Shari Leach has worked in outdoor and adventure education since the early 90s, starting as an assistant counselor in the Panda Bear Cabin. She has since worked for OB, NOLS, the United World College, Prescott College and NOLS Wilderness Medicine. Currently Shari divides her time between teaching first aid, working field rock climbing and backpacking courses, and being an associate faculty in Prescott's Master of Arts program. She is fluent in English and Spanish, having lived in Honduras while serving in the Peace Corps. Shari has a BA in environmental conservation, an MA in humanities, and an interdisciplinary PhD focused on culture and identity. When she isn’t experientially teaching about hypothermia (by throwing students into cold bodies of water), Shari can be found basking in Lyons, Colorado with her husband and their orange dog.