Meet Mighty Boots' Founders & Directors: Courtney Bellissimo & Danny Taber;
Joined by guest environmental educators from across the country!
Danny & Courtney are Environmental Educators with Masters Degrees in Education. Both are Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness First Aid Instructors. They have experience working internationally, in residential settings, with youth and adults with developmental disabilities, and in curriculum development. They have extensive experience as hiking, rock climbing, and backpacking guides.
"Courtney and Danny are talented, professional and charismatic adults who have a true passion for youth development. They are patient and inspiring teachers and skilled outdoor enthusiasts who focus on every child's needs so they can safely achieve goals consistent with his or her abilities. While working here they served children and youth of all ages, and provided programming that encompassed a broad range of focus areas including academic support, mentoring, youth development, arts, and sports and recreation. They helped the children grow by providing a supervised, positive environment that has safety as a primary commitment."
YMCA of the Suncoast
“Courtney and Danny are the most creative and kind people you would want to work with.” They are professional and work well with others. Both of their personalities will bring a boost of joy and laughter to everyone they meet!"
-Cheylene Cowgill MSW
"Creating curriculum, wrangling goats, climbing, camping, canoeing – Courtney and Danny can do it all! Their experience working with folks from all backgrounds and circumstances is invaluable. They bring such an energy and passion into what they do, creating positive outdoors experiences for all –making our outdoor spaces accessible to all.
Courtney and Danny will leave an impression and they can help you and your group plan your outdoor adventure."
-Robert Clemmer, Environmental Educator, UGA