Abby Rowe


Maine, United States



Abby began her outdoor education career as an undergraduate instructor for Cornell Outdoor Education and has pursued that passion ever since. Abby has worked as a sea kayak instructor, course director, and United States Coast Guard licensed captain for Hurricane Island Outward Bound, built traditional wooden boats on the coast of Maine, and served as the Director of Outdoor Education at Colgate University for 13 years. In addition to teaching for WMA, Abby is the owner and president of Wilderness Medical Associates, works as an Advanced EMT in Mount Desert, Maine, and volunteers for MDI Search and Rescue. Abby has a passion for place-based education, outdoor recreation, and wood working. When not working, Abby can be found sailing along the coast of Maine, rock climbing, hiking, or skiing.

This instructor has completed the Wilderness Medical Associates International Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

Be the first to hear about new courses, new case studies, and more

Follow us on social media and sign up for our emails to make sure you never miss an update.

Wilderness rescue students utilizing skills learned throughout courses.

Keep your finger on 
the pulse

Get WMA news and updates sent 
to your inbox.

"*" indicates required fields