Will Norris began his career as an outdoor professional in 2001 with the Nantahala Outdoor Center, and quickly honed his leadership and white water skills while guiding rafts and instructing kayaking on some of the Southeast’s most challenging rivers. Upon completion of a Rescue 3 SRT1 course in 2006, Will recognized the correlation between the needs of recreational river users and rescue professionals. In the years that followed, Will embarked on a pathway of Rescue 3 courses, instructor candidate training and ultimately (under the mentorship of Rescue 3 IT Chief Tim Rogers), became an instructor in 2012. Teaching WRT, RRC, SRT and NIME Rescue Boat Operator courses, already some of Will’s instructor highlights include working with FDNY, USAR Florida Task Force 2, Royal National Lifeboat Academy, elite US military teams and numerous regional fire and rescue agencies. When not teaching Rescue 3 courses, Will continues to instruct paddle sport classes for NOC and also courses for Southwestern Community College’s outdoor leadership degree.