Jeremy Williams – Teacher

Jeremy grew up in Portland, Oregon and has been passionate about the Pacific Northwest his whole life.  Jeremy’s career in outdoor education began in 2010 when he thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with his brother.  They started in May and Jeremy ended up finishing the trail alone five months later in October.  It was a harrowing experience that challenged him mentally, physically and spiritually.  By the time he was done, he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in outdoor education.  Jeremy’s time on the trail was a transformative experience and he wanted to spend his life facilitating those types of experiences for other people.

Jeremy has worked with a wide variety of wilderness education programs, including Alderleaf Wilderness College, Trackers Earth, Quiet Heart, and Wilderness Awareness School.  Jeremy’s other great passion is science!  He has spent several years volunteering as a citizen scientist volunteer coordinator for the Cascade Wildlife Monitoring Project on the I-90 corridor of Washington state.  Jeremy also spent two years working with both Panthera and Yellowstone Forever on their respective Mountain Lion monitoring projects in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Jeremy’s motto is a quote from Hellen Keller: “Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing.”