Staff Bios

Will Volstad


Will Volstad - Boys Boarding School Primary
Will Volstad
Boys Boarding School Admissions Email Address

Will started his journey at Cherokee Creek in the fall of 2018. Prior to becoming the Primary for the Currahee group, he served as flex staff, Trek Mentor, Trek Lead Instructor and Trek Program Manager. These experiences have offered Will great growth in leadership as well as opportunities to support our students and community in a variety of ways.

Will was born in Columbia, SC and moved shortly after that to Russia. Will lived in Southern Russia and Moscow with his family, where they served as missionaries for 15 years. He returned to the states to further his education at Toccoa Falls College where he studied Sustainable Community Development and played soccer for the college.

Will carries certifications for First Aid / CPR, Wilderness First Responder and Swift Water Rescue. He is also fluent in Russian and has traveled to 26 countries in his life.

Will married his high school sweetheart in the summer of 2018. They have one son and are expecting another baby in spring of 2022. When Will is not at work you can find him spending time with his growing family and three dogs. He also enjoys woodworking, basketball, camping and hiking.

Let me share a middle school story…

“Middle school was a fun period of life for me, but came with some challenges. We moved from Russia back to the US for my 6th grade year and I had to make new friends, while trying to learn life back “home”. I had a hard time at first, but through soccer I was able to make a lot of really good friends. Sports were a universal language and through them I was able to find my footing in a new environment. I knew I would be returning to Russia the following year, but was still able to form great friendships … that are strong to this day! I’m thankful that I went through those challenges and was able to overcome them. It taught me to be resilient, but most importantly, to be myself. Sports have continued to be a large part of my life and I have been able to use them as a threshold to many relationships.”


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