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Anna Birch is the co-founder and President of Adventure Links Leadership Training and Outdoor Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  She has spent the last 20 years as a facilitator and administrator of educational, adventure and professional training experiences for youth, adults and corporations.  Designing and delivering innovative, high-impact, and actionable team development immersions is the driving force behind Anna in the adventure leadership and training industry.  Through such designs, Anna has been a catalyst for critical team dialogue and an instrument for positive change and growth in countless organizations and individuals.  Anna is a professional member of the Washington DC Chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization and certified by the American Mountain Guide Association for rock climbing instruction.

Austin Birch is the co-founder and Vice President of Adventure Links Leadership Training and Outdoor Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Austin’s dedication, strategy, innovations and breakthroughs in building his own company provide one of the backdrops in his understanding of the intricacies, decisions and patterns of corporate teams.  He has been an adventure guide, educator and professional facilitator for 15 years.  Austin’s drive to maximize situations, challenge mediocrity, and pose the difficult questions help to catapult groups to realizations and experiences which may have been otherwise overlooked or abandoned altogether. 

Rachel Doody is excited to begin her second year with the Adventure Links team after 13 years with Hemlock Overlook Center for Experiential Education. Using her background in environmental education and degree from George Mason University, she creates programs to bring science curriculums outdoors.

Chelsea Flynn graduated from the Appalachian State University with a degree in Recreation Management to match her love for the outdoors. She has pursued her passion for getting people outside through experiential and adventure education. She has worked in many regions of the US and is happy to be in Northern Virginia. She came to Adventure Links as an instructor and has the privilege to continue working to design and sell programs that allow for an educational, fun, and positive experience for each client.

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