NOLS Alumni Magazine - The Leader Spring 2019

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RECOGNITION | NOLS AWARDS Presented in Lander at the October 2018 Annual Meeting

Kelsey Wicks

2018 In-Town Award Recipient NOLS’ Three Peaks Ranch manager was a horsepacking student, intern, and horse packer at the ranch before stepping into her current role. An instructor since 2011, Kelsey’s worked more than 95 weeks in the field, returning to the ranch every summer to manage 70 horses and a team of 12 people.

Alison Hudson

2018 Combined Field/In-Town Staff Award Recipient Instructor, Faculty Summit Manager, and NOLS Intranet Manager, Alison is known for her bigpicture vision and commitment to using technology to enhance the user experience. She expanded the impact of the Faculty Summit, facilitated Google Drive training, and helped us understand how technology and social dialogue deepen the NOLS mission.

Shannon Rochelle

2018 Combined Field/In-Town Staff Award Recipient An instructor since 1999 and NOLS’ Research Manager since 2014, Shannon contributes to the knowledge base for NOLS in her in-town role, and is relied on in the field for her insight into group dynamics and ability to consistently deliver quality course outcomes.

Miho Aida

2018 Alumni Achievement Award Recipient Miho Aida is an award-winning documentary filmmaker (The Sacred Place Where Life Begins: Gwich’in Women Speak), giving voice to marginalized communities and women of color. A threetime NOLS graduate, she is the equity and inclusion coordinator for the nonprofit NatureBridge.

Kurt Peterson

2018 Alumni Service Award Recipient Former Trustee, mountaineering instructor, and volunteer, Kurt works tirelessly to build collaboration between NOLS and numerous notable organizations. A 1972 Mountain Guide course graduate, he became a career lawyer, seeing program and business opportunities and connecting them in ways that boost the school’s reach.

Jessica Wahl

2018 Stewardship Award Recipient As the Outdoor Industry Association’s Government Affairs Manager, Jessica promotes recreation policy goals and the outdoor industry agenda in Washington, D.C. A voice for outfitter interests, and co-chair of the Coalition for Outdoor Access, she built bridges between outfitters and key influencers in the federal government.


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