Stolf Short grew up in a small desert town in southern Utah. Born to a large family, he struck out on his own for the United States Marine Corps. After a 5 year commitment to the Marines he moved back to southern Utah where he graduated from Southern Utah University and began his guiding career with a local hiking, canyoneering, and kayaking outfitter. Stolf then moved to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah and work on a B.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. While attending the University of Utah Stolf attended several technical courses to build upon his professional development as an outdoor educator. Stolf now works as an instructor for Mountain Education and Development and as a commercial raft guide for Arizona River Runners in the summers. Stolf believes that natural environments, along with physically challenging objectives, have the awesome ability to empower all types of people to appreciate themselves and the world they impact.
Southern Utah University - A.S.
University of Utah - Parks, Recreation & Tourism - B.S.
NOLS Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Semester
Avalanche Level 1
Emergency Medical Technician - National Registry
LNT Master Educator
NOLS High Angle Rescue
NOLS Swift Water Rescue
PADI Certified Diver
Standard Course from the Tom Brown Jr. Tracker Survival School - Certificate of Completion
Survive Evade Resist Escape School - Certificate of Completion
Utah Lake and Reservoir Captain License
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician