Peter Mayfield

Peter is the founder and Executive Director of Gateway Mountain Center, a youth development organization innovating how youth learn, heal and thrive.  He has enjoyed a 40-year career guiding people into mountain experiences and being an entrepreneur in embodied peak experience.  He has traversed a trajectory from world-class climber, to Chief Guide of the Yosemite Mountaineering School, to founder of CityRock – the first full service climbing gym in the world. Today, Peter is passionate about changing the system of care for youth suffering from serious emotional disturbance and complex trauma.  Gateway’s program, “Whole Hearts, Minds & Bodies” is the first Nature-Based, therapeutic program to achieve full service partner contracts with County Behavioral Health Departments and Certification as a Medi-Cal provider.


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