Hello everyone. My name is Jacob Urban. And if I am anyone or anything, I am someone who believes that the land can teach us to heal ourselves.
Over 30 years ago I started walking a path. Countless miles spent in the mountains, skiing, climbing, guiding, teaching, rescuing and learning from nature, led me to myself.
Through the roles of Educator, Search and Rescue Technician, Emergency Medical Practitioner, Risk Management Consultant, Corporate Leader and Holistic Health Coach I have been helping people find themselves.
I provide this through my curriculum, The Biology of Spirit, where I deliver mountain-based, emotional self-discovery experiences that create a responsibility to the self while developing community. I provide this through the mediums of heart health seminars & holistic health retreats, avalanche education and emergency medicine as well as knowledge about how one fits into the surrounding Universe.
I feel a deep connection to this existence. That’s what I am sharing. Do you feel it too?
Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute
Founder / Owner
April 2010 – Present
- Recognized Independent Provider of Avalanche Education by the American Avalanche Association
- National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – Authorized Educational Institution
- Wyoming EMS – Recognized Wyoming State Provider
- American Heart Association – Training Site
- American Red Cross – Licensed Provider
- SOLO Wilderness Medicine – Authorized Provider
Teton County Search And Rescue
Deputy Director, Training and Helicopter Operations Advisor
Jan. 2010 – Sept. 2018
- Elevated the team to be recognized as a voting member of the International Commission for Alpine Rescue
- Led or assisted an average of 90 rescues per year
- Incident Commander, High Angle Technician, Helicopter Crew Lead & Short Haul Team Lead
American Avalanche Association
2007 – Present
- 15 years as an applied snow science practitioner
Education Review Committee Members
Sept. 2009 – Sept. 2019
- Established standards, guidelines and oversight of Avalanche Education in the U.S.
- Co-Authored Educational Standards for Motorized Avalanche Education in the U.S.
American Institute For Avalanche Research & Education
Northern Vermont University – Lyndon Campus
Lead With Your Heart
5 Years Ago I Quit Drinking Alcohol – Here’s What Happened
Managing Risk and Contemplating Acceptable Levels in Avalanche Terrain
Make Picking Up Your Backpack a Breeze
Trust Your Gut
Jacob In The Media
Health & Wellness
Live Better In The Backcountry