Wesley Hawkins

Director of Course Management and Logistics

Wesley is NCOAE’s Director of Course Management and Logistics. Growing up Alabama, Wes eventually landed in Georgia where he attended Georgia College and State University and majored in outdoor education with a minor in business administration. Wes joined NCOAE back in 2014 as an intern, eventually working his way up to his current position.

Wes is responsible for managing all course-related needs, such as transportation, gear, and food, and he makes sure our staff and students are prepared before heading out on their expeditions. He also supervises and assists staff on our backcountry wilderness courses as needed.

Wesley Hawkins can list tons of experience in backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater canoeing and camp craft. And those don’t even take into account his hobbies. For that, you’d also have to list surfing, fishing, mountain biking, basketball, flag football, softball — and Ultimate Frisbee.

His professional certifications include, Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Trainer, and American Red Cross CPS/First Aid/AED/Epinephrine. He’s affiliated with a number of professional organizations, including the American Canoe Association, the American Camp Association and Leave No Trace.


Major in Outdoor Education
Minor in Business Administration
Georgia College and State University

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • CPR/First Aid/AED/Epinephrine, American Red Cross
  • American Canoe Association
  • American Camp Association
  • Leave No Trace

Field Instructor — WFR

Videographer - WFR

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