Our Number One Core Belief is if a student is passionate about what they are learning the outcome is going to be positive. We believe for our staff to be effective mentors to your child they must not only be passionate about their craft or trade, but they must also be masters with tens of thousands of hours of professional experience performing the skills they will model to our students; they walk the talk. This is not your typical summer camp or even school.
Toni King: Founder, COO, Mentor
Toni King Founder/ Operations Director/ Mentor I have worked with Toni since 2008 and NOLI is a reality because of her temperament, talents, knowledge, experiences, and vision. Read More about Toni A. King
Brian D. King: Founder, Director of Education, Mentor
A visionary, a teacher of teachers, a polymath, a passionate educator Read More about Brian D. King
Christine Riley: Board President, Mentor
A major supporter of all our programs, community organizer, and a mom. Read More about Christine Riley
John Mahkewa: Elder and Mentor
Tewa/Hopi is a member of the Hopi Nation, Artice Story Teller Read More John Mahkewa
Archie C. Miller: Alaskan Bushcraft and Tracking Mentor
Archie Miller a second gerneration Alaskan trapper has spent his life, over 50 years trapping, hunting, and living in the Alaskan Bush. Read More about Archie C. Miller
Casey Hufstader: Equine and Packtrain Director, Mentor
Casey is fourth generation rancher, packer, and Oregonian (Elmira, Oregon). He spends much of his year packing and guiding in the mountains of Oregon. Read More about Casey
In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete.
— R. Buckminster Fuller