After growing up in Salt Lake City, and attending college in Colorado, Liz’s love of wild places and working with young people and teaching culminated in a career in outdoor education. She spent many seasons in the field as an instructor and guide for Outward Bound, Big City Mountaineers, Alaska Crossings and Soltreks; leading backpacking, ocean and river canoeing, hiking, and climbing courses ranging from 2-46 days in length, before joining the NOLS Wilderness Medicine faculty in 2012.
Since 1999, Liz has maintained a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) certification. Along with teaching for NOLS, Liz started Pasadena Outdoor Education in 2017, an outdoor education and risk management business that also sponsors NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses in the Los Angeles area. When she is not teaching, you might find her pursuing outdoor adventures with her little one, exploring the beaches and mountains of SoCal, fly fishing in Yellowstone, or skiing in the Wasatch.