Maggie O'Brien is the Operations Manager for NOLS Alaska. Maggie first came to NOLS as a Pacific Northwest North Cascades Wilderness student in 1999. NOLS Alaska has been a second home to Maggie since her 2003 Alaska Instructor Course. Maggie has worked around the globe for NOLS as field instructor in New Zealand, Southwest, Patagonia, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountain, and Alaska campuses. Since 2008, Maggie has devoted 6 seasons as either a program supervisor or evacuation coordinator in Alaska and Patagonia. Maggie lives full time in Palmer Alaska with her wife Leda and her dog Olivia. Maggie enjoys Flyfishing, biking, and doing 'Shaun T Insanity' workouts in her free time.