All of our instructors are certified, and work in the field. Which means they’ve been trained and have real life experience in First Aid, CPR, AED, Wilderness Medicine and Swiftwater Rescue. They understand that every situation is different and that quality preparation is the key to any successful rescue. They know that training, experience and skill all come together in teaching all of our classes.

Wilderness Instructor

Matt McDonough

River Guide/Snowmobile Guide
Ski Patrol

Matt brings his experience of working on rivers and in the backcountry combined with working in a clinical environment to every class he teaches. He is certified as a Wilderness EMT, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Outdoor Emergency Care and Level II Avalanche Safety.

In the summer he works as a river guide in Colorado. Then spends time on rivers and teaching rescue classes in the Philippines. In the winter you can find him snowmobiling or volunteering his time with Breckenridge Ski Patrol.