The staff at Quest consist of a diverse group of students, faculty, volunteers from the community, and professionals who come from throughout the United States. Most of our staff began their involvement with Quest through participation in a local course or an extended trip. Staff members bring a great variety of skills to Quest, ranging from experts in many of the hard skills, such as rock climbing, kayaking, etc. to interpersonal skills and facilitators of groups. Quest provides a comprehensive apprentice program to pass on the valuable skills of every instructor.
Brianne Oehmke – Director of Quest
NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Wilderness Guide, Rock Climbing Lead Guide, Wilderness First Responder, CPR, Utah River Guide
Brianne’s passion for the outdoor began here at Quest in 2005 as a first-year in the program. Along her path, she combined her passions of experiential education and teaching through Outward Bound, Second Nature, and Yellow Breeches to help folks move beyond their self-imposed limitations. Brianne has come full circle and returned to Quest working directly with the students at Bloomsburg University.
Brianne enjoys taking advantage of the outdoors as much as possible. She summited a multitude of mountains including the Catskills, Adirondacks, Mt Hood, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Whitney. She rowed the Grand Canyon in Fall of 2014 and continues to push the limits. She completed an Ironman in 2019.