Meet our Team
Are you Ready for Adventure?
Our instructors are rigorously committed to delivering a comprehensive, fantastic learning experience. They do this through vivid story-telling, engaging lectures, and experiential education with a good dose of humor and charisma.
You can expect the most accessible, current, well-organized, useful, and painless CPR and First Aid Training available so you’ll feel ready for anything.
We've Got Dirt Time!
And most important, our instructors have extensive “dirt time.” This means they have logged significant hours in the field where prevention, critical thinking, and emergency response were required. They’ve got stories, and they’ve got your back.
Nicole Roma Thurrell
CEO, Director of Education
Recipient of the Massachusetts Award for Excellence in Science Education, Nicole is a passionate educator who loves turning people on to strategies for caring more skillfully for their fellow human beings.
She has degrees in Psychology and Recreation Therapy from the University of North Carolina and has been a Wilderness EMT since 2001.
Nicole has decades of experience working in many aspects of wilderness therapy, including expedition leader, health director, and director of admissions.
Whether it was leading adventure on the water, on land, or in the air, Nicole has done it all. She has been an adventure racer, a raft guide, high ropes facilitator, a clinician for kids with Autism, a Waldorf high school teacher, and a mom.