Jesse Sachs

Co-Founder, Guide

Jesse has always found beauty, wellbeing and a sense of belonging in the mountains. He’s been backpacking in the Sierras since he was an infant on his mother’s back. He trained early on as a wilderness guide, and has studied extensively in outdoor education, leadership, and wilderness medicine with NOLS. He has been at the helm of Back to Earth since 2014.

Jesse has additional training as an artist, permaculture designer, and qigong teacher. He is a founding member of Wildchoir and teaches qigong in the Ren Xue system (

In addition to co-directing Back to Earth, he is a full time acupuncture student at AIMC in Berkeley, CA.

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