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Wilderness Risk Management Conference Co-Sponsors


Lead Sponsor

National Outdoor Leadership School
Drew Leemon
Katie Baum Mettenbrink






Outward Bound USA
Steve Neal

Mike Pigg



The Student Conservation Association
Laura Herrin
Josiah Downey








For more information on WRMC Co-Sponsors contact:

Gabi Kilko-Jackson
WRMC Manager


Wilderness Risk Management Conference Steering Committee

The WRMC Steering Committee works each year to build a balanced, practical and relevant educational agenda for the conference. Current participants include:

Katie Baum Mettenbrink
Senior Risk Management Consultant
National Outdoor Leadership School

Todd Duncan

Program Safety Manager

Sierra Club

Amberleigh Hammond
Risk Mitigation Systems Manager
The Student Conservation Association

Catherine Hansen-Stamp

Attorney at Law

Recreation and Adventure


Drew Leemon
Director of Risk Management
National Outdoor Leadership School


Steve Pace

Director of Standards Development and Accreditation

Association of Experiential Education (AEE)


Jay Satz

Director of Partnerships and Innovation

Northwest Youth Corps


Steve Smith
Outdoor Program Consultant
Experiential Consulting, LLC

Jeannette Stawski
Executive Director
Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education

Mark T. Vermeal
Vice President of Safety
Outward Bound USA


For more information on the WRMC Steering Committee contact:

Steve Smith
Committee Chair

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