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Jeff Hatch,

Founder / Lead Survival Instructor

Jeff grew up Massachusetts where he spent his younger years fishing, hunting, camping, building forts and shelters. His first introduction​ to the outdoors was with the Boy Scouts, were he gained a strong foundation in basic wilderness skills. As he got older he studied primitive skills and wilderness survival. Focusing on the indigenous people of Scandinavia, the Sami people. His mentor for many years has been wilderness bushcraft and survival instructor, Lars Falt of Sweden.  Jeff holds certificates in Outdoor Leadership / Land Survival and is also a Wilderness First Responder.  Jeff’s travels have taken him on many wilderness adventures around the world including Vancouver Island BC, Canadian Rockies and Alaska. Jeff founded Raven Wilderness School in 2015 where he teaches the craft of traditional Scandinavian bushcraft and the teachings of Lars Falt.

Joe Tuliano,

Chief of Operations / Survival Instructor

Joe Grew up on a lake in Central Massachusetts fishing, hiking, camping, and canoeing every chance he could. At a young age Joe was inspired by survivability which led him to wanting to learn more about the ways of survival. With a "always be prepared" mindset Joe has adapted himself to a more self sustainable lifestyle through homesteading and wilderness living.

Over the years Joe has become an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

Joe's goal is to get as much knowledge out there as possible to hopefully help as many people as he can with not just survival and bushcraft but with everyday life. With this passion Joe found his way towards the Raven Wilderness School where he has become a survival instructor.

Joes leadership has led him down the path of becoming our Chief of Operations where he runs our day to day events and programs.

Jon Turner

Survival Instructor

Jon Turner grew up in northern Connecticut before enlisting with the Marines in 2003. Much of his youth was spent camping and learning ways to better understand the natural world. After his last deployment to Iraq in 2006, Jon returned to his roots, utilizing wilderness living skills and food systems as mechanisms for self-care.

For the past 15 years, Jon has worked to assist with the veteran reintegration process and educate communities who seek to be resilient and thrive. He has been a Wilderness First Responder, trainer for Sierra Club Military Outdoors, volunteer for Vermont Adaptive, and thoroughly enjoys winter bushcraft.

Jon currently lives in the Green Mountains with his family and operates Wild Roots Community Farm.  

Rob Bianchi


Born and raised in Revere MA. Rob has been an avid outdoorsman since his childhood. He has completed many survival skills courses with many different schools such as GBGB, Raven Wilderness School, and AOS. Rob is currently teaching at three different survival schools to make sure his students have the most up to date information available.

Rob is a full time national guardsman with over eight years of experience as a small arms expert.

Rob is a seasoned instructor with his teachings in rifle and pistol as well as land navigation to many soldiers large and small.

Tony Melendy

Bushcraft Instructor

Tony has spent most of his life growing up in Northern New Hampshire. Fishing, hunting, hiking and exploring the woods of New Hampshire and Maine. Tony was a boy Scout and a boy scout outdoors wilderness trainer, Tony has traveled through Scandinavia and Europe learning about the many different cultures. 

His real passion is helping people discover the outdoors not only for its beauty but the happiness and self reliance we all have within us when we are one with nature.

"In the wilderness you are always a student never a master"