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Listed below are the current and past staff members for the Outdoor Program! If you wish to get in contact with anyone,  search for their name in your student directory. 



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Name: William Long

Position: Outdoor Programs Coordinator

Pro Tip: Love serving others!

OP Coordinator since Spring 2014




Name: Emmeline Hall

Position: Student Director

Pro Tip: Is there any reason not to? Is there potential for failure? Will it be hard? Am I scared? Then let's give it a go!

Here's my blog!

 Working for the OP since Fall 2014






Name: Daniel Collay

Position: Hiking and Backpacking Manager

Pro Tip: Don't be afraid to push your limits. Get in the fun zone!

Working for the OP since Fall 2012



Name: Aiden McGuinness

Position: Mountain bike manager 

Pro Tip: Underwear first, then pants.

Working for the OP since Fall 2014



Name: Piers Rasmussen

Position: Gear Manager

Pro Tip: Avoid getting into fights with inanimate objects.

Working for the OP since Fall 2014



Name: Sean O'Connell

Position: Office and Trip Staff

Pro Tip: Look where you want to go, not where you don't.

Working for the OP since Summer 2015




Name: Ciaran Reddy

Position: Office and Trip Staff

Pro Tip: Learn to trust your gear; work with it.



Name: Della Woods

Position: ICC Coordinator and Office Staff

Pro Tip: "In every walk with nature one receives far more than one seeks." -John Muir



Name: Sydney Lund

Position: Office Staff

Pro Tip: Always remember to take a moment to look up and soak in the beautiful scenery. 



Name: Cole Zollinger

Position: Bike Program Coordinator

Pro Tip: The best thing you can do to improve the taste of your coffee is to grind the beans at home every morning.  

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Name: Emily Miller

Position: Marketing Manager

Pro Tip: Don't forget to slow down, breathe, and take it all in!

Working for the OP since Fall 2013



Name: Kelly Sosa

Position: Trip Staff

Pro Tip: Bigfoot has been doing it for years. . . LEAVE NO TRACE!

Working for OP since Spring 2013

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Name: Althea Sullivan

Position: Trip Staff

Pro Tip: We are all between swims, keep your river shoes clean!

Working for OP since Fall 2011





 Name: Rayna Hagie

 Position: Outdoor Programs Student Coordinator

 Pro Tip: Get outside enough that you know the phases of the moon.

 OP Student Coordinator since Spring 2014



 Name: Rose Averbeck

 Position: Rock gym supervisor

 Pro Tip: Never stop going outside and playing

 Working for the OP since fall 2013

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 Name: Cory Barineau

 Position: Kayak Manager

 Pro Tip: Get involved in everything that you can! It's amazing the connections  that you will make and how much people will help you make stuff happen.

 Working for the OP since Winter 2014

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 Name: Nathan Granados

 Position: Mountain Bike Manager

 Pro Tip: Pedal more, brake less!

 Working for the OP since Winter 2012



 Name: Brod McLaughlin

 Position: Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Coordinatorr

 Pro Tip: Keep an open mind, explore often, and share the outdoors with  everyone!

 Working for the OP since Fall 2014



 Name: Topher Timzen

 Position: Hiking and Backpacking Program Director / Outdoor Programs  Webmaster

 Pro Tip: Ounces equal pounds, pounds equal pain; pack light but efficient... 

 Working for OP since Spring 2011

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 Name: Shanna'Le Juniper Ashworth

 Position: Service & Stewardship Manager

 Pro Tip: Allow yourself to paddle through the great depths of adventure, climb  the rocks of youth & discovery, and ride the single track trails of your  curiosity- Dig your toes in the dirt, dude!

 Working for the OP since Spring 2014


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Name: Zack Green

Position: Outdoor Programs Coordinator

 Retired Winter 2014 to take a job in Boone, NC! 

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Name: Tyler McFarlane

Position: Program Gear Manager

Past Position: Stewardship Program Director

Pro Tip: Don't put twinkies on your pizza.


Name: Fayth Blackwell

Position: Office Manager

Pro Tip: Never let a rating correlate with your willingness to try something.



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Name: Alex Angstadt

Position: Marketing Manager

Pro Tip: There are no bad days, just bad equipment... and bad attitudes!


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 Name: Keenan Huschke

Position: Outdoor Programs Student Coordinator

Pro Tip: I try and drink a ton of water before I surf, that way you can pee in your wetsuit to warm up. I would highly recommend you try this when you surf in the frigid pacific northwest. 

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Name: Sara-Kate Parker

Position: Rockin' Intern

What she likes best about the OP: I love working with these crazy kids!


Mandy T

Name: Mandy Twitchell

Position: General  Office Staff

What she likes best about the OP: I'm stoked to be a part of something that advocates positive attitudes, personal motivation, & better living!


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Name: David Westley

Position: General Office Staff

What he likes best about the OP:  One of the best things about the OP is we're all friends here, even if we haven't met before. We're all friends.


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Name: Brandon Worthington 

Position: Climbing Program Director

Pro Tip: Find a good crack and set your nuts real hard!