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National Office Staff

Sir_Donald_SquareAlex Kosseff
Executive Director
303.271.0984
[email protected]

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 Inclusion Coordinator
303.355.2324
[email protected]

As the Membership and Inclusion Coordinator, Monserrat is a key member of the team. She works to craft the member experience through exceptional customer service, communications, and maintaining a lense of equity and inclusion at the AMGA.

holly-barrass-bioHolly Barrass
Membership Director
303.459.7916
[email protected]

Holly oversees all work dedicated to supporting AMGA members. This includes member communications, benefits, events, and scholarship programs. Holly is also working on efforts in inclusivity and equity at the AMGA. Holly is the primary contact for membership support at the AMGA.

jesse-littletonJesse Littleton
Guide Program Manager
303.271.0984
[email protected]

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.

andrewAndrew Megas-Russell
Climbing Instructor Program Manager
303.578.3655
[email protected]

As the Climbing Instructor Program Manager, Andrew works with the Operations and Technical Directors to oversee the Single Pitch Instructor and Climbing Wall Instructor programs. He is the primary contact for the SPI and CWI provider programs as well as any hosts who sponsor SPI and CWI programs.

Dale-RemsbergDale Remsberg
Technical Director

303.818.8009
[email protected]

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
303.271.0984
[email protected]

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
303.271.0984
[email protected]

Jane joined the AMGA in early 2014. She is responsible for overseeing the management and success of AMGA’s Program Department. This includes AMGA Mountain Guide Programs and Climbing Instructor Programs. She supervises the Guide Program Manager, the Climbing Instructor Program Manager, the Guide Program Coordinator, and has a supervisory role to the AMGA Instructor Team. This position also supports the Executive Director and Technical Director with the overall health of the organization and strategic plan of the AMGA.

ted-teegarden-bio-photoTed Teegarden
Accreditation Manager
303.557.2164
[email protected]

Ted manages all aspects of the AMGA Accreditation Program, working with guides services, climbing programs, and school and university outdoor programs to ensure high industry standards. Ted is the primary contact for all aspects of the AMGA Accreditation Program.

wade-bio-photo-2Matt Wade
Advocacy Director
303.271.0984
[email protected]

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.

Jason Keith
Senior Policy Advisor
[email protected]

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.

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Loki
Office Counselor

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

 

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Canine Supervisor

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