Field Instructor — WFR
For Micah Tomlinson, who joined the staff here at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) in January of 2016 as a Field Instructor, wilderness is a playground full of adventure and fraught with risk. As he sees it, his job is to minimize the risks while maximizing the adventure and leaving no trace behind.
Micah’s hobbies reflect his love of wilderness and passion for adventure. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, whitewater canoeing, hiking/backpacking, mountain biking, singing, and playing disc golf. We’re not quite sure how his passion for singing fits in, but when we think about it we can almost hear the distant echoes of yodeling.
Micah’s education, experience, and certifications all reflect a commitment to helping others squeeze the most enjoyment out of their outdoor adventures safely and in harmony with nature. Born and raised in Coldwater, Michigan, he graduated from the Northern Michigan University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management. Prior to joining us, he served as Teacher and Facilitator at Clear Lake Education Center and as a Guide at Northern Waters Sea Kayaking Adventures. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and a member of the North Country Trail Association. Michah also holds an Outdoor Educator Certificate from The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), a Leave No Trace Master Certificate, and an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 1 Avalanche Rescue Certificate.
Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management
Northern Michigan University
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
- Outdoor Educator, The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
- Leave No Trace Master Educator
- Level 1 Avalanche Rescue, American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE)
- North Country Trail Association