Certified Field Guides

Our Certified Field Guides are the front-line staff responsible for ensuring a safe and therapeutic milieu on a day-to-day basis with our students. They hold current certifications in wilderness medicine, CPR, and de-escalation training, and act as the lead medical & risk management authority in the field. They come to us with significant experience in outdoor leadership & youth mentorship, enthusiastic about living alongside our students as they navigate new perspectives and insight.

Christopher Duffy BA, CPR & First Aid, WFR

      Chris Duffy is originally from the mythical realm of Maryland. He earned

his BA from Greensboro College in Psychology and Art, with a minor in Philosophy. After learning the joy of travel during a semester abroad in Australia, he began his own walk-about. He brings a wide variety of experience from guiding snorkel tours in the Caribbean and kayak swamp tours in the South, to thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail (all 2178 miles!), leading youth adventure trips, farming, teaching art, and coaching lacrosse. Chris' authenticity and enthusiasm create an energy that our students are drawn to. His zest for life is exemplified in the phrase that all who know him would by now regard as classic Duffy: "Stop and smell every dang flower 'cause they are beautiful!" This is his third season with Inner Roads, and we are so lucky to have his vitality in the field! 

Calvin Wray Olson LNT, CPR & First Aid, WEMT

      Calvin is originally from North Carolina, where he learned to love exploring public lands in the Appalachian Mountains with the Boy Scouts. He studied Sustainable Agriculture as an excuse to be closer to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Calvin completed two terms of service with AmeriCorps in the conservation field across the states of  New Hampshire, Montana, and Idaho. He has led groups of passionate high school students in conservation projects on public lands in both Chugach National Forest, Alaska as well as Glacier National Park here in Montana. In committing to enjoying the outdoors responsibly, Calvin became certified as a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT). In his downtime, Calvin enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, floating, and orienteering on our beautiful public lands as often as he can, but otherwise enjoys cooking and reading here in Missoula.

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