Rachel Buzzard

Rachel Buzzard


Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

Flagstaff, AZ USA

Be brave and be kind.


By Roadtrip Nation

Rachel Buzzard


My road in life has been direct.
I grew up immersed in the outdoors.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation from Northern Arizona University.
I knew I wanted my work to involve the outdoors but I wasn’t quite sure what that meant.
After graduating, I worked for City of Flagstaff Recreation Services, where I managed the city ice rink, ran the adult athletics program, and promoted Flagstaff in the tourism office.
I joined the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course when it opened in late 2011 and have been helping to manage the course ever since.
In addition to my work with Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, I also compete in endurance events—most recently, I won the Pass Mountain 50K Trail Run!
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High School
Parks and Recreation Management
Northern Arizona University
Certified Parks and Recreation Professional



I manage an outdoor obstacle ropes course for kids and adults.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Action Sports
Being Physically Active

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

If you love the outdoors, you're well on your way! You'll need to become CPR certified if you want to work at an adventure course. Additionally, show that you're outgoing and can interact positively with people.


Challenges I Overcame

Physical Issues

Interviewed By

All Paths Arizona

All Paths Arizona

Young Arizonans explore opportunity in their home state