Kent Sanslow is the new assistant director of outdoor programs at Emory & Henry College. Kent has been a trip Leader for the E&H Outdoor Program for the past four years before moving into this new role. Kent studied Biology at Virginia Highlands Community College and at Virginia Commonwealth University. Kent was born and grew up in Bristol, Tenn./Va. and currently resides there with his partner Katie and their pets Bodhi and Merlin.
Kent has backcountry medical training with a wilderness first responder certification, which he has maintained for more than 15 years. Currently, Sanslow is also a certified professional swift water rescue technician, as well as an AMGA single-pitch climbing instructor’s apprentice. Kent is a master river guide and guide school instructor for Nantahala Outdoor Center, one of the largest whitewater paddling schools in the world. He recently co-led an E&H spring break ecotourism and whitewater kayaking trip to Ecuador which was an amazing experience!
When he is not climbing, hiking, or paddling, Sanslow enjoys playing disc golf, going to live concerts and traveling around with his family. He tries to live the lifestyle!