Karl von Zwehl

Expedition Leader, No Barriers Warriors

Originally from Central New York, Karl grew up playing sports and joined the Air Force at the age of 19. Stationed in Colorado Springs, with Security Forces, he was a member of the base Emergency Service Team and participated in the prestigious military competition called Guardian Challenge.

After the military Karl began to hone his skills in recreation and work with people with disabilities. It wasn’t until the field of Therapeutic Recreation found him, he discovered he could combined his passion for recreation with his work and help people unleash their potential.

Besides No Barriers and now a CTRS, Karl works for the City of Fort Collins Department of Recreation with Adaptive Recreation Opportunities and guides for the TRIPS program striving to bring out the best in others and himself.

He currently resides in Fort Collins and is grateful for his wife and three year old son. Karl is an exercise guy and enjoys bikepacking, hammock camping, slacklining, martial arts, and hockey.


  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Wilderness First Responder


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