Contact Us

Phone: 603-608-8673

Address: 673 So. Main St. Wolfeboro, N.H. 03894

Email: steve@nhoutdoorlearning.com

Steve Sanborn

Owner

  • Licensed New Hampshire Guide
  • Certified Master Outdoorsman
  • Retired Professional Educator
  • NH Certified Wildlife Control Operator
  • Certified First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Certified Wilderness First Aid

 

Marc Hallee

Instructor & Media Director for Womens Outdoor Learning Center & NHOLC

Marc is a New Hampshire native and an experienced outdoorsman with many years hunting, fishing, skiing, canoeing, archery, shooting and minimalistic camping.  His skillful mastery of bushcraft and wilderness survival knowledge helps define his character.  Marc is also a published writer and continues to write articles for Self Reliance Illustrated magazine.  He enjoys handcrafting his own long bows, flint knapped primitive arrows and making custom leather products.  Marc’s detailed oriented teaching background is well-defined with over 22 years of experience as a Hap Ki Do instructor.  He is always practicing and furthering his outdoor education by enrolling in any courses he has time to attend.   Years of outdoor enjoyment has emphasized Marc’s belief that the woods are a place to seek refuge from the modern world and to teach us valuable skills while sharing its beauty of land and animals with every step placed on uneven terrain.

Training & Certification:

  • Certified Master Outdoorsman – NHOLC
  • Licensed New Hampshire Hunting & Fishing Guide
  • Certified New Hampshire Hunter Education Instructor
  • Certified USA Archery Level 2 Instructor
  • Owner of Outdoor Woodland Educators
  • Instructor at The Woodsman School
  • NH Certified Wildlife Control Officer Level 2
  • Pathfinder Advanced Survival Course Graduate
  • The Woodsman School Basic & Advanced Survival Course Graduate
  • Girl Scout Co-leader for over 9 yrs
  • Wilderness First Aid Certified
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
  • 2nd Degree Hap Ki Do Black Belt & Instructor

Formal Education:

  • B.S. Information Technology
  • A.S. Electronic Technology
  • Certified Master Motorcycle Repair

 

Sandy Turcotte

Program Director & Instructor of the Women Outdoor Outdoor Learning Center at NHOLC

Sandy is a New Hampshire native and truly has a passion for the outdoors.  She comes from a long line of hunters, fisherman, farmers and trappers of Canada.  Sandy excels in many outdoor activities including hiking, camping & camp cooking, cross-country skiing, shooting, archery and snow shoeing.  She places a strong emphasis on safety and is enthusiastic about teaching wilderness awareness, backcountry camping techniques and survival.  Sandy is very comfortable in her instructor role and has been a YMCA group exercise and personal trainer for over 18 years.  Her caring personality to help everyone learn and succeed is a character strength that invites so many students to achieve their goals.  Sandy truly enjoys passing on her knowledge and skills to anyone who will share a campfire with her.

Training & Certification:

  • Certified Master Outdoorsman – NHOLC
  • Soon to be a NH Licensed Hunting & Fishing Guide
  • Certified New Hampshire Hunter Education Instructor
  • Certified USA Archery Level 2 Instructor
  • The Woodsman School Basic & Advanced Survival Course Graduate
  • Certified Girl Scout Advance Outdoor Learning Facilitator
  • Girl Scout leader for over 9 years
  • GS Basic & Advanced Outdoor Living Certified
  • Wilderness First Aid Certified
  • Certified Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do & Hap Ki Do

Formal Education:

  • B.S. Health & Fitness & Minor in Nutrition
  • A.S. Alcohol & Drug Dependency Prevention

 

John Fletcher

Instructor

John’s love for the outdoors started as a young boy. His father was passionate about fishing, especially ice fishing. Over 2 decades now his passion grew into Whitetail deer hunting and Snowshoe Hare hunting over beagles where he has found great enjoyment and success. This success and passion has motivated him to help others be successful as well. This is why he decided to become a Registered / Licensed guide.  When you spend time learning with John, you will see the “anything outdoors” attitude and the love to see others enjoy the outdoors. He was definitely born to guide and teach. His family has this same passion for the outdoors, enjoying many activities together.

  • Co-founder / Owner Great North Woods Guide Service, LLC
  • Registered Maine Guide
  • NH Licensed Guide
  • Certified Hunter and Bowhunter Education Instructor
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR

 

Michael (Mike) Colby

Chief Archery and Bow Hunting Instructor

Mike Colby is the former owner of M&D Archery, Dog Training and Guide Service and brings over 45 years of archery hunting and shooting experience to the NHOLC Archery program.  He is an avid deer and bear hunter and has a passion for teaching adults and young people the art and science behind this great sport.  Mike has taught archery in many churches and schools around the state and is currently launching an Archery Outreach Program with another local church.

Certifications

  • NASP Archery Instructor
  • Archery Instructor Level II
  • Hunter Safety Instructor State of NH
  • Certified Tree Stand Safety Instructor

 

Craig Rennie

Instructor

Craig Rennie received a Bachelors degree in Wildlife Biology from Unity College in Maine in 1993 and is a Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB) with the Wildlife Society, a New Hampshire Certified Wetland Scientist (CWS), and a Registered Maine Guide and a Licensed New Hampshire Guide for hunting, fishing, and recreation.  In addition, Craig is a Certified Archery Instructor with the National Archery in the School Program (NASP), where he volunteers his time to archery in local schools.  Before partnering with GNWGS, Craig worked as a Wildlife Biologist with Ducks Unlimited restoring degraded wetland habitats.  Craig has also worked for the NH Fish and Game Department, Audubon Society of New Hampshire, and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.  Craig brings to the NHOLC decades of experience in natural resource management, wetland science, biological research, and is highly knowledgeable of the natural history and Flora/Fauna that is local to New Hampshire and Maine.  In addition, Craig has harvested several dozen deer in NH with bows and traditional muzzleloaders including the 10th largest buck in the state in 2001 that dressed out at 225 lbs!  Craig has also bagged 2 NH moose on hunts in 2000 and 2010.  Craig has had a lifelong passion for hunting and fishing, and enjoys sharing and teaching others about pursuing their outdoor passions.

  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Maine Registered Guide
  • Licensed NH Guide

 

Dr. Rick Van de Poll

Instructor

Dr. Rick Van de Poll is a botanist and mycologist with several decades of experience in wildcrafting and preparing a variety of wild edible and medicinal plants and fungi. He has taught courses in both subjects since 1977 to students of all ages and helped found two mushroom clubs in N.H. He and his wife ran a small herbal apothecary out of their home for many years in Sullivan, and they continue to make natural harvests part of their daily lives.

 

John McKernan

NHOLC Fly Fishing and Casting Instructor

John McKernan’s love for the outdoors and teaching is undeniable.  John has taught and coached multiple adult and youth programs in the Dover public school system and comes to the NH Outdoor Learning Center with over 38 years of experience.  He originated the “Outdoor Pursuits Program” which included rock climbing, archery, and Fly Fishing instruction.  John’s Fly Fishing experience and qualifications are extensive, spanning 14 states including many remote waters in Maine and Alaska.

Certifications and Partnerships

  • International Federation of Fly Fishers Casting Instructor (FFF)
  • Licensed NH Guide
  • Certified NH Fish and Game Instructor
  • Member of trout Unlimited
  • Frequent presenter for L.L. Bean, Kittery Trading Post, and Marlboro Fly Fishing Show

 

Wes Reed

Upland Bird and Waterfowl Dog Trainer and Instructor

Wes developed a love of the outdoors from his father, who was a conservation officer back in the 1950’s   His love of dogs stems from his mother who raised collies when he was growing up.  After a friend introduced him to duck hunting, he saw the need for a well trained retriever.  Since that day his passion for training bird dogs has grown into a family business called Rise and Shine Retrievers. They breed Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and have placed puppies all over the US.  They also provide training to owners who share his passion for working their dogs.  Those owners can be seen at hunt tests or in the fields & marshes all over New England.

Wes is an avid hunter of both upland birds and waterfowl and has pursued game from Quebec to Maine to Connecticut. His dogs get to hunt year round by participating in the AKC, HRC & NAHRA hunt test programs, as well as the Labrador Retriever Club working certificate and the American Chesapeake Club working dog programs.  He has passed hunt tests from Maine to Florida under experienced judges from 14 states and Canada.

He loves to share his knowledge and can be seen conducting retrieving demos at NH Fish & Game, Ducks Unlimited events or sportsman’s clubs throughout New England.

  • Past HRC judge, all levels
  • Past North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA) judge, all levels
  • Board member, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH

 

Jackie Robidoux

Wildlife Photography Instructor

Jackie Robidoux is a prolific photographer and outdoor enthusiast Jackie Robidoux has been photographing nature and wildlife for the past 20 years. Her love for the outdoors and passion for wildlife has created an intimate relationship with Mother Nature through her photography.  She has been published in Pilot Getaways magazine, The Golden Eagle, Lumoid online magazine, the American Journal of Nursing, as well as vacation destination and educational websites. Her work has been displayed at Massabesic Audubon Center: Auburn NH, Beaver Brook Art Show: Hollis NH, and the Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Amherst NH. Presently her work is being sold at The Casual Cat in Amherst NH.    www.JackieRobidouxPhotography.com

 

Nancy Lucia Daniels

Wildlife Photography Instructor

Nancy has been involved in photography since high school .  Many hours spent in the darkroom developing film and printing images gave her a genuine appreciation for the digital era that now consumes photography.   Over the years she has developed and eye for capturing nature in its moment.  Appreciating the spontaneous events from season to season.

Born and raised in Massachusetts , Nancy has resided in New Hampshire for over twenty years.  She is a Radiological Technologist at Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic in Nashua NH.  She enjoys her work in the medical field but her passion has always been the outdoors and photography.  She most recently started a Photo Mentoring  class for young children who show an interest in nature and photography.   To watch young kids absorb and learn photography is extremely gratifying to her.

An avid hiker Nancy is always up for a challenge when it comes to pushing herself to the next level.  She uses this to motivate her when imaging in the outdoors whether its wildlife, plant life or human life.  Imaging nature in its most natural form is a priority and the ultimate expression.
Nancy resides in Hudson NH with her husband,  two sons and her 90 yr old mother. She looks forward to teaching and sharing her experiences in photography with you.

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