Thomas Prang

With a passion for natural and cultural history, Tom pursued degrees in archeology, science, and environmental education. As an avowed generalist, he has done seasonal and contract work across North America with a focus upon public lands in the West, from the Arctic to Arizona. His eclectic experience includes years of work as a field… Read more »

Aaron Olsen

Aaron Olsen is entering into his 19 year of teaching and coaching (cross country, basketball and track) at Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon.  Aaron graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelors in Sociology and Communications, later earning his Masters degree in Education from George Fox University in 2001. Aaron enjoys a variety of… Read more »

Michael Krueger

Mike has been a ski patroller in Lake Tahoe for the past 12 years. He is a former member of two Nordic Search and Rescue teams and currently is an Instructor Assistant for the Sierra College EMT class, teaches Outdoor Emergency Care to ski patrollers, and is an AHA CPR instructor. His love of the… Read more »

Erin Jamroz

Erin Jamroz, who often goes by Jamroz, is an EMT-B working on Zion National Park’s search and rescue team and a technical guide in the Zion area. He has been teaching and guiding outdoor activities since 2011. Since then, he has worked with advanced recreationalists, never-evers, families, and military groups. Wilderness medicine brings together an… Read more »

Damien Santer

Damien Santer was a member and trainer of a multidisciplinary rescue unit in regional NSW, providing vertical, road crash and flood rescue, storm damage support, first aid, general rescue and search and rescue. He was also a NSW State Rescue Board Accredited Operator. He is the group scout leader for one of the British Scouting… Read more »

Ian Ellis

Ian has called southwest Colorado home for the past ten years focusing on skiing and climbing objectives around the San Juan range. Pre hospital patient care in the mountainous environment is Ian’s passion and he has worked extensively with Telluride ski patrol and Silverton Ambulance. Ian is currently the search and rescue training coordinator and… Read more »

Owens S.

Owens is a professional guide and outdoor educator. She currently works for the Northwest Outward Bound School instructing sea kayaking, rock climbing, mountaineering, and alpine backpacking courses. She has guided in places as far away as Chilean Patagonia and Acadia National Park, Maine. She has a B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience, has a passion for… Read more »

Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw lives in Whitefish, Montana with his wife and two kids.  Tim works as an educator, a ski patroller, and a climbing guide.  Tim has focused his professional career on outdoor and experiential education and holds a Masters Degree from Minnesota State University in Experiential Education.  Tim has worked as an educator and a… Read more »

Caroline Dillon

Caroline is originally from Vermont and moved West at 18 to attend nursing school and pursue bigger mountains and vaster landscapes. She spends her winters in Alta, Utah working as a registered nurse and on ski patrol. The last few summers she worked as a nurse at a kids camp in the northern Sierra mountains… Read more »

John Jacobs

John Jacobs is a Senior Faculty Instructor with WMA, with over 1,000 instructional days and 250+ courses under his belt. John has an equally extensive history in the outdoor education industry, with 20+ years working as an Instructor and Program Director for Outward Bound, and currently operating Adventure Risk Management, which concentrates in outdoor risk management consultation and specialized training; and Wilderness Outings, providing outdoor skills courses throughout Southern California. John's outdoor experience ranges from long distance hiking of the Pacific Crest Trail to many disciplines of climbing, from big mountains in Alaska, to big walls in Yosemite.