The Nature Coach Connects You to Wonder


Feel Better


health & inspiration comes from a closer connection to the outdoors no matter your age or ability.


Feel Connected


We gain strength individually and as a community when exploring the outdoors free of distractions.

Feel Confident


Anxiety, doubt and fear disappear as you take the next steps in your adventure.

Be Transformed

Certifications and Associations


"Ranger Ted is the best! He understands the need to tailor a nature walk to the children's nature as well as their developmental stage."

Elizabeth Doan 
Director, Wild Poppy Preschool, Santa Monica, CA
“Ted is the ultimate guide. He took us on the best trails, kept us entertained and showed us how to get the best photos. Highly recommended!”

AirBnB Experiences guest
“Our team saw whales, waterfalls, and had a blast with Ranger Ted. We lost all sense of time. Perfect.”

Matthew McManus
EP, Carbon VFX, Santa Monica, CA
'The Nature Coach worked with me to design an unforgettable experience. I can't recommend highly enough!"

Paul Bloom
Wells Fargo, Minneapolis MN
I've been leading people into the outdoors and connecting them to wonder all my life.
I'm here to help you. Contact me so that we can start planning your next adventure.
Ted Mattison, known as Ranger Ted, is a Certified California Naturalist through the University of California, Davis. He's trained in Wilderness First Aid by N.O.L.S. Originally, from Minneapolis, MN, he received his B.A. in East Asian Studies and Political Science from Oberlin College. He received his Master's in Education from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN. He's been a social studies teacher in New Jersey, Minnesota and California. He's explored, hiked, paddled much of North America from the BWCAW of Minnesota to Denali in Alaska; from the Cascades of Washington to the redwood forests and deserts of California. He's a professional actor, award winning director, carpenter, husband and father. He lives in Huntington Beach, CA with is wife and two daughters. His podcast, Wonder Outside is available on all platforms.
The Nature Coach