Jesse Billingham, W-EMT


Jesse's interest in emergency medicine was sparked by experiences at a young age while he ventured into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Jesse quickly understood the need to be prepared for challenges that may arise in the backcountry. Since 2004, he has used his EMT training in a variety of settings including ambulance services, fire departments, ski patrols, and river and backcountry rescue teams. Jesse is excited to share his experiences and help others prepare for the amazing opportunities that await in the mountains, on the water, and in the wilderness.  

Outside of EMS, Jesse has focused his career on education, conservation, and public health, working for a variety of non-profit organizations. During his free time you can find him volunteering with adaptive sports programs, backcountry skiing, climbing, hiking, and more recently, trying his hand (or feet) at trail running.

Jesse has enjoyed time in the Cascades of Washington, on the volcano of Oregon, and in the high peaks of Colorado, but now finds himself back in northern New England where he is excited to return to the granite of North Conway, and is finding ways to convince himself that 'ice storm' is just another term for a powder day....


  • Wilderness EMT

  • River Rescue Technician

  • Firefighter


  • B.S. Natural Resource Management | University of Massachusetts

  • M.S. Environmental Health | University of Washington School of Public Health


  • Current Facilities/Lodging Director | American Alpine Club

  • Education Program Coordinator | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • Environmental Health Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant | University of Washington

  • SAR Field Supervisor | Appalachian Mountain Club

  • Emergency Medical Technician | Bartlett/Jackson Ambulance Service

  • Ski Patroller | Mount Hood Ski Patrol, OR, Arapahoe Basin, CO, Cannon Mountain, NH, Cranmore Mountain Resort, NH

  • Firefighter | Jackson Fire Department

  • River Rescue Technician | American Medical Response