pizza west of the Mississippi, missing the southern Utah red rock and planning outdoor trips that likely won't happen until his dissertation is completed.