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Trevor Fulton

Trevor Fulton

Education:

M.S. Adult & Organizational Leadership
B.S. Environmental Science
DMM - Board Member

Medical Title(s):

WFR

Personal Bio:

Current Work

University of Idaho Outdoor Program Director

Current and/or past experience with DMM

Born and raised in North Idaho, Trevor has been with the University of Idaho Outdoor Program since 2005. In addition to running the Outdoor Program he is Affiliate Faculty in the Recreation Department teaching avalanche fundamentals, swiftwater rescue and wilderness medicine courses. Along with his role at Desert Mountain Medicine he is a lead instructor for the Swiftwater Safety Institute, a founding member of the Idaho River Rendezvous and involved with outdoor access issues for national non-profit organizations.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

When he isn’t teaching, you’ll find him chasing fish, his bird dog or water in all phases in and around the great state of Idaho.

Something Interesting About You

He’s been shipwrecked on a tropical island, traveled to over 20 countries and has a one-eyed dog named Batman.

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Leah Corrigan

Leah Corrigan

Education:

Juris Doctor - University of Montana
BA in Natural Resource Policy - Fort Lewis College
DMM - Board Member

Medical Title(s):

WFR

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • Leah K. Corrigan is the founder & principal attorney at the Western Recreation Law Center. WRLC’s mission is to advise and defend outdoor recreation businesses on liability and risk management issues, employment, and federal and state permitting issues. Leah represents a variety of outdoor professionals throughout the Intermountain West. Her passion is helping her clients manage the risk inherent outdoor recreation, while keeping adventure in their operations.

Current and/or past experience with DMM

  • Leah was a river guide across the Intermountain West for more than ten years before entering law school. After graduating from law school, Leah began a career as a trial lawyer and civil litigator. Along the way, she developed a passion for defending recreation clients from personal injury claims and advising them on liability law and risk management. Leah also serves on the advisory council for the Swift Water Safety Institute.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

In her free time, Leah spends time skiing, biking, running rivers, or exploring the dirt roads of the West with her husband and two young boys.

Something Interesting About You

  • Leah loves remodeling old houses – preferably projects that require big power tools!
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Matt Parker

Matt Parker

Education:

M.S. Recreation Administration
DMM - Board Member

Medical Title(s):

WEMT-IV

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • Outdoor Programs Coordinator
  • Breckenridge Recreation Department EMT
  • Summit County Ambulance Service Lead Instructor
  • Colorado Mountain College EMS & Outdoor Studies Program Team Leader
  • Summit County Rescue Group Flight for Life Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment Team Single Pitch Instructor
  • American Mountain Guides Association

Current and/or past experience with DMM

  • Guide and Outdoor Educator for 10 years
  • Teaching Wilderness Medicine for 8 years
  • EMT Program Instructor for 2 Years

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, SkiMo Racing, Rafting, Hammocking

Something Interesting About You

I was once stung 47 times by hornets while climbing a tree. It was not fun.

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Mike Thurber

Mike Thurber

Education:

B.A. Geography
AMGA SPI

Medical Title(s):

WEMT

Personal Bio:

Current Work

Outdoor Program Coordinator for St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Current and/or past experience with DMM

Studied Outdoor Ed in college, and have taught and led outings around the American West for the last 15 years.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Skiing, mountain biking, climbing, whitewater, canyoneering, everything involved in a trip to Baja.

Something Interesting About You

Never been much of a beach guy, but after a recent road-trip to Baja, I’ve finally come to understand how a person could spend months down there fishing and surfing.

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Greg Davis

Greg Davis

Education:

M.S.

Medical Title(s):

WFR

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • Program Coordinator- Utah State University Outdoor Programs, Logan Utah
  • Team Member- Cache County Search and Rescue

Current and/or past experience with DMM

With DMM since fall of 2013, Lead WFA instructor and Assistant WFR instructor

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Whitewater rafting, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, climbing

Something Interesting About You

I have a secret life as a wedding DJ.

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Merril Tydings

Merril Tydings

Education:

BS Nursing,
BS Political Science
BS Public Relations

Medical Title(s):

Flight Nurse
WFR

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • Flight Nurse Guardian Air, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Emergency Room Nurse, Flagstaff Medical Center

Current and/or past experience with DMM

  • Obtained first WFR from DMM in 2004
  • DMM instructor since 2013

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Backcountry skiing, mountaineering, trail running/racing, backpacking, triathlons, and travel!

Something Interesting About You

Currently working on the requirements to work for Doctors Without Borders and is looking to develop and international aspect of DMM!

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Ryan Diehl

Ryan Diehl

Education:

B.S. Education/Recreation

Medical Title(s):

Masters of Natural Resource Management

Personal Bio:

Current Work

Director. Montana State University Outdoor Program. Bozeman, Mt.

Current and/or past experience with DMM

  • Ski Patrol
  • Wildland Fire
  • Wilderness River Guide

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Rafting, Fishing, Trail Running, Mt. Biking, Kayaking, Skiing.

Something Interesting About You

About to take the leap into fatherhood.

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Johann Aberger

Johann Aberger

Education:

MA Social Justice, BS Kinesiology/ Outdoor Education

Medical Title(s):

Wilderness EMT

Personal Bio:

Current Work

Faculty, Outdoor Education and Sustainability Studies. Coordinator of the Outdoor Education Department. Colorado Mountain College.

Current and/or past experience with DMM

I have been a lead instructor for DMM since 2005 and an instructor in Outdoor Education since 1998.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Standard Colorado mountain town hobbies, including climbing rocks, drinking coffee, reading books, skiing, riding fast bikes, being with family, and seeking to be of service to the community.

Something Interesting About You

My first experience in medicine was in 1996 when I was a senior in high school, riding an ambulance alongside my mom who was a paramedic. She and I would frequently field calls together in the suburbs of Trenton, NJ. I’m still working it out in therapy.

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John VanNostrand, Jr.

John VanNostrand, Jr.

Education:

Medical Title(s):

Personal Bio:

Current Work

Current and/or past experience with DMM

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Something Interesting About You

John comes to DMM with almost 10 years nursing experience in critical care and emergency medicine. He is pediatric life support, advanced life support and trauma nursing core content certified. John also specializes in advanced and complex wound care. In December he will graduate from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs as a Family Nurse Practitioner and hopes to continue working in emergency medicine. John grew up rock climbing in New England before moving to Colorado where he now lives in Carbondale and escapes to a tiny house in Marble, CO for weekends. He has 17 years of rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering guiding experience and has worked for Alpine Ascents International for the last 5 years guiding in the Cascades, Alaska and Nepal. One of John’s main passions is establishing new rock climbs on the Western Slope of Colorado and has over 75 first ascents to his name. Teaching for DMM is one of John’s more recent endeavors and he hopes to share his passion for the outdoors and provide high quality wilderness medical education based on many years of experience.

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Pam Rogers

Pam Rogers

Education:

BS, Recreation

Medical Title(s):

EMT
WEMT

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • Sales & Customer service for paddlesports manufacturer, NRS Moscow ID
  • Moscow Volunteer Fire Department & Ambulance Company – EMT, Social Media & Marketing

Current and/or past experience with DMM

I’ve been an EMT for 6 years. Led trips for the University of Idaho Women’s Center, worked with at risk teens on wilderness trips for Boys & Girls Club, taught backpacking, mountaineering courses.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Anything outside, especially rafting, SUP, backpacking, mountaineering, photography, traveling.

Something Interesting About You

I lived in a mud hut with a grass roof for 2 years in Lesotho while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

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Chris Yeager

Chris Yeager

Education:

Medical Title(s):

EMT-IV

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • Clear Creek EMS, Georgetown, CO
  • Lake County Search and Rescue, Leadville, CO

Current and/or past experience with DMM

I have worked full time as EMT for the last five years for multiple ambulance services and ERs. I have also been responding to rescues with Lake County SAR for the last seven years. I am currently the operation section chief and training officer for LCSAR.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

I enjoy backcountry skiing, climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking and snowmobiling in my free time.

Something Interesting About You

I’m overcoming lactose intolerance by denial and unconditional love of ice cream, proving that love can conquer all!

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Russ Dickerson

Russ Dickerson

Education:

Medical Title(s):

WFA

Personal Bio:

Current Work

Operations Director for the Arizona Conservation Corps in Flagstaff (2008 – current)

Current and/or past experience with DMM

Teaching Wilderness First Aid to incoming Corps members since 2010

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Inarguably the least adventurous person here.

Something Interesting About You

Eating nachos, gardening, woodworking, playing games that revolve around polyhedral dice, and cooking.

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Ryan Howe

Ryan Howe

Education:

Assistant Instructor

Medical Title(s):

W-EMT / EMT-B

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • Director of Training & Logistics
    – Flagstaff, AZ
    – Arizona Conservative Corps (AZCC)
  • SAR Volunteer / Mountain Rescue Team
    – Coconino County
    – Coconino County Search & Rescue

Current and/or past experience with DMM

The bread and butter of my experience is teaching WFA for all of our conservation crew members with AZCC. Pertinent experience outside instruction is with SAR operations & crew relate incident response.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

As an SAR volunteer, I do not get a whole lot of free time, but, through other people’s emergencies, I get to see a lot of beautiful faces in AZ.

Something Interesting About You

I’ve played the fiddle since I was 4 years old.

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Morgan Matthews

Morgan Matthews

Education:

B.S in Exercise Physiology

Medical Title(s):

RN
CEN

Personal Bio:

Current Work

I am currently an ER Nurse at Christus St. Vincents Medical Center in Santa Fe, NM, which is where I currently reside.

Current and/or past experience with DMM

I was an ER tech for 4 years in Durango, CO where I lived for 13 years, and have now been an ER Nurse for 6 years. 2 of those years were spent travel nursing. I traveled to Nepal last summer with International Medical Relief (IMR) to provide medical care for earthquake victims.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Mountain biking, trail running, hiking with my 11 year old Bernese mountain dog named Turtle, skiing, and mountain top dance parties.

Something Interesting About You

I can Irish jig, but only when unprompted.

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Megan Raczak

Megan Raczak

Education:

B.S in Exercise Science

Medical Title(s):

W-EMT, OEC

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • Desert Mountain Medicine- Assistant Director & Lead Instructor, Jackson, WY
  • Jackson Hole Ski Patrol- Patrol & Clinic Liason, Jackson, WY
  • Teton Orthopedics- Medical Assistant, Jackson, WY

Current and/or past experience with DMM

Began first teaching for Nadia in 2014 following an instructor training course in Leadville. Megan works both on the hill and in the Teton Village Clinic. She values both opportunities to learn and practice her skills as a first responder and assist in the continuation of care as well.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Skiing, Rock climbing, Trail running, Fly fishing

Something Interesting About You

Megan has been to 6 of the 7 continents and is an avid world traveler.

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Mike Schneiter

Mike Schneiter

Education:

Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Bachelor's Degree in History, Secondary Education

Medical Title(s):

Wilderness First Responder

Personal Bio:

Current Work

I teach high school Social Studies and Outdoor Education at Glenwood Springs HS, teach rock climbing, self rescue, mountaineering and canyoneering courses at Colorado Mountain College, own Glenwood Climbing Guides and guide rock, ice and mountaineering for Aspen Alpine Guides.

Current and/or past experience with DMM

Teach Wilderness First Aid courses for DMM and assist on WFR and WFR Re-cert courses.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Climbing, running, and playing in the mountains in various forms, particularly with my three little kids and wife.

Something Interesting About You

Have climbed the Nose in a Day on El Cap twice.
Hold a world record for most vertical feet snowboarded under human power.
Grew up on a classic, small farm in Iowa.

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Thomas Batey II

Thomas Batey II

Education:

Assistant Instructor

Medical Title(s):

Medical Title(s): Registered Nurse
Wilderness First Responder

Personal Bio:

Current Work

Manager of the family clinic at Bend Memorial Clinic in gorgeous Bend, Oregon

Current and/or past experience with DMM

A new member to the DMM family. I currently have shadowed/assisted in teaching a Hybrid WFR to the great employees of the Utah Conservation Core.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

I am an avid rock climber, mountain biker, hiker, fly-fisherman, and my favorite; being a white-water guide in Central Idaho on the Middle-Fork and Main-Fork of the Salmon River.

Something Interesting About You

My first degree and career was as an aerospace engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

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Annie Magill-Collins

Annie Magill-Collins

Education:

WFR instructor

Medical Title(s):

PA-C

Personal Bio:

Current Work

I work full-time as a Physician Assistant in Bozeman Montana in an urgent care. It’s a ton of fun as the medicine is very diverse. Prior, I worked 2 years as an orthopedic PA.

Current and/or past experience with DMM

I have assisted on a WFR course after my WFR instructor training course. I also volunteer with local ski patrols for on Mountain acute care.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

I was skiing, skiing, and more skiing excavation point also enjoy atrial running through majestic mountains and floating down roaring rivers.

Something Interesting About You

I was a river guide in Grand Canyon for 4 years. Also fluent in German.

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Brooks Bingman

Brooks Bingman

Education:

Associates Degree with an Outdoor Education certificate

Medical Title(s):

EMT with Intravenous Therapy, Outdoor Emergency Care, Wilderness First Responder

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • Ski Patrol/ Bike Patrol at Steamboat Ski Resort
  • Assistant Outdoor Education and WFR Instructor at Colorado Mountain College

Current and/or past experience with DMM

  • WFR and WFR recertification at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat

Outdoor Recreational Activities

I enjoy exploring the desert and mountains, whether it’s on a bike, on foot, or on skis.

Something Interesting About You

I have a five year old German Shepherd who thinks she’s a cat. I have found her on tables, on the top shelf of a closet. She sleeps on top of her kennel.

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Chris Moon

Chris Moon

Education:

A.S. Paramedicine

Medical Title(s):

Paramedic

Personal Bio:

Current Work

I recently retired after 7 years with Big Sky fire Dept. I am currently working on the middle fork of the salmon, based out of Salmon. Preparing for a job as Paramedic in the U.K. this fall.

Current and/or past experience with DMM

A passion for pre-hospital care and EMS education. I have been involved in numerous critical incident evacuations and have seen how receiving early, quality care, can affect PT outcomes. I look forward to teaching more.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Mtn. Biking, rafting, sailing. My wife and I enjoy long walks in the woods at competitive paces.

Something Interesting About You

I’m a bit of a conspiracy theorist.

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Alex Bergeron

Alex Bergeron

Education:

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Sciences

Medical Title(s):

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (W-EMT)

Personal Bio:

Current Work

I am currently working as a fulltime professional ski patroller and serve as the Asst. Medical Supervisor for the Big Sky Ski Patrol in Big Sky, Montana during the winter months. I currently work fulltime as the Asst. Director of the Outdoor Recreation Program at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana during the offseason and summer months.

Current and/or past experience with DMM

I have been an EMT since I underwent my initial medical training as an Army Medic 17 years ago. In the past, I have worked as a volunteer and paid firefighter/emt and have taught CPR to lay responders as well as professional rescuers for the last 10 years.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

I absolutely love alpine skiing in the winter and whitewater kayaking in the summer.

Something Interesting About You

Although I love technical alpine skiing and whitewater kayaking, I am quite afraid of exposure to heights and swift-moving water.

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Jessica Evans-Wall

Jessica Evans-Wall

Education:

Current Medical Student at Tufts, BA in International Conservation and Sustainable Development from Duke.
Lead Instructor with DMM

Medical Title(s):

M1, WEMT

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • Works for DMM part time
  • Full time medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine

Current and/or past experience with DMM

  • WFR for 14 years
  • Medical Assistant for Urgent Care in MT and for Orthopedic on slope clinic in Crested Butte, CO
  • Wilderness multi-day river guide on the Middle Fork of the Salmon and Grand Canyon
  • Worked as a guide on rivers for 14 years, from WV to ID to New Zealand

Outdoor Recreational Activities

  • kayaking
  • climbing
  • back country skiing
  • frolicking
  • sleeping on the ground

Something Interesting About You

Loves poetry and performing

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Eduardo Garza Anaya

Eduardo Garza Anaya

Education:

Ocupational Safety Specialist (México)
Especialista en Seguridad Ocupacional

Medical Title(s):

EMT (México)
TUM

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • I am currently a consultant and instructor in the area of occupational safety in the company HASA- Health And Security Advisors.
  • I am also the safety manager in the construction site of the Fiesta Americana Hotel.
  • Actualmente trabajo en HASA México como asesor e instructor en las áreas de
    seguridad ocupacional.
  • Y a su ves soy Gerente de Seguridad en la construcción
    del Hotel Fiesta Americana en Plaza Citadella.

Current and/or past experience with DMM

I took the ITC with DMM in 2014, and I am currently translating the manual WFR from English to Spanish. In order to bring this training to any Spanish speaking country.

Tome el ITC con DMM en el año 2014, y actualmente estoy traduciendo el manual del Primer Respondiente en Medicina Agreste (WFR). Esto con el objetivo de capacitar a personas en cualquier país de habla hispana.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

I love to spend time in the outdoors, hiking with the dogs, always looking for a new adventure, a new mountain, desert, river or jungle to conquer, one step at the time.

Me gusta mucho estar en la naturaleza, campear con los perros, siempre buscando
una nueva aventura, una nueva montaña, desierto, rio o selva que conquistar un paso a la vez.

Something Interesting About You

In general I like to be alone in the outdoors, is the best way to know your self.

Casi siempre me gusta estar solo en la naturaleza, ya que esa es la mejor manera de conocerte a ti mismo.

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Joe Zelman

Joe Zelman

Education:

B.S. Wildlife Biology

Medical Title(s):

WFR

Personal Bio:

Current Work

Joe is employed full time as the Southern Regional Coordinator of the Utah Conservation Corps based in Cedar City, UT.

 

Current and/or past experience with DMM

Joe began helping teach WFA courses  in an ‘unofficial’ capacity at Utah Conservation Corps in 2015 and recently attended a WFA ITC during the Fall of 2016 and is “officially” assisting on WFA courses.

Joe also volunteers for the Zion Search and Rescue Team.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Joe enjoys “oodles and oodles of rock climbing, skiing, hiking, getting lost in the desert and playing in the mountains”.

Something Interesting About You

Joe like to draw, design, and sell artwork.

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Ashley Saupe

Ashley Saupe

Education:

BA Outdoor Leadership, Sheldon Jackson College

Medical Title(s):

WFR

Personal Bio:

Current Work

  • Lead Instructor, Trainer, Course Director- Outward Bound School – Colorado & Alaska
  • Lead Instructor- Mountain Training School – Alaska & Chile
  • Dispatch/Flight Follower – Alaska Heliskiing – Alaska

Current and/or past experience with DMM

  • Budding WFR instructor– Currently shadowing

Outdoor Recreational Activities

  • Snowboarding, ski mountaineering, alpine climbing, surfing in Alaska, traveling to far away places, falling asleep on warm sandy beaches, and being curious. 

Something Interesting About You

  • Budding WFR instructor– Currently shadowing
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Matthew Hurst

Matthew Hurst

Education:

WFR

Medical Title(s):

WFR

Personal Bio:

Current Work

I am a Field Program Coordinator with Arizona Conservation Corps in Flagstaff, AZ

 

 

Current and/or past experience with DMM

I worked in the field for 3 years, doing trail work and saw work throughout the Southwest. I’ve dealt with many issues in supervising crews, but my specialty is preventing dehydration.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

I am a runner, about to do my first marathon. Open water diver SCUBA certified (PADI). Also enjoy exploring the many off-road experiences available in AZ.

Something Interesting About You

I was on Sesame Street when I was 8 years old. The brightness of my star has waned since then.

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Jordan Bunringham

Jordan Bunringham

Education:

B.S. Environmental Studies; emphasis in Sustainability and Conservation

Medical Title(s):

WFR

Personal Bio:

Current Work

Program Director- Southwest Conservation Corps, Four Corners region in Durango, CO

Current and/or past experience with DMM

Originally received a WFR in 2010 from DMM, and have since been involved with other courses, working with Utah State Universities’ Outdoor Program, and Utah Conservation Corps. At this point John mostly teach WFA for Southwest Conservation Corps’ incoming members each season.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

Skiing, biking, climbing, fly fishing: He really enjoys being in remote and quiet places – even if it is just to read a book and fall asleep in the dirt.

Something Interesting About You

Jordan was a projectionist at a movie theater for almost 4 years. He spliced all the film and operated all of the super complicated machinery.

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