Faculty & Staff Details

Raymond Aberle Photo

Raymond Aberle

Larimer Campus
Office Location

Ray has been a student of natural resources for his entire life. Growing up “in the country” has transitioned into a lifetime of studying “the country.” From farmhand to logger, habitat technician to non-profit director and adventure educator to college instructor, the common themes in Ray’s life are a love of teaching and a passion for the natural world. In addition to teaching at Front Range, he currently operates (along with his family) Back of Beyond Farm, a small land management endeavor.
Teaching Philosophy
Context and place matter in education. The classroom extends beyond credit hours and class time to include the experiences of the learning community and the sharing of these experiences. Creative teaching is the outcome of flexibility, variety in methods of delivery and the application of theory, not just the knowledge of it.
Teaching Experience
2013 - Present Forestry Wildlife and Natural Resources Instructor at Front Range Community College
2005 - 2010 President’s Leadership Program, Colorado State University
2005 - 2010 Warner College of Natural Resources Co-Instructor, Colorado State University
2006 - 2008 Faculty Advisor, Prescott College

Prescott College, Place Based Education M.A., 2003
St. John’s University, Theology B.A., 1996

Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Management
  • Foundations of Forestry
  • Forestry Field Techniques
  • Fire Ecology
  • Career Pathways Instructor Wildlife and Forestry Program