Meet the Owner 

“I created Ascend as an experience for people to connect with nature as a place of rejuvenation for mind, body, and heart.” 

Tessa Lauren, Owner & Roo Dogg, Mascot

Tessa Lauren, Owner & Roo Dogg, Mascot

Roo Dogg, Adventurer and Mascot

Roo Dogg, Adventurer and Mascot

Dear Ascend Guests, 

My career began in service to our country through the National Civilian Community Corps and as an instructor for outdoor programming where I led students in backpacking, climbing, and white-water canoeing as a means for them to gain both technical and interpersonal skills.

In those programs, students were faced with challenging situations and offered the support to learn to overcome them. I enjoyed my time teaching those skills to my students but when I changed careers to the wellness industry, my focus also changed.

I felt that both challenging and nurturing ourselves are equally important. As a society we are excellent at challenging ourselves yet I felt there was a real gap in opportunities to connect with nature's restorative side. So I created Ascend as an experience for people to connect with nature as a place of rejuvenation for mind, body, and heart.

From my heart to yours, thank you for choosing us at Ascend Adventure Wellness. 

Warmth & Gratitude, 

Tessa Lauren, Owner