Greg Strobel

Field Instructor — WFR

Providing groups of students with a positive experience through fresh outdoor situations is pretty much what Greg Strobel considers a perfect calling, and he’s doing just that here at NCOAE as one of our field instructors.

In fact, Greg’s job description includes leading students through wilderness expeditions while teaching them the safe and forward-thinking protocols for exploring the outdoors. And he’s had experience at that in the past. Greg was formerly an outdoor leader and trail guide for Wilderness Inquiry, a Minneapolis-based organization that leads outdoor trips and adventures throughout the world, serving more than 25,000 people each year.

He was also a trip leader and community school programming staff member for the American Youth Foundation (AYF), which engages thousands of youth year round through community & school programs, summer camps, and leadership conferences in New Hampshire and Michigan.

Raised in Frankfort, Ill., Greg attended Western Illinois University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2015. His major fields of study were Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration and Outdoor Recreation. He minored in Outdoor Leadership.

His professional certifications include Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and designation as a Red Cross Lifeguard. Greg’s free time is spent outdoors, participating in fishing, paddling, Frisbee and Frisbee golf, and a little pick-up hockey.


Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration and Outdoor Recreation
Minor in Outdoor Leadership
Western Illinois University

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • Lifeguard, Red Cross

Field Instructor — WFR

Field Instructor — WFR

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