Instructor Bios

Darren Stokes

Darren Stokes

Location:

Colorado

Certifications:

WEMT

Description:

Darren has been a professional Outdoor Guide and Instructor for over 30 years and holds a Masters Degree in Outdoor Recreation. He lives in Buena Vista, Colorado at the base of the Collegiate Peaks and on the banks of the Arkansas River.  He owns Colorado Outside, a local provider for Wilderness Medical Training.  Darren is a WEMT and volunteers for Chaffee County Search and Rescue where he has served as Training Officer, Board Member and member of the Swiftwater Rescue Team.  Darren teaches throughout the US, Alaska, and Internationally for WMA.

Darren shares his love for the outdoors with his wife Tina, son Jesse, and daughter Bailey. The kids have been skiing since they were two and rafting since they were three, keeping up with them is Darren's foremost outdoor challenge.