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Tiana grew up exploring the woods and rivers in and around northeastern Oklahoma and studied Geology at Hamilton College in upstate New York, whereTiana White outdoor education became a significant part of her life. She earned her  Master’s degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an emphasis in Experiential Education from the University of Utah. Tiana has directed outdoor programs at both Missouri State University and Realms of Inquiry School in Salt Lake City. Tiana has her Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician certification and works as an instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Training Center and the National Outdoor Leadership School. Her professional and personal adventures have taken her all over the US from Maine to Washington and internationally to India, Canada, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, and China. 
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Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Jason found his way to the United States for college and quickly fell in love with the mountains of the West.Tiana White  After a number of years working for various outdoor education companies and working as a climbing guide and instructor, Jason landed a full-time position as the Director of Outdoor Programs at the University of Redlands in California. In 2011 he moved to Salt Lake City to pursue a Master's degree in Environmental Studies and started his current position at Westminster College. His guiding and work as an instructor in outdoor education has taken him to all the States of the West including Alaska, British Columbia, Mexico as well as international trips to Nepal, South Africa, Namibia, and Kenya. Jason is a current AMGA certified Single Pitch Instructor (SPI), Assistant SPI Provider and is an AMGA Aspirant Rock Guide. Jason is also a certified Wilderness First Responder. Eccles HWAC 218
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Academic Advisor - Outdoor Education and Leadership MinorLiz Rogers

Liz grew up in Los Angeles and was introduced to the outdoors in the Sierra Mountains and southern California desert. She spent the first part of college at the University of British Columbia, and completed her B.A. in Communication at the University of Utah. After receiving an M.Ed. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, she moved to Salt Lake City and taught high school at Horizonte Instruction & Training Center. Liz has worked as an instructor for the Alf Engen Ski School and the National Outdoor Leadership School. Liz was the outdoor program director for Westminster College from 2006-2014, and is now an adjunct faculty and academic advisor for the minor in Outdoor Education and Leadership. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah.
Office Hours: Thursdays 9:30am - 12:00pm, or by appointment | Eccles HWAC 218
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Tyson Bradley
Adjunct Faculty - Outdoor Education & Leadership

Tyson Bradley

Tyson grew up climbing and skiing in the mountains of Idaho and Wyoming before earning a BA in Economics at the University of Washington. While in Seattle he skied Mt. Rainier, awakening a passion for ski mountaineering. It led him to first ski descents of Denali’s Wickersham Wall, Foraker’s Sultana Ridge and Fairweather in Alaska. He’s also skied peaks in South America, The Alps and Himalayas. Bradley began guiding on Denali, Utah’s Wasatch Range, and Mt. Hood in 1994. He is the lead guide and avalanche instructor for Utah Mountain Adventures. He also works with Wasatch Powderbird Guides, Exum Guides in the Tetons, etc. He has guided Ama Dablam, Mt. Elbrus, etc. with his personal company, Global Mountain Adventures. Tyson is the author of Backcountry Skiing Utah and dozens of magazine articles. He lives in Sugarhouse with his wife and two sons, and has been an avalanche instructor at Westminster since 2011.
Courses taught: Level I Avalanche Awareness
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Josh Beckner
ADJUNCT FACULTY - Outdoor Education & Leadership

Tyson Bradley

Josh received his BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide, AMGA Aspirant Ski Guide, AMGA SPI Course/Exam Provider, holds a Level 3 Avalanche Certification, and has a wide breadth of outdoor experience gained on over 20 international expeditions. He has climbed in the Himalaya, Karakoram, Northern Andes, Coast Range (BC), Patagonia, and the Arctic. He has put up first ascents on alpine walls up to 3,000 feet high in some of the most remote corners of the planet.  Josh has honed his craft as an educator while working as a Guide for Exum Mountain Guides, an Instructor at the University of Utah, as a Senior NOLS Instructor, and as an instructor for various other programs throughout the country. Josh is the director of the School for International Expedition Training, a nonprofit school that trains aspiring mountain guides and outdoor educators. He feels that the expedition is the perfect medium for grappling with, and understanding life's greatest lessons, and he loves mentoring students through that process!
Courses taught: Level I - Avalanche Fundamentals
Contact Josh | becknerjosh77@gmail