Instructor Bios

Erik Forsythe

Erik Forsythe






Erik works as a Flight Paramedic in western Colorado and lives in the small but mighty ski town of Crested Butte. He has been working EMS since 1992 with experience in Mountain Rescue, Ski Patrol, Ambulance, Fire, and Flight services and has held the positions of Ski Patrol Director and EMS Chief. Erik has been teaching wilderness medicine programs since 1994 and joined the staff of Wilderness Medical Associates® in 2000. As a Colorado EMS instructor, he has also been training EMTs since 1994. He owns and operates Professional Rescue Training, specializing in technical rope rescue education, EMS education, and Wilderness Medicine education. Outside the classroom, Erik is married and a father of two children, and still manages to honor his passions for ice and rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, and mountaineering.