Amy Waeschle spent 5 years working as a field instructor for NOLS and other outdoor programs before going back to school for a Master's Degree in Teaching. After a few years teaching middle-grade science and math in a rural school, she missed the freedom and hands-on style of outdoor education and returned to NOLS to work for NOLS Wilderness Medicine. Currently, Amy is a Course Leader for the Wilderness First Aid program. She has taught for NOLS Wilderness Medicine in locations close to her hometown of Mt. Vernon, Washington as well as in far-off sites such as Hawaii and St. Louis. She is an avid adventure-hound, with recent trips to Morocco for surfing and the Selkirk Mountains for backcountry skiing. Her latest adventure includes a sabbatical to Sicily, Italy, where she and her husband will live and work for 3 years.