Sarah Geers

Sarah Geers climbing in Red Rock NCA.
Sarah Geers climbing in Red Rock NCA.

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
Wilderness First Responder

I’m a Wisconsin native and former camp kid, so I love any activity that gets me outside in Wisconsin’s natural beauty. I always hoped I could work out in nature, sharing my passion with others. My full-time work keeps me inside in front of a computer. I appreciate every day I get to spend outside guiding or climbing at Devil’s Lake. I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and spent every summer—sometimes multiple sessions—at Camp Minikani and Manitowish. Before I figured out what I wanted to do with my life, I decided to study what I enjoyed learning about, so I majored in Spanish and Conservation and Environmental Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During an internship doing a combination of legal research and prairie restoration, I decided I wanted to be an environmental lawyer. (I know, I know; so do a lot of people. Read on.)

I got my law degree in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin Law School. I clerked for two years for Justice N. Patrick Crooks on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and I’ve been a Staff Attorney for Midwest Environmental Advocates—a nonprofit environmental law firm—for the past four years. (Surprised?) I got into climbing during law school at the urging of friends, and it’s now one of my favorite outdoor activities. Other fun facts: I teach snowboarding in the winter; I generally have between 1 and 4 dogs; and I don’t like free time.

Sarah is the utmost professional. She was consistent and thorough with all the safety protocols. Throughout the day she was engaging, educational, encouraging, and flexible. She made the day.
— Brett
We had a great time with Sarah. The routes were well-tailored to our needs, she was professional / authoritative / encouraging - a great match for my daughter - and of course a downright pleasure to hang out with. Best of all, I think that final rappel got Mona certifiably hooked on climbing (surprise, my goal achieved!). I can’t wait for my next (real) climb.
— Shane