Rigel currently works as the Outdoor Programs and Cycleshare Coordinator at the University of Connecticut. He has worked with summer camps, outdoor education programs, commercial guiding, and university outdoor programs for over 10 years. In all these roles Rigel has a strong background in risk management and providing quality outdoor educational programs to individuals of all ages. Rigel studied has a Bachelors in ecology and often infuses educational lessons into trips that he is guiding whether it is rock climbing, mountain biking, or just a day hike. Over the last 5 years he has been exclusively working for university outdoor programs. First spent two years assisting with the management of an outdoor program and challenge course as a graduate assistant at Bucknell University earning a MSed in Higher Education. After graduate school he has worked for three years at the University of Connecticut where he continues manage the operation of outdoor programs for the university community.
In addition to education and experience he currently holds certifications and has attended trainings in Wilderness First Responder, Single Pitch Climbing Instructor, Climbing Wall Instructor, League Cycling Instructor, swift water rescue, and a CPR/AED/First Aid instructor.