Gates Richards has been involved in outdoor Gates Richards, WEMT education and EMS since the early 90's. Over the years he's worked outdoor programming throughout the Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest and Alaska. He's worked urban EMS in Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; Gunnison County, CO; and is an Intermediate EMT in Lander, WY. Gates began teaching for NOLS Wilderness Medicine in 1998 and now bears the title of NOLS Wilderness Medicine Special Programs Manager. In past lives he has been a dust collector, Rebel Without Applause, asthma researcher, and minor deity to a little-known civilization in the North Pacific. We're awaiting confirmation of that last one. Gates, his wife and their children live in Lander where they can be found running, biking, skiing and fishing. But not at the same time.