National Office Staff

Sir_Donald_SquareAlex Kosseff
Executive Director
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Alex provides leadership and oversees the operations of the American Mountain Guides Association. Specific focus includes: working with the board to fulfill mission and strategic plan; budget development and financial oversight; setting personnel policies and managing employees; development; and working with all of our supporters.

Monserrat AlvarezMonserrat Alvarez
Membership and Communications Associate
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Monserrat is part of the membership and brand communications team of the AMGA. This includes supporting the membership base, producing high-quality communications, and administering member benefits.


Ed Crothers
Climbing Instructor Program and Accreditation Director

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Ed manages all aspects of the Accreditation Program and the Climbing Instructor Program. He also serves on the AMGA Risk Management Committee and represents the AMGA at a variety of national conferences.

Jason Keith
Senior Policy Advisor
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In addition to his AMGA work, Jason has been with the Access Fund for over seventeen years where he manages their government affairs work related to recreational access and conservation advocacy work on public lands. Jason is also the co-founder and managing director of Public Land Solutions, a non-profit dedicated to providing comprehensive recreation planning and stakeholder coordination to support effective and sustainable public land solutions.

Dana-150x150Dana Ladzinski
Strategic Partnerships Director

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Dana manages the AMGA’s Corporate Partners and Events. Her responsibilities include the overall management and success of the corporate partner program, coordinating and implementing events, and overseeing the production and delivery of all correspondence to stakeholders. Dana is the primary contact for all questions related to the AMGA’s Corporate Partners program and events.

jesse-littletonJesse Littleton
Guide Program Coordinator
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Jesse assists the Operations Director and Technical Director in the Mountain Guide Program training and certification Programs. He is responsible for communicating with students and instructors in regard to enrollment, logistics, course materials and course feedback. Jesse is the primary contact for all questions related to applications, enrollments, and logistics for the Mountain Guide Programs.

Dale-RemsbergDale Remsberg
Technical Director

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Dale manages the technical branch of the AMGA that includes curriculum, courses, and exams, and management of the instructor team. In addition, he represents the AMGA at the IFMGA technical committee meetings. Please direct questions regarding the technical standards to Dale.

Peter Schultz
Finance and Administration Manager/Senior Guide Program Coordinator
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Peter assists the Operations Director and Technical Director in the Mountain Guide Program training and certification Programs. He is responsible for setting up all contract Mountain Guide Programs and Conditional Days. Peter is the primary contact for students who need to set up a re-exam or re-assessment day from a Mountain Guide Program.

380697_534434457893_274324990_nJane Soucy
Operations Director
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Jane joined the AMGA in early 2014. She works with the Technical Director to oversee the Mountain Guide Programs. Jane manages the AMGA permits, scheduling, and staffing of Guide Programs. She is responsible for big-picture operations of the Mountain Guide Programs.

wade-bio-photo-2Matt Wade
Advocacy Director
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Matt oversees the AMGA’s advocacy and policy program. This includes monitoring and acting on national policy developments, coordinating with partner organizations, and assisting guides and guide services with local access projects.

Office Counselor

Loki assists the National Office Staff with diversion and distraction on a needed basis.



Canine Supervisor

Sadie assists the National Office Staff with much needed wiggles and cuddles.