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.

Nate Meltzer
(Field Instructor)

Nate initially developed his love of wilderness in high school while backpacking with friends in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. After gradu...

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Nate Ostis
(Instructor)

Nate began exploring rivers in 1988 and has been working, playing, and living on them every since. When not teaching or boating, he makes his home ...

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Nathan Rastatter
(Financial Aid Coordinator)

Nathan has been with NOLS Wilderness Medicine since February of 2016. He has been in Admissions since moving to Lander from the 'America's City', b...

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Nick Braun
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, MSC)

Nick came to NOLS in 2004 as a student on a Baja Coastal Sailing course. He quickly got on the outdoor education bandwagon and began instructing ex...

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Noah Gottdiener
(Board Treasurer)

Since 2004, Noah Gottdiener has served as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors for Duff & Phelps. During that time, re...

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Noel Cockney
(Field Instructor)

Born and raised in the Northwest Territories of Canada, Neil grew up out camping, hunting, and fishing very much like his Inuit ancestors. He took ...

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N. Stuart Harris MD, MFA, FRCP Edin.
(Board Member)

Stuart is the founder and Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Wilderness Medicine, and the Director of the MGH Wildern...

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