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FAX: (307) 332-8811

National Outdoor Leadership School
284 Lincoln Street
Lander, WY 82520


Meet the Development Staff
Dedicated to ensuring the NOLS Mission


Contact Pip:

(307) 335-2275


Course: Summer Instructor Seminar, 1991

Wilderness Medicine Certification: Wilderness First Responder



Pip Coe

Development Director

Pip has served as Alumni and Development Director at the National Outdoor Leadership School since late 2001. Under Pip’s leadership, philanthropy at NOLS has been integrated into all aspects of the organization, which has helped strengthen the school’s long-term financial stability. Since 1992, Pip has been an instructor primarily on NOLS river-based courses all over the world. From 1993-1997 she co-managed the NOLS Utah River Base, from 1997-1998 she served as Operations Manager for NOLS East Africa and from 2000 to late 2001 she was Alumni Relations Manager. In her free time, she is an active runner, swimmer, road biker, paddler and skier. She loves any project that utilizes her many talents in which her friends refer to her as the Martha Stewart of Wyoming.


Contact Rich:

(307) 335-2279


Courses: Fall Semester in the Rockies, 1981; Mountain Instructor Course, 1983

Wilderness Medicine Certification: Wilderness First Responder


Rich Brame

Alumni Relations Director

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, Leave No Trace, Yukon programs and most recently is in Lander managing the Alumni Relations Department. In his free time, Rich can be found fly fishing in the summer and telemark skiing in the winter, always with a camera close at hand.


Contact Cindy:

(307) 335-2284


Course: 25 and Over Whitewater Expedition, 2002; Wilderness First Aid, 2010



Cindy Carey

Annual Fund Manager

Cindy is a Wyoming native, who grew up hiking, camping and fishing in the mountains around the state. Since she began her career with NOLS in September 2000, Cindy has grown as an individual and been inspired by the people she’s worked with. With encouragement from the people around her she has decided to continue her education and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. When not at work, Cindy can be found driving her three boys around town to their various activities and spending time with them.



Contact Sandy:

(307) 335-2277






Sandy Siwick

Office Manager


Contact Judd:

(307) 335-2289


Courses: Wind River Mountaineering, 1989; Mountain Instructor Course, 1992

Wilderness Medicine Certification: Wilderness First Responder



Judd Rogers

Development Officer

Judd Rogers is a 4th generation Wyoming native who discovered NOLS when he received a scholarship for a Wind River Mountaineering course in 1989. It must have made an impression because he has worked for NOLS ever since. Judd works as a mountaineering instructor and helped found our branch in Patagonia, where he also served as director from 2002-2010. He recently returned from Chile with his wife and two children to work for Campaign NOLS in Lander, Wyoming. In this role he strives to help us reach our strategic goals for 2020 and beyond by growing scholarship support and stewarding lifelong relationships with graduates, employees, and supporters of the school.


Contact Liz:

(307) 335-2283


Courses: Semester in the Rockies, 2000; Alaska Wilderness, 2002; Wilderness First Responder, 2007




Liz Hall

Development Officer

Liz Hall grew up in Tulsa, OK. In 2000, her love of international travel and the outdoors brought her to Alaska for a NOLS Wilderness Course. Hooked, Liz went to work for NOLS the following summer. A former horse-packing instructor, she has also worked as in-town support for courses, driven buses for NOLS, and put together a Wyoming state-wide event for NOLS called Creating a Climate for Change. During a sabbatical from NOLS, Liz went back to school at the London School of Economics and to intern for National Geographic All Roads Film Project, returning to work as a Development Officer in order to share her belief in NOLS with others. For Liz, NOLS has been a pivotal experience and she hopes to return that gift by building relationships with the greater NOLS family of graduates, staff, and NOLS supporters to continue growing support for NOLS scholarship programs.



Contact Foundation Relations Manager:

(307) 335-2286






Foundation Relations Officer


Contact Mark:

(307) 335-2282



Course: North Cascades Mountaineering 1987; Mountain Instructor Course, 1990

Wilderness Medicine Certification: Wilderness First Responder





Mark Hamlin

Stewardship and Events Coordinator

Originally from Indiana, Mark hopped an Amtrak train in 1987 and crossed the US to participate in a NOLS North Cascades Mountaineering course. In 1991, he began working as a NOLS instructor and has accumulated 230 field weeks focusing on instructor training, wilderness canoeing, backpacking, and sea kayaking. Graduating from Northland College in 1992 with a degree in Outdoor/Environmental Education, Mark has spent the past 25 years leading expeditions and managing numerous outdoor programs. In addition to field courses, Mark has run the NOLS rations department in Mexico; was the assistant manager for the NOLS River Base, and coordinated the NOLS Alumni trips program. His leadership experience outside of NOLS includes directing operations for an award winning eco-tourism company in Hawaii, leading a university outdoor program in North Carolina, a county park and recreation program in South Carolina, and a nationally recognized leadership organization in Maine.


Contact Jennifer:

(307) 335-2281



Course: Wind River Wilderness- 23 and older, 2007




Jennifer Connell

Research and Campaign Financial Analyst

Jennifer, a Lander resident since 1994, has been working in NOLS’ development office for since 2006. She is a recreational alpine skier and rock climber, mother of two boys, and has an affinity for running on the many trails that can be found only minutes away. Jennifer’s passion for the outdoors started at an early age while growing up in California and Idaho with Yosemite and the Sawtooth Mountains as her stomping grounds. Although she considers herself outdoorsy, she learned a deeper appreciation for environmental stewardship when she participated in a Wind River Wilderness Course in 2007. Jennifer is often heard referring to NOLS as her second family.



Contact Alyssa:

(307) 335-2243






Alyssa Rainbolt
Alumni Relations Coordinator


Contact Chris:

(307) 335-2274



Courses: Fall Semester in the Rockies 1992; Mountain Instructor Course 1997; Wilderness EMT 2010





Chris Brauneis

Alumni Programs Coordinator

An instructor since 1997, Chris brings a wealth of field and other experience, including five years as program manager at NOLS' Rocky Mountain Branch and as a NOLS wilderness medicine instructor, to his position coordinating alumni programs and trips at NOLS headquarters in Lander. When not at work, you will find Chris out skiing, running or cycling.

Contact Roxanne:

(307) 335-2280


Roxanne Seilaff

Database Technician

Roxanne has worked at NOLS since 1987. Before joining the Alumni and Development department in 1997 she worked in various other departments including: the dormitory, Mail Room, and Leave No Trace. Currently Roxanne is responsible for maintaining the Alumni and Development database, making sure that all of the mailing lists used by the department are as clean and accurate as possible.


Photo: Brad Christensen

The NOLS Development Mission:
We cultivate, nurture, and maintain mutually beneficial relationships among NOLS alumni, family, friends, and the greater community to enhance support for the school's mission and core values.

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