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Cat Bigney

Cat Bigney
  • First Year at BOSS: 2000
  • Current Position: Head Instructor
  • Hometown: Wasatch Mountains of Utah
  • Currently Resides In: Portland, Oregon

I came to BOSS Because…

I came to BOSS because I wanted to reconnect with the natural world and myself. I desired to deepen my knowledge of primitive skills and outdoor survival, encounter a true physical challenge and experience freedom from the things most people consider to be “necessities.”

I Teach at BOSS Because…

I teach at BOSS for many reasons. Over a decade ago, I began to network at the best place I knew for a true outdoor education. I believe in the exchange of education through sharing knowledge with those interested in this field and with a greater community outside of those already interested in primitive skills and outdoor survival. I love the exchange I get to have with my students. I love to see the change in people in both skill-set and mindset after spending time “roughing it” in, what I consider to be, one of the most beautiful places on earth. It’s inspiring.

Interesting Trivia about Cat:

  • Cat has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Geology
  • She is passionate about wilderness medicine and ways to improvise and adapt to adequately care for a patient in remote settings.
  • Cat’s love of contact sports has motivated her as an athlete to compete in Water Polo, Football and currently Rugby.
  • Cat’s favorite food is guacamole.