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The NOLS Alumni Relations Department's goal is simple–we cultivate connections throughout the NOLS community–including graduates, staff and families from over 50 years of NOLS expeditions and education.

Our work includes publication of the thrice-yearly Leader, numerous electronic and web-based networks, alumni reunions around the US, the NOLS Alumni Jobsnetwork service, short and relaxed alumni trips for grads, friends and families, and one-day skill seminars.

NOLS Alumni programs don't happen by themselves— there are real people based in Lander who work everyday to keep you connected to NOLS and to provide services you value.

So, below is some information on the hard-working NOLS Alumni Relations posse. Next time you call or email, it's likely one of these friendly folks will say hello and chase your details.


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Alyssa Rainbolt says: "The best part of my job is connecting with enthusiastic NOLS grads around the country."

Alyssa Rainbolt came to NOLS as a student in 1983 on an Outdoor Educator Expedition in Wyoming. Since then, she's gone on become a NOLS instructor.

After a stint in the NOLS Marketing Department, Alyssa is no our Alumni Relations Coordinator in Lander.

In addition to organizing alumni events around the country, Alyssa is an avid yoga practitioner and rock climber.

Rich Brame, NOLS fly fishing Instructor.

"What was Wyoming like before Paul Petzoldt built the Wind Rivers?" - Rich Brame

Instructor Rich Brame came to NOLS in 1981 as a Fall Semester in the Rockies student and worked his first course at Wind Cave National Park in 1984.

Since then, he's worked varied NOLS trips and courses on five continents— with a few more on the way...

Rich does some in-town shenanigans for NOLS too, he's headed up NOLS' public policy, research, LNT, Yukon programs and most recently in the Lander Alumni Relations Department.

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We're hiring an Alumni Programs Coordinator. If your passion is creating global outdoor adventures, join our team!

Other Alumni Links:

Alumni Chapters

The Leader
FAQs for NOLS Parents
FAQs for NOLS Graduates
Email List Services
NOLS Wildlands - sign up for email updates on wilderness issues.
Expedition Planning

Wilderness Medicine Curriculum Updates



Busy Day in the Yukon - NOLS Alumni Trips are a great way to reconnect with wilderness, and your favorite (or new) outdoor skills. Trips are open to grads and accompanying friends and family. C'mon back to NOLS on a relaxed Alumni Trip in some of the Globe's most spectacular wild places. Photo: Rich Brame

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