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

Lightweight equipment, planning, coping and ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics. Anastasia is the violinist for The Musical Mountaineers and the inventor of Kula Cloth™.

Shelly Ament

Shelly Ament

Wildlife Awareness & Tracking

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

Cathy Bell

Cathy Bell

Get Roped In

Create useful outdoor devices with ropes, parachute cord and thread. Cathy is a creative spirit and experienced teacher.

Debbie Brisky

Debbie Brisky

Beekeeping & Beeswax Creations

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

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

Tiffanny Brooks

Tiffany Brooks

Wild Women Write

Nature journaling with feminine force. Tiff is a thoughtful communicator and burgeoning author.

Karin Cook

Karin Cook

Archery

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

Kris Costello

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After the Harvest and Shellfish

Shellfish harvest, cleaning and cooking (especially cooking!). Kris is a WDFW scientific technician.

Cheryl Drevecky

Sheryl

Map & Compass

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

Jill Eelkema

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Survival Skills

Preparedness, awareness, shelters, fire building, and essential equipment. Jill is currently based in Colorado and is an avid outdoor woman.

Molly Good

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Fly Fishing

Knots, dryland and river casting, equipment and bugs. Molly is a fish and wildlife biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Laura Grayum

Laura Graham

Big Game Hunting

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

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

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

Soap Making

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

Stacie Kelsey

Stacie Kelsey

Basic Freshwater Fishing

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

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

Ragan Masterson

Ragan

Dutch Oven Cooking

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

Ethics, equipment, prep and firearms. Founder and lead instructor of Human Nature Hunting School.

John McGlenn

John McGlenn

Big Game Hunting

Ethics, equipment, prep and firearms. John also teaches at Waterfowling workshops.

Ronni McGlenn

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Waterfowling and Shotgun

Ethics, equipment, firearms, and shooting. Ronni is a certified Shotgun Instructor.

Suni Pak

Suni Pak

Fly Tying

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

Faith Roland

Faith Roland

Fly Fishing

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

Sharon Rose

Sharon Rose

Shotgun

Ethics, equipment, firearms, and shooting. Sharon is a certified Shotgun Instructor.

Kelly Selzer

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Outdoor Photography

Capturing nature’s beauty as often as she can and teaching you how to do it too!

Karen Sherwood

Karen Sherwood

Herbal First Aid and Wild Foods

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

Molly Sherwood

Molly Sherwood

Herbal First Aid and Wild Foods

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

Camille Speck

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After the Harvest and Shellfish

“Clamzilla” is the WDFW Puget Sound Bi-valve Specialist. Harvest techniques, shellfish health and safety, and delicious recipes.

Tamara Stanley

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Paws Need Protecting

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

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

Courtney Sullivan

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Garden for Wildlife

On-site native plant & edibles gardening. Courtney is the Education Director at the Pacific National Wildlife Federation.

Katie Surbeck

Katie Surbeck

Fly Fishing

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

Jen Syrowitz

Jen Syrowitz

Snowshoeing

Choosing a trail, cold weather survival, avalanche safety. Having grown up in Canada, Jen knows snow!

Cathy Taflin

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Fire Building & Knots

Teaching girls and women basic outdoor skills for years, Cathy demonstrates the magic behind fire making.

Laura Till

Laura Till

Map and Compass

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