TIANA WHITE, M.S.
Tiana grew up exploring the woods and rivers in and around northeastern Oklahoma and studied Geology at Hamilton College in upstate New York, where 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 National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS.) Her work 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.
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. 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, has completed a AMGA Rock Instructor Course. Jason is also a certified Wilderness First Responder.
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.
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