WOW’s instructors do what they teach and are passionate about the outdoor experience. Their staying power is resilient and their proven knowledge exceptional, Certified where necessary, their teaching abilities drive home our mission’s authenticity. They are the pillars of the WOW program.

Anastasia Allison

Anastasia

Backpacking & Hiking Instructor

Lightweight equipment, planning, coping and ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics. Anastasia is the founder of The JoyWire.

Shelly Ament

Shelly Ament

Wildlife Awareness & Tracking

Wildlife, behavior, bear/cougar response, and animal tracking. Shelly also teaches Bear/Cougar Self Defense.

Debbie Brisky

Debbie Brisky

Beekeeping & Beeswax Creations Instructor

Colonies, live-hives, and honey. CWBA 2016 Bee Keeper of the Year, Debbie tends over 70 hives for local honey in Eastern Washington.

Dwight Brisky

Dwight

Beekeeping with Live Hives Instructor

Colonies, live-hives, and honey. CWBA 2016 Bee Keeper of the Year, Dwight tends over 70 hives for local honey in Eastern Washington.

Karin Cook

Karin Cook

Archery Instructor

Beginning archery, traditional and recurve bow. Target practice and scoring arrows. Karin is a certified level-3 archery coach.

Mandy Dillard

Mandy Dillard

Duck Hunting 101 Instructor

Equipment, firearms and field-to-table. Mandy also teaches WOW Waterfowling. She is a certified Hunters Education Instructor.

Cheryl Drevecky

Sheryl

Map & Compass Instructor

Declination, bearings and topographic maps. Cheryl is an accomplished backpacker with search and rescue experience.

Laura Grayum

Laura Graham

Big Game Hunting Instructor

Compound and crossbow techniques in Big Game Hunting. Laura is an accomplished bow and firearm hunter.

Sharon Gregg-Ellis

Sharon Gregg

Fix it in the Field Instructor

Clever tips for gear repair when you need it. Sharon also teaches Backpacking, Kayaking and Survival Skills.

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

Soap Making Instructor

All natural cold-pressed soap using fats and essential oils. Lori also teaches Kayaking.

Stacie Kelsey

Stacie Kelsey

Basic Freshwater Fishing Instructor

Spinning rods, reels, knot tying, lures & bait, and over-water casting. Stacie teaches freshwater fishing all across the state.

Sarah Lange

Sarah Lange

Wilderness First Aid Instructor

Wounds, sprain/strains, and fractures. Sarah is trained in wilderness first aid and response.

Ragan Masterson

Ragan

Dutch Oven Cooking Instructor

Cast-iron tempering, coal preparation, hands-on cooking and tasting. Ragan is an avid hiker and delicious cook!

Bruce McGlenn

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Big Game Hunting Instructor

Ethics, equipment, prep and firearms. Founder and lead instructor of Human Nature Hunting School. Bruce also teaches WOW Shotgun, Waterfowling and Trailering.

John McGlenn

John McGlenn

Big Game Hunting Instructor

Ethics, equipment, prep and firearms. John also teaches Fire Building and Knots, WOW Shotgun and Waterfowling.

Ronni McGlenn

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Fire Building and Knot Tying Instructor

Techniques, fuel choices, crossover knot usage. Ronni also teaches WOW Shotgun and Waterfowling.

Suni Pak

Suni Pak

Fly Tying Instructor

Vise and tying techniques. Suni is an experienced fly fisher who ties her own patterns.

Faith Roland

Faith Roland

Fly Fishing Instructor

Knots, dryland and river casting, equipment and bugs. Faith is WOW’s longest teaching instructor.

Sharon Rose

Sharon Rose

Field to Freezer Instructor

Basic cutting and wrapping of wild game. Sharon has also taught WOW Shotgun and Waterfowling.

Karen Sherwood

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Herbal First Aid and Wild Foods Instructor

Use local plants, beeswax and other natural herbs; identify, harvest, and sample wild edible plants. Founder of Earthwalk Northwest, Karen has taught Cording, and Trail First Aid.

Molly Sherwood

Molly Sherwood

Herbal First Aid and Wild Foods Instructor

Use local plants, beeswax and other natural herbs; identify, harvest, and sample wild edible plants.

Tamara Stanley

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Paws Need Protecting Instructor

First aid for dogs: hands-on learning for in-the-field injuries & ailments. Tamara is the person in charge at Off-Leash Adventures.

Gavin Stephenson

Gavin Stephensen

Waterfowling Instructor

Duck calling and protocol in the blind. Gavin is known for his exceptional duck calling skills.

Courtney Sullivan

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Backyard Wildlife Habitat Instructor

Create native plantings & edibles in a pollinator planter. Courtney has also taught Creating A Backyard Wildlife Habitat Plan.

Katie Surbeck

Katie Surbeck

Fly Fishing Instructor

Knots, dryland and river casting, equipment and bugs. Katie has also taught Camping Skills and Packing with Horses.

Jen Syrowitz

Jen Syrowitz

Survival Skills Instructor

Preparedness, awareness, shelters, fire building, and essential equipment. Jen also teaches Wilderness Awareness at Partnering workshops for the next generation.

Laura Till

Laura Till

Map and Compass Instructor

Declination, bearings and topographic maps. Laura has taught map and compass for over 10 years.