Meet Our Team

Heart, Expertise, and Wildness

Our team works behind the scenes and all over the world to give you the best experience possible. Click below to read their stories.

Edmilson Fonseca
(Instructor)

Edmilson (Ed) has worked in the outdoors since 1996 as a rock climbing and hiking guide. He entered the outdoor education industry as a rock climbi...

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Elias Sjöberg
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Elias Sjöberg is a nursing assistant and has been working full time in the outdoors since 2013. His first big expedition was crossing Madagascar fr...

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Eli Helbert
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Eli Helbert is a WEMT working with Landmark Learning in the Southeast. He is an Eagle Scout with the Vigil Honor from the Order of the Arrow. He ea...

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Elliott Reed
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Elliott was born and raised in the mid-west. At age 18, without ever previously visiting “the Treasure State” he enrolled in classes at the Univers...

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Elliot Wright
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Elliott grew up in Northern New Mexico and Colorado. In Maine for college, Elliott pursued Conservation Biology and History while guiding trips wit...

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Emily Casebeer
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Emily grew up in Snowmass Village, CO and went to Colorado State University in northern Colorado. When she asked her college advisor what degree wo...

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Era Aranow
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Originally from the wilds of urban NY, Era now calls Lander, WY home. After taking her WEMT course in 2008, she rode for the Tarrytown Volunteer Am...

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Erica Nelson
(Senior Marketing Representative)

After a major mishap of getting lost for seven days in 2008 on her first backpacking trip in Alaska, Erica quickly immersed herself in outdoor educ...

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Eric Barnard
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Originally from the vertically challenged state of Wisconsin, Eric has been working in the outdoor education field since 2000. He took his first N...

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Eric Boggs
(Wilderness First Responder)

Eric Boggs began working for NOLS in 2001, He works in executive development for custom education clients, teaches Master Educator courses, wildern...

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Erick van Til
(Instructor )

Erick's first adventure experiences were weekend hiking trips along Ontario's Bruce Trail. Those short trips turned into longer ones further and fu...

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Eric Page
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, EMT-I )

Eric first took an urban-based EMT course in 2000, in his home state of Colorado. He then headed north to make a new home in Jackson, WY in 2003. A...

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Eric Sanderson
(Wilderness First Responder)

From the North Georgia area, Eric loves being outside and spending time with groups who share his passions of the outdoors. Eric graduated from Geo...

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Eric Wakild
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, MA)

Tarheel born and tarheel bred, Eric started in education by teaching high school science in rural south Texas with Teach For America. During his su...

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Erin Lotz
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Erin has enjoyed decades of teaching in the field of experiential education. From adjudicated youth to Montessori preschoolers, from Outward Bound ...

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Erin Zwier
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Erin grew up in a variety of Southeastern states but did not manage to pick up a Southern drawl. After graduating from college, she headed west to...

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Eryn Pierce
(Art Director)

The NOLS website, publications, stickers, posters—you name it! If NOLS produced it, Art Director and Southwest Outdoor Educator grad Eryn Pierce...

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Ethan O. Meers
(Board Member)

Ethan Meers has been a part of the NOLS community for more than 20 years. He is a former instructor who worked courses out of the Rocky Mountain...

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Ethan Zook
(NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructor)

Ethan grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and started hiking, rock climbing, and backpacking in elementary school. He studied biology an...

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