Vertical Training Commission Board
The VTC board manages the overall affairs of the organization. The board, which consists of three officers and eight regional coordinators, also develops master-trainer and trainer qualification and evaluation criteria, facilitates training opportunities, and reviews and approves course curricula.
Please refer to the VTC Documents page VTC Documents to see the most recent VTC board minutes.
Charged with building the VTC budget in accordance with NSS policy, and maintaining all organizational records, including meeting minutes. In light of her skills and interests, Jenny will also be assisting VTC with risk management and planning. Jenny began caving in 2011 and serves as a Course Leader for the NOLS Caving program, the Safety Chair for the Nashville Grotto, and is a member of the Cave Research Foundation. She is a former Boston Consulting Group project leader and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jessica Van Ord
North Eastern (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT)
Began caving in 2014 and has taken part in numerous trainings and expeditions. These include the National Cave Rescue Commission's Level 1, Level 2, and SPAR, as well as the Technical 2 Hungarian caving course and the first international Croatian Cave Rescue course. Jessica currently teaches regional NCRC SPAR, OCR and Level 1 courses. She has participated in at least one caving expedition each year, including the Hungarian Expedition in Montenegro, Mt. St. Helen's Glacier Caves, and Cheve, Mexico.
Eastern (VA, WV, PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, OH)
South Eastern (FL, GA, SC, NC, TN, AL, MS, PR, VI)
Central (IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, MO, WI)
South Central (AR, LA, NM, KS, OK, TX)
Rocky Mountain (CO, WY, MT, SD, NE, ND)
Annelisa (EC) Moe
Western (NV, UT, AZ, CA)
Pacific Northwest (AK, ID, OR, WA, HI, GU, AS, MP)
Caving internationally since 1987. Has been teaching cave rescue since 1994 and developed the NCRC certification program launched in 2018. Eddy is a national coordinator for the NPS technical rescue academy, the NCRC delegate for international programs, a board member & Rope level 3 certified tech for the International Technical Rescue Association.