After graduating from an Atlanta, Ga. High School in 2002, Adam picked up an extraordinarily heavy backpack for the first time and marched through the Wind River Range for 30 days on a NOLS Mountaineering course. Upon completing this course he promptly went home, packed up his bags, kissed his Mother goodbye, and headed West. Since then Adam has completed a B.S. in Parks and Protected Area Management from Colorado State University and, having not previously learned his lesson about heavy packs, a NOLS Outdoor Educator Semester. There he developed a passion for Emergency Medicine and honed his skills in Outdoor Education. From 2006 to 2010 Adam was an instructor for Outward Bound and the Kent Mountain Adventure Center leading wilderness expeditions. In 2011, he took a WEMT course with NOLS Wilderness Medicine, reigniting a passion for emergency medicine. He is currently settled in Estes Park, CO where he works as a Park Ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park specializing in High Angle SAR and Alpine EMS response during the Summer and travels the country teaching for NOLS Wilderness Medicine Fall through Spring. He still carries a heavy pack and loves his Mother.