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 »

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.

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 »

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.

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. 

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.