Nature Access Shorts

Clark Shimeall


Clark Shimeall is a backcountry guide, youth educator, and reluctant non-profit executive based in Nez Perce and Cayuse territories of NE Oregon. With Josiah and Tiyana Blackeagle, he co-founded and now co-directs the Pandion Institute, which brings together outdoor recreation and tribal communities through Land-based experiential education programs for Indigenous youth that center culture, traditional ecological knowledge, and outdoor skills training. Above all else, Clark is a facilitator and connector, so as a producer he excels at bringing people together, building trust and shared vision, and making the camera as comfortable as possible. More on Clark at