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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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

Benjamin Abo

WEMSMDC & Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Director, EM/EMS Physician & Toxinologist

Deb Ajango

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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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Michael Armstrong

American Red Cross / ARMSTRONG Adventure Consulting, LLC
Disaster Program Manager / Consultant
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Lindsay Babbitt

Catlin Gabel School
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Jeff Baierlein

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Amber Barnett

Colorado Outward Bound
Director of Program and Safety

Jace Besold

Green River Preserve
Operations Director
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Misty Blakesley

The Mountain Center
Emergence and Therapeutic Adventure Program Manager

Wendell Britt

Integral Emergence

Kristen Burke

CrestPoint Law PLLC
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Leah Corrigan

Recreation Law Group
Managing Attorney
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Luke Costley

Overland Summers
Assistant Director of Admissions
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Sarah Crockett

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Professor of Emergency Medicine
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Rick Curtis

IncidentAnalytix.com & OutdoorEd.com
Founder and CEO
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Dr. Clare Dallat

Risk Resolve
Founder and Director
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Sam Daume

Fred C. Church
Senior Vice President
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Dave Dennis

Cornerstone Safety Group
Executive Director | RM & EM Specialist
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Dr. Justin Doroshenko

Hawk Ventures
Director of Education
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Paul Dreyer

Avid4 Adventure
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Annie Duryea

Director of Trip Planning
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Taylor Feldman

Experiential Consulting
Associate Consultant
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Meena Fernald

City Kids Wilderness Project
Associate Director of Programs
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Cali Fraser

Gateway Mountain Center
Program Director

Will Galvin

Dartmouth Wilderness and Austere Medicine
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Allen Goh

Outward Bound Singapore
Senior Manager (Partnership Management)
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Misha Golfman

Kroka Expeditions

Nate Greason

Overland Summers
Assistant Director of Trip Planning and Risk Management
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Reb Gregg

Reb Gregg Attorney at Law
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Catherine (Cathy) Hansen-Stamp

Attorney (Of Counsel)
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Dr. Seth Collings Hawkins

North Carolina Outward Bound School, SCA, REI
Medical Advisor
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Barbara Olga Horyn

University of Iceland
PHD Student

Katjarina Hurt

Wilderness Chaplains

Jaffar Ali Mohamed Ismail

Outward Bound Singapore
Outdoor Nurse Practitioner
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Anne Izard

Green River Preserve
Executive Director
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Dr. Jeff Jackson

Algonquin College
Professor, Coordinator
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Victoria Kerr

Open Sky Wilderness
Head of HR & Risk Management
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Nadia Kimmel

Desert Mountain Medicine
Executive Director

Skip King

Reputation Strategies, LLC
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Tracey Knutson

Knutson Law
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Rumi Kodama

Paramedic/Wilderness Therapy Guide
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Kate Koons

US Antarctic Program
Field Risk Manager
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Kaen (kl) Lapides

WildMed Etrier LLC
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Drew Leemon

Risk Management Director

Khee Meng Loh

Outward Bound Singapore (National Youth Council, Singapore)
Assistant Director(Operations Management)
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Dr. Dana Maureen (Maurie) Lung

Life Adventures Counseling & Consulting
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Nathan Lyczak

Kroka Expeditions
Executive Director
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Julia Makowski

Training Direction
Consultant and Trainer
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Peter Mayfield

Gateway Mountain Center
Executive Director
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Colleen McHugh

City Kids
Director of Programs

Kelli McMahan

Baylor University
Associate Clinical Professor
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Liz Riggs Meder

Director - Recreation Programs
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Katie Baum Mettenbrink

Associate Operations Director

Dr. Michael Millin

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Frances Mock

Frances Turner Mock, Attorney
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Joshua "Josh" Morris

The Progression Group
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Kriste Peoples

Women's Wilderness
Program Director
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Mike Pigg

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

James Quah

Outward Bound Singapore NYC
Assistant Director, Medical Services & Training
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Gates Richards

WM Education Director
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Abby Rowe

Wilderness Medical Associates
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Professor Paul Salmon

University Of Sunshine coast
Professor, Human Factors

Tod Schimelpfenig

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Alex Schwartz

North Carolina Outward Bound
Safety and Training Director
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Stuart Slay

Student Conservation Association
Senior Director of Risk and Safety Management
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Steve Smith

Experiential Consulting, LLC
Risk Management Consultant

Christian Sommer

The Mountain Center
Therapeutic Adventure Program Manager
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Doug Stevens

Caplan & Earnest LLC

John Stoddard

Polar Field Services
Field Risk Technician
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Arii Sylvers

City Kids
Program Associate
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Lydia Tang

Outward Bound Singapore
Senior Manager, Operational Safety Management
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Joe Vossen

United Educators
Senior Resolutions Council
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Emma Walker

Curriculum Manager
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Stacey Williams

Montana Conservation Corps
Vice President of Programs
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AJ Wojtalik

Outward Bound Services Group
Marketing Director
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Lach Zemp

Outward Bound USA
Risk Management Officer