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Chad Thatcher

Southern Oregon Chapter

Dr. Chad Thatcher is a professor at Southern Oregon University in the Outdoor Adventure Leadership department. His passion centers around exploration and helping others discover their inner explorer. He is an accomplished international guide, educator, and administrator of outdoor, experiential, and adventure education for over 30 years. He has an extensive background in developing and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum that incorporates adventure, international, sustainable and academic components.


He brings hands on experience with conceiving and building adventure education programs from the ground up through curriculum development, risk management, staff development, marketing, program management, administration, planning, technical knowledge and effective communication.


Fun Fact: Chad has adventured in over 90 countries.

Favorite Sports: Telemark Skiing and Whitewater Kayaking    

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