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.

Iris Saxer
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

"I've always had a passion for traveling in remote places and working in the wilderness," says Iris Saxer, describing a career that has taken her aro…

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Isaiah Gordon
(Donor Relations & Stewardship Coordinator)

Isaiah first came to NOLS as a two-time summer expedition student. While earning his degree from Chico State, he spent a year living in Florence, Ita…

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Isi Llarena
(Field instructor and Wilderness Medicine instructor)

I grew up as a city girl in Viña del Mar, Chile. In 2006 I went to New Zealand for a study abroad program, which is where I went backpacking for the …

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Isobel Coleman
(Former Board Member)

Isobel completed a month-long NOLS course in Alaska's Brooks Range the summer after graduating from college. NOLS has since had a special place in…

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