Lauren Skonieczny

Director of Operations
Senior Guide
Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Trainer

A proud New Englander, Lauren started exploring the woods from the time she could walk and grew up hiking and camping throughout the northeast. Her passion for the outdoors and her constant search for the next challenge has taken her on backpacking adventures in the Presidentials and Adirondacks, the Pacific Northwest, Iceland, Dominica, and Tanzania. When she’s not guiding, Lauren plays Aussie rules football, runs ultramarathons, plays with her (adorable) dog, and googles phrases that start with “Best Hiking in…” Lauren loves to share her energy and excitement with other New Yorkers - helping them learn about the beauty in and beyond their backyard and to discover the great things they’re capable of accomplishing.