This is a  staff list for Boulder Outdoor Survival School in Boulder, CO

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)


We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at the Boulder Outdoor Survival School.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Boulder Outdoor Survival School, you have the right to take action.


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Boulder Outdoor Survival School, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.This will help!†  Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.


Please donít place your loved one in Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) and rescue them if they are there now.




Additional Information
Larry D. Olsen Founder One of the founders of so-called "outdoor therapy".  Larry Dean Olsen, a long-time associate of Steve Cartisano, is likely abusive.  Please read:  (On any page, you can click on "edit", "find (on this page)", and enter in a word such as "Anasazi" to find it on the page.)  Olsen is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Colorado nor Utah.  Sources:  and
Josh Bernstein CEO/Owner (Present and since 1997)  Bernstein is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Colorado nor Utah.  Sources: and
OTHER OTHER BOSS is a short-term program for adults from 18-70 years old. 

Article: N.J. Man Led By Guides Carrying Water Collapses And Dies On Utah Survival Trek (CBS News, May 3rd, 2007)

 *(Boulder Outdoor Survival School, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)

 Last Updated: June 18th, 2013

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