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.

Tate Higgins
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Tate grew up in South Carolina then moved to Colorado to explore and ended up with an M.F.A. in creative writing along the way. He found his tribe ...

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Taylor Ganz
(Instructor)

Taylor came to NOLS in 2011 as an intern and took an instructor course soon after. She predominately works hiking, climbing, skiing and fly-fishing...

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Taylor Huntley
(NOLS Expeditions Faculty)

Taylor has spent the last decade facilitating human powered outdoor pursuits. He holds a B.S. in Adventure Education, an M.S. in Experiential Educa...

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Thea Sittler
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Thea has worked as an educator for the last 8 years, teaching a variety of topics ranging from chemistry to sea turtle biology and rainforest ecolo...

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Tim Thomas
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Tim has been working as an outdoor guide, educator, and instructor since the 80's in the US and abroad. A native of Colorado, he currently calls Du...

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Todd Bevans
(NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructor)

Todd was first exposed to the outdoors through Boy Scouts of America at age 12. Thanks to the BSA, his outdoor interests and experiences include cl...

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Tod Schimelpfenig
(NOLS Wilderness Medicine Curriculum Director)

Tod has been a NOLS Instructor since 1973 and a volunteer EMT on ambulance and search and rescue squads for the past forty years. He has taught wi...

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Tomas Amodio
(Wilderness First Responder)

Tomas Amodio is a wilderness educator for NOLS and WEA. He has a masters degree in Recreation Administration and an amateur boxing card. He prefers...

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Tom Lamberth
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)

Tom has worked as an outdoor educator since the early 90's as the director of wilderness programs at the United World College – USA in New Mexico. ...

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Tova Lipkin Sularz
(Senior Field Instructor)

Tova started working in outdoor education in 2006 in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota. In 2007, she moved out west to climb and...

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Travis McMullen
(Instructor)

Growing up wanting to be Indiana Jones, Travis spends his time traveling, exploring, and going on adventures—but without the fedora and leather jac...

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Travis Welch
(Alumni Relations Coordinator & Instructor)

Travis took his first NOLS course in 2009, a WFR in northern Thailand. He became an Instructor the next year and moved to Wyoming to work at NOLS' ...

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Tristan Herr
(Customer Service Representative)

Having been raised by the close-knit community of Lander Wyoming, Tristan has a solid foundation of having fun in the fresh mountain air. He loves ...

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Tyson Lehmann
(Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic)

Antipodean to start, northern resident by choice. Tyson has been involved in outdoor education since Y2K ...tricked... him into leaving a distingui...

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