Women’s Mentorship Panel: TAHOE


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Women’s Mentorship Panel: Tahoe

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Monday, February 28th.

Panelists: Jen Violet Callahan, Wendolyn Antibus, Emily Hargraves

Cost: $10

Wendy has been ski patrolling in the Lake Tahoe area for almost 20 years and now works as the Avalanche Forecaster at Mt Rose Ski Tahoe. In addition to teaching avalanche rescue and mitigation to patrollers, she instructs AIARE Rec courses. She’s currently working on expanding her teaching skills by training an Avalanche Rescue Dog.

Jen (she/her) grew up in Virginia City, Nevada, on the traditional lands of the Washoe, where her first ski turns were in the front yard of her dad’s house. Her formative years skiing at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe were followed by 10 years sleeping in vehicles, skiing, and climbing around the mountain west. More recently, Jen is an environmental scientist, avalanche educator, and Search and Rescue volunteer around Lake Tahoe. She has received scholarship help for all of her certifications through organizations that she either volunteered or worked for such as Sierra Avalanche Center, Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue, Backcountry Babes, Americorps, and Backcountry.com.

Emily began teaching outdoors in 2006 for the New Canaan Nature Center, followed by Adventures Cross Country, Chadwick School and Crossroads School. She brings her love of outdoor education to her role as “Chief Executive Babe” at Backcountry Babes. Backcountry Babes is an AIARE Course Provider and backcountry guide service aimed at promoting more women into leadership & guiding roles. We teach courses to women in California, New Hampshire, Colorado and also offer guided trips in Iceland, British Columbia, and Japan. Our goal is to create a supportive, inspiring learning environment where women can build skills and knowledge to be leaders in the outdoors.