Location:CA, United States
Certifications:EMT, WEMT, CA Secondary Credentialed Teacher
Brigitte 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 and 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 she has guided and instructed courses in mountaineering, backpacking, and sea kayaking disciplines exploring areas of Alaska, the continental U.S., and Europe as well as developing an urban first aid/CPR program through her own educational business, Beyond Limits Education. When Brigitte is not teaching for WMA, she instructs courses for NOLS, guides for Sierra Mountain Guides and Above & Beyond Alaska, LLC, runs her own business, and spends time adventuring with her husband.