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Frank Hardenstein, owner of Pine Mountain Adventures, believes that experience is his greatest attribute. He has over 30 years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors and holds graduate degrees in Administration and Behavioral Disorders. Frank enjoys learning and challenging himself with new activities. Through his pursuit of education he has been able to help Pine Mountain Adventures to evolve and stay in the forefront of changes affecting their clients. When time permits, Frank and his wife Diana spend time traveling and pursuing outdoor adventures.
Tom has spent his professional career working with adults and youth in an outdoor environment. He is an entrepreneur and has extensive experience as an corporate trainer. Tom has been working with Frank Hardenstein and Pine Mountain Adventures since 1996 and is presently introducing Pine Mountain Adventures to the Asheville, North Carolina region. Tom spends his winters living in Western North Carolina where he enjoys whitewater kayaking and mountain biking in the Appalachian Mountains with his dog, Ralphy.
Tom also makes his way annually to the Grand Canyon where he guides 14 day trips for Outdoors Unlimited Rafting Company. He also has traveled to Costa Rica and Ecuador to kayak and hopes to lead trips there in the future with Pine Mountain Adventures. Tom was born and raised in Chicago and went to Western Illinois University where he graduated with a degree in Recreation and Park Administration in 1991.
Jon has extensive experience working with both youth and adults in the outdoors. His professional background has included earning a Master's Degree in Social Work, leading month long wilderness expedition programs with incarcerated male teenagers, creating his own experiential education business with a focus on youth at-risk in his community, managing two residential group homes for teens with mental health diagnosis, leading day-long environmental education and nature awareness programs for middle school age youth, and co-facilitating high ropes and group challenge courses for adults and corporate groups.
Jon has a passion for teaching and imparting the wisdom inherent in the ancient ways through the forms of primitive living skills, storytelling, group drumming, and ritual. When he is not where he feels most at home, the wilderness, he can be found doing carpentry and construction projects, traveling, practicing Aikido, gardening and keeping his bees.