Meet Our Instructors

Nature’s educational ambassadors 

Chadwick International draws an ongoing waitlist of the very best Outdoor Education instructors from around the world. Each is handpicked, highly experienced and wildly passionate about sharing nature’s most valuable lessons with young Chadwick students. 

The outdoors act as a vibrant classroom for experiential learning. Course instructors must strike the delicate balance between challenging and supporting students as they navigate new physical, social and emotional terrain. They encourage students to set their own goals and take responsible risks while carefully assessing every situation to maximize learning, connection and personal growth. These positive, transformative experiences leave Chadwick students with a new view of what’s possible for themselves, their environment and the world. 

All field staff are required to hold wilderness medical certifications (including CPR), and often hold specialized technical certifications in paddling, backpacking, and rock climbing.

Chadwick’s Outdoor Ed staff: Experienced. Passionate. Professional.


Stuart Slay, Outdoor Education Program Director

Stuart Slay has been with Chadwick International’s Outdoor Education Program from its inception in 2012. Currently serving as the Outdoor Education Program Director, Slay has been instrumental in developing an accredited program that awakens students to the wonders of nature while strengthening skills that serve every area of their lives.

Slay graduated from Western State College of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Leadership before becoming an instructor and course director with the Northwest Outward Bound School and Outward Bound California. He also instructed at Chadwick’s Outdoor Education Program in California before working in Korea. His diverse range of experience outdoors also includes white water river guiding in Colorado and Oregon, professional ski patrolling and avalanche forecasting in California, and backcountry ski guiding in the Andes Mountains of Chile. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Adventure Education from Prescott College.

As a passionate educator and avid outdoorsman, Slay dedicates himself to curating course experiences that empower students to be confident leaders and compassionate global citizens who celebrate the extraordinary connection between humanity and the the natural world.


Cho Rok Hwang, Logistics Manager

Cho Rok Hwang has served as Chadwick International’s Outdoor Education Logistics Manager since 2015. Hwang holds a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education from Auckland University of Technology. Hwang began her career as an Outward Bound Instructor, leading students through the mountains of South Korea and New Zealand. As a rock climbing specialist and backpacking instructor, she brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to the CIOE team. She’s passionate about developing high-level programs that help students appreciate and connect with the natural environment. 


Jiho Lee, Program Development Coordinator

JiHo Lee joined Chadwick International’s Outdoor Education Program in 2017 with over 20 years of professional outdoor experience in Korea. Lee graduated from Seoul National University before becoming a passionate pioneer for outdoor education. His work through Outward Bound Korea and other alpine, paddling, scuba diving and climbing organizations throughout the peninsula has reinforced his belief in the power of experiential education. Lee is deeply interested in using outdoor education to enhance our understanding of the self and society. He is also a novelist and published journalist who has authored works about the outdoors, adventure and the chronicles of outdoor education in Korea.  

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