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About:  Instructor Matthew Rosefsky


Profile picture of disaster and wilderness first aid instructor Matt Rosefsky


Adventure Leadership Experience

  • Co-founded Outdoors at UVa, and founded Outdoor Adventure Social Club
    • Managed / co-managed both organizations for a sum total 12+ years
    • Served as Medical Consultant and Incident Manager for Outdoor Adventure Social Club until its closing in 2014, after a decade of operation
  • Led 500-1000 outdoor adventures:  backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, caving / spelunking, hiking, horseback trail riding, rock climbing indoors, skiing, snowshoeing, white water rafting
  • Continues to lead adventures through Sierra Club Virginia Piedmont Group and other organizations


Disaster Response


International Travel

  • Attended and guided trips to: 
    • South America:  Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru
    • Central America:  Belize, Caribbean Islands, Costa Rica, Guatemala
    • North America:  Canada, Mexico, USA (numerous mountains in the 48 states + Alaska & Hawaii)
    • Europe:  Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
    • Eastern Europe:  Czech Republic, Lithuania, Russia
    • Africa:  Egypt, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa
    • Middle East:  Turkey
    • Asia:  Cambodia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand
    • New Zealand


Certifications & Education

  • Geo Medic
  • Wilderness EMT
  • Healthcare Provider CPR & AED
  • Orientation to Cave Rescue
  • Swiftwater Rescue Awareness
  • Search & Rescue (SAR) Callout-Qualified (volunteer with Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group)
  • Leave No Trace instructor
  • University of Virginia Mini Medical School (and currently serves as a standardized / mock patient and nurse in medical student care-giving practice scenarios)
  • University of Virginia Master degrees
  • Cornell University Bachelor & Master degrees


Teaching Disaster + Travel + Wilderness Medical Courses

  • Became an instructor in 2007; experience of having taught 100+ courses (2,000+ students)
  • Teaches the following certification courses:
    • SOLO Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid
    • SOLO Wilderness First Responder
    • SOLO CPR & AED for Adult / Child / Infant


Bios & Profiles


Picture of Matt Rosefsky leading hiking and backpacking in Alpine Lakes WildernessPicture of Matt Rosefsky leading a caving / spelunking expedition in a wild cavePicture of Matt Rosefsky mountain / road biking in Patagonia

Picture of Matt Rosefsky glacier trekking in PatagoniaPicture of Matt Rosefsky leading winter camping at Dolly Sods, West VirginiaPicture of Matt Rosefsky leading snowshoe hiking and backpacking at Dolly Sods, West Virginia



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Apr. 22-23:

Blacksburg, VA

May 9-10 (mid-week):

Charlottesville, VA

May 13-14:

Triangle area, NC

May 20-21:

Washington, DC

May 27-28:

Charlottesville, VA

June 3 - 4:

Richmond, VA

June 10-11:

Triad area, NC

June 24-25:

Virginia Beach, VA

July 8 - 9:

Charlottesville, VA

July 15-16:

Scenic Riverside, Fredericksburg, VA

Aug. 19-27 (9 days):


Spruce Knob, WV

Sep. 2 - 4:

Mtn-top Retreat near Blacksburg, VA

Sep. 23-24:

Chattanooga, TN

Oct. 14-15:

Charlottesville, VA

Nov. 11-12:

Washington, DC

Dec. 16-17, 2017:

Uwharrie Nat'l Forest, NC

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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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250 West Main Street, Suite 702 ~ Charlottesville, VA  22902

Phone:  434-INJURED (434-465-8733)