Steve Cossin

CTNC Assistant manager, INSTRUCTOR


  • With CT since 2010, instructor since 2011, Assistant Manager of Coyote Trails Nature Center since 2015.
  • Credentials: Associate of Arts degree (Columbus State Community College, 2010); Youth leader and Instructor at Camp Wyandot (Ohio, 2011); Graduate of the 2011-2012 CTSN Caretaker Program; Certified Personal Trainer since 2014; Preparing for Pacific Crest Trail through-hike in 2016.
  • Favorite Skills: making fire, shelter, knapping, stealth
  • Outside Interests: health, fitness, outdoor adventure, writing, biking, climbing, hiking, yoga, coffee, and not necessarily in that order...
  • "What has CT done for you?": CT has helped to bring interests to my attention that I would otherwise likely never have discovered. It's also helped to redirect my personal focus in life, by bringing me closer to what I am really passionate about, and to what is truly important.
  • Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
  • Favorite Animal: Otter
Steve was born in central Ohio, in the countryside outside of Columbus, and spent a lot of time in the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia. Having attended public schools and then college, he never felt as though these institutions were providing the life-skills that he thought truly mattered. He began working at Camp Wyandot in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. This primitive nature camp for kids was his first chance to really show kids his passion for the outdoors. With Coyote Trails he started as a student, was accepted into the Caretaker program (a year-long 2011-2012 intensive), and then became an instructor for Coyote Trails. 
Steve is currently preparing and training to hike the full length of the Pacific Crest Trail. "It is my goal to show everyone the wonders of the natural world around them".