Rob Sanders

Rob Sanders is a Pediatrician in San Antonio, Texas and assistant instructor with WMAI. He is a relatively recent transplant to South Texas, moving from the front range of Colorado a few years back. Since moving there has found a deep connection to west Texas and spends a great deal of time in the Big… Read more »

Paul Lovaas

Paul is a former summer camp director, wilderness trip leader, staff training manager, semester school teacher, and a recurrent WMA student. From directing hundreds of youth wilderness trips each summer at Camp Manito-wish YMCA to guiding students and staff through winter camping excursions in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with Conserve School, Paul’s professional outdoor experiences… Read more »

Sarah Fritz

Sarah Fritz is a nurse based outside of Estes Park area, Colorado. She has been a nurse for last 15 years in many different fields of nursing, with her last job focused in Oncology. Before nursing, Sarah worked as an outdoor educator and rock and ice climbing guide. She taught various courses for Colorado Outward… Read more »

Glo Chitwood

Glo Chitwood lives with gratitude in southcentral Alaska. She is NREMT-B certified, a WFR, an ACA sea kayak instructor, and a WMA instructor.

Jeff Kerby

Jeff grew up sailing on the waters of Long Island Sound in Darien, Connecticut. His 38 years of military service began the US Marine Corps in 1979 and includes time in the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. He was an Infantry Officer and an Army Physician Assistant. As a civilian, he has been… Read more »

Annie Linhart

Annie is Midwestern born and raised, a childhood spent honing a love for the outdoors. She began working in the outdoor industry as an outdoor educator at her childhood summer camp. Her skills include risk management, team facilitation, program administration, multi-day wilderness expeditions, and more. Annie has worked as an instructor for Outward Bound, traversing… Read more »

Jamie Baker

Jamie lives on the Dolores River in Southwest Colorado and spends most of her time working and playing in the mountains, deserts, and rivers of the Four Corners area. She works full-time as a Firefighter-Paramedic at Cortez Fire Protection District. Before getting into firefighting, Jamie worked as a ski patroller and raft guide, giving her… Read more »

Yang Chuan Qi

Chuanqi is a social worker, mainly working in the field of public welfare rescue. Up to now, he has more than ten years of experience and participated in the rescue of typhoon, flood and earthquake disasters. He is the outdoor coach and mountain rescue coach of China Mountaineering Association, the coach of Chinese national emergency… Read more »

Greg Henington

Greg has been the Owner and operator of Far Flung Outdoor Center – an outdoor adventure company – since 1986. Greg lives and works in Terlingua, Texas just outside Big Bend National Park. His first experience with pre-hospital medicine came in 1986 when he completed his EMT certification. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s… Read more »

Annie DeFrancia

Annie took her first WFR course while studying Adventure Education at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. After graduating, she began instructing for the Colorado Outward Bound School where she combined her passions for experiential education, backcountry travel, and wilderness medicine. Later, Annie obtained her EMT certification, and since then has been ski patrolling at… Read more »