Meet Our New Medical Director

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We are thrilled to introduce the newest, year-round member of our Medical Team: Dr. Jeremy DeWall. We have had the opportunity to interact with Dr. DeWall over the years, primarily through our local relationships with Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District, Teller County Public Health and various local search and rescue organizations. Dr. DeWall–like all of us at camp–knows how to wear lots of hats, and we are excited to have his expertise on our team.

Intro: Jeremy DeWall, MD, FAEMS, NRP has been a Nationally Registered paramedic since 1998, previously working as a full time Paramedic in ground transport with Orange Cross Ambulance Service in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Dr. DeWall has also worked as a Flight Physician with Flight For Life in Wisconsin. In addition, he has been a National Ski Patroller for numerous years and has been extensively involved in Outdoor Emergency Care and Mountain Travel and Rescue education through the National Ski Patrol.

Education: He completed his undergraduate degree with Honors at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee prior to completing his medical degree and Emergency Medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2010. Prior to medical school, Dr. DeWall volunteered as a firefighter and EMT with the Belgium Fire - Rescue Department. In addition, Dr. DeWall has volunteered as an invited member with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians in both item writing for numerous EMS levels, as well as for standard setting for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician level.

Current Role(s): Dr. DeWall currently practices as a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine and Board-Certified Emergency Medical Services physician at UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and Center for EMS Excellence in Woodland Park, Colorado. He previously worked at Centura Health Penrose - St. Francis as an Emergency Medicine physician for 10 years at a level 2 and level 3 trauma center. He also is the Chief Executive Officer of Wilderness & Emergency Care Consulting, PLLC in Woodland Park, Colorado. Furthermore, he is the dedicated Medical Director for over 23 EMS services and nursing / camp programs ranging from EMS education services, tactical EMS services, mine rescue, urban and wilderness services, and nursing services throughout the Pikes Peak and Custer County Regions. Dr. DeWall joined the Colorado Outdoor Education Center leadership team as Medical Director of the nursing and health programs starting in January of 2021. His expertise in wilderness and remote care, emergency medicine, pandemic management, and tele-health support the safety and health needs of our campers, students, guests and staff.

Where He Works: The area that Dr. DeWall serves encompasses transport times up to 2-3 hours in addition to urban-level transport times. Overall, these areas include over 2000+ ground-transport square miles of urban, rural, frontier, and wilderness environments. These services involve levels of care from Emergency Medical Responder through Advanced Life Support, Critical Care Medicine, Community Paramedicine / Mobile Integrated Health, and nursing. Dr. DeWall also has previous extensive experience in aeromedical medical direction with Flight For Life Colorado as medical director for the Colorado Springs and Pueblo aeromedical and ground teams.

Interest Areas & Accolades: In addition, Dr. DeWall strives to bring evidence-based prehospital care and guidelines to providers. Dr. DeWall also trains medical students in Emergency Medicine and General Medicine with the University of Colorado Medical School. Dr. DeWall is also one of first physicians to be Board-Certified in Emergency Medical Services through the American Board of Emergency Medicine. In 2020, Dr. DeWall was recognized for his previous and continued commitment to prehospital emergency care by acceptance as a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services (FAEMS).

Where He Plays: When Dr. DeWall is not functioning in these roles, he enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, biking, scuba diving and photography…and, now, CAMP!

Welcome to the team, Dr. DeWall!

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Ariella Rogge
About Ariella Rogge

Ariella started her career at Sanborn when she was twelve. After five years of camper and five years of Sanborn staff experience, she continued her work with kids in the high school classroom. Ariella and her family returned to Sanborn in 2001 to take on the Program Director role which she held til 2012. She and Elizabeth Marable became co-directors of High Trails in 2013. She lists mountain golf, Gymkhana, climbing mountains and making Pad Thai in the backcountry as some of her favorite activities at camp. Ariella received a B.A. in English from Colorado College and is a certified secondary English educator,an ACCT Level 2 Ropes Course Technician, an ARC lifeguard, an AHA CPR trainer and WEMT. She lives at camp with her husband, two sons, 8 chickens, 2 salamanders, 2 hermit crabs and 1 cat.