The Coordinators are a collection of student leaders that work in and represent the Seattle University Outdoor Adventure Recreation Program (OAR), with one student leader for each of the 6 outdoor programming areas: Bike, Climb, Snow, Service, Trail and Water. Their primary functions are to provide strategic leadership for their area and the overall program, to serve as Leads for various types of outings, to be trained in wilderness emergency response skills and safety management while in the field and to teach/model environmental sustainability practices.
I have three major
obsessions: running, coffee, and running in new and exciting places. I need
adventure to stay alive, whether it be in the wilderness or in the city. I grew
up in Ellensburg, WA, which is a really small community, so I've spent most of
my life wandering about for new experiences.
Outdoor Training: Wilderness
First Responder,CPR/AED, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche, Leave No Trace Course
Hello all! I hail from Massachusetts, but grew up adventuring in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. I love everything outdoors, and I believe that exploration, whether hiking, climbing, kayaking, cycling, skiing, or anything else is a great way to learn a lot about yourself and the world around you! I am an easygoing guy and I am very excited to explore the Northwest with you all!
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course
I'm Eric and I'm and natureholic. I feed my addiction any way that I
can, but most frequently through sending big lines on bikes and skis. My
dream is to one day be adopted by a pack of wolves deep in the rugged
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid,
CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course
I am originally from NJ and have grown up exploring and playing in the woods of New York State's Catskid Mountains. After years of traveling with family exploring in the west coast, I have fallen in love with outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, snowboarding, and bouldering. When I graduate I wish to incorporate outdoor recreation into my nursing career so I may help people enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Lead Facilitator Course, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course
I grew up in Las Vegas. I love getting outdoors, even just a walk in the fresh air. I also like meeting new people and traveling. I am working on getting my Bachelor's in English Literature with a minor in economics and writing studies. I look forward to getting outside with other SU students!
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche, Leave No Trace Course
Trip Leaders are the co-leaders of our day and overnight outings, and may additionally support OAR's campus activities and events. Their primary functions are to serve in leadership roles for outings as needed/desired, to be knowledgeable of and teach wilderness skills and safety management, to apply knowledge to reduce risks while in the field and to teach/model environmental sustainability practices.
Hey! My name is Adam Fecher and I was born in California and came to Seattle for a change of pace. I am the president of the SU Water Polo Club and like to go snowboarding on the weekends. I also love mountain biking and walking around downtown in my spare time.
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course
Hello! My name is Annabelle but you can call me Annie. I'm from New Mexico. I love to be outside and more than anything I love a good view whether it's from on top of a mountain, a cliff, a kayak, or a sunset at the end of the road. Our backyard here in Seattle has so much to offer and our own two feet can take us anywhere, so I hope you'll join me in eating peanut M&M's on the trail and seeking adventure in the Pacific Northwest!
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Lifeguard, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course
I'm from Portland, OR and am a board sport fanatic. I love
spending time outdoors as it really helps center as well as relax me. My
favorite outdoor activities are snowboarding, surfing, music festivals, and
anything else that'll give me an adrenaline rush. Apart from traditional
outdoor fun, I'm an avid supporter of youtube sensations like urban kayaking
and liquid mountaineering. I love making new friends and exchanging crazy
stories, so don't hesitate to say hello.
Outdoor Training: Wilderness
First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche, Leave No Trace
Growing up just south of Portland I learned to ski on Mt. Hood and did many hikes in the Columbia River Gorge. After moving to Seattle. I got a taste for Washington's outdoor scene and I look forward to sharing it with you!
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course
From the city by the bay and ready to explore the beautiful Pacific North West with peers!
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace
I have lived in Los
Angeles my whole life, but its concrete mania has never held me back from
exploring Nature as much as possible. The canyon by my home was my best friend
growing up and my love for hiking, camping, and backpacking has increased ever
since. I love people and I love adventures, so let's explore.
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, Bike Maintenance Course
Hi, I'm Darcy (or "The Derc"). I'm from Oregon and am studying film and history. I love Middle Earth, cats, and Freddie Mercury!
Hello, my name is Gary. I totally dig the outdoors, especially the mountains! I also know a lot of Rope Rescue and other interesting skills. My love is for mountaineering, which is sadly not offered by OAR. Let's go on a trip!
Hannah Tyne is a sophomore premajor. She is lucky to have spent her whole life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When she's not exploring the world or climbing mountains, you can find her being an expert sleeper, consumer of Thai food, and puppy hugger.
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace
Growing up in Idaho, I was very fortunate to have access to the wonderful outdoors. Whether I'm hiking the Cascades, mountain biking around my hometown, or running in Seattle, I absolutely love being outside. I look forward to sharing my love of the beautiful Pacific Northwest with you!
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course
Hello! My name is John Rarick and my favorite place to be is waist deep in some fresh snow, hiking a long trail, or climbing a hard route. I originate from Lake Oswego, Oregon and I have had fun in the outdoors since I was a wee tot. I'm studying chemistry at SU and during the week you can usually find me writing up some weird symbols in the library. Let's have some hearty laughs and good times outdoors!
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Lead & Lead Belay, Leave No Trace Course
I've been hiking
since before I could walk and in love with the outdoors since birth. Whether
it's kayaking through the San Juans, backpacking in the forests of the
Northwest, summiting Mount St. Helens, cross country skiing through the silent
winters woods, or just walking barefoot through the grass, in the outdoors is
where I am the happiest. In the words of William Shedd "A ship in the harbor is
safe, but that is not what ships are built for", so let's go adventure!
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No
Hi, my name is Lucas Bartholomew-Good from San Francisco, CA. I like to ski mountains, climb rocks, hike trails, and butcher the occasional pig. I'm studying Biology here in Seattle University, and love to talk all things cell related. Join me for some times in the snow van, on the trails, on the rock wall, or on a bike ride! Can't wait to meet you.
I'm a Montana native, and I'm still trying to adapt to big-city life. My main coping mechanism is running away to the mountains at any chance I get. I enjoy chocolate, homemade pizza in the back country, and trekking for extended periods of time.
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue
I come from the rural town of Geyserville in Northern California. If I'm not backpacking, hiking or skiing, I am dreaming of the next time I will get to. I haven't lost my love for climbing trees and chasing toads at dusk, so I hope you'll join me in celebrating life's greatest gifts!
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace Course
I'm a Pacific Northwest kid who is excited to explore the outdoors
with you! Hiking, snowboarding, and rafting are my favorite outdoor past times.
I love to stay fit in the gym and in the wilderness and have fun doing
Hello all! My name is Rebecca, but some call me Smiley or Becs.
I'm a freshman and a new OAR program leader. I love all sports and find peace
through fresh air in my outdoor adventures. I've found that venturing out fo
the city if really fun and worthwhile, so you should sign up for some trips and
enjoy the Northwest's beautiful outdoors with me!
Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, Basic Kayak Rescue, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche, Lead Facilitator Course
What's up adventurers? My name is Rebekah; upholder of Seattle stereotypes. Public Affairs major, and nature fiend! Despite growing up in Seattle, I didn't start exploring the PNW until the summer of 2012 when I fell in love with hiking. I affectionately call hiking my 'gateway drug' because it led me to begin kayaking, backpacking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and many more (most of which I learned to do through OAR)! I love sharing the beauty of Washington and hope to see you on a trip!
Hey! I'm from Mill Valley, CA, a town by a mountain, forests, and a cold ocean. I grew up exploring Muir Woods with my dog, hiking up and around the local watershed, and depending on what I had, surfing or body surfing in the ocean. I am grateful for the outdoors and am a firm believer that everyone needs to get out of dodge every once and a while and discover what's out there!
Having grown up in the mountains, rivers, and lakes of Idaho, I love all things outdoors. I'm a positive person with a thirst to experience all of life's thrills as well as capture unique memories with others. I am excited to explore the Pacific Northwest with other SU students.