Beth has been instructing with NOLS Wilderness Medicine since 2013. She once worked year-round in the outdoors, mixing guiding, environmental education and team development, headwater stream research, and wilderness therapy together to pay the bills and soul. But these days she’s in medicine full-time. She believes bringing more people into the wilderness to have powerful experiences will lead to better land-use ethics, which draws her to teaching wilderness medicine courses. During her free time, she loves everything from the mountains to the beach, whitewater and flatwater paddling, multi-day river trips, backpacking and hiking, and dark chocolate.