Meet Our Clinical Staff

Bryan Delaney B.A.

Program Director

Bryan is originally from the Albany, New York area, and felt a compulsion to go to the wilderness at an early age. As an Eagle Scout, he learned to find peace and clarity in the back country. He began his lifelong passion for working with youth in college, when he worked for the world’s largest summer camp, Philmont Scout Ranch. He earned a degree in communications from Marist College in 2001. After college Bryan pursued a career in the outdoor education industry and worked as a field instructor for a wilderness program. His hard work and dedication led him on a path to senior level leadership and eventually earned him the positions of field director and program manager. In total, Bryan has been an industry influence in wilderness programs and boarding schools for over 15 years. He started as a residential staff at Brush Ranch School and in 2003 became a field instructor at Second Nature Blue Ridge. While at SNBR, he held positions as Mentor instructor, Program Coordinator and Field Director. Bryan was instrumental in the development of the preteen and young adult programs at SNBR. A true professional, Bryan continues to challenge himself by attending numerous trainings and conferences to expand his knowledge of providing leadership to staff and students. He is a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor, and Wilderness First Responder. Bryan is a member of the SE NATSAP conference committee and is involved in the Outdoor Behavioral Heath council.

Bryan’s lifelong dedication and experience equip him to provide leadership to the staff at SUWS in order to continue to help others find the same sense of hope and healing in the outdoors.

Away from work, you may find Bryan enjoying the mountain trails around Asheville with his dog, Junebug.

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The wilderness therapy offered at SUWS was the dynamic solution needed to help my son with his behavioral issues. When my son left SUWS, he was completely changed for the better and also created new bonds and unforgettable memories! I can't recommend SUWS enough for anyone in a similar situation!

– Britney A.