About JHOLI

Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute LLC is proud to bring Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) and American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In partnership with Central Wyoming College-Jackson (CWC), JHOLI provides course work and certification for students wishing to attain college credits, and for those who simply want to know more and be better prepared for backcountry travel and recreation.

Jake Urban

Jake Urban

Owner/Instructor

As an undergraduate professor, guide, program director, corporate trainer and business owner, I have been teaching in the outdoors for the past 20 years. I co-own and operate Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, LLC., an educational think tank devoted to developing curriculum in the areas of avalanche education and prehospital emergency medical training in the urban and wilderness environment. 

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Currently, I am an Adjunct Faculty member at Central Wyoming College and Lyndon State College, American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 1 & 2 Course Leader and Instructor Trainer, American Mountain Guides (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT), Outdoor Emergency Care Technician (OEC), Stet of Wyoming EMS Coordinator, Evaluator and Instructor, American Heart Association Instructor, American Red Cross Instructor, National Ski Patroller and Deputy Director & Training Advisor for Teton County Search and Rescue.

I support the interests of education through my involvement as a member of the Education Review Committee for the American Avalanche Association and Advisory Board Member and Instructor Trainer for AIARE. In my free time you can find me sliding on the snow, rolling over the dirt and scrambling over the rocks in the Tetons.

Please feel free to contact me for consulting in any of my areas of expertise.

Marilynn Davis

Marilynn Davis

Owner/Instructor

After a year of college and varsity lacrosse at Rutgers University, I transferred to the University of Vermont (UVM) and so began my love for education, the mountains and the snow. After completing my Master’s in Education (UVM), I taught high school English in rural Vermont. In 2005, I earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (UVM).

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Since that time I have enjoyed working with adults as an undergraduate professor -previously for Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont and currently at Central Wyoming College in Jackson, Wyoming.

I became an EMT in 2005 and joined Burke Mountain Ski Patrol in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The following summer, Jake and I moved to Jackson Hole to live in the Tetons and to enjoy the rock and snow!

I joined Jackson Hole Fire/EMS in 2008 as an EMT/Firefighter. I completed a Paramedic certificate in the Winter of 2015. And, am currently the Medical Unit Leader on a Northern Rockies National Type 1 Incident Management Team, an all-hazards response team.

My husband and business partner, Jake Urban, and I own and operate Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, LLC, a school devoted to avalanche education and prehospital emergency medical care in the wilderness and urban environment.

I am a SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor, American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 1 Avalanche Instructor, State of Wyoming EMS Coordinator, Evaluator and Instructor, and an American Heart Association and Red Cross Basic Life Support Instructor.

I love ski mountaineering, mountain biking, and doing yoga. 

Anthony Stevens

Anthony Stevens

Instructor

I was born and raised in the great state of Wyoming and am a life-long resident of Jackson Hole. Growing up having the Tetons and the Absaroka’s as a playground gave me a huge passion for remote wilderness locations. At a young age I knew that whatever I decided to do in life it had be based in the wilderness.

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I grew up climbing, backcountry skiing, backpacking, fly-fishing and working on the family ranch. After attending college in Arizona I decided to return to Wyoming to work in the outdoors. Realizing I had a passion for outdoor and experiential education I became a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in 2010 and have had the opportunity to work in remote areas around the world.

I am currently an instructor for Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute (JHOLI), a Field Instructor for NOLS (teaching backpacking, winter backcountry, and lightweight backpacking courses), a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT), and a Team member on Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR). Passions include drinking large amounts of coffee, trail running, mountain biking, backcountry skiing or anything else that keeps me in motion. When not in the mountains, you can find me with my wife passing on our passion for all things Wyoming on to our child.

Nancy Bockino

Nancy Bockino

Instructor

Nancy Bockino grew up in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and Washington.  She began climbing, backcountry skiing and working as a field ecologist in the early 1990’s.  Nancy moved from the Cascades to Jackson Hole Wyoming in 2000 and fell in love with the mountains, whitebark pine trees and the local community.  

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Nancy keeps quite busy working as an ecologist caring for whitebark pine in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, an AIARE Level 1 and 2 Course Leader, a member of the AIARE Instructor Trainer Team, a professional member of the AAA, a part-time guide for Exum Mountain Guides, an instructor for Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, an EMT and member of Teton County Search and Rescue and the rescue team at Grand Teton National Park.

Nancy also has a teaching certificate and a graduate degree in Ecology and Botany.  Gratefully so, Nancy spends nearly every single day in the mountains.  She has a passion for sharing the experience of the blissful freedom, happiness and empowerment that comes with knowing how to respectfully travel through and play in the mountains.

Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO)

logo-solo-schoolsSOLO wilderness medicine is the oldest continuosly operating school of wilderness medicine in the world.

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE)

logo-aiarePrior to AIARE, there was no nationally recognized curriculum for avalanche education in the USA. The American Avalanche Association (AAA) has ‘recommended guidelines’ that AIARE adheres to, however, the AAA has no unified curriculum.

Central Wyoming College

logo-cwcThe Central Wyoming College- Jackson Campus offers site-bound students in Teton County and surrounding regions access to degree programs, workforce development, continuing education, and community service classes.