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 became the youngest female climbing guide at Devil's Tower in the late 90's. 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.
During the school year, Stacy teaches a variety of outdoor skills courses for Central Wyoming, including: Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Backcountry Skiing and Mountain Biking. Her passion is helping young adults and women develop confidence and leadership skills through outdoor adventures.