Ben Dowdy

Born and bred in Kentucky, Ben became an EMT in 2003, a paramedic in 2007, and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2009 with a B.S. in Emergency Medical Care. He set to work as a paramedic in urban, suburban, and rural EMS systems while also volunteering as a SAR technician and team medic in… Read more »

Zhang Yanjie

Yanjie Zhang was an active outdoor educator, and with a passion for different kinds of outdoor activities, such as climbing, hiking, running, biking, paddling. Now was a Doctoral candidate in Beijing Sport University, from the graduate degree began to concentrate on Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Teambuilding, Environment Education and outdoor risk management. As WMAI Assistant instructor, LNT Master, CMA Rock climbing instructor, Outdoor instructor accumulated a rich experience not only in theory, but also in practical.

Yunjy Chiang

Yunjy has a degree in Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology. She is an EMT-2 and a volunteer EMT in the Fire Department. She had worked for the department of Risk Management at Outward Bound Taiwan, and Emergency Medical Service at a hospital. Currently, she is a secretary at Chinese Taipei Alpine Association. Her passions include outdoor activities and EMS, therefore, she is doing her effort to promote Wilderness Medicine and Mountain Medicine as well as accumulating knowledge and sharing with people. 

Zhu Hong

Zhu Hong graduated from Clinical Medicine Dept. of Capital Medical University in 1992. She started her medical career in Shenzhen Emergency Centre from 1994 and has experienced quite a lot soul-stirring disasters and emergency scenes, for instance, Shenzhen WUWANG club fire, OTC east Space Journey accident and 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake rescue etc. During the past 20 years, she has being an Emergency Physician, on spot Emergency Commander and principal of Emergency Training. Zhu Hong started to think how to take a prompt action, conduct accurate assessment and treatment due to experienced multiple times of collapses, fire and disaster relief. She likes some ordinary outdoor activities, such as camping, pedestrianism traversing, hiking, cycling etc. which become attached to WMAI.

Zhao Wei

Zhao Wei was graduated from Department of Clinical Medicine of WUHAN Technology University, who is on-job postgraduate of Guangzhou Zhongshan Medical University. He is the director of training department in Shenzhen Emergency Center, Emergency Medicine director, International directive instructor of AHA, ITLS instructor and WMAI Assistant Instructor.

Zach Vanderwall

Zach’s first Wilderness Medical Associates course was in Red Lodge, MT for a WEMT Upgrade in 2004. Those five days of training quickly put his previous three years of volunteer EMT work in perspective and prompted his decision to become a WMA instructor. He called Seattle home for 19 years, and the geography of the Pacific Northwest allowed him to hone his outdoor skills in the surrounding mountains, rock, and rivers. Zach’s pursuit of adventure has led him to various hot spots beyond the Northwest; including Cascade volcanoes, Bugaboo rock, and Mountains in Peru. He spent 10 years working at a camp and hosting college programs, which exposed him to guiding and instructing in an Experiential Education format. For 11 years, Zach has been an EMT utilizing his skills in rural settings, SWAT situations, movie sets, and even occasionally, as a father of thee boys! He enjoys living in western Montana with his wife and kids, where he divides his time between building houses and traveling to different venues as an instructor.

Trevor Page

Trevor grew up running through the forests with Scouts, and completed a stint in the Army Reserve as a 'young lad'. He left to explore the world a bit and learn at University but returned to the woods to become a professional wilderness guide, primarily leading backcountry canoe trips and dogsled expeditions. These days he teaches others how to play safely in the bush as a Wilderness Safety and Survival Instructor in Manitoba. In his spare time, he's a member of the local Fire Department, Ground Search and Rescue, and Civil Air Search and Rescue Association – or at home reading about the things he teaches.

Certifications & Education:
  • WFR
  • WRT
  • Paddle Canada Instructor
  • Manitoba Hunter Safety Instructor
  • Canada Firearms Safety Instructor
  • First Aid Instructor (Red Cross)
  • Adventure Recreation & Parks Technician Diploma with Honours (Sault College)
  • Associate of Arts Degree Global Stewardship (Capilano University)

Tung Hsiu Hung

Tung Hsiu is a firefighter, an EMT-P and instructor. He has devoted himself to EMS for more than 10 years. Mountain Rescue is one of his duties as a firefighter. Also, he likes hiking. Therefore, he is eager to has further understanding of Wilderness Medicine. He is doing his best to strengthen his professionalism and helping more people to enjoy outdoor life. 

Trevor McGarry

Trevor fell into the outdoor world by starting as a teacher at The Boundless School more than a decade ago.  Mixing his passion for teaching and guiding Trevor has made the rivers of the Ottawa valley his home and office. Currently, the Operation’s Manager at Paddler Co-op, a not-for-profit whitewater paddling instructional organization, Trev loves engaging others in the outdoor classroom. As a certified school teacher, paddler and gardener Trev enjoys the simplicity of rural life in his cabin in the woods.

Tony Shope

Tony has over twenty years of pre-hospital experience and is a full time Paramedic and Rescue Services Coordinator for Humboldt General Hospital EMS & Rescue in Winnemucca, Nevada. He spent many years delivering back country emergency care with Search and Rescue units in Ohio, Kentucky, Northern Idaho, and Nevada. Tony was the founder of the Rapid Access Patient Treatment Overland Response Strike Force, a volunteer wilderness medical response unit in northern Idaho.

Tony enjoys the challenges and unpredictability of wilderness response operations. He would rather spend two days in the worst weather in the back country with a critical patient than spend two hours on the road with a critical care ground transport. His love of back country medical response is shared by his wife Victoria and his two young boys. Tony is a very personable and energetic instructor who draws from his field experience as well as his instructor history with ACLS, PALS, ITLS and PHTLS.