Steve Longenecker has been a teacher of one kind or another all of his adult life. He has been a junior high school teacher, a Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor Trainer, and a Wilderness First Responder. As a rock climber, he is credited with a number of classic first ascents in western North Carolina. He helped develop the outdoor programs for many summer camps in the region and currently serves as Adventure Programs Director at Falling Creek Camp for Boys. Permitted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to use non-releasable birds of prey in educational programs, he has introduced thousands of children to the natural world of snakes and raptors through his presentations to school, Scout, church, and other youth groups. Steve began teaching Wilderness Emergency Medicsl Aid for Kids in 1973. He continues to develop and provide programs for children and is available for WEMA classes as well as training workshops for adult leaders.