Outdoor Education Faculty at the Spring Valley Campus
Johann has a B.S. in outdoor education from the University of New Hampshire and an M.A. in international relation with an emphasis in social justice from Prescott College. Johann has taught Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Aid classes for Colorado Mountain College and Desert Mountain Medicine for five years. He is an American Mountain Guides Association Rock Instructor and has over 16 years of technical climbing experience in ranges all over the world.
Kearstin holds a master’s degree, as well as an EMT-B, WFR, AVY I, and Surface Ice Recue Tech I certification. She has been an Outdoor Education instructor on Mountain Orientation and teaches the Backcountry Cooking class. Kearstin has been a leader and counselor in wilderness therapy and in public schools. She also works in the Colorado Mountain College Student Success Program at Spring Valley.
John holds a master’s degree from Mercy College in New York and has been an Outdoor Education instructor on Mountain, Canyon, and Desert Orientations. He also completed the Outdoor Education Certificate of Completion from Colorado Mountain College. John has been a teacher in public schools in New York City and western Colorado. His special interests are environmental education, Native American perspectives on life and the environment, and investment planning with environmentally sensitive and progressive companies.
Sean has been raft guiding and teaching kayaking in Colorado for the last 15+ years. Sean is currently the owner of Alpine Quest Sports & Alpine Kayak School in Edwards & Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He loves to be on the water teaching others about the rivers whether it be, rafting, kayaking, surfing or stand up paddleboarding.
Has been an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) since 1979 and worked for the Basalt Fire District and Ambulance Service for seven years. He has been a ski patrolman since 1976 and is the lead patrol person at Buttermilk Ski Area. He has been teaching bike maintenance and leading biking and trekking trips for many years.
Bruce holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Adult Studies. He is a full-time faculty member in the CMC Outdoor Education Program and is a career advisor to students. He currently teaches Mountain, River, Canyon, and Desert Orientation classes, as well as others in the program. His specialty interests are teaching skills, Native American history, environmental issues in the western U.S., outdoor leadership, river rafting, and the curriculum for all the Orientation classes.
|Chad MickschlChad has a B.A. from Lake Forest College and has also completed the Outdoor Education Certificate at Colorado Mountain College. Chad has completed the AMGA Aspirant Ski Mountaineering and Single Pitch Instructor Exams. He is also a certified Level I and II Avalanche Safety Instructor through AIARE. Chad also holds EMT and OEC medical certifications. When not teaching at CMC Chad works as a backcountry Ski Guide for Aspen Alpine Guides and Chicago Ridge Ski Tours, where he also works as a Forecaster and Snow Safety Tech. He also serves on the Fllght For Life Avalanche Deployment Team in Summit Co. as an Avalanche Tech. In the summer Chad works for the Bureau of Land Management as a Recreation Tech.|