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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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About:  Instructor Katie Schmidt


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Two Wheels, and More

     An adventure cyclist to the core, Katie has led bike trips throughout North America and Central America, coached mountain biking in North Carolina and Colorado, and spends as much time on two wheels as possible.  When she’s not teaching or riding, she can be found chasing whitewater in her kayak or in the raft with her husband.  She is most at home in the mountains and loves to share those experiences with family, friends, and even strangers.  She has had the fortune to call the Cascades, Olympics, Rockies, and the Appalachian Mountains home over the past decade.  A skilled and charismatic instructor, Katie loves to blend her background in medicine with the outdoor world.  She will teach you practical skills in a way that you won’t forget and leave you with a smile on your face and knowledge in the brain.


Adventure Leadership Experience

  • Backroads Trip Leader:  Utah, San Juan Islands, Vermont, Quebec, Belize, Guatemala
  • Mountain Bike Instruction:  North Carolina, Colorado
  • Self-supported Grand Canyon raft trip
  • AL HS MTN Bike League WFA Instructor
  • Leading Hikes with Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Whitewater kayaking, rafting, and stand up paddle boarding
  • Mountain biking
  • Road cycling
  • Hiking
  • Climbing



  • Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Slovenia
  • 44 of the 50 United States
  • Lived and worked in eight different states over the past ten years


Certifications & Education

  • WEMT:  Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician

  • NREMT:  Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician since Jan. 2014

  • Wilderness First Responder Instructor

  • Disaster + Travel + Wildernes First Aid Instructor

  • American Heart Association Instructor, English and Spanish

  • River Rescue Pro-Certified

  • Leave No Trace Training

  • BA Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Bilingual:  English and Spanish



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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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