Instructor Qualifications

Dan Kostrzewski

The Mountaineers/Mt Baker Mountain Education Center

Seattle, WA

(360) 201-7701 (Hm)

AIARE Qualifications:

Level 1 Course Instructor

Other Qualifications:

Creative Director for Hammerquist Studios.Former Senior content editor for Eddie Bauer/First Ascent.

Former pro writer for Powder, Transworld Snowboarding, Ski Journal, Snowboard Canada, Mountain Magazine and Coast Mountain Culture.

Splitboarder with ten years of field instruction experience at Mt Baker and with the Mountaineers. CAA Pro Level 1 certified. Compelted AST 2 course by Scott Newsome focused on media groups.


A professional mountain storyteller drawn to exotic locations and underground subcultures. I write, edit, plan and creative direct brand storytelling pieces for my day job but maintain a strong affinity for Mt. Baker days, Alpental sidecountry and Revelstoke trips...and have been splitboarding for a more than a decade.