Curriculum Vitae

OBJECTIVE
To become affiliated with a progressive organization where my diverse skill set can be utilized to its full potential, while continuing to gain new skills and working to develop existing skills. To work towards developing sustainable and enriching outdoor programming for students of all ages and backgrounds, helping to inspire students to connect with land, self and the world around them. Work collaboratively to create interdisciplinary and diverse curriculum, work towards building a just and sustainable local and global paradigm, and envision a radical future that involves sustainability, social and environmental justice and projects that support this future. 

EXPERIENCE
Train, supervise and evaluate field staff in a variety of settings, mountains, ocean, and desert. 
Proven abilities in working with a diverse population of students in the wilderness and in a classroom. 
Skilled in technical skills such as rock climbing, backpacking, mountaineering, canoeing, sailing. 
Experience managing program operations, knowledge of the outdoor education industry, self-motivating, self-directed, positive, energetic and hardworking, collaborative, working towards changing the status quo in outdoor education and beyond. 
Able to handle time sensitive projects with efficiency, expertise and authority.
Experienced in every aspect of wilderness expeditions with exceptional organizational skills.
Managing and creating a budget, purchasing gear and food, maintenance of gear, permit management. 
Facilitator of technical skills, interpersonal skills, diversity and equity and inclusion, compassionate leadership, meditation, facilitating council, working with trauma, permaculture design, and working with struggling teens.  

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Outward Bound California
Associate Program Director 2016- 2017

  • Collaborate as a member of the Joshua Tree  management team to determine and fulfill program needs, goals and strategy.
  • Create, improvise and implement course and basecamp systems to grow the Joshua Tree Program. 
  • Primary supervisory responsibilities are to provide oversight, supervise, mentor and develop Course Directors, Instructors and other staff. Mentorship and development of staff training curriculum and implementation per season. Oversee the staff tenure recognition system.
  • Participate in the administration and delivery of all courses to ensure that course quality remains true to OBCA mission and educational outcomes. Create, edit and adjust course curricula as needed.
  • Coordinate and ensure follow-through of the feedback system and implementation of change between the field and program team. Create and role model professionalism at all times. Uphold and follow all policies. 
  • Ensure that all Forest Service, National Park and other land management policies and procedures are known and followed by staff..
  • Review and revise student materials including packing lists, itineraries and web descriptions.
  • Oversee and delegate the course planning process for future seasons, Have an active voice in the strategic planning of the program.
  • Participate in incident command and on-call system. 
  • Ensure accurate and complete incident reporting for all courses. Respond to field emergencies.

Outward Bound California
Program Manager- Joshua Tree 2014-2016

  • Overseeing Staff, Logistics, Course Quality, Risk Management, and the day to day operations of the Joshua Tree programing.
  • Collaborate as a member of the Joshua Tree management team to determine and fulfill program needs, goals and strategy.
  • Supervise, mentor and develop Course Directors. 
  • Participate in the administration and delivery of all courses to ensure course quality remains true to OBCA mission and educational outcomes. Create, edit and adjust course curricula as needed.
  • Coordinate and ensure follow-through of the feedback system and implementation of change between the field and program team. 
  • Create and role model professionalism at all times. Uphold and follow all policies. Hold staff accountable for the same.
  • Ensure that all Forest Service, National Park and other land management policies and procedures are known and followed by staff.Participate in our incident command and On-Call system. 
  • Ensure accurate and complete incident reporting for all courses. Create the content and delivery methods for course safety briefings and support the dissemination of quarterly safety reports for all courses.

Outward Bound California
Faculty- San Francisco 2012-2014

  • Facilitate team building and outdoor activities throughout the Bay Area and at local high schools
  • Create curriculum, reconnaissance new course areas for rock climbing, create new course area guides, mentor new staff, purchase food and gear, and apply for permits
  • Act as Trainer, Course Director or Instructor when needed

Outward Bound California
Trainer, Course Director, Instructor 2010-Current

  • Mentor, manage, and train staff in technical, interpersonal and expedition skills
  • Develop curriculum and create resources for OBCA High Sierra, Joshua Tree and San Francisco bases
  • Process and organize paperwork, manage small budget, inventory gear, purchase food, hold staff accountable
  • Teach and Facilitate 1 day Programs to 30 day Wilderness Expeditions. 

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education 
Wilderness Guide 2103-Current

  • Co-facilitate 10 day meditation wilderness retreat with 1 Dharma Teacher and 1 Assistant
  • Lead Guide, manage all safety and risk management in the wilderness, managing logistics
  • Developing and implementing mindfulness curriculum, part of visioning curriculum and delivery

Outward Bound Wilderness
Trainer,Course Director,Instructor 2005-2012

  • Coordinated logistical, administrative and field components for wilderness expeditions 5-30 days in length
  • Instructed backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing and canoeing  courses for adult, youth and  special populations
  • Manage all risk, logistics, student behavior and mentor incoming staff, create progressive and inclusive curriculum
  • Locations: Colorado, Florida, Alabama, California 


The Eagle Rock School  
Wilderness Instructor 2009-2011

  • Lead new students on 25 wilderness course, evaluating students behaviors and actions on course
  • Advising and managing new students on campus.Develop curriculum and resources
  • Managing logistics, expedition prep and post, interfacing with parents and school administrators
  • Training and managing new staff, managing resupplies, managing in the field safety, along with any field emergencies


The Crossroads School  
Instructor, Logistician 2009- Current

  • Plan, shop, organize and cook, clean and manage all logistics for basecamp course throughout California. Risk manager for duration of courses. 
  • Instructing- plan curriculum, risk management, facilitate rock climbing, backpacking, etc. 

Prescott College
Course Director, Instructor 2003-2015

  • Lead a 22-day Wilderness Orientation in various wilderness areas in Arizona.
  • Teach about  school’s  philosophie, how to graduate, group process, expeditionary travel and planning, interpersonal communication skills, wilderness skills, and diversity and inclusion awareness.  Give growth oriented feedback, hold students and staff accountable, manage budget, logistics and transport. Facilitate a 7 day staff training covering course area and teaching expectations. 

ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, Skype, Google Sites, 
Facebook, Linkedin, Cal-Topo, Salesforce, Egnyte, Zoom, Mahara, Email

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
MSc Candidate - Outdoor Education Sustainable Leadership- Gaia University (2017)                   Boulder, Colorado
BA- Adventure Education - Prescott College (2005)                                                                           Prescott, Arizona
Madison Area Technical College- Early Childhood Education  (1999)                                              Madison, Wisconsin
Prospect  High School (1996)                                                                                                                Mt. Prospect, Illinois 

CERTIFICATIONS
Wilderness First Responder - Since 2000
Adult/Child CPR, AED & Airway Management - Since 2000
American Mountain Guide Association Certified Single Pitch Instructor - Since 2012
Level 1 Avalanche Forecasting - Since 2005
2 Stars British Canoe Union- Since 2003
Competent Crew- Royal Yachting Association - since 2016
Permaculture Designer- since 2015

PRESENTATIONS
“Compassionate Leadership”, Middle of Phase Presentation, Gaia University, November 2017, Zoom Platform
“Mindfulness in Outdoor Education”, All Staff Training, Outward Bound California, June 2017, Midpines, CA
“Staff Expedition- Deep Ecology and Mindfulness”, Middle of Phase Presentation, Gaia University, October 2017

REFERENCES
Nettie Pardue, Director of Education & Safety                            Rafaella Abramovitz, Course Director, Trainer
Outward Bound California                                                             Outward Bound California
(415)-316-0565, x0565                                                                    (928) 458-0178    

Khalila Archer, Program Director                                                  Patrick Cook Deegan, Director
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme)                             Project Wayfinder
(413) 341-7108                                                                                 (410) 991-2278