Adjunct Professor of Outdoor Education and Leadership




As an undergraduate professor, guide, program director, corporate trainer and business owner, Jake Urban has been teaching in the outdoors for the past 20 years. With his wife and business partner, Marilynn Davis, Urban owns and operates Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, LLC, an educational think tank devoted to the development and delivery of curriculum in the areas of avalanche education and emergency and wilderness medical training.

Urban is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 1 & 2 course leader and instructor trainer, American Mountain Guides (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor, State of Wyoming EMS Trainer/Evaluator, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (NR-WEMT), Outdoor Emergency Care Technician (OEC), SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor, American Heart Association Instructor, American Red Cross Instructor, National Ski Patroller and Deputy Advisor/Training Advisor for Teton County Search and Rescue.

He supports the interests of education through his involvement as a member of the Education Review Committee for the American Avalanche Association and Advisory Board Member and Program Assistant for AIARE. In his free time, you can find Urban skiing and climbing in the Tetons.