Location:CA, United States
Certifications:EMT, WEMT, CA Secondary Teaching Credential in Biological Sciences w/CLAD Emphasis, American Red Cross Instructor, American Safety & Health Institute Instructor
Brigitte (she, her) has lived in the Eastern Sierra (Mammoth Lakes, CA) since 2007 moving from Southern California where she grew up with the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. She has a Bachelor of Science degree and teaching credential in Biological Sciences. Prior to moving to the Sierra, she spent 18 years as a Los Angeles County Fire Department Ocean Lifeguard and EMT protecting the lives of beachgoers. She also spent 7 years teaching middle school integrated science. In 2003 she became a Wilderness EMT and later left traditional K-12 teaching to pursue outdoor education.
Since 2007 Brigitte has guided and instructed courses in mountaineering, backpacking, and sea kayaking disciplines exploring areas of Alaska, the continental U.S., and Europe. She continues to keep her clinical skills up to date by working part time for Mono County EMS on an ALS ambulance. Brigitte also runs her own business, Beyond Limits Education (BLE), a WMAI Licensed Training Company.
One of Brigitte's strengths is her ability to customize and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of an array of learners.
Thank you for an excellent week! You pushed us, but you were supportive and engaging throughout, and you made it fun. You are an excellent instructor and are clearly in a "good fit" field of work. I am so impressed by your abilities to draw students in and to move different-level students up at their own pace!" - Christina, WFR Student; Director of Calvin Crest Outdoor School
Lao Tzu's quote "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." serves as a great metaphor to describe Brigitte's main mission in life. This is evident in her teaching as well as BLE's educational programs. Her reach extends beyond the courses she instructs through her education consulting services. She has developed educational content and programs for a variety of organizations including WMAI.
Find out more about Brigitte by visiting the Beyond Limits Education website!
Profile Photo: Brigitte on a volunteer trip with Bridges To Prosperity where she assessed and treated patients at a remote pop up medical clinic on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopa.