23 Dec Jessie Krebs
Pulling on both personal experience and the plethora of survival (or not) stories there are to draw from, Jessie creates a fun and information rich learning environment. Raised in Michigan, she joined the Air Force at 18 and became one of the rare female S.E.R.E. instructors (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape), teaching military members that had the potential of ending up behind enemy lines global wilderness survival skills to help them return home. She went on to direct and facilitate team-building/ropes courses around the world; and worked in wilderness therapy off and on for 11 years. She now runs a survival school out of the Denver area. A survivor of infant and childhood sexual abuse, she found the wilderness to be both supportive and healing in a way that the humans in her life couldn’t be. Teaching and empowering women to learn the hard skills to feel competent and prepared when venturing out to the wild places is her passion. Her focus is more on survival versus primitive living, and she teaches a broad range of skills and information having to do with staying alive and getting out of a situation-gone-bad. She’s also a knot-nerd so if you catch her outside of the “classroom” you’ll often find her with other knot-heads playing with rope which you can feel free to join in on!