Meet the Teaching Team

David Moskowitz on a recent photography trip.
David Moskowitz  has been the lead instructor for the Wildlife Tracking Intensive for 6 years. He is the author of Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest, a full color regional field guide to wildlife and wildlife tracking. When not teaching at Wilderness Awareness School you might find Dave out in the field collecting material for his next book on Wolves in the Pacific Northwest, mountaineering in the North Cascades or out on a photography expedition to some other remote corner of the region. Enjoy some of Dave's photography at David is also a Track and Sign Evaluator for Cybertracker Conservation.

Mark weathering a snowy day during class
Mark Kang-O'Higgins joined the Tracking Intensive (TI) course at the Wilderness Awareness School in 2008. Since then he has been a teaching assistant on the TI and is now a support instructor on the program. Mark has a Master's degree in Environmental Sociology and Politics from the National University of Ireland Galway. He also works as an artist and instructor,

Dan Gusset took the Tracking Intensive program in 2010-2011 and before that was a student in the Anake Outdoor School and the Anake Leadership Program. He is a currently a senior at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, with a concentrations in natural history, ornithology, and mathematics. When not occupied by scholastic pursuits, Dan enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.

Merilee Wilminore




Marcus Reynerson got an early start teaching environmental education in high school. After leading teens on backpacking trips during college, he earned a degree in Environmental Studies from Miami University in Oxford, OH in 2002.  He was drawn to Washington from Louisville, Kentucky, to attend the Anake Program at Wilderness Awareness School in 2005. A year later, he served as an apprentice for the program before becoming an instructor in the fall of 2007. In addition to instructing at the Wildlife Tracking Intensive, Marcus also serves as the program coordinator for the Anake Outdoor School and is certified as a Track and Sign Specialist through Cybertracker Conservation by scoring 100% on their internationally standardized evaluation process.



Mallory Clarke emerging from a bear den.
Mallory Clarke has been tracking for almost a decade, co-leads The Cascade Tracking Team (CaTT), co-designed the winter snow tracking project in the I-90 corridor (Cascade Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project) and has helped manage the research for the project since it's inception.

Alexia Allen listens pensively to passing birds

Alexia Allen has been working at Wilderness Awareness School since 2002, after two field seasons in the North Cascades and Olympic National Parks.  She is passionate about birds and bats, and growing delicious food on her small farm.