Dan Yacobellis has worked with school children, at-risk teens and adults since 1997. In 1995 he attended his first wilderness skills training class and was instantly hooked. Driven to continually expand and grow, Dan continued practicing and learning through books, classes, seminars and lots of time in the field(dirt time!). In 2006, Tamakoce Wilderness Programs was founded and Dan, along with other instructors, has been mentoring children and adults, in nature connection, ever since. Dan has also been a naturalist and a student of native lore, culture, and life for over 3 decades.