Tino, Garth
Program Risk Manager - Exercise Science/Outdoor Rec
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Garth Tino

Curriculum Vitae



Walden University, Baltimore, MD

Ed.D. – Educational Leadership, 2016 (anticipated)

Research Topic: Judgment and decision-making improvement when students take the AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) avalanche awareness courses.


Prescott College, Prescott, AZ

MA. – Outdoor Education/Adventure Education, Feb. 2004

Research Topic: Problem areas within wilderness therapy programs.


University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1994

BS. - Physical Education: Outdoor Education


Academic Experience 

Outdoor Recreation Risk Manager/Instructor

-Utah Valley University, July 2007 – present

-Oversee safety of operations and equipment in the field

-Assist instructors in the safety practices of their classes and assess them in the field

-Site visit and manage sites for appropriateness and safety

-Manage and inventory equipment

-Work to achieve AEE accreditation and maintain standards once accreditation is achieved

-Write policies and procedures for field practices

-Work with program coordinator to assess and manage risk in the field.

-Monitor and regulate land use permits, and apply for new permits

-Log data on instructor and student field days, incidents, near-misses, and accidents 


-Provided risk management, research, and medical support on a 35-day research trip with faculty and staff to Nepal – including 11 days of rafting and 9 days of trekking. Research included water analysis for heavy metals in drinking water, dating landslides with lichenometry, and examining glacial outflow lakes and glacial retreat.


Outdoor Recreation Risk Manager/Adjunct Instructor (½ time each)

Utah Valley University, July 2005-June 2007

-Worked to develop a risk management plan for the department, revised field protocols, policies and procedures.

-Managed and inventoried equipment

-Worked with adjuncts in the filed and performed site assessments of adjunct in the field


Adjunct Instructor

Utah Valley University, Jan. 2002 – June 2005

-Taught skills and theory classes

-Adjunct Faculty of the Year Nominee - 2005

-Developed Avalanche awareness course and attained American Institute for

Avalanche Research ad Education (AIARE) Instructor Certification – 2004


Fitness/Experiential Learning Intern

Weber State University, Ogden, UT, Aug. 00-Dec. 00

-Oversaw student workers - scheduling and training

-Maintained fitness facilities for student body

-Put together a plan to build a ropes course and an experiential training program


University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Teaching assistant for summer backpacking skills class - Fall 93


Academic and Professional Presentations

Kosseff, A., Tino, G. J., & Williams, S. (2014) Certifications and training: panel discussion. Presented at the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education National Conference (AORE), Portland Hilton, OR, 11/12-11/14/14


Tino, G, J. (2014) Avalanche Beacons: technology, limitations, and proper use. Presented at the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) International Conference, University of Utah, 2/2-2/4/14


Slaugh, R., & Tino, G.J., with Black Diamond (2012) Climbing gear: management, testing, & limits explained. Presented at the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education National Conference (AORE)- 2012, Snowbird, UT


Tino, G. J. (2011) Disequilibrium and facilitation. Presented at the Association for Experiential

Education Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, Orem, Utah.


Tino, G. J. & Lindley, B. R. (2010) Disequilibrium. Presented at Association of Experiential Education Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, Lander, Wyoming.


Tino, G. J. & Lindley, B. R. (2008) Site Assessment for Outdoor Recreation Activities: Climbing and Paddling. Session presented at Wilderness Risk Management Conference, Jackson, Wyoming.


Lindley, B. R. & Tino, G. J. (2007) Site Assessment of Outdoor Recreation Activities. Presented at Association of Experiential Education Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, Gunnison, Colorado.


Tino, G. J. (2007) Risk Management in the Field. Presented at the Intermountain

Student Outdoor Leadership Seminar (ISOLS), Aspen Grove, Utah.



Christopher Jones, Steve Hollenhorst, & Garth Tino (2003) SEER Abstract: Understanding Relationships Between Climbing Specialization, Leave No Trace, and Visual Impacts: An Empirical study in Rock Canyon Park, Utah, Volume 25, Number 3, Winter, 2003.


 Non-Academic Experience


Ropes Course Facilitation

National Abilities Center, Park City, UT. Challenge Course Facilitator/Staff Trainer 

 Ultimate Adventures Inc., Oakley, UT. Challenge Course Lead Facilitator 

 Adventure Associates Inc., Snowbird, UT. Challenge Course Facilitator


Recreation Therapy

Vista Adolescent Treatment Center, Magna, UT. Recreation Therapist/Mental Health Worker 

Island View Residential Treatment Center, Syracuse, UT. Activities Therapy Coordinator/ Recreational Therapist

Becket School, Pike, NH. Residential Counselor/Outdoor Specialist 

Bud Carlson Alternative School, Rochester, NH. Outdoor Activities Coordinator/Instructor


Therapeutic Wilderness Programming

Voyageur Outward Bound School, Ely, MN. Instructor - Ascent Program 

Aspen Youth Alternatives, Loa, UT. Senior Staff/Staff Trainer


Trip Leading/Outdoor Educaion

Hillside Outdoor Education Center, Brewster, NY. Instructor/Trip Leader/Ropes Course Facilitator 


Ski Instruction

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, UT. Ski School Instructor

Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, VT. Ski School Instructor 

Big Birch Ski Area, Patterson, NY. Ski School Instructor 

Grants and Awards

Utah Valley University – Professional Association of Campus Employees (PACE) – Staff Education/ Development Fund: 2013 - $1500, 2014 - $1500, 2015 - $1500.

2012 – Utah Valley University – Senate Faculty Development Committee, travel grant - $296

2011 - Utah Labor Commission – Workplace Safety Grant - $1500



Wilderness Medical Associates/WMI Wilderness First Responder - since 1996

PADI Association of Certified Divers - since 1988

SCUBA Diving International - Diving Certification Refresher - 2006

CPR for the professional rescuer - since 1993

American Avalanche Institute Level 1 Avalanche Awareness - Jan. 2000

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 1 Avalanche Awareness

          Instructor - Jan. 2003

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 2 Avalanche Awareness –

Feb. 2005