Brad Moskowitz not only loves the outdoors, but he also has a passion for sharing with others the transformative power of the natural world and the adventures that we seek therein. Teaching future outdoor professionals takes him well beyond the classroom to the mountains, forests, and waters of New England, and even to the raging rivers, enchanting deserts and jagged peaks of the American West and beyond. He has guided students on expeditions to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Utah, and West Virginia, and internationally to Canada, Costa Rica, Equador, and Peru.
His students become instructors and course directors for programs like NOLS and Outward Bound, teachers and leaders in public and private schools (from forest preschools to university programs), business owners and entrepreneurs, and mountain guides on the earth’s most breathtaking terrain.
He is an avid rock climber, mountain and gravel cyclist, a former rafting guide, and an accomplished skier who enjoys all disciplines, but prefers the Telemark turn in backcountry terrain. Brad’s honeymoon was a 1,200-mile, off-road, self-contained mountain biking trip that followed the continental divide from Jackson, WY, to Farmington, NM.
Looking back on the 21 days of riding, camping and coping with the challenges of the trip, he admits, “It wasn’t the most romantic of honeymoons.” Looking forward, he says, “I tell my students that the role they take in outdoor education has the enormous capacity to change someone’s life, which then has the potential to affect change in communities, society at large, and the world.”
Brad also serves part-time on the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol and is on the Technical Rescue Team.
He holds the following professional credentials: AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) Multi-Pitch Instructor; AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide; Level 2 Licensed Idaho Ski Guide; Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT and State of Vermont); Wilderness First Responder; Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner; Leave No Trace Master Educator (Level 3); Bicycle Instructor Certification Program Level 2 Instructor and Guide (expired)