Brian Stafford, MD, MPH is mentor, guide, writer, speaker, and cultural change agent. Brian trained as a psychiatrist in academic medicine as an endowed chair in psychiatry. Then, he left medicine and academia in service to the deeper mysteries of the world and the psyche. He directs Wilderness Is Medicine in Ojai, California. He also serves as guide, trainer, Board member, and Director of Strategic Operations and the Wild Mind Training Program for the Animas Valley Institute.