Dr. Ryan Reese is the lab director and an associate professor of counseling at Oregon State University - Cascades in Bend, Oregon. He holds licenses as a licensed professional counselor, licensed school counselor, national certified counselor, and approved clinical supervisor. His research agenda focuses on connection with non-human nature and how intentional and contextual affiliations might be integrated effectively into clinical and educational settings.

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Hannah Craig

Hannah Craig  | Graduate Research Assistant 

Hannah Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ohio University and is completing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in OBH as a field instructor, spends most of her free time outdoors, and is interested in the development of nature-based interventions for holistic wellness. Working in OBH combined her interests of working with adolescents and young adults, as well as utilizing the human-nature connection and holistic wellness approaches within the counseling field. Her prior research experience includes her role at the Center for Intervention Research in Schools, assisting with research surrounding school-based interventions for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.


Marjorie Gosling

Marjorie Gosling | Graduate Research Assistant

Marjorie Gosling holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice Education from Prescott College and is currently completing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at OSU-Cascades. Inspired by her personal transformative experiences in the backcountry, Marjorie is passionate about the intersection of nature, culture, self-identity and mental health. Partnering with Dr. Reese and The Shepherd's House, Marjorie will be spending a portion of her internship facilitating a Fishing for Wellness course which will focus on personal growth through connection with self, community, and nature while utilizing EcoWellness principles to inform curriculum. Marjorie is originally from Ashland, Oregon and enjoys backpacking, hiking, and skiing.