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.

Pam Rosal
(River Base Program Manager)

Pam runs the NOLS River Base in Vernal, Utah. Her passion for the human experience has kept her learning, leading, and playing on rivers at NOLS si...

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Paul Buechner
(Instructor)

Paul came to NOLS Wilderness Medicine after an Army career highlighted by training paratroopers, Rangers, divers and cadets. Years of Latin America...

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Paul Dreyer
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Born in South Africa, Paul moved to the United States as a small child, but has continued to seek out travel, adventure, and education ever since. ...

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Paul Satzinger
(NOLS Pacific Northwest Operations Manager and Senior Field Instructor)

Paul began his career with NOLS in 2007 teaching sailing courses at the NOLS Mexico campus on the Sea of Cortez. He's been playing and working on b...

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Pedro Binfa A.
(Instructor)

Pedro began working for NOLS in 2008 as a mountaineering instructor. He serves as a glacier mountaineering, climbing, and sea kayaking instructor i...

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Peter Reynolds
(NOLS Instructor)

Peter started his love for NOLS as a child exploring the Sierra Nevada with his father Bob Reynolds who was an instructor with NOLS during the 1970...

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Pete Walka
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic)

Pete grew up in the outdoors, rafting, kayaking, skiing, and climbing at every opportunity. Turning his passions into a career, he spent years gui...

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Phil Branca
(Northeast Program Supervisor / Senior Expedition Faculty)

After graduating from a NOLS Semester in East Africa in 2001, Phil returned to NOLS as an instructor in 2007. Since then, Phil has combined regular...

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Philip Hart
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Philip Hart is a WEMT, river guide trainer and trip leader working with Landmark Learning. He is also training officer for Swain County Rescue Squa...

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Pip Coe
(Instructor)

Pip started as an instructor in 1992 and to this day she can still been seen working a river course occasionally. Since the end of 2001 her pri...

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Prasad Gadgil
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Prasad is from Mumbai, India. He has been associated with NOLS in various capacities in India and the U.S. since he was a semester student in Alask...

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