David Wheeler, Outdoor Programs Manager

David Wheeler, Outdoor Programs Manager

Dave joined the Mount St. Helens Institute in 2021 as a mountain guide, before moving into his current role as the Outdoor Program Manager. Dave holds an MHA from Baylor University and has traveled the globe as a Naval Officer, where he fostered his connection to nature through exploration of the outdoors. His background in emergency medicine, coupled with his passion for outdoor education makes him an asset in any backcountry setting. 

In his free time, you'll often find Dave with his family, painting landscapes, or honing his primitive wilderness skills.