Mike Kelley started camping in the outdoors with the Boy Scouts in 1968. Since then, being in the outdoors has included a challenging 110 mile backpacking trip in New Mexico, backcountry canoeing in the Boundary Waters with my three sons, and numerous state park camping trips. The 30 plus National Parks visited have always been a priority for our family while raising our sons. As a Boy Scout leader, exposing the youth to nature and how we are a part of the living world has been a major goal. Completing my Leave No Trace Master Educator course was a 5 day epic adventure in the mountains of northeast New Mexico. Since then, my mission is to educate people who enjoy the outdoors in minimizing their impact on the outdoors to allow future visitors to enjoy the same experiences.