Ted Mattison, also known as Ranger Ted, is a Certified California Naturalist, a professional hiking guide, a park docent and is trained in wilderness first aid. He's an award winning filmmaker, a professional actor, teacher and a lifelong outdoor adventurer and outdoor educator. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College in Political Science and East Asian Studies and his M.A. in Education from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN. Originally from Minneapolis, he's explored most of North America from the BWCAW to Alaska to the Cascades and the mountains and deserts of California. He's the founder of Wonder Outside and lives in Huntington Beach, CA with his wife and two daughters.