Chris Wharton, Founder/Operations Chief
Chris is a former Firefighter & Hazardous Materials Technician. He has worked in the Middle East, Europe, East Africa, and Asia. A paragliding fanatic, Chris originally started an outdoor company (he wanted to avoid real work by creating an extreme sports utopia.) His experiences during the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami in March of 2011 caused the birth of Basecamp Expeditions and its commitment to saving lives BEFORE a disaster strikes rather than after one does. Chris is opinionated, outspoken and not as funny as he thinks he is. But… he is very committed to passing his skills on to all those he comes into contact with and showing people how simple, inexpensive, and realistic it can be for EVERYONE to be able to master bad situations. Chris is also manager of the Typo Department… it’s all his fault folks. If you need to complain, Chris is your man.
Brian W. Sims, Director of Development
Brian hails from Florida. A former soldier with the US Army, he has used his time since leaving the service to help his fellow veterans in various capacities from peer counseling to social work, participating in over 2200 hours of volunteer work. Brian is a born leader and go-getter. His passion is helping people deal with the emotional impact of disasters. He served with a veteran based disaster response team on numerous missions and in various capacities. Having witnessed first hand the needs of those in disaster struck communities, Brian committed himself to developing better training, and making that training as widely available as possible. In his own words “I want to get to people before disaster strikes for a change, not after it strikes”. He's a CrossFit lunatic who enjoys long walks on the beach and his bacon extra crispy… Brian is your man if you want to discuss how YOU can prepare your company/community.
We train you to protect the things insurance cannot replace. Our instructors are experienced disaster responders teaching the same simple skills they uutilize when deployed. Why? BECAUSE SIMPLE WORKS.
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