Chris Damboise

Director, Training and Team Development

Chris is the newest member of the training team; he brings an abundance of experience in the adventure field to bear on his leadership role within High 5. ” I love the way intentional adventure programming bring groups of people together in ways that otherwise would take years of time to reproduce.” Chris holds a degree in Recreation and Park Management with a specialty in Environmental Interpretation from the University of Maine. He previously worked at Project Adventure in a few different roles: most recently as Director of Credentialing Services & Technical Training and previously as Director of the Challenge Course Design and Installation department. The best part of working at High 5? “Collaborating with so many creative, passionate and mission driven colleagues. They are amazing!”

Chris is also a course provider for the PCIA (Professional Climbing Instructors Association) and is a Council Member of the AEE (Association for Experiential Education) Accreditation Council. A recent writing project culminated in the publication of Knot Tying for the Challenge Course Practitioner. In the field of adventure education for over 30 years, his other experience includes being an owner and senior guide for Acadia Mountain Guides (an AMGA Accredited climbing school); chief climber, course director and instructor for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and an experiential education specialist with the Atlanta Outward Bound Center. Most of his formative years were spent as an outdoor educator with the University of Maine, Maine Bound programs. Chris lives in the wonderful Berkshires of western Massachusetts with his wife, where he has access to all manner of outdoor terrain to muck about in. During time off he can often be found rock climbing, hiking or backcountry skiing.