Gnana Shekar A. N.

Senior Program Manager

Originally from Bangalore India, Gnana is a keen all-round outdoor enthusiast with over two decades experience across many areas of the outdoor industry.

Gnana started his outdoor career in 1999 in a rock climbing competition, and later went on to have several podium finishes in sport climbing at zonal, state and national level events.

Gnana then began to focus on instructing and facilitating after completing training at The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, as well as, the widely respected National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).  He also has certifications from the Wilderness Medicine Institute in the US and Hong Kong Mountaineering Institute.

Gnana has many years experience working with both youth and corporate groups, and has a passion and strength for program management.   He currently plays a vital role on APA’s Youth Divisions Operation team as a Senior Program Manager.