Wilderness Guide, Rock Climbing Lead Guide, Wilderness First Responder/CPR,
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor (L), Wilderness Lifeguard, ACA Essentials of Swift Water, ACA Level 3 River Canoe Instructor, Outward Bound Lead Instructor, Leave No Trace Trainer
Tom has made Outdoor and Adventure Recreation his life’s work since discovering the industry as an impressionable college student at Bloomsburg University. Over the last 15 years Tom has worn many hats. He likes to think of himself as a Jack of all Trades. Tom got his start instructing climbing and backpacking courses for the Quest program at Bloomsburg University. Since Graduating in 2003, Tom has worked as a Therapeutic Wilderness Instructor, managed climbing walls and ropes courses, spent time as a lead canoeing and backpacking Instructor for Outward Bound and lead Youth and Adult Trail Crews in Maine and Alaska.
Currently, Tom works full-time as the program coordinator for Yellow Breeches Educational Center. YBEC is a private academic school that uses a highly adventure based curriculum to reach special education students with emotional problems that are at risk of failing in the traditional academic setting.