SARCRAFT is an outdoor skills school based in Waleska, Georgia. We specialize in the areas of wilderness survival, bushcraft, and search & rescue training/consulting. Our partners are trained and certified at the highest levels of the search & rescue field, with several decades of experience between them effectively responding to the most challenging wilderness search operations. We believe this makes us uniquely qualified to instruct others in the life-safety skills which we ourselves have effectively used in the field. During the course of our careers in search operations, we realized that if most of our lost subjects had possessed a basic set of wilderness survival skills, the unforeseen circumstances they faced in the wild would have been just another part of their adventure instead of an emergency. It was this calling to educate and train outdoor enthusiasts in the skills they needed to prevail in the wild that led us to found SARCRAFT.
We offer courses in wilderness survival, bushcraft, navigation, and outdoor recreation for civilian outdoor enthusiasts, as well as a variety of training courses specifically for search & rescue, EMS, and law enforcement field personnel. In addition, we host preparatory courses for the National Association for Search & Rescue’s rigorous SARTECH I and II exams. At SARCRAFT, we seek to become the outdoor education industry standard in our areas of specialization, and in doing so, bestow the skills necessary to preserve life onto those who venture into the wild. We as a company aspire to excellence in all things – quality of instruction, innovation in content and teaching techniques, and providing a truly unique and memorable customer experience.
Jonathan Morris is the leader of the SARCRAFT Instructor Corps. He is a fourth-generation master woodsman and has worked as a professional hunter, tracker, forestry manager, hunting guide, machinist, and a lot of other cool stuff that he’ll probably never tell you because he’s modest like that. He currently serves as Training Coordinator and Alpha Squad Leader for Cherokee County Fire/EMS Wilderness Search & Rescue Team, as well as a volunteer trainer for Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department Office of Emergency Management. He is a NASAR-certified Lead Evaluator for the NASAR SARTECH I and II certifications, and is one of two currently active search & rescue personnel with the SARTECH I certification in the state of Georgia. He is also an NREMT-certified Emergency Medical Responder. When he’s not teaching for SARCRAFT, he’s most likely hunting wild hogs, meditating on self-actualization, or volunteering as a Scout leader.
Alexander Bryant serves as SARCRAFT’s Business Development Manager. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Reinhardt University, where he served as Student Body President and was named Undergraduate Student of the Year upon graduation. He worked in sales for both a Fortune 100 financial services corporation an a national construction services corporation before choosing to strike out on his own. He is an Eagle Scout, and credits the Boy Scouts with starting him down the road that led him to co-found SARCRAFT. He is hiker trash and proud of it, having hiked over 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail, as well as logging hundreds of miles backpacking on other trails in Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. He currently serves as Charlie Squad Leader for Cherokee County Fire/EMS Wilderness Search & Rescue Team, as well as a volunteer trainer for Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department Office of Emergency Management. He is one of two currently active search & rescue personnel with the NASAR SARTECH I certification in the state of Georgia, as well as an NREMT-certified Emergency Medical Responder. If he’s not working on SARCRAFT or his other company, Etowah Valley Rifleworks, he’s backpacking in the North Georgia mountains or reading historical nonfiction.