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Co-Op Northwest College, Powell, WY Outdoor Education at NWC

Faculty

Keith McCallisterKeith McCallister

Say hello to program director Keith McCallister. You’ll be spending a lot of time with Keith, so get to know him.  He’s taught at

  • National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Guides
  • Bloomsburg University
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Kent Mountain Adventure Center

He has climbed in

  • Mexico—Pico de Orizaba
  • Scotland— Fort William and Isle of Skye
  • USA—From coast to coast with longer stops in Mt. Rainier, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain & Acadia national parks

Keith is certified as

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • PCIA Climbing Instructor
  • ACA Whitewater Instructor
  • Leave-No-Trace Master Educator
  • Association for Outdoor Recreation & Education — professional member

Adjuncts & Assistants

Andy Quick

Andy Quick

A whitewater expert, Andy is a graduate of NWC’s Outdoor Education Program. He’s traveled across the country in a wide variety of outdoor activities, as well as managing, teaching and operating programs with Wyoming River Trips, Western State College and Northwest College. He also owns Gradient Mountain Sports in Cody, Wyo.

Ted Preator

Ted Preator

An archaeologist for the National Park Service and experienced caver, Ted teaches spelunking. He brings a vast knowledge of the local area, geology and past cultures alive while exploring some truly wild and amazing underground locations.

John Bates

John Bates

A certified AMGA climbing guide, John works at Timberline Mountain Guides in Oregon or Jackson Hole Mountain Guides when he’s not assisting classes at Northwest. He teaches mountaineering and helps out with ice climbing and rock climbing classes.

George Miller

George Miller

A private consultant, George focuses his energies on the river guide skills class, making sure sure risk management and learning situations are fully covered.