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.
Mr. Tuo started outdoor activities on 2000 and spent 5 years in the biggest outward development school of China as safety supervisor. He is skilled in hiking, backpack trekking, mountaineering, ice climbing, SCUBA diving and act as team leader for high altitude climbing more than 10 times.
He took part in outdoor first aid trainings, such as 120 first aid training, in dozen years, set up first aid courses in outdoor trainings, and conducted the courses as a trainer.
Working now at:
Top summit explore company – general manager
Summit outdoor school – vice-president
Top summit explore company is the first specialized corporation in China that focus on advanced travel and exploration all over the world and the main products are exploring at the peak of seven continent and south and north poles. We function to outdoor recreations for different requirements individually.
Summit outdoor school is specialized in public service. They help the participants to establish the proper ideas of outdoor recreations. They devote to be the greatest outdoor school in public training.
Tyler grew up in rural Ontario where the rule was “if the sun is out, then you're out(side)” While going through the Air Cadet program he received his Survival Instructor Qualification at age 15 which further solidified his connection to the outdoors. He became a Medic with the Canadian Forces, providing medical support that ranged from mini-expeditions to a Disaster Assistance Relief Team deployment for earthquake relief in Nepal. He completed his Aeromedical Evacuation course and worked as a Flight Medic with the RCAF, training and completing missions all over North America and Europe. He currently is employed with the RCAF as a Firefighter and continues to teach bushcraft and survival on his parent's 100-acre farm. In his off time he can be found doing one of four things; on his next adventure with his wife, working out, hunting or fly fishing.
Yuka is a registered nurse who has worked in respiratory medicine for several years. She also has experience working in a nursing home in the remote area of Japan. At the moment, when she is not teaching for WMA, she mostly works for a home visiting care program.
She enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, paragliding, kayaking, canoeing, bouldering, and off course, outdoor cooking. Beside those, she also likes traveling overseas to meet people and understand new cultures. Some of the countries she has traveled to are Taiwan, Guam, Fiji, Hawaii, Korea, Tuvalu, Australia, and Canada.
Yao worked for Outward Bound Taiwan for over two years. Afterwards he trained and worked at a primitive skills and wilderness-survival education center in upstate New York. Most recently, he's worked as a camp counselor in Taiwan, and currently teaches middle school science at a public charter school in Minnesota.
Tryggvi is from Selfoss, Iceland and has been a member of ICE-SAR since 2007 and is now team captain of Selfoss SAR team. He received his EMT-B certificate in 2010 and finished his W-EMT upgrade in 2011. Tryggvi has been teaching first aid to ICE-SAR members since 2012.
He now works as a nurse in Reykjavík University Hospital emergency room where he has been working since he started nursing school in 2012.
Tryggvi's main focus of search and rescue has been general SAR and first aid with a touch of rope and swift water rescue. He now mainly focuses on commanding search and rescue operations as a member of his counties area command unit.
Tony is a physician's assistant and practices in western Maine. Tony has worked all over the world including a stint in Antarctica. He has led sea kayaking trips there as well as off the coast of Alaska. His penchant for northern zones carries over to the winter with mushing. He and his wife have nearly two dozen mushing dogs and are out running dog sleds much of the winter.
Since his first taste of medical training in 2000 at a WFR course, Tom has been actively pursuing medical training. While working as a Paramedic in Dallas, he enlisted in the Navy as a Corpsman (he was told they would send him to some cool medical training), and subsequently got attached to a Marine Reconnaissance unit and deployed (after, of course, going to numerous cool medical courses). While overseas, he developed and taught a Tactical Combat Casualty Course (TCCC) to the Iraqi Brigade Scouts and kept all of his Marines topped off with Motrin.
Since he has been back in the US, he has taken an avid interest in climbing 14ers and mountain biking during his time off. When he is not teaching for WMA, he works for University of New Mexico Hospital developing clinical web applications.
Tim took his first WMA course while working at North Carolina Outward Bound in the late 80’s and has been involved with wilderness and urban emergency medical training ever since. Tim is currently a full-time faculty member in the Paramedic Program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He also works as a Critical Care Paramedic at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wisconsin providing patient care in both the pre-hospital and emergency department setting. Tim holds a BS in Outdoor Education/Earth Science from Northland College. In his free time Tim can be found sea kayaking the waters of Lake Superior.
Toby loves being outside and in the woods, pure and simple. A lifetime of paddling led Toby to become active in Outdoor Education and wilderness instruction in 2006. He began leading wilderness canoe and backpacking expeditions for Outward Bound in 2007 as a Lead Instructor and Course Coordinator year round. Toby has also worked with Outward Bound as a dog sledding guide, getting to be on trail with dogs for the past four winters has only increased his connection to the wilderness. Extended periods of time on trail heightened Toby’s interest in wilderness medicine and he started instructing for WMA in 2008 following the completion of his WEMT training with WMA. Toby is continually inspired through interactions and learning with students. These days, when he’s not in the back-country or teaching a WMA course, you will likely find Toby paddling studying sustainability, an important topic that could use more of everyone’s attention.