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Kari Archibald

Kari Archibald

Biography

Kari Archibald is currently a faculty member in the department of Health, Recreation and Human Performance at BYU-Idaho. She has taught classes in the Recreation Management program for over 27 years. Before becoming a full-time instructor, Archibald was the Resident Director of the Ricks College Outdoor Learning Center at Badger Creek. Her work as a teacher, department chair, and program director has provided her the opportunity to design, lead, and supervise thousands of students and participants in outdoor adventures.

Archibald received a B.A. in Recreation Education from BYU, a master’s degree in Recreation Resource Management from Texas A&M, and a Ph.D. in Recreation Resources from Utah State University. Her outdoor program responsibilities have required training and certification in avalanche, ski instruction, canoe instruction, wilderness education, ropes course facilitation, and as a Wilderness First Responder, an Idaho Master Naturalist and a Leave No Trace instructor.

She and her husband, George, have five children and eight grandchildren. Archibald served a mission in the Netherlands, Amsterdam mission and is currently serving as her stake Young Women president. Not surprisingly, Archibald enjoys hiking, biking, camping, skiing, canoeing, horseback riding, and many other outdoor activities. When she is at home she loves a good book, her vegetable garden, and caring for her llamas, horse, dog and cat.

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