Jason A. Flesher - Owner/Founder of Ridgewalker LLC￼
Jason has been committed to all aspects of experiential/wilderness for over 25 years. In addition to playing on top of 23,000 - foot peaks to exploring the labyrinths 1,500 feet beneath the surface of the earth, Jason has been an Event Administrator for REI, Experiential Facilitator and Wilderness Instructor educating diverse groups of all ages and backgrounds in 15 countries and throughout the United States. Jason has been written up in numerous publications over the years for his work. He was featured in The New York Times, Readers Digest, Outfitter, Climbing and the National Speleological Society magazines to name only a few.
Jason has been in Search and Rescue for over 26 years and has been a Search Manager, Training Coordinator and currently a member of Marin County Search and Rescue Team in Marin, California, Disaster Medical Technician and a Rescue Specialist for the international 1st Special Response Group. In 1994, Jason was commissioned by the state of New Mexico as an Incident Commander for the State Police Search and Rescue, and has also sat on the New Mexico Emergency Services Council.
Jason has written Community Multi-Hazard Plans and Early Warning and Evacuation Plans for Native American tribes and rural communities. He has also written numerous training, operational and risk management plans and manuals for experiential wilderness based institutions and search and rescue teams throughout the United States. Developing and presenting curriculum models and training programs for alternative experiential/wilderness education, search and rescue, corporate and youth group development is a passion that takes him all over the United States and the World to train facilitators and personnel, deliver keynote addresses and design strategic programs in these areas. He has also built numerous fixed and portable challenge courses and indoor rock climbing walls around the United States. He has sat on several state, local and corporate committees and boards. Lastly, Jason has received numerous certifications in wilderness education and search and rescue and numerous appreciation awards and citations for his work with youth and his work with the communities he serves.
“An adventure is not of the physical, it is of the mind.” This personal belief has led Jason to live his life through experience, appreciation, and growth.