Prescott College ASK Career Network
Mentor Biography

Darran Wells, Riverton, WY
Outdoor Education Instructor:  Central Wyoming College

Professional Biography:
Darran serves as Outdoor Education Instructor at Central Wyoming College and is located in Lander, WY.
Prior to joining Central Wyoming College, Darran served as Program Coordinator and a Senior Instructor for NOLS Professional Training.
At present, Darran is a member of the Association for Outdoor Recreation Education (AEE) and the Association for Outdoor Recreation Education (AORE).
Darran attended Prescott College where he studied Adventure Education and earned a Masters degree in 2007.
Darran's core expertise includes Outdoor Adventure Education, Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Leadership.
Darran published NOLS Wilderness Navigation, and wrote his thesis on organizational partnerships in Adventure Ed. Part of his current position is managing the partnership between NOLS and Central Wyoming College.

Personal Biography:
Darran enjoys Mountaineering, Mountain Biking and Adventure Racing.

Organizations and Board Affiliations:
Association for Outdoor Recreation Education Member
AEE Member
Association for Outdoor Recreation Education (AORE)

Schools Attended:
Prescott College, Masters Adventure Education

Prescott College ASK Network Q & A
Q: Please list your current employer:
A: Central Wyoming College
Q: Please list your occupational industry:
A: Education
Adventure Based
Q: Please list your current position:
A: Outdoor Education Instructor
Q: Please provide a work description:
A: I am full time faculty in the Arts and Sciences Department at CWC. I manage 4 academic degree programs related to Outdoor Education and Outdoor Recreation. I lecture and lead wilderness trips involving climbing, mountaineering, and back country skiing.
Q: Please provide a listing of the UG School(s) you attended:
A: University of Houston
Q: Please list your major(s)/concentration(s):
A: Philosophy (Ethics)
Q: Please list your minor(s)/breadth(s):
A: English (Creative Writing)
Q: What was your UG year of graduation?
A: 1993
Q: Please list your undergraduate activities:
A: Lifeguarding, Volunteering at inner city schools, distance running, mtn bike racing, student program board
Q: Please list your graduate school:
A: Prescott College
Q: Please list your graduate major/concentration:
A: Adventure Education
Q: What was your graduate year of graduation?
A: 2007

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