Jessica Cramer

Field Instructor — WFR

In her lifelong quest to make the world laugh and instill her love of the great outdoors in others, Jessica Cramer finally arrived where she was meant to be all along — in North Carolina as Instructor for The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE). Her previous meanderings have prepared her well for this role. Hailing from Aberdeen, North Carolina, Jessica first headed west to study at Central Wyoming College, where she earned her Associate Arts degree in Outdoor Experiential Education & Leadership in 2011. She then returned east to study at Appalachian State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation Management.

Engaging in her own version of experiential education, Jessica has served as Lead Instructor for the Mountain Alliance, Co-Director of Health and Wellness and Community Outreach at Kalu Yala, and Kayak Guide at UMass Lowell. She is a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Wildland Firefighter and is an active member of the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association (NCRPA).

A fun-loving soul, Jessica has a wide and peculiar (by some standards) assortment of hobbies that include roller derby, animal petting, running in odd places, barrel racing, and rain dancing. But regardless of what peaks her passions for any period of time, she always manages to return to the backcountry, where she feels most at home.


Associate of Arts in Outdoor Experiential Education & Leadership
Central Wyoming College

Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Management
Appalachian State University

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • North Carolina Recreation & Park Association (NCRPA)

Field Instructor — WFR

Director of Course Management and Logistics

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