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BOSS Staff

At BOSS, we recognize that the quality of your experience with us depends on the quality of your instructors. Please use the links to the right to learn more about our current staff and how one can possibly work for BOSS.

Steve Dessinger

Steve Dessinger
First year at boss

2001

Current Position:

Owner and Program Director

Hometown:

Waterloo, Iowa

Status:

Boulder, Utah and East Charleston, Vermont

I CAME TO BOSS BECAUSE...

Having worked as a wilderness leader at other programs, I enjoyed trying to get by with a minimal amount of gear. I felt more free. I came to broaden my knowledge of primitive skills.

I TEACH AT BOSS BECAUSE...

I teach at BOSS because it is the most effective vehicle I have experienced to put people in "human context." In other words, modern American Society is not a context humans evolved in and has negative effects on us. Experiencing a more "human" context can give clarity and help people realize what's important in their lives.

Interesting Trivia About Steve:

  • Designed and built his own off-the-grid home. Electricity, heating, refrigeration, and human waste management are all produced/processed on site.

  • He has a private pilot's license.

  • Steve's favorite food is Blood sausage.