Angela has worked three years for COBS; currently she is a Lead Instructor, she started as an Assistant Instructor with the Rocky Mountain Program. She mostly instructs mountaineering courses and rock climbing.
Angela has her Wilderness First Responder certification. She attended 2013 COBS glacier mountaineering training in Ecuador, and has attended numerous rocks and alpine trainings through COBS and other companies she works for.
Angela has been teaching outdoor education full-time for the last three years, splitting her time between California in the spring and fall, and Colorado in the summer. During the last three winters she has been traveling to international climbing and mountaineering destinations, including El Potrero Chico in Mexico, various destinations in Thailand and Laos, and most recently Ecuador.
Angela grew up in Petersburg, AK, a small island fishing community in the inside passage. She grew up boating, hiking, and camping, but didn’t discover backpacking until she participated as a student in a 22-day Outward Bound mountaineering course out of Mazama, WA. After college in Oregon studying Exercise Physiology and Spanish, she participated in another OB classic course in New Zealand.
Being a student on two courses inspired her to strive to gain the experience to become an instructor herself, so she could share her love of the mountains and passion for the outdoors. In her time off, Angela enjoys rock climbing, reading, traveling, and being in the wilderness.