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Danny Armanino

Danny Armanino, MA, WEMT, has worked in outdoor education since the early 90’s and has had a broad experience with outdoor leadership activities including serving as backcountry guide, youth counselor, medical director, and Director of an outdoor wilderness program for youth.  

An EMT since 1994, Danny worked for Del Norte Ambulance in Crescent City, California for several years as well as serving his community as a volunteer firefighter.

Completing his Bachelor’s in Anthropology at Humboldt State University, Danny went on to receive his Master’s in Sociology at the University of Chicago.  He is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara in Sociology, specializing in global philanthropic practice and relief efforts.  

Danny is the Director of Camp Wrightwood, a rustic wilderness camp/retreat center based in the San Gabriel mountains just an hour outside the greater LA basin at 6000 feet.  He became part of the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute team in 2001.  Danny is a key instructor of Wilderness First Response in Southern California.