Benjie Howard is the co-founder and executive director of New Wilderness Project, a musical performance group and an arts based experiential outdoor education program focusing on developing youth leadership for equity, environmental sustainability, and social justice. He is the co-architect of Youth Equity Stewardship (YES!), an inter-generational process for growing soulful, inspired, brave, and inclusive educational spaces and inspiring authentic community transformation. Benjie is a Deep Equity consultant with Corwin Press. He is a touring singer-songwriter with 4 albums, including his collaborative 2015 release, BORDERLESS with Wade Colwell-Sandoval. Benjie is a river guide and wilderness educator on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon where he has been designing and leading educational expeditions for teachers, leaders and youth since 1995.