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22WRMC has ended
2023 Here we come! Plan to attend the 2023 WRMC in Portland, Oregon. Celebrate 30 years of Facing Challenges Together.
Save the Date: October 18-20, 2023; Pre-Conference October 16-18, 2023.

Location:  Holiday Inn Portland - Columbia Riverfront,  909 North Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217

Presentations: Presentation slides that are available will be uploaded to Sched in the next few days.
Video Recordings: You might have noticed that some sessions were recorded. WRMC is experimenting with video recordings and has not yet decided how those will be utilized. If the recordings are able to turn into high-quality learning, they will be made available to conference attendees at no additional cost through the conference app Sched. Sign up to receive WRMC updates to be notified if recordings become available.
 
The core objective of the Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) is to offer an outstanding educational experience to help you mitigate the risks inherent in exploring, working, teaching, and recreating in wild places. The WRMC is a collaboration between NOLS, Outward Bound USA, and the Student Conservation Association, in partnership with the WRMC Steering Committee.  See the guiding purpose and tenets.
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Abbie Siecinski

Venture Outdoors
Young Adult Program Coordinator
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Adrienne Ross

Wounded Warrior Project
Adventure-Based Mental Health Specialist
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Andrea Kane

Train NEK
Founder and Lead Instructor
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Bond Lammey

NC State University PRTSM
Student
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Brandolyn Thran

Nevada Outdoor School
Associate Director and Science Advisor
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Brendan Madden

Outward Bound Canada
Head of Program
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Colleen McHugh

City Kids
Director of Programs
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Darcy Owens

NOLS
WRMC Manager
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Denise Mitten

Prescott College
Professor Emerita, Education for Sustainability Doctoral Program,...
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Drew Leemon

NOLS
Risk Management Director
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Elyse Rylander

Quality Bicycle Products
Manager Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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Frances Mock

Frances Turner Mock, Attorney
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Greg Poulton

Catlin Gabel School
Outdoor Education Program Coordinator
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Julia Rogers

Gap Year Association
President Emeritus
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Katie Baum Mettenbrink

NOLS
Associate Operations Director
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Lexi Golestani

University of Utah / NOLS
U-EXPLORE GA / Instructor
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Mari Houck

Ecology Project International
Yellowstone Recruitment Coordinator
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Megan Carter (she/her)

Mountain Recreation
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Michael Davis

YMCA Bold & Gold
National Program Manager
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Michael Lessard

Adventure Cycling Association
Director of Experiences
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Mike Pigg

(WRMC Steering Committee Chair) Outward Bound USA
OBUSA Director of Risk and Safety
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Moleek Busby

Washington Trails Association
Field Operations Senior Manager
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Molly Mosenthal

Prescott College - Student
MS Mental Health Counseling & Adventure Based Therapy
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Rafael Rosa

American Conservation Experience
Chief Program Officer
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Sadie Norton (she/her)

Cottonwood Institute
Field Instructor & Logistics Assistant
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Sophie Moyer

University of Vermont Outing Club
President
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Steve Pace

Association for Experiential Education
Director of Standards Development and Accreditation
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Stuart Slay

Student Conservation Association
Senior Director of Risk and Safety Management
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Trina Baker

NOLS
WRMC Assistant
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Walter Southwood

NOLS
Creative Project Manager