TCSAR: What have you enjoyed most about being on the team?
Anthony: I would have to say it’s the team. You know I think it was the first time I felt a part of something here that really resonated with me. I’ve served on boards, I was on the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance board for many years, but you never felt like you were part of a family. NOLS feels like a family, but there are so many of us and it can be a little transient with people all over the place - and I've been lucky enough to work world-wide for NOLS and that’s amazing - but nothing has felt like that team unit and family element that SAR brings.
TCSAR: What element of training or rescues do you like the most?
Anthony: I really enjoy any rescue that involves medical. I find it the most interesting. I just got my EMT and I find on rescues it’s really less about the science of medicine and more about the art of medicine and I really like that. It’s figuring out how do we treat, stabilize and evacuate someone that is a long way from help and utilizing the resources that you have available.
TCSAR: Is there anything the rest of the SAR team doesn’t know about you?
Anthony: I’m not very good, but I’m getting better… I play the didgeridoo and have quite a didgeridoo collection. I love the didgeridoo. When we went to Australia I sought out a really nice one and I have a couple of other ones. I've actually mastered circular breathing. But I’m not very good at it - there’s not a lot of instructors here!
TCSAR: What’s always in your pack?
Anthony: I always have my Patagonia Houdini. I never go anywhere without it - winter, summer, best layer ever. I always have a Kind Bar too. And I always have a ball cap on - people always ask me if I’m bald. I’m not - I just always wear a ball cap. I have a ridiculous collection - probably close to 400. It drives my wife crazy. It’s kind of a ridiculous obsession. That and puffy coats.