Hpw - Adjunct
Outdoor Ed and Leadership
Megan was born and raised in California, and her love of the outdoors developed at an early age. Family time was spent outside at the beach, backpacking, fishing, sailing, and skiing. In 1992, Megan moved to Gunnison, Colorado, to study outdoor recreation and pursue her profession as an outdoor guide and educator. After graduating in 1996, Megan moved back to California to guide sea kayaking in Santa Cruz and Baja. After sailing from Hawaii to San Francisco, she returned to Colorado to join in the ownership and operation of a whitewater rafting business. Over the last 20 years, Megan’s work and outdoor pursuits have taken her to many different rivers and mountains on four continents. Some of her work includes wilderness experiential education with high school students in Utah; white water kayak instruction on the Kern River in California; and high element ropes courses, sea kayaking, and adventure racing in Hong Kong. In 2004, Megan spent a year working in Garmisch, Germany, with the Armed Forces Recreation Center. Here she taught whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, and skiing. Megan worked as a professional ski patroller in Utah for 9 years, including one season in New Zealand. Currently, Megan is going into her 13th season, working as a snowcat ski guide in the Uinta Mountains. Megan is a fully certified American Canoe Association whitewater kayak instructor and has been teaching at Westminster College since 2014.
Areas of Expertise
Whitewater kayaking & rafting instruction, hydrology, multi day river adventuring, swift water rescue, self-rescue & water safety, leave no trace ethics for the river corridor.