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.

img_20181012_145058_2Dani Engmark
Business Manager 
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As Business Manager, Dani provides administrative and logistical support to the AMGA office and national office staff. She strives to set others up for success organizationally while weaving the AMGA’s mission and vision into everyday office operations.

jake-2-1Jake Gaventa
Partnership Manager
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As the Partnerships Manager Jake collaborates with the entire AMGA team to develop programs and relationships with all of our outside partners. Jake is the primary contact for all corporate partnerships and donations. developing relationships with partners.

Meg Letts
Guide Program Coordinator
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Meg is the primary contact for all Mountain Guide Program students and works to assist the Guide Program Manager and Operations Director. She is responsible for student questions, course logistics, and other items that pertain to the successful delivery of Mountain Guide Program training and certification Programs.


Jesse Littleton
Guide Program Manager
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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.


Andrew Megas-Russell
Climbing Instructor Program Manager
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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.

Claudia Morrisson
Partnership Coordinator
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Claudia serves as the Partnership and Fundraising Coordinator. She supports the communication with the AMGA’s corporate partners and donors. She is dedicated to continuing the AMGA’s success through fundraising efforts and further.

Jaime Pollitte
Membership and Communications Director
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Jaime is responsible for the management and success of the AMGA’s membership department which provides service and benefits to individual AMGA members and AMGA accredited businesses. Jaime also oversees the AMGA’s membership communication platforms including email newsletter, social media, an annual print publication (the Guide Bulletin), and other communication channels.

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.

380697_534434457893_274324990_nJane Soucy
Operations Director
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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
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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
Deputy Director
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Matt oversees the AMGA’s advocacy and policy, membership, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs. His policy role involves acting on national policy developments, coordinating with partner organizations, and assisting guides and guide services with local access projects.

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.

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Canine Supervisor & Canine Assistant 


Puplic Relations Coordinator


Puplic Relations Assistant


Canine Intern