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Richard Paylor, CTRS

  • Degree in Recreation with an Emphasis on Outdoor Adventure Education
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Leave No Trace Master Educator 
  • CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist)
  • Behavioral First Responder
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • PSIA Adaptive Rocky Mountain Trainer
  • PSIA Child Specialist 1
  • AIARE Level 1 (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education)
  • Colorado State River Guide
  • BICP Adaptive Level 1
  • A pretty darn good DJ if you ask Chris Read

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."

Where were you born and/or raised?
I was born and raised in a city called Sikeston, located in the boot heel of Missouri.

Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities?
Years ago I had no clue that adaptive outdoor recreation existed. Almost out of college I was looking for my first real guiding job and stumbled upon an Adaptive program in Minnesota. There I discovered a passion for this field and have worked in it ever since.

How did you come to work with the ASC? How long have you been here?
I came to ASC for a winter internship following college. I enjoyed the winter at ASC so much that I interned again the following summer and have been involved in the program in varying capacities ever since.


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