NOLS résumé: Alaska Backpacking, Wilderness First Aid, Pacific Northwest Outdoor Educator, Mount Baker Expedition Denali Training Trip

Tyrhee is attending the University of West Virginia working toward a bachelor’s degree in visual journalism and is currently in the top 5 percent of his class.

He has graduated from two NOLS courses, including an Outdoor Educator Course in the Pacific Northwest that included mountaineering in the Cascades.

Tyrhee came to NOLS via the Gateway Partner Program, through which NOLS partners with organizations that provide opportunities to underserved communities to grant full tuition scholarships to attend NOLS courses. Tyrhee’s sponsoring organization was City Kids Wilderness Project in Washington, D.C.

In addition to spending two months with NOLS in the Alaska’s Talkeetna Range and Washington’s Cascade Range, Tyrhee has also been a kayaking instructor at Rendezvous River Sports in Jackson, Wyo. and has worked at a wilderness camp with the City Kids Wilderness Project teaching teamwork, leadership, and outdoor skills.

At a little over 18 years old, Tyrhee will be one of the youngest members of Expedition Denali.