Outdoor Adventure Program Staff

Casey

Casey

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/HEAD RIVER & MOUNTAIN OPS. GUIDE

  • 10 Years with USAFA OAP/9 years in Military Rec.
  • CO State Licensed Raft Guide Instructor
  • ACA Level 4 Swift Water Rescue Instructor
  • 10 years in military rec, 8 at USAFA
  • IFMGA Aspirant Guide
  • AMGA SPI Provider
  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • AMGA Certified Ski Guide
  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AIARE Course Leader/Certified Level 3 Professional
  • LNT Master Educator
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor


Fun Facts:
Casey has rafted every runnable section of the Colorado River from the headwaters through the Grand Canyon, and has skied most of the CO 14’ers.

Bill

BILL

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/HEAD BIKE GUIDE

  • 15 Years with USAFA OAP/25 years in Military Recreation
  • Barnett Bicycle Institute Trained Technician
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course
  • LNT Awareness Course
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Certified


Fun Facts:
As a former professional ski patroller, Bill trained the Garmisch Professional Ski Patrol and invented new rescue techniques still in use today.

John

JOHN

R4R PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
OUTDOOR RECREATION RENTAL MANAGER

  • Six years in Military Outdoor Recreation
  • CO State Licensed Raft Guide Instructor
  • ACA Certified Level IV Swift Water Rescue
  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • Certified Wilderness First Responder


Fun Facts:
Can often be found projecting most people’s warm ups.

Ed

ADVANCED TRIP LEADER

  • 10 years with USAFA OAP/30 years Raft Guiding for Military Rec
  • CO State Licensed Raft Guide Instructor
  • ACA Level 4 Swift Water Rescue Technician
  • ARC First Aid/CPR Certified
  • LNT Awareness Course


Fun Facts:
Ed has over 15,000 miles of guiding experience all over the Southwest, and is a hunting/fishing guide in the off seasons.

Dan

Dan

ADVANCED TRIP LEADER

  • 6 years in Military Rec. Both AF and Army
  • CO State Licensed Raft Guide Instructor
  • AIARE Pro 1 Certified
  • AIARE Level 1, 2 and Rescue Course Instructor
  • ACA Level 4 Kayak instructor
  • ACA Level 4 Swift Water Rescue Technician
  • ACA Level 2 Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor
  • WMI Wilderness First Responder/CPR Certified
  • National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Instructor
  • LNT Trainer


Fun Facts:
Dan has kayaked and raft guided all over the world and spent 3 years working in Germany running MWR trips all over Europe.

Ryan

Ryan

MOUNTAIN OPS INSTRUCTOR

  • 4 years with USAFA OAP
  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • AIARE Rescue Course


Fun Facts:
Ryan is a former Army Medic and current Elementary PE teacher and High School Track and Field Coach.

Virginia

Virginia

ADVANCED TRIP LEADER

  • 6 years with USAFA OAP
  • CCO State Licensed Raft Guide Instructor
  • ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
  • ACA Level 2 SUP Instructor
  • AIARE Pro 1 Certified
  • AMGA SPI Course
  • Certified EMT


Fun Facts:
Virginia is a ski patroller at Big Sky Montana in the winters and an internationally ranked triathlete.  She also knows most Disney songs by heart, but does not sing well.

Zack

Zack

ADVANCED TRIP LEADER/MOUNTAIN OPS INSTRUCTOR

  • 6 years with USAFA OAP
  • CO State Licensed Royal Gorge Guide
  • ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
  • ACA Level 3 Whitewater Kayak Instructor
  • AIARE Pro 1 Certified
  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder


Fun Facts:
Zack is the ultimate van lifer and boasts an impressive mullet and mustache most of the year.

Bruce

Bruce

LEAD MOUNTAIN OPS INSTRUCTOR

  • 4 years with USAFA OAP
  • AMGA Ski Guide Course
  • AIARE Pro 1 Certified
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course
  • AIARE Pro 2 Certified/Level 1, 2 and Rescue Course Leader
  • PSIA Level 1 Alpine Ski Instructor, Level 2 Telemark Ski Instructor
  • CO State Licensed Raft Guide Instructor
  • ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • LNT Master Educator


Fun Facts:
Bruce Is a 20+ year veteran professor of Adventure Education, currently teaching at Fort Lewis College and an lick his own elbow.

Steve

Steve

LEAD MOUNTAIN OPS INSTRUCTOR

  • 1 year with USAFA OAP/25+ Guiding
  • IFMGA Licensed Mountain Guide
  • AIARE Level 3 Certified/Level 1, 2 and Rescue Course Leader
  • AMGA SPI Provider
  • Wilderness First Responder


Fun Facts:
Steve guides in Japan and Iceland each year, is an Instructor Team member for the AMGA, and a lead avalanche forecaster for the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.

Sam

Sam

MOUNTAIN OPS INSTRUCTOR

  • 2 years with USAFA OAP
  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • AMGA Assistant Climbing Wall Instructor Provider
  • AMGA Certified Lead Climbing Wall Instructor
  • AIARE Level 1 and Rescue Course
  • Wilderness First Responder


Fun Facts:
Sam is former active duty and currently a military spouse who loves getting his kids outside as much as possible.

Ken

Ken

ADVANCED RAFT GUIDE

  • 12 years with USAFA OAP
  • CO State Licensed Raft Guide Instructor
  • ACA Level 3 Whitewater Kayak Instructor
  • ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Technician
  • Wilderness First Aid Certified


Fun Facts:
Ken rafts the Royal Gorge every New Year’s Day and has done so for ~15 years straight.

Doug

Doug

TRIP LEADER

  • 11 Years with USAFA OAP
  • CO State Licensed Rafting Trip Leader
  • Wilderness First Aid Certified


Fun Facts:
Doug moved to CO because of a rafting trip with USAFA over 20 years ago.

Adam

Adam

MOUNTAIN OPS INSTRUCTOR

  • 5 years with USAFA OAP
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course
  • AIARE Rescue and Level 1, 2 Courses
  • First Aid/CPR Certified


Fun Facts:
Adam is a wiz with cars and bikes and can be found riding the world class mountain bike trails around Colorado often.

Chip

Chip

ADVANCED TRIP LEADER

  • 6 years with USAFA OAP
  • ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
  • First Aid/CPR Certified


Fun Facts:
Chip competes in the Gore Canyon whitewater race almost every year and regularly places in the top 3.

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