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.

Heather Shannon
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic)

Heather has a degree in physical education Heather Shannon with a specialization in athletic training. She has been certified as an athletic train...

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Heidi Riley
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Heidi grew up on the nature coast of Florida and has been escaping West ever since. A graduate of Texas A&M University, she now climbs, rides bikes...

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Helen Wilson
(Curriculum Publications Managing Editor)

Helen Wilson is the Curriculum Publications Managing Editor at NOLS. She has a passion for sea kayaking, and considers herself lucky to have studie...

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Herbert (Herbie) G. Ogden, MD
(Medical Advisor)

Herbie initially took a NOLS semester course in 1975 and became an instructor for the school in 1978. Over the next seven years he worked as an ...

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Holly Engelhart
(Enrollment Support Assistant)

Holly Engelhart grew up in Lander, Wyoming, where her first memory of NOLS was attending a NOLS yard sale as a child. At that particular yard sale,...

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Homer L. Luther
(Chair Emeritus)

Homer has completed many NOLS courses and prototype explorations, including trips in Baja, Alaska, and one of the first joint U.S./Soviet Mounta...

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Howard P. Colhoun
(Trustee Emeritus)

Howard "Pete" Colhoun has been volunteering for NOLS since 1993 and has participated on courses in East Africa, Mexico, Alaska, Patagonia, and t...

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