Bethany Helvoigt

Bethany grew up in the mountains of Colorado which ingrained in her the love for the wilderness and emergency medicine. She later moved to Montana where she majored in counseling and outdoor leadership followed by several years of experience in experiential education and facilitation with an outdoor adventure camp. She currently lives in Plains, Montana… Read more »

Trent Gould

Trent Gould considers himself a grand generalist who enjoys windy hikes, sleeping in igloos, empty surf breaks at sunrise and reading the New York Times with a fresh cup of coffee. He originally hails from Southern California and spent his college years in Vermont obtaining a B.A. in Adventure Education and Wilderness Leadership. Trent is… Read more »

Mayumi Ote

I was born and raised in a mountain village in Japan. I participated in a children’s camp from an early age and have been engaged as a field activity leader since college. I am a nurse and have gained experience mainly in intensive care areas such as critical care centers and cardiovascular centers. In addition… Read more »

Kazuya Nino

I am originally from Osaka, but moved to Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan, over 30 years ago. In Hokkaido, I work as a raft guide, a kayak guide, a snowshoeing guide, and a dog sledding musher. I am also a Rescue3 Japan instructor and help reduce water-related accidents. My goal is to realize a… Read more »

Judi Alberi

Judi has been the Operations Director for WMA for the past 10 years of her 14-year career with WMA. She has her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling both from NVU. Judi’s bachelor’s degree in business and master’s degree in mental health have been invaluable in building… Read more »

Esker Norman

Esker has spent the past decade working with youth and adults alike in the wilderness context. From remote whitewater canoe travel in Northern Canada to multiday expedition-style dogsledding in the Svalbard Archipelago, Esker has honed his skills in outdoor experiential education in a variety of world-class settings. When he isn’t at work, he continues to… Read more »

Amit Arora

Amit Arora has been working in the field of outdoor education for over 15 years. His interest in medicine was sparked in 2016 and he dove into his newfound passion, Wilderness Medicine and education. He completed his WEMT in the year 2017 and has been on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, USA, since… Read more »

Sean Patterson

Sean is currently living in Mississauga, Ontario working as a manager for HUB Climbing, an Indoor Rock Climbing gym. He has also worked for a number of camps over the years as the Risk Management Manager overseeing the backpacking trips & the challenge courses. Sean enjoys several outdoor activities including canyoneering, hiking, climbing and biking.