The mission of Natural Wanders is to cultivate a deeper connection with nature, community and self through forest therapy. Services include nature and forest therapy walks with corporate, group, private and couples packages, as well as workshops and retreats.
Natural Wanders' founder and guide, Kelly Bruce, is a fifth generation Floridian and mermaid at heart. She loves adventuring with her hound dog and vintage camper in tow. Her career has spanned the journalism and communications fields, but her true passion is spending time in nature and inspiring people to get outside and explore.
Kelly is thrilled to bring forest therapy to western North Carolina. She is certified as a forest therapy guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, a certified interpretive guide by the National Association for Interpretation, and as a Level 1 + 2 SUP Instructor by the American Canoe Association. She holds current certifications in Wilderness First Aid and CPR.