Field Instructor - WFR
Watson Goh has been a National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) field instructor since 2021. Prior to joining Team NCOAE, Watson was a trip leader and guide for the Outdoor Adventures program at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina), and an analyst for Cornerstone Research.
Watson maintains an active membership in the Association for Experiential Education (AEE), received training as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and is CPR certified. Those qualifications, plus a love of climbing, hiking, camping, backpacking and skiing led to working with Duke University’s outdoor program, specializing in trip planning and logistics. Watson was attracted to NCOAE because of our like-minded staff that places educating the public about the wonders of the wilderness.
Born in Malaysia, Watson received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics and mathematics in 2020 from Duke University. While at the university, Watson said he was impressed with Chris Hendricks, the manager of Duke’s Outdoor Adventures program. Specifically, he said he was drawn to Hendricks’ insistence that outdoor educators place an emphasis on inspiring their students to become more involved in the backcountry.
Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Mathematics
Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR)