Outdoor Leadership Program Assistant Director
B.A. (Liberal Arts), Wyoming Catholic College
“If there is one thing that I have learned by working with youth and in the wilderness, it’s that intentional time spent in the wilderness, even a seemingly brief time, has a profound and lifelong effect on the formation of youth.”
A graduate from Wyoming Catholic College, class of 2013 and recipient of the Frassati Award for excellence in the outdoor program, Karl Eby has been living, working and adventuring out west since he came to college. After graduation, he worked two years for FOCUS (Fellowship Of Catholic University Students) as a missionary on two different college campuses, and one year for Aspiro, a private, wilderness therapy program. Karl is also a graduate of NOLS, SROM, NOLS Wilderness Medicine, and SOLO programs; he has lead trips backpacking, rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, mountaineering, and canyoneering. His other interests include, fishing, biking, reading, poetry, philosophy, theology, and the pursuit of interior silence. He worked summers for WCC and COR from 2013 to 2016, leading trips and working on program development and was hired to a full time position in March of 2017.
Karl worked in the field full-time until 2021 when he was made the Assistant Director of the Outdoor Leadership Program for Wyoming Catholic College. He still goes into the field for both COR and WCC but spends more of his time overseeing trip preparations and training students to be leaders.
“More and more I am convinced that the only way to change the world is to actively invest in the lives of the people around me, especially in the youth.”
Karl was married in January of 2020 and he and his wife, Beth, have two beautiful daughters, Kaitlin and Helen who are a great source of joy.