Abby Rowe

Abby Rowe

DEI Certified


ME, 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.