Photograph above by Lincoln Else

BIO

Moose has over 30 years of traditional and alternative education experience around the globe. He has course directed 58-day Outward Bound instructor trainings in Appalachia, been a deputy headmaster in the Kalahari Desert, managed a beach concession on the Mediterranean, slogged through Australian rain forests with middle school students, juggled as a street performer in too many cities to mention, has more then 2000 days of field instruction in a wilderness setting, and most recently spent four months as the Acting Head for an elite Ski Academy. 

Since 2002 Moose has been a member and senior trainer of Yosemite Search and Rescue, working as a technician and within Incident Command, at one of the busiest SAR operations in the world. 

Moose currently works for NatureBridge in Yosemite National Park as the Senior Projects Director for planning, design and construction of the National Environmental Science Center. 
 

experience

Senior Projects Director at NatureBridge - USA

Outward Bound Instructor and Course Director - Australia, Wales, OBWest, North Carolina, Voyageur, Hurricane Island, Thompson Island.

Teacher, Education Director and Administrator - UK, Botswana, USA

Search and Rescue Technical Trainer - USA

Ski Patrol - USA

Fundraising and Development - USA

Residential Social Work - UK
 

Certifications

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician

Rescue 3 International Agency Instructor - Rescue 3

Critical Incident Stress Management and Family Liaison Officer - NPS

Professional River Instructor Course - National Outdoor Leadership School

Swiftwater Recovery Specialist - Rescue 3

Rigging for Rescue, 70 hour class - Rigging for Rescue 


Education

BSc. (Honors) Environmental Science       
Plymouth Polytechnic 

Post Graduate Certificate in Education      
Bristol University
 

Talks

Lines in the Sand: Presenter at National Association of Experiential Education 

Presenter at National Outward Bound Trainings - panel and keynote

International Delegation Presenter - Yosemite National Park

Earth Day Key Note 2013 - Delaware North Corporation
 

Awards

2015 - Outstanding Service to Yosemite Search and Rescue - NPS Search and Rescue

2012 - Citizen's Award for Exceptional Service - Department of the Interior

2009 - Abiding Dedication to Yosemite National Park - Yosemite Fund Award 

2006 - Excellence in Service (2) -  Yosemite Search and Rescue, National Park Service