About Team Wells
Stacy Tostrup Wells
My passion is teaching art and/or outdoor education. These avenues teach confidance, resilance, teamwork by trying new things, getting young and old out of their natural environmnent and creating safe natural consequses. I believe in the transference that art, climbing, skiing, hiking etc can have on all ages to help believe in themselves an be independent confidant thinkers.
I have many jobs as you can see.... I enjoy the variety and am never bored.
I hope I am able to continue all these paths for years to come.
My 1st and foremost job is to take care and spend time with my family. I try to create a work schedule for myself that gives me the most time spent with them.
Central Wyoming College interview:
Stacy Tostrup Wells has been teaching professionally in the outdoors for more than 20 years. She attended high school and college in Green Bay, then moved to "The Black Hills" in Deadwood SD to become one of the youngest female rock climbing guides in SD. Stacy moved to Lander, WY in 1997 to pursue her passion for climbing in the mountains. She was recruited by NOLS in 1999 to teach climbing, backpacking, mountaineering, winter camping and backcountry telemark skiing. She worked for NOLS full-time as an instructor and staffing coordinator until her daughter was born in 2006. Stacy continues to work occasional NOLS expeditions each summer.
In 2003 Stacy created a climbing program for children through Lander Parks and Recreation and now serves as the Climbing and Outdoor Education Director. She hires and supervises college-level interns to assist with outdoor climbing classes, summer camps, and short backpacking trips for Lander kids each summer. Stacy is a Wilderness First Responder and volunteers with Fremont County Search and Rescue.
Since 2007, Stacy has taught a variety of outdoor skills courses for Central Wyoming, including: Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Backcountry Skiing and Mountain Biking. Her passion is helping young adults, youth, and women develop confidence and leadership skills through outdoor adventures.