Location:WA, United States
April has been a nationally certified Physician Assistant since 2006, has taught with WMA since 2009 and is a practicing urgent care clinician on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. She became interested in wilderness medicine after being chased off a mountain peak by intense lightning, among other near misses in remote areas, and is now a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine through the Wilderness Medical Society. She volunteers for Search & Rescue, as well as with Team Rubicon doing disaster and humanitarian relief and has experience with Portland Street Medicine serving those experiencing homelessness in Portland, OR. Prior to moving to the Pacific NW she spent many years practicing primary and urgent care medicine in Santa Fe, NM where she also managed patients in the Aid Room for Santa Fe Ski Patrol.