Niels Schmidt Crans


An Arizona native, Niels spent much of his childhood running around the desert, hiking nearby mountains, and playing ultimate frisbee. He developed a love of the outdoors at an early age, following his passion for learning about the natural world he later graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Biology. His education gave him a new perspective on the complex world we inhabit and his goal is to help foster a similar sense of wonder and appreciation in others. Previously working at a summer camp in Missouri allowed him to connect people with the outdoors, and he is excited to further explore the Rocky Mountains of Colorado as a Naturalist with Walking Mountains. When not adventuring outdoors or traveling, Niels enjoys reading, swimming, and playing games.