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.

Haven Holsapple
(Leave No Trace Program Manager, NOLS Custom Education)

In 1967, Haven traveled west to take a course from a new school called NOLS. At the end of this course, he decided that this was exactly what he want…

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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 trainer…

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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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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 i…

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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 Mountain…

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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 the…

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