Noah K

Having spent much of his life in Maine and California, Noah now lives in Lincoln, NE, where he’s the EMS coordinator and instructor for the international rescue and relief program at Union College; he also helps lead outdoor activities. His medical background has taken him many places, including LA County in California, where he became one of the first paramedics to work in community-based street medicine. He also worked at St. Louis Children’s Hospital emergency department. Noah was a summer camp counselor and survival instructor throughout high school and college; there, he led backpacking trips for kids and teens.

  • Education: Union College, bachelor’s degree in international rescue and relief; currently pursuing a master’s degree from California State University Long Beach
  • Certifications: Paramedic, technical rope rescue, swift water rescue, search and rescue, open water diver, rescue diver
  • Favorite outdoor memory: A spontaneous 2,100-mile road trip from California to Nebraska. I drove through 113-degree heat with no AC, breaking down several times 150 miles from the nearest town. I explored lava caves, tacos, hot springs, rope swings, floating rivers, camping, overlanding, beautiful views and inspiring friends—no agenda, just living life to the fullest and trying to new things.
  • Favorite outdoor achievement: Glissaded down the side of an active volcano in Nicaragua.
  • Favorite place you’ve traveled: Backpacked in India the second semester of my senior year of high school. I fell in love with the people, culture, and food.
  • Favorite hobbies: I love road trips and backpacking. I’ve visited 48 states and 7 countries, backpacking and camping along the way. I also enjoy hot springs, cycling, sailing, and photography.
  • What are you most excited for this summer? Working with Adventure Treks and going on adventures, helping students explore and overcome their mental blocks.