Doug’s earliest outdoor memory was building a fort 60’ up in a tall ponderosa using an old climbing rope he dubbed “ropey”. He currently works as the Training and Education director with the Student Conservation Association. He took a NOLS semester in 1994 and became a NOLS field instructor in 1998. He has a B.A in Recreation, an M.A in Environmental Education, and a graduate certificate in Historic Preservation that he is still wondering how to use. He has been teaching for NOLS Wilderness Medicine since 2004. Doug lives in Vermont with his family, cats, and chickens.