Brigitte has lived in the Eastern Sierra (Mammoth Lakes, CA) since 2007 moving from Southern California where she grew up with the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. She has a Bachelor of Science degree and teaching credential in Biological Sciences. Prior to moving to the Sierra, she spent 18 years as a Los Angeles County Fire Department Ocean Lifeguard and EMT protecting the lives of beachgoers. She also spent 7 years teaching middle school integrated science. In 2003 she became a Wilderness EMT and later left traditional K-12 teaching to pursue outdoor education.

Since 2007 Brigitte has guided and instructed courses in mountaineering, backpacking, and sea kayaking disciplines exploring areas of Alaska, the continental U.S., and Europe. She continues to keep her clinical skills up to date by working part time for Mono County EMS on an ALS ambulance. Brigitte also runs her own business, Beyond Limits Education (BLE), a WMAI Licensed Training Company.

One of Brigitte’s strengths is her ability to customize and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of an array of learners.