Keith McCallisterKeith McCallister

Say hello to program director Keith McCallister. You’ll be spending a lot of time with Keith, so get to know him. 

He’s taught at:

  • National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Guides
  • Bloomsburg University
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Kent Mountain Adventure Center

He has climbed in:

  • Mexico—Pico de Orizaba
  • Scotland— Fort William and Isle of Skye
  • USA—From coast to coast with longer stops in Mt. Rainier, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain & Acadia National Parks

Certifications Completed:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Wilderness First Aid Instructor
  • American Mountain Guides Association- Single Pitch Instructor
  • Climbing Wall Association- Climbing Wall Instructor Provider
  • PCIA Climbing Instructor
  • ACA Level 4 Whitewater Instructor
  • Leave-No-Trace Master Educator
  • NY State Climbing Guide
  • Association for Outdoor Recreation & Education — professional member

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Adjuncts & Assistants

Andy Quick

Andy Quick

A whitewater expert, Andy is a graduate of NWC’s Outdoor Education Program. He’s traveled across the country in a wide variety of outdoor activities, as well as managing, teaching and operating programs with Wyoming River Trips, Western State College and Northwest College. He also owns Gradient Mountain Sports in Cody, Wyo.

Ted Preator

Ted Preator

An archaeologist for the National Park Service and experienced caver, Ted teaches spelunking. He brings a vast knowledge of the local area, geology and past cultures alive while exploring some truly wild and amazing underground locations.



Kenny Gasch

Kenny is a guide and Director of the Cody office of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. He spends most of his time working in the Beartooth and Wind River Mountains guiding the highest peaks in Montana and Wyoming. Kenny is currently an adjunct faculty member at Northwest College teaching avalanche safety, backcountry skiing, and winter survival and is constantly furthering his education in Wilderness Medicine, Avalanche Education, and Outdoor Based Recreation.