Outdoor Education Instructor
Darran Wells, hired in 2007 to continue the development of the college's fledgling Outdoor Education and Leadership program, literally wrote the book on the subject he is now teaching.
As author of the National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Navigation, Wells has been teaching students to use terrain association, map orientation and much more. He is a longtime instructor and program coordinator for NOLS and has also participated in multi-sport adventures around the world. At NOLS, he taught leadership skills to NASA astronauts, bankers, executives and wildland firefighters. He also teaches rock climbing, mountaineering, canoeing and caving around the world.
The Outdoor Leadership and Western American Studies programs at CWC were developed to capitalize on CWC's unique location near the Wind River Mountains and the historic Continental Divide.