Johnna is an adventurer, mountaineer, skier, photographer and paraglider pilot.
As a young child, she enjoyed viewing her grandparents’ slides of wildlife. She now resides in Carrabassett Valley, where she views the animals directly through her own camera lens. She spends most of her time in the Maine woods on lakes and streams looking for wildlife as a professional photographer.
Haskell has a PhD in curriculum studies/science education from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. She completed her MSEd in educational leadership from the University of Southern Maine. She attained her BS degree in animal science at the University of New Hampshire while minoring in studio art and outdoor education.
After 18 years as an educator in secondary science, administration and university teaching, she has settled into the Western Maine Woods. She is the author of several journal articles on experiential practices in the outdoors and co-edited a book, “Unfolding Bodymind: Exploring Possibility Through Education.”
Haskell is a native of Maine, growing up on a 300-acre farm in Rome. She has explored the outdoors via canoe, kayak, skis, rock and ice climbing and backpacking. Her current pursuits have been climbing ascents of Denali (20,320 feet) and her next adventure will be paragliding off the summit of Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet) as one of the first females from the United States.
I am an adventurer who is passionate about experiencing life to it's fullest. "You can do anything you put your mind body to achieving." I love the feeling of being "in the zone" while climbing mountains, skiing, photographing, creating, or my new endeavor of paragliding. It is only a matter of perception that aids us in experiencing our potential or living the (im)possible!
My new adventure will contribute to a $million dollar charity to directly help the people of Tanzania. Please support my efforts by spreading the word and following my efforts to be the first Maine female to climb and fly off the roof of Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340ft).