Skills and Education
I bring a passion for creating engaging learning environments to Landmark Learning. I came to Landmark as a Wilderness First Responder student while pursing a Bachelor’s in Recreation/Outdoor Adventure Leadership from Southeast Missouri State University. After gaining a bit of teaching/guiding experience at camps in Missouri, I came back to Landmark as an instructor, took my Wilderness EMT course at Landmark and began working for the Jackson County EMS service. My experience teaching wilderness medicine and working as an EMT fueled a desire for more training in emergency medicine so I went back to school (Saint Louis University) and picked up another Bachelor’s in Nursing. After continuing to teach at Landmark and working as a critical care nurse for about five years, I went back to school again for a Master’s in Nurse Anesthesia from Western Carolina University. I’ve really enjoyed finding ways to blend a career in critical care/anesthesia with one in outdoor education!
I grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and spent a lot of time climbing in Southern Illinois, hiking the bluffs above the Mississippi and eventually canoeing parts of the big river before moving to Western North Carolina in 2005.