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Our Staff

Brian & Jessica Hard
Executive Director

I grew up in southern Minnesota but have always felt the draw of the Northwoods. Becoming Director at WE has given me the opportunity to blend my two greatest passions- God and the great outdoors. I'm blessed with my wonderful wife, Jessica, and 3 children, Caleb, Evelyn and Lydia. When I'm not developing and running programs, I like to bike, garden, ski, canoe and pretty much anything else that involves being outside.

Madison Kruger
2022 Summer Intern

In 2021, I graduated from high school and began working for my family’s window company. I grew up in Superior, Wisconsin, and have always had a love for the outdoors and being in God’s creation! I enjoy painting, reading, and spending time with family. I’m really grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to spend my summer at Wilderness Experience! I am so excited to be able to teach others about God’s love, while strengthening my own faith and relationship with Him!

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Zoë Larson
2022 Summer Intern

I’m currently studying History and American Sign Language at the University of Minnesota Duluth. I grew up about 20 miles south of St. Cloud, out in the country where I discovered my love for nature. I enjoy writing, practicing my sign language, going for bike rides, camping with friends, learning new things, reading and spending time in the sunshine! I’m looking forward to diving deeper in my faith alongside others this summer.

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