Neak is a cultural anthropologist and educator hailing from Montana, with interludes in Maine and southern California for their undergraduate and graduate education. They enjoy facilitating young people's growth as learners and as people, whether in the classroom or on the archery range. Their approach to teaching is guided by an eclectic mix of experiences as rock climbing and archery coach, 4-H volunteer leader, K-8 ecology educator, and university teaching assistant. Neak holds a Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology and is working toward a PhD in the same field. In their spare time, Neak can be found running, biking, swimming, climbing, hiking with their dog, or searching for new activities that involve sweating outside.