Bob Stremba, Ed.D., Program Director and Professor of Adventure Education
B.S., 1969, University of New Hampshire
M.S.Ed., 1972, Indiana University
Ed.D., 1978, Indiana University
Experiential education pedagogy, adventure program accreditation standards, wilderness therapy, the application of theory to practice, emerging trends and issues in adventure education internationally, social justice issues and adventure education.
Lee Frazer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Adventure Education
B.S., 1994, Texas A&M University, College Station
Texas Teaching Certificate (secondary social studies), 1999
M.S., 2003, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D., 2009, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Critical and multicultural outdoor education; outdoor and adventure education philosophy; service learning, intercultural education, and character/moral development in outdoor adventure programming; social justice and diversity education; environmental education; the study of adventure in popular culture
Tim Thomas, B.A., Instructor of Adventure Education
B.A. Japanese Language and Literature - University of Colorado May 1985
Wilderness medicine, Whitewater safety, Avalanche awareness & training, Search & Rescue techniques & participation, Environmental justice and preservation, Personal and professional skills development in Canyoneering - Back country skiing, Rock climbing, Mountaineering, Kayaking, and mountain biking. Experiential education progressions in skills and cognitive topic areas relevant to the Outdoor Industry and Adventure Education. Attendance to relevant industry conferences such as the Wilderness Risk Managers Conference, AORE, and AEE.
Wes Leland, B.S., Adjunct Instructor of Adventure Education
A.A., 1985, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO.
B.S., 1995, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Technical Mountaineering and River Running, Wilderness Advocacy, Expedition Planning and Implementation, Independent Consulting in Organizational Development, Leadership and Team-Building
Aaron Ball, B.S., Adjunct Instructor of Adventure Education
BS - Environmental Science, California State University Chico, CA
MA Adventure Education, Prescott College, AZ
Wilderness Medicine, Rock Climbing, River Running, Backcountry Skiing, Mountain Biking, Alpine Mountaineering, River and Technical Rope Rescue. Inspiring new adventure educators and outdoor professionals to unleash their own potential. Risk Management. Social Justice.
Scott Sidner, M.S., Adjunct Instructor of Adventure Education
Phone: 970 764 8267
B.A. Outdoor Recreation, Western State College Teachers License, Secondary Social Studies, Fort Lewis College M.A. American Studies, University of Hawaii
U.S. Environmental History
Cultural diversity in Adventure Education Recreation policy on public lands
Taylor Huntley, Logistics Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor of Adventure Education
BS Adventure Education, Plymouth State University, NH
MS (Spring 2014) Experiential Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Experiential Teaching Strategies, Educational Reform, Controversial Issues in Adventure Education, Risk/ Site Management, Nature and Education, Outdoor Education Curriculum Development, International Travel, Emergency Action Plans/ Incident Response, Wilderness Medicine, Whitewater Canoe, Backpacking and Mountaineering Expeditions.
Jessica Haist, M.S., Adjunct Instructor of Adventure Education
Bachelor of Design, 2004, (Fashion Communications Specialty) Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada Associates Degree, 2006, (Adventure Guiding), Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada Master of Arts, 2012 in progress (Adventure Education), Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
Member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (Top rope instructor and hiking guide) and certified by the Canadian Avalanche Association.