Instructor Qualifications

Jacob Joseph Urban

Jackson Hole Outdoor Leaderhip Institute, LLC

Wilson, WY

(802) 249-9075 (Mbl)

AIARE Qualifications:

Level 1 Course Leader
Level 2 Course Leader

Other Qualifications:

AMGA Ski Guides Course
National Ski Patrol Level 1
AIARE Level 2
AIARE Level 3
National Avalanche School
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
High Angle Rescue Technician Level 1
WEMT, National Registry, State of Wyoming and New Hampshire
Outdoor Emergency Care Technician
Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor
Red Cross Instructor
American Heart Association Instructor
National Ski Patroller
National Ski Patrol Instructor


As an undergraduate professor, guide, program director, corporate trainer and business owner, I have been teaching in the outdoors for the past 18 years. I own and operate Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, Inc. An educational think tank devoted to developing curriculum in the areas of avalanche and wilderness medicine education. Additionally, I am an currently an Adjunct Faculty Member at Central Wyoming 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, Outdoor Emergency Care Technician, American Heart Association Instructor, American Red Cross Instructor, National Ski Patroller, and Training Director of 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 for AIARE.