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.

Rachel Drayer
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Rachel grew up in Dallas, Texas, a far cry from any wilderness. After graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in psychology, she quickly sought the...

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Rachel Eddington
(Wilderness First Responder)

Rachel was born and raised in Idaho where she grew up hiking in the Sawtooths. After completing a BS and MS in sociology at Brigham Young Universit...

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Rahul Narang
(Board Member)

Rahul is a strategy consultant with Strategy&, a part of the PwC network. He focuses on helping technology and industrial services companies wit...

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Randy Hertzman
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Randy grew up in Denver and currently lives in Durango, Colorado. In his ongoing pursuit of a happy childhood, he has at one time or another been a...

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Raúl Castro
(NOLS Patagonia Director)

Raúl Castro is the current NOLS Patagonia Director and a senior field instructor. Raúl first came to NOLS in 1994 as a Fall Semester in Patagonia ...

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Ravi Kumar
(NOLS India Program Manager )

Throughout his 35 years of association with the outdoors, N. Ravi Kumar has remained a firm believer in the power of experiential education. Early ...

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Renee Jenkinson
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Raised by wolves in the western states, Renee Jenkinson has come far from her furry past. Along the journey Renee has been spotted ski patrolling i...

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Rhiannon Bronstein
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Rhiannon works as an EMT in the Seattle area and has been guiding and instructing wilderness expeditions since 2012, primarily in Alaska. She began...

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Rich Brame
(Director of Alumni Relations & Instructor)

Instructor Rich Brame came to NOLS in the 80's as a Fall Semester in the Rockies student and worked his first NOLS course at Wind Cave National Par...

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Riely White
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Riely grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before high-tailing it off to the mountains for college. After a semester on board a tall ship sailboat...

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Robert O. Bethge
(Board Member)

Robert Bethge is a marketing and technology entrepreneur. He is the chief operating officer of Mirador, a financial technology company dedicated to...

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Robin Larson
(Wilderness Medicine Program Supervisor)

Originally from the great state of New Jersey, Robin has been working in outdoor education since 2003. She graduated from the University of New Ham...

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Rob Walker
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, RN)

Rob lives in Bend, Oregon where he has worked as an ER nurse, on Life Flight and most recently in the Cardiac Lab. Along with his partner, Karen Ho...

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Roger Bailey
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

NOLS Wilderness Medicine staff since 2002, outdoor educator since 1985. "I love teaching wilderness medicine and feel lucky to call so many excepti...

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Roger Yim
(Instructor)

Roger thinks skiing, climbing or paddling whitewater on a NOLS course are some the best times one can have. He believes there is nothing better tha...

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Ron Ramsey
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Ron holds a BS in Education from Tennessee Technological University and an MS in Science Education from Montana State University. He teaching scien...

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Roope Roine
(Wilderness First Responder)

After 20 years in the outdoors teaching and guiding I saw a new opportunity of work (challenge) teaching WFA courses. I attended the WFA Instructo...

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Rosie Luna
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Rosie Luna was born in Seattle, WA and has spent much of her life teaching, working, and recreating in the outdoors. She now lives in a small town ...

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Ross Greedy
(Wilderness First Responder)

Ross grew up in the bountiful loess hills of the Missouri River Valley known to some as Nebriowa. He has migrated across the country working in the...

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Roxanne Tenscher
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Roxanne started her outdoor education career in 1973 teaching white water rafting skills. Since then she has taught kayaking, skiing, cycling, ult...

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Ryland Gardner
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Ryland has worked for NOLS Wilderness Medicine since 2005. Ryland moved to the west after college and has lived in or near the Rocky Mountains sinc...

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