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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Paul Taylor (He/Him)

Oregon Episcopal School
Director of Winterim
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Elaida Gacad (she/her)

Outward Bound Singapore
Manager (Safety and Quality Audit)
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Madeleine Lebovic (she/her)

German Red Cross
Refugee Shelter Supervisor; W-EMT
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Megan Carter (she/her)

Mountain Recreation
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Sadie Norton (she/her)

Cottonwood Institute
Field Instructor & Logistics Assistant
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rza allen

Washington Trails Association
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Rae Anglen

Xcursion Risk Services
Risk Management Trainer and Developer
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Clare Arentzen

Appalachian Mountain Club
Senior Outdoor Guide
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Michael Armstrong

American Red Cross / ARMSTRONG Adventure Consulting, LLC
Disaster Program Manager / Consultant
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Adriane Arnold

The Woods Project
Finance & Operations Director
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Leslie Arutunian

Wildlands Studies
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Sergio Avila

Sierra Club
Local Outdoors Coordinator, US SW
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Lindsay Babbitt

Catlin Gabel School

Dan Badger

Badger Wilderness Guides
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Jeff Baierlein

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Justin Bailey

Appalachian Mountain Club
Volunteer Relations Manager
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Trina Baker

WRMC Assistant
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Amber Barnett

Colorado Outward Bound
Director of Program and Safety
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Valerie Beichner

Venture Outdoors
President & CEO

Dave Bennett

Conservation Legacy
Field Operations Coordinator
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Katelyn BeVard

Evoke Therapy Programs
Program Director
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Brett Billings

Manice Education Center Director
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Misty Blakesley

The Mountain Center
Emergence and Therapeutic Adventure Program Manager
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Luke Borowy

Venture Outdoors
Kayak Pittsburgh Manager

David Bowers

Exum Mountain Guides
Senior Guide, Health and Safety Officer

Katherine Brainard

Appalachian Mountain Club
Volunteer Relations Manager
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Abby Brokaw

The Student Conservation Association
Program Manager

Adam Brown

Student Conservation Association
Director of Program Curriculum & Education
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Kurt Burmeister

Sacramento State University
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Moleek Busby

Washington Trails Association
Field Operations Senior Manager
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Wholesum Food Calculator

Wholesum Food Calculator
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Robert Caldwell

Dartmouth College
Program Coordinator
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Valeria Casas

Student Conservation Association
TX Program Manager

Hannah Champeau

Orange Center School - Echo Valley School District
Oudoor Educator

Rachel Chidester

Earthwatch Institute
Program Coordinator

Evan Connell

Account Specialist

Doug Connelly

University of Vermont
Risk Analyst - Outdoor Programs

Jeremy Cox

University of Washington Recreation
UWild Climbing Program Manager
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Abby Dare

Voyageur Outward Bound School
Staffing Director
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Heather Darley

Team Wilderness
Director of Programs
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Sam Daume

Fred C. Church
Senior Vice President
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Emily Davenport

Appalachian Mountain Club
Guided Outdoors Staff Supervisor
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Ashley Delehunt

Explorer Chick
Guide Manager
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David DeMinico

BlueDot Partnerships | BDP Global
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Dave Dennis

Cornerstone Safety Group
Executive Director | RM & EM Specialist
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Dave Deschenes

Backcountry Journeys
COO/Executive Program Director
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Rebecca Donovan

Student Conservation Association
Agreements Administrator
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Dr. Justin Doroshenko

Hawk Ventures
Director of Education
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Dan Drehmel

Voyageur Outward Bound School
Operations Program Manager
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Paul Dreyer

Avid4 Adventure
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Ranee Duncan

Earthwatch Institute
Program Coordinator
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Malcolm Dunn

Risk Management Operations Coordinator
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Dan Earhart

Stanford Adventure Program
Climbing Coordinator

Tina Elderkin

Wild Rockies Field Institute
Field Education Coordinator

Scott Ellis

Thetford Academy
Outdoor Program Coordinator
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Alex Ernst

Camping and Education Foundation
Wilderness Trips Director
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Emily Ten Eyck

YMCA Camp Menogyn
Program Director
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Taylor Feldman

Experiential Consulting
Associate Consultant
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Niki Foley

Western Newfoundland Health, PRI, OutEast Adventures
Youth Worker/Crisis Intervener, Guide & Instructor
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Karen Foster

All Out Adventures
Executive Director
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Cali Fraser

Gateway Mountain Center
Program Director
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Brett Frazer

G1 Outdoors / G1 Adventures
Vice President of Operations
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Bill Frederick

Lodestone Safety International/Dartmouth College

Katie George

Sierra Club
Outdoor Activities Volunteer Co-Lead
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Aiden Gilbert

Burton Snowboards-Chill Foundation
Operations Manager
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Mary Glynn

Adirondack Mountain Club
Education Programs Manager
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Allen Goh

Outward Bound Singapore
Senior Manager (Partnership Management)

Josh Goldbach

Bold Earth Adventures
Executive Director
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Lexi Golestani

University of Utah / NOLS
U-EXPLORE GA / Instructor
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Misha Golfman

Kroka Expeditions

Aaron Gorban

Appalachian Mountain Club
Director of Risk Management

Lainie Gray

Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School
Program Manager
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Matt Gray

Student Conservation Association
Senior VP of Program
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Ben Gulla

Field Director
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Adam Hagin

Voyageur Outward Bound School
Safety Manager, Acting Safety Director
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Kate Hagner

Student Conservation Association
Senior Director of Operations, Program

Dixon Hankins

University of Texas at Austin
Associate Director - Outdoor Recreation
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Don Harley

Outward Bound
Logistics Coordinator
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Bill Hartrampf

Direct Sales
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Ed Haubenreiser

Eagle's Nest Camp
Outdoor Program Manager
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Natalie Hausman-Weiss

The Woods Project
Executive Director
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Tiffany Hergett

The Student Conservation Association
Program Manager
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Hailey Hester

Georgia State University
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator

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