Kevin Hoffheins

Field Instructor - W-EMT

Kevin Hoffheins has been a raft guide and field instructor for The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education since 2018, cramming in stints at a half dozen outdoor organization over the last seven years. That goes a long way in explaining his primary goal in life, which he describes as a passion for teaching and leading groups in the outdoors.

While attending Oregon State University, Kevin became assistant program coordinator for the Corvallis Outdoor Program, working there until his graduation in 2017. He has been a wilderness medicine instructor at Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) for the last five years or so, and also still serves as an indoor course provider for the Professional Climbing Instructor Association (PCIA).

Other positions Kevin’s held range from assistant director of Texas Tech University’s Outdoor Pursuits program in Lubbock, Texas, to adjunct administrator of outdoor adventures for Grand Valley State University in Greater Grand Rapids, Mich. Sandwiched between those two posts was a two-and-a-half-year assignment as adult and outdoor programs manager for Bend Rock Gym. In fact, Kevin’s hometown is Bend, Oregon.

Kevin’s professional certifications and designations include Wilderness EMT, single pitch instructor, paddle raft guide, and swiftwater rescue technician. This Bend, Oregon native lists music, tabletop games and time with his pets as his hobbies.


Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon)

  • PCIA Single Pitch Instruction
  • Swiftwater Rescue
  • Wilderness EMT (W-EMT)

Field Instructor - WFR

Field Instructor - WFR

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