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The way in which YOU handle the first 5 mins of an emergency can make the difference between life & death.


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Deanna Yurchuk

Creative Marketing Director and Ambassador of Courses


Profile picture of Deanna Yurchuk, Creative Marketing Director and Ambassador of Courses for MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Wilderness Medical School


Deanna shares,

"I am a teacher, a hiker, a writer, a skier, a dreamer, a traveler, a wanderer, a camper, a photographer, a listener and a friend.  Things I enjoy most:  being outside, learning new things, spending time with friends, experiencing different cultures and listening to people's stories."


Adventure Leadership Experience

  • Friends Seminary Outdoor Program Faculty, 16+ years
  • World Challenge Expeditions Leader
  • Atlantic Kayak Tours Guide


International Travel

  • Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine



  • Wilderness First Responder & CPR
  • Professional Ski Instructors of America Level 2 Nordic Downhill
  • British Canoe Union Coach Level 2
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • Envoys Global Education Competency Certificate
  • TESOL Certificate


Education in Journalism and Outdoor Education

  • Master of Arts  in Adventure Education, Prescott College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Rutgers University
  • Courses at the Photography School of Asia, Bangkok, Thailand


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Feb. 3 - 4, 2018:

Nashville, TN

Feb. 17-18:

Richmond, VA area

Mar. 3 - 4:

Fort Collins, CO

Huntington, WV /

  Ashland, KY area

Mar. 10-11:

Colorado Sprngs CO

Lexington, VA

Mar. 17-18:

Boulder, CO

Charlottesville, VA

Mar. 24-25:

Cincinnati, OH

Grand Junction, CO

Triangle area, NC

Apr. 7 - 8:

Blacksburg, VA

Chattanooga, TN

Portland, OR

Spruce Knob, WV

Apr. 14-15:

Bend, OR

Columbus, OH

Apr. 21-22:

Denver, CO

Charleston, WV

Virginia Beach area

Apr. 28-29:

Charlottesville, VA

May 5 - 6:

Washington, DC

May 12-13:

Dayton, OH

Greensboro, NC

Wilmington, NC

May 16-17:

Charlottesville, VA

May 19-20:

Birmingham, AL

Roanoke, VA

May 26-27 or 28:

Charlottesville, VA

Old Fields, WV

June 2 - 3:

Nashville, TN

Richmond, VA

June 9-10:

Indianapolis, IN

Montgomery, AL

June 16-17:

Triangle area, NC

Richmond, KY /

  Lexington, KY area

June 23-24:

Charlotte, NC

Huntsville, AL

Fredericksburg, VA

June 30 - July 1:

Atlanta /

  Marietta, GA area

July 14-15:

Charlottesville, VA

July 28-29:

Uwharrie, NC

Sep. 1-3: Mtn-top retreat

near Blacksburg, VA

Sep. 15-16:  Advanced

    WFA Part II (upgrade)

Old Fields, WV

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Learn how to save life & limb when / where pro help is not immediately available.

"Wilderness" = Time of injury/illness to hospital arrival > 1 hour.

= Natural or rural area, remote travel, and natural or terrorist disaster zones

 when & where EMS is overwhelmed, and cellphone towers are jammed.


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