Abby began her outdoor education career as an undergraduate instructor for Cornell Outdoor Education and has pursued that passion ever since. Abby has worked as a sailing instructor, sea kayak instructor, and course director for Hurricane Island Outward Bound for eight years, built traditional wooden boats on the coast of Maine, and served as the Director of Outdoor Education at Colgate University for 13 years. In addition to teaching for WMA, Abby currently works as an EMT in Mount Desert, Maine, volunteers for MDI Search and Rescue, and works as a climbing and skiing guide for Acadia Mountain Guides. Abby has a passion for place-based education, outdoor recreation, wood working, and can happily be found in a variety of boats, on skis, on rock or enjoying walks in the woods with her partner and dog.
Amol has been an instructor with Wilderness Medical Associates since 2011. He entered the medical field in 2006 with a Masters in Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery from Chennai, India.
After two years of teaching and clinical practice, he then took these skills to Tanzania, East Africa where he continues to work as a consultant surgeon in this field, as well as supporting various emergency evacuation services within the region.
In between patients, Amol runs courses for WMA teaching wilderness medicine to the Mt Kilimanjaro guides, safari guides, international schools, remotely-placed lodges, and local businesses.
He can also be found regularly climbing Mt Kilimanjaro as an expedition medic for various groups as well as traveling with safari documentary film crews and adventure sports trail groups.
In Tanzania, Amol is a consultant for Savanna Medics Ltd and a volunteer Doctor for the Flying Medical Service.