Life Coaching

"There is a discovery at every crossroads."

-Sheldon Nelson,Founder

About Us

At Crossroads Discovery, we take a gentle approach to help students develop life skills, conflict resolution, and emotional health and wellness. Through individual coaching and outdoor expeditions, our staff facilitates life-enhancing experiences for individuals and families. 

Upcoming Events

  • Discovery Days Family Outing
    Nov 13, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Phoenix, South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Enjoy time outdoors with your family.
  • Discovery Days Family Outing
    Sat, Dec 11
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    Dec 11, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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    Enjoy the outdoors as a family with a coach led trust circle!

"Crossroads Discovery helped me connect to myself in nature and a warming environment. The Crossroads Discovery program is a sure way to experience an interactive and exciting outdoor wilderness program."


Our Team

Sheldon Nelson

Sheldon has worked in the outdoor industry since 2002. He has worked for the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Anasazi Foundation, and co-founded There and Back Outdoor Outfitters. Sheldon is a certified Clinical First Responder, Wilderness First Responder, and Life Coach. He has training in Crisis and Risk Management and FEMA systems. Most of all, Sheldon loves to travel and adventure with his three children.

Gabriela Corbett Mills
Human Resources

Gabriela is an east-coast native who fell in love with the west when she had her first wilderness experience in Arizona back in 2010. Since then, she has worked with youth and young adults at wilderness therapy and adventure programs throughout the western United States. Gabi has a B.A. in Intercultural Peacebuilding and is currently finishing up her M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution.  She is also a certified Empowerment Self Defense instructor who enjoys teaching and empowering youth. 

Stephanie Bunker
Administrative Director

Stephanie has a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and has worked in the outdoor industry for the last 9 years, where she most recently held the position of Field Director. She is trained in Crisis and Risk Management and is a certified Wilderness First Responder.  Stephanie is passionate about sharing her love for the outdoors with others and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling internationally.

Jasper Mills
Field Director

Jasper has a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a primary emphasis in Intercultural Peacebuilding. He volunteered with the Peace Corps in Morocco, and has held many youth activist roles in various jobs including wilderness therapy programs. Jasper has worked in mentoring positions at Pacific Quest, Anasazi Foundation, Telos RTC, ARCC Programs, and Heritage Schools. Jasper loves surfing and skateboarding, hiking, running, yoga, and making music.