Staff

At BOSS, we recognize that the quality of your experience with us depends on the quality of your instructors. Please use the links to the right to learn more about our current staff and how one can possibly work for BOSS.

Working for BOSS

boss-staffThe Boulder Outdoor Survival School is run by approximately 25 hardy souls who handle field operations (instructors, apprentices, backup/support, logistics, etc.) and customer service (course registration, brochure requests, general inquiries, etc.). Lean and strong, the BOSS team know each other well and enjoy spending time together, on the trail and off.

BOSS instructors bring to their courses a diverse background of personal experiences with traditional cultures. Malaysia, Borneo and Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Africa, Israel, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Europe, and the Arctic are just a few of the places BOSS staff have lived and learned from the native peoples, not to mention the knowledge gained from North America’s heritage of native tribes and nations.

Interested in possibly working at BOSS? All field staff members are required to be students at BOSS first, completing a 14 or 28-day Field Course, and then successfully completing the BOSS Apprenticeship program. Instructors are selected for their sound judgement; strong leadership, interpersonal and communicative skills; and their broad knowledge of traditional living crafts and arts. Wilderness medical training is required as well, and all instructors are offered a series of refresher-courses to help keep all relevant skills in top form.

It is our commitment to excellent staff (and the staff’s passion for and dedication to the BOSS mission) that has given our students, time and time again, courses of unequalled caliber with instructors who make every BOSS course the best it can be.

Current Staff

Baret Bailey

Baret Bailey

Aram Barsch

Aram Barsch

Cat Bigney

Cat Bigney

Emily Bricker

Emily Bricker

Randy Champagne

Randy Champagne

Tobias Corwin

Tobias Corwin

Digger Crist

Digger Crist

Michael Denisoff

Michael Denisoff

Steve Dessinger

Steve Dessinger

Charlie DeTar

Charlie DeTar

Jessica Ewing

Jessica Ewing

Matt Furches

Matt Furches

Pam Furches

Pam Furches

Laurel Holding

Laurel Holding

Lori Jonestrask

Lori Jonestrask

Eli Loomis

Eli Loomis

Heath Miller

Heath Miller

Greg Nunn

Greg Nunn

John Olsen

John Olsen

Bryan Pushkar

Bryan Pushkar

Kirsten Rechnitz

Kirsten Rechnitz

Jenny Stein

Jenny Stein

Michael Tarallo

Michael Tarallo

Perry Tancredi

Perry Tancredi

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Nicole Tomlin

Nicole Tomlin

Jesse Turnidge

Jesse Turnidge

Hannes Wingate

Hannes Wingate