Instructor Qualifications

Dan Kostrzewski

Mt Baker Mountain Education Center

Seattle, WA

(360) 201-7701 (Hm)

AIARE Qualifications:

Level 1 Course Instructor

Other Qualifications:

Independent brand storyteller. Former Creative Director for Hammerquist Studios and former content editor for Eddie Bauer/First Ascent.

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

Splitboarder with twelve 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've written editorial articles, edited branded content programs and created brand storytelling campaigns 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.