our team

MWS 2021 STAFF

GAR DUKE

Co-founder and Executive Director

I grew up in Washington State where I was fortunate to spend my youth camping with my family, catching salmon and water skiing on the Puget Sound, snow skiing in the Cascades, and being a well rounded pacific northwest kid. In college I fell in love with rock climbing and alpine mountaineering, a journey that led to my career in outdoor education. I have over 1000 program days field instructing and course directing for a variety of outdoor educational programs; the majority of my time in the wild places of the American west for Outward Bound, where I have worked in the mountains, rivers, canyons, and deserts instructing mountaineering, rock climbing, and canyoneering courses. I have college degrees in Psychology, Business Administration, and a Masters in Ecological Design, as well as a USCG Master's Captains License.

I live in Bozeman with my wife, Nicole, and our son, Crusoe, and high energy herding dog, Odin. Outside of my work and family life, my current outdoor interests are long distance trail running with my dog, bow hunting, backcountry skiing, and fly fishing on Montana's amazing rivers.

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JOSH OLSEN

Co-founder and Program Director

I was born and raised in Montana and grew up exploring wild spaces from the Bears Paw to the Beartooth Mountains. I was lucky enough to spend my youth skiing, hiking and climbing in many wild areas of Montana. I have worked as an educator in many capacities primarily in the backcountry; instructing kayaking and climbing and spent some time teaching English in Tanzania, Africa. I am a former wilderness instructor for "at- risk" youth programs and worked as a field instructor for multiple wilderness adventure programs in the mountain west. In addition to my work with youth, I also worked professionally as a sea kayak guide and as a climbing instructor. I have taught wilderness medicine courses for Aerie Backcountry Medicine for over 10 years teaching around the United States, India, China, Tibet and in Morocco. During the winters I have spent the last decade working as a professional ski patroller and avalanche rescue dog handler and currently work at Bridger Bowl. My love of education and desire to always keep learning lead me back to school, to receive a Masters Degree in Education with a focus on place-based learning from the University of Montana. I live in Bozeman with my wife, young son, and two dogs, trying to scratch out time to ski, hunt, and climb between working and learning to garden.

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CLAIRE KLEESE

Communications Manager

I was fortunate to be born and raised in beautiful Western Montana. Living in the Bitterroot Valley provided me the opportunity to spend my childhood climbing, skiing, camping, hunting and canoeing all over Montana. I received a degree in Geography and GIS/Remote Sensing Imagery and spent time adventuring throughout the US, Central America, Canada, Iceland, India, Nepal, Pakistan, China and Tibet. I've worn a variety of different career hats in my life however my passion for Montana's wild spaces and helping youth develop a relationship with their environment and community are just a few of the many reasons I am so happy to be a part of the Montana Wilderness School team! I had the incredible opportunity to be raised outside playing in the mountains and rivers - I want to ensure that others have those opportunities as well. After several years working in Enrollment with MWS, I have transitioned to Communications Manager and am so grateful to be part of an organization that makes such a significant impact in the lives of our future leaders and decision makers, creating the connection with a sense of place and Montana's wild spaces.

When not working with the MWS team, I work at Mystery Ranch Backpacks as a Technical Designer and am an illustrative artist with Altitude Gallery. I try to spend as much time on our amazing public lands as possible running and skiing with my dog Hawk and exploring new bow hunting spots, climbing and trying to garden!


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ERIN MCCLEARY

Operations Manager

It all started with feeling like an outsider. I have moved and traveled extensively across the globe and the only constant was the outdoors. My answer to the question, “Where are you from?” became a long list of states and countries. It starts with Colorado, Alaska, Texas, Trinidad (West Indies), Minnesota, Azerbaijan, and California. Now, I say I am from Montana.

Formerly, I worked with Voyageur Outward Bound in Ely, Minnesota and began an extensive journey of self-understanding. I spent 120+ days in the field every year for five years working with youth and veterans seeking to find leadership skills and a unified purpose. Then I shifted to Big Sky Youth Empowerment in Bozeman and was able to align the wilderness learnings with teenagers and adults in my immediate community. Both programs enhanced lives from dealing directly with adversity.

The opportunity to explore and play in the outdoors became the connection between my community and myself and the greatest learning of all was that: nature is a place where we all fit in amongst the chaos of wildness.

I am honored to be a part of MWS and to be able to do just that.

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Kodee Cloninger

Outreach and Admissions Manager

Growing up in Montana I quickly developed an affinity for the outdoors and the thrill of exploration and play. 

Curiosity about the human and natural world took me outside my home state to many adventures throughout Lating America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, as well as the Northeastern United States. I landed myself on the East Coast after I discovered my passion for education while teaching English in Guatemala and simultaneously realizing I could cultivate that passion outside the classroom walls. Since then, I have navigated my eagerness for education and the outdoors by finding roles as an experiential educator and program director with different environmental education schools on the East Coast. Meanwhile, I supplemented my summers leading international cultural immersion and volunteer experiences for high schoolers. 

Through my experiences I have found there is nothing more valuable than connecting youth to the natural world and wild spaces. Montana has always called be back because of its public lands and the opportunity for play and growth in the wild. To be able to share that with future generations has me thrilled to be a part of MWS as the team Admissions and Outreach Manager. 

When I am not with the MWS team you can find me and my dog Arco finding any way to play many outdoor spaces of Bozeman, reconnecting with friends littered around the globe, or staying home practicing yoga and baking bread.

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Martha Sellers

Development Manager

I was raised in Minnesota and spent my childhood outdoors, camping, swimming, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, skiing…you get the picture. And while much of it was on Lake Superior and in the Boundary Waters, we traveled extensively throughout the U.S. falling in love with every ecosystem we visited. I remember learning how to: start a fire without matches; make my way through the woods with a compass; keep my gear dry when winter camping; the importance of putting tomorrow’s socks in my sleeping bag so they were warm in the morning; and how extra delicious hot cocoa is when it’s -10°. I have had the great fortune to participate in many outdoor experiences as both student and instructor. In my new role with the Montana Wilderness School I will get to help make these experiences happen for the next generation, and I am grateful.

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Hannah Marshall

Wilderness Program Manager

I grew up in New Hampshire, spending my free time in the shadow of the White Mountains. There I learned to ski, climb, and to appreciate long, rainy rambles through colorful hardwood-conifer forests.  After many stints as a hut keeper and ski patroller I attended school at Colorado College, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in geology.

After graduating I worked as an instructor for the Colorado Outward Bound School, which drew me into the mountain-desert landscape of the southwest.  There I chased ski descents and desert rock climbs, working intermittently on mine reclamation research projects and as a hut keeper in the San Juan Mountains.

My passion for education, environmental justice, and public land led me to the Montana Wilderness School in 2018. I fell in love with the wild spaces I encountered as an expedition wrangler and field instructor my first summer. Since then, I have chosen to call Bozeman home.

Today I balance my time at MWS with guiding, freelance writing, and working as an avalanche educator. When I’m not working, I spend as much time as I can in the mountains skiing, running, biking, and climbing.

You may also find me attempting to re-create the baked goods of my New England childhood (read: cider donuts, pies, and giant cookies), painting the mountain landscape, or trying to determine exactly how many pairs of skis I can fit into the corner of my one room cabin.

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2021 Outreach and Program STAFF

Ross Lesslie

Field Instructor and Student Outreach Coordinator

I was lucky to have spent my childhood moving around and experiencing different parts of the world. My family moved from England to Switzerland to California, where I spent most of my teenage years before adventuring off to Asia and Australia. When I returned to the US, I found myself drawn to the beautiful mountainous states of Washington and Montana.  During so many moves, one thing was consistent; free time was spent outdoors. Growing up my interests included sailing, mountain biking and skiing, and as I got older, that list only grew to include rock climbing, backpacking and mountaineering.  

I developed my passion for rock climbing during college and dare say I may have put more energy into my climbs than my education.  After graduating from San Francisco State University in CA, I took a 2 year trip to Asia where I stumbled upon a job as a rock climbing and sea kayaking guide in Vietnam.  Upon my return to the states, I found my calling leading trips with Outward Bound in the North Cascades in WA in the Summer and teaching young rippers to shred cold smoke at Bridger Bowl in the Winter.

When not working for MWS, I am typically exploring alpine lakes, challenging my relationship with gravity or plotting my next adventure abroad with my partner Theresa.

HANNAH KARN

Field Instructor and Student Outreach Coordinator

I first fell in love with the outdoors and the natural environment while growing in and exploring the Colorado Rockies. Spending my weekends camping, skiing, and hiking with family and friends inspired a passion for the outdoors and exploration in our wild places. I attended Colorado State University where I became immersed in and passionate about Outdoor and Environmental Education, as well as policy and management of our public lands. After a few years of working with students in Northern Colorado, I ran north to Southeast Alaska where I worked as a research and teaching assistant for a small field school. I spent my summer sea kayaking, living in a tent, researching local issues in public lands management and conservation, and falling in love with place based, experiential education. I have since been living in and falling in love with Montana, its communities, and it’s wild places. In addition to my time spent with MWS, I get to share my passion for the outdoors through ski instructing at Big Sky. When I’m not working, you can probably find me out skiing, running any of Bozeman’s amazing trails, climbing with friends, or in my kitchen cooking up something yummy.

Ryan Peters

Wrangler, Field Instructor and Program Assistant

My relationship with wild spaces began in Minnesota’s million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Time spent here in my teenage and college years was formative, nurturing a passion & need for a life lived outside and guiding my career path. I return here annually, but Bozeman has been my home since early 2014. Though I moved here for the skiing & climbing opportunities, fly fishing and hunting have become my primary passions - I love to share them! I have worked as a guide here in Montana, and spend spring, summer & winter chasing trout up wild rivers both here and abroad. In the fall you can find me in pursuit of archery season elk, waterfowl & upland game birds.

Formerly, I worked for the local climbing gym – Spire – coordinating the Community Instruction program, & I continue to teach here whenever I can. In addition to fishing, hunting, climbing & skiing, I enjoy mountain biking and snowmobiling. My partner Kelley & I have two crazy pups - Kiche & Moki - who adventure with us wherever we go. As an educator, I am most passionate about working with high school age youth; being a part of their personal conservation & identity journeys is the most rewarding experience I know. I’m thrilled to be a part of the amazing expeditionary experiences MWS offers its students & to contribute to the development of the program!

Taryn McGovern

Field Instructor and Expedition Wrangler

I grew up in New Hampshire, and spent a lot of time building forts in the woods.  I grew up near the most-climbed mountain in the world (Mt. Monadnock), and enjoyed getting to know one small mountain pretty well over the years. Sailing was my first true love in the outdoors, even when I thought hiking was boring (I've changed my mind!).  I always love being on the water, and am excited to lead some river courses for MWS this summer.  For a while I lived in cities and focused on art and performance, then realized I missed the outdoors a lot.  Most of those cities were in Europe which gave me the opportunity to embarrass myself in several languages.  I started leading camping and canoeing trips in 2015, and have been working in the outdoor industry since.  Depending on the season I can be found teaching nordic skiing, rock climbing, backpacking, sailing, or canoeing.  I'm a pretty bad downhill skier and really appreciate being a beginner at something, always.  I have an animal named Phoebe who is technically a dog but acts like a cross between a cat and a cow.  I will most likely bring art supplies on any trip I lead, and love to spend time drawing, painting, or writing in the backcountry.  I'm stoked to get to explore my new-ish home state of Montana this summer, and look forward to sharing the adventure with the MWS community

John Stember

Field Instructor and Expedition Wrangler

John Stember is an outdoor professional and freelance photographer with emphasis on the Arctic, wilderness travel, and human-powered expeditions. His work originates from outdoor education and moving across the land in the remote edges of North America. The last few years he has split time between Alaska, Montana, and  Minnesota.

SHANNON REGAN

Field Instructor

I was raised running around in the orchards and forests of northern California. I've been based in Montana for almost a decade and consider myself lucky to run around in the forests, mountains and plains in the greater yellowstone ecosystem.

As a young adult I threw myself into learning about snow and avalanches working as a ski patroller and on SAR groups. I am still learning about snow and avalanches as an educator during the winter months. I side-lined my formal education and have returned as a student to MSU's Earth science/GIS program. In the summers I coach mountain biking and love teaching diverse outdoor skills to youth. You can usually find me working outside or in my community in southwest Montana.

In my free time I am still working towards the perfect pie, picking berries and convincing my friends to go on long walks/bikes in the mountains. This summer I am excited to go new places and return to familiar ones across Montana with MWS!




Andrew Harvison

Field Instructor

Andrew grew up in Colorado, where he developed a deep love for the mountains, rivers, and wild places of this Earth. Andrew attended the University of Colorado, where he earned a degree in Physics and Secondary Science Education in 2013. During college, he was introduced to Outdoor Education through  'Science Discovery,' a university program designed to get local youth into the outdoors. Since then, he has worked at many organizations and schools around the West, guiding students on rivers, through the mountains, and even fossil hunting. Nowadays, Andrew spends his winters in the classroom, teaching Middle School Science, dreaming of the summer when he can finally get back to the woods. If he's not at work, you can probably find Andrew playing his guitar, reading corny sci-fi, or watching hockey.

Katie Darrow

Field Instructor

I grew up in the suburbs of Connecticut but was fortunate enough to be able to spend my summers adventuring around the Western United States through a variety of wilderness programs and family trips. When I was a junior in high school I attended the High Mountain Institute, a semester school that focused on outdoor leadership, environmental ethics, and intentional community, and I realized that I wanted to find ways to spend more of my time both playing outside and sharing my appreciation and love for the outdoor world with others.

I attended college at a small school in Southeastern Washington, where I studied Environmental Humanities, played lots of intramural sports, filled my free time with music, and got heavily involved in the outdoor program. After graduating, I took my NOLS Instructor Course in Alaska and started leading extended backpacking trips all over the Western United States. In the years after college, I moved to a variety of places and worked as an educator in different capacities: I taught English in Thailand, lived and worked as a residential advisor and outdoor educator at a semester school in North Carolina, led backpacking trips for NOLS and Wilderness Adventures in the west, and eventually came to settle in Bozeman where I will continue to share my love for wild spaces, outdoor adventures, and community-focused living with the students of MWS!


Eliza Donahue

Field Instructor

I was born and raised in Northern New Mexico, where I enjoyed playing in the Southern Rockies and on the Rio Grande river. I started college in western Massachusetts and later relocated to Montana to finish school at MSU. I got started with outdoor education through a high school job at my local climbing gym, and later through MSU’s outdoor recreation program, where I worked as a student instructor and climbing wall manager. Having had some incredible outdoor mentors myself, I’m passionate about making space for young people to grow outside.

I spent the winter working as a community organizer for a local nonprofit, focusing on climate and environmental justice issues across Montana. I’m excited to return to MWS for a second summer in the field! In my free time, you can find me skiing, rock climbing, running around on trails, floating down rivers looking for fish and raptors, and sharing meals with friends.


Becca Elliott

Field Instructor

I was raised in Indiana but spent my summers and spring breaks exploring the US from a very early age. At six-months-old, my parents took me and my brothers on canoeing trips in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.  My love of the outdoors has been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember. Through many amazing opportunities I have been able to explore the natural world and learn many amazing lessons from being able to identify and know the history of different plants and animals to learning to slow down and take time to enjoy your surroundings.

Sharing wild spaces has been a passion of mine from an early age. I always wanted to take my friends, family, or even new people into natural spaces. This love of sharing the natural world with others has led me to pursue recreational therapy as my major in college at Winona State University in Minnesota. During the school year you can find me rock climbing Sugarloaf, paddling and fishing the backwaters of the Mississippi, and exploring the Bluffs with old and new friends. I am so excited to be able to join the MWS team and have the opportunity to share such amazing, beautiful, and vast natural spaces with so many new people!

Megan Compton

Field Instructor

I was raised in a small suburb in New Jersey that overlooked NYC. With civilization in every direction, the 5 square miles of forest in my town became my wilderness. I was able to recognize the way I felt in those birch trees and creeks as authentic, honest, and alive; a feeling I hadn’t experienced anywhere else. I knew I had to pursue the realness of nature and studied Outdoor Adventure Leadership at Ithaca College in upstate NY. Through this program I participated in a 90-day Outward Bound course where I was immersed in the backcountry of different wilderness areas throughout California and Oregon. The understanding that living outside is more than the navigation of unknown landscapes became ensnaring. Communication, empowerment, decision making, risk management, and group cohesion can make or break an experience.

Stoked on the landscapes of the West, I became a Crew Leader with the Idaho Conservation corps. I co-led groups of high school students on 5-week hitches of different trail-building, invasive species management, and conservation projects in the Payette, Salmon-Challis, and Sawtooth national forests. The therapeutic benefits of being outside for extended periods of time were obvious and inspired me to work Wilderness Therapy in the Utah desert where I led backpacking trips with at-risk teens. More recently, I moved to Bozeman in May 2020 to further my passion-driven career at MWS! This will be my second season with the team, and I couldn’t be more excited to teach, learn, and share epic expeditions in our beautiful state. When I’m not guiding, you can find me backpacking, mountain biking, skiing, and taking pictures along the way.

Jordan Allen

Field Instructor

I was born and raised in southeast Idaho and that is where my love for the outdoors began. Be it on foot, bikes, or skis I always loved discovering new places and enjoying nature. My formative years were spent in the contradictions of the northern Basin and Range, moving from desert steppe to lush mountain streams. Looking back, it is easy to see how the landscapes I moved through in my youth were foundational in my upbringing. I moved to Montana for college, a place I knew would allow me to pursue my love for the outdoors while continuing my schooling, though I did not know what that was going to mean yet. Eventually, my formal education of the natural world became academic, earning a Masters Degree in Earth Science, studying glaciers in the Beartooth Mountains.

While in graduate school I had the opportunity to teach, and quickly realized that helping people gain new knowledge and skills is something that I am incredibly passionate about. Since graduating I have worked seasonally instructing for a summer adventure camp and as a ski patroller. In my free time I try to spend as much time in wild places as I can; biking, climbing, running, skiing, or floating down a river are all great with me as long as I get to spend time outside with the people and dogs in my life.

Colin Burdsall

Field Instructor

Growing up in the Oregon Cascades, I was intrigued by the energy of wilderness at an early age. I spent summers road tripping to National Parks with my family and examining wildlife in my backyard. These experiences instilled in me a curiosity to explore, which I continued to nurture throughout my youth. I participated in Scouting for close to 12 years, and developed my leadership and outdoor skills through weekend camping trips, summer camps, and high adventure excursions. Those formative years pushed me towards pursuing studies in outdoor recreation and public land management at the University of Utah. I tried to leave no stone unturned in my pursuit of exploring the backcountry that resides in Utah, which meant diving in head first into incredible terrain like the Wasatch Range and Southern Utah desert. In addition to school, I worked at the university’s outdoor equipment rental shop and was a trip leader for incoming first year students. In the summer of 2020, I held an intern position at MWS to further my growth as an outdoor professional and venture out into an unknown environment. My passion to teach and encourage youth to challenge themselves in the outdoors is a huge reason why I am eager to be back at MWS as an instructor. The ability that our courses have to positively impact not only our minds and hearts, but the future of our physical environment, is a powerful force that cannot be understated.

Tory Dille

Field Instructor

I am beyond excited to join the MWS team and work for an organization that allows me to engage with two of my passions--experiential education and wild places! My experiences growing up in the diverse landscapes of Missouri and Washington state inspired me to study the intersections between humans and the natural world. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Anthropology and Environmental Studies, I moved to the High Rockies to work as a natural science educator for an organization in the Vail Valley, Colorado. Working in the fields of outdoor and environmental education has given me the opportunity to explore wild places on backcountry trips with youth and develop curriculum around topics that I am passionate about including alpine ecology, geology, snow science and natural resource management.

Driven to explore more wild places and join a dynamic community, I moved to Bozeman last year and have been stoked ever since! In addition to working for MWS, I teach science for an independent high school and am currently pursuing an MS in Science Education through Montana State University. When I'm not out teaching or at the office, I'm hard at work exploring the contours of my new local ranges through some of my favorite activities—rock climbing, backpacking, ski touring and mountain biking; please say hello if you see me on the trails!

Christine Upton

Field Instructor

I was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but have lived in a wide variety of different places since then. My parents instilled in me the importance of nature at a young age, as well as an obsessive green thumb, and a love for all things sci-fi and fantasy. My family eventually landed in Lubbock, Texas where I attended Texas Tech University and was introduced to outdoor recreation and education through the Outdoor Pursuits Center. It was all over from there: I had found my home. Over the past ten years, I’ve led sea kayaking programs in the Puget Sound, star-gazed in Zion with exchange students, guided canoe trips down the Black Canyon outside of Las Vegas, and explored the amazing mountains of Montana with MWS students. I had the opportunity to lead trips with MWS during their very first season back in 2015 and I’m so excited to be back again for another round!

When I’m not out in the field, you can find me with my nose in a book, roller skating, or bee-bopping around the garden with my husband and Newfie. I also have the pleasure of working with the Outdoor Recreation Program at MSU where I get to witness college students grow into leaders each and every day.


Eric Falconer

Field Instructor

My roots were nourished in the front range of Colorado where I was fortunate enough to immerse my self in the natural landscape from a young age. Later in life I wound up attending Prescott collage and graduating with a major in Adventure education and from there on my passion for being outside and working with people has continued to blossom. This love has brought me to many spectacular heights and humbling lows, revealing that the best things in life are worth suffering for.
Having previously lived in Bozeman for three years and experienced some of Montana’s incredible wilderness, I can’t wait to return and am very excited to be
returning MWS for my fourth season. I aspire to connect students to the landscape and pass forth the torch of adventure. Through the discovery of new skills, new knowledge and new environments, one may also discover a new self.

These days I call Teton valley home where I enjoy spending time with my K9 and hooved animals. You can find me getting out into nature in all the ways or sitting around a campfire with some string instruments. I’m so grateful to be apart of MWS and looking forward to an awesome summer!

Lexi Kyro

Intern

I grew up in Seattle and had the privilege of chasing my family through the North Cascades from the time I was a young kiddo. My mom would recount tales of the peaks she and my dad bagged as we hiked and backpacked through these serene areas. Her deep appreciation and passion for the endless expanse of wilderness wore off on me and is something I carry with me today. I moved to Montana to study environmental health and play in the mountains surrounding Bozeman. When not in school, I love to climb, run, surf or ski and these experiences I have had playing outside have been some of the most joyous moments in my life. Summiting a peak, crushing a line skiing or climbing, or seeing a breathtaking view at the end of the trail is pure bliss to me. As this has been something so important tome, I want others to have the opportunity to experience the beauty and power of nature as well. This desire for others to have these experiences led me to Montana Wilderness School to empower others to have these experiences as well.

Logan Daughetee

Intern

I grew up in the flatlands of the midwest, and was lucky to be a part of a family who valued the outdoors.  Summer trips to the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming instilled in me a love of wild places and a passion to explore.  As soon as I could manage, I decided to follow that passion and started out on my own path out west.  The experiences I've had in the outdoors have benefited and taught me so much.  I decided that I not only wanted to spend my time experiencing these places, but that I wanted to share it with others.  I went to Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO where I studied Adventure Education.  And after graduating decided to move to Bozeman, where I have loved exploring the amazing landscapes Montana has to offer.  I am so excited to join the MWS team and to share in these adventures with you all!

Janine Welton

Field Instructor

Raised in Alberta and Washington’s Okanogan Valley, I was introduced to the wonders of physical exploration at a young age. I was lucky to have parents who took me skiing, biking, swimming, and paddling through the landscapes of my youth and my love of self-propelled activity, wild places and pika has only grown since. As a dual citizen, I’ve moved between Canada and the United States my entire life. I began attending the University of British Columbia in Vancouver after high school and spent a year on the north coast of BC where I learned to love rain and gigantic trees. Homesick for the Rocky Mountains, I moved to Missoula in 2013 to complete my B.Sc. in natural resource conservation. I’ve worked for land management agencies as a fire fighter, wilderness ranger, and guide. Instructing for the Montana Wilderness School has allowed me to combine my greatest passions: education and mountaineering. I’m looking forward to working with the supportive team of staff again this season and being challenged and inspired by my students!

Janine Welton

Field Instructor

Raised in Alberta and Washington’s Okanogan Valley, I was introduced to the wonders of physical exploration at a young age. I was lucky to have parents who took me skiing, biking, swimming, and paddling through the landscapes of my youth and my love of self-propelled activity, wild places and pika has only grown since. As a dual citizen, I’ve moved between Canada and the United States my entire life. I began attending the University of British Columbia in Vancouver after high school and spent a year on the north coast of BC where I learned to love rain and gigantic trees. Homesick for the Rocky Mountains, I moved to Missoula in 2013 to complete my B.Sc. in natural resource conservation. I’ve worked for land management agencies as a fire fighter, wilderness ranger, and guide. Instructing for the Montana Wilderness School has allowed me to combine my greatest passions: education and mountaineering. I’m looking forward to working with the supportive team of staff again this season and being challenged and inspired by my students!

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Montana Wilderness School
P.O. Box 1183
Bozeman, MT 59771
406.388.4610
info@montanawildernessschool.org
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