Lucas first started his journey into nature connection as a teenager at Coyote Camp in Massachusetts. In the mountainside wilderness he learned about friction fire, how to carve, identify plants, navigate the forest at night, and build and sleep in survival shelters. Later the same year, he joined the Pine Project, first as a participant in the teen program, and soon after as a volunteer.
Since then, Lucas has completed a 7 month apprenticeship program at Sticks and Stones Wilderness School and the Pine Project’s Wild Deer 2 Apprenticeship Program. He is currently taking Earth Track’s Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship. He has accumulated years of experience as a volunteer, instructor and manager, working in outdoor programs. He maintains a strong commitment to learning and teaching naturalist studies and survival skills.