After having spent 7 years teaching in the classroom, BLE owner, Brigitte Denton (Steinmetz), decided to take a break from the traditional classroom to pursue other interests in education. Her passion for the outdoors and experiential/inquiry based learning led her to Mammoth Lakes, CA.
Classic freelance tutoring work and after school science enrichment programs morphed into a custom home school program for ski racers. Her experience swimming and playing water polo at the high school and collegiate levels provided first hand knowledge of what it is like to juggle the numerous demands of the student-athlete. With the help of her coaches and teachers she acquired the skills needed to be successful in both arenas.
Brigitte’s vision has always been to use what her coaches and teachers taught her to “pay-it-forward” by passing on the life skills needed to be successful in today’s world as well as inspire others to be passionate about the outdoors. Through word of mouth her work has gained popularity and in fall 2013, Beyond Limits Education, Inc. was officially born.
Since BLE’s inception, Brigitte has continued with her vision of “paying-it-forward” and has added a first aid/CPR, EMS, and wilderness medicine program, an educational blog covering a variety of topics, and instructional design and education consulting services.