Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Jane's love for all things outdoors started at a very young age, constantly covered in mosquito bites and bruises from her adventures. The 6 years she spent working at Philmont in New Mexico instilled a deep passion for outdoor ethics and conservation that is intertwined in everything she does. After earning a B.S. in Natural Resources Conservation & Forestry from Virginia Tech, Jane moved to Colorado in pursuit of deep snow. She took her first WFR course in 2011, got her EMT shortly after, worked as a backcountry emergency responder, and became a ski patroller. In addition to teaching for NOLS, she is the sustainability manager at a conservation nonprofit in Leadville, CO where she currently calls home. When she isn't working hard to make a positive impact as an environmental activist, you'll find Jane going downhill really fast, whether on skis or two wheels, and enjoying the river and all those great Colorado microbrews with her better half.