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Student Leaders

  • Meet the C-OAR Team

    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.

     

  • Joyce Keeley

    Joyce Keeley

    Bike Coordinator
    Senior: International Studies

     Hailing from the great state of Colorado, I am an avid tide-pooler and peanut butter enthusiast. My plethora of passions include dumpster diving, slam poetry, watering house plants, Swahili, and Beyoncé. BICYCOOL.

    Certifications: Wilderness First Responder. CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course
    John Anderson

    John Anderson

    Climb Coordinator
    Senior: Civil Engineering

     My name is John Anderson and I am a civil engineering major. I have always loved the outdoors and going up on numerous camping trips, hikes, and ski trips. My most recent favorite activity is anything and everything involving climbing.

     

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, Lead Climb and Belay, Basic Kayak Rescue, Rock Rescue. 

    Ana Garza Granados

    Ana Garza Granados

    Service Coordinator
    Senior: Marine Biology and Conservation

    Hola! I'm back for another year of OAR and I'm beyond stoked to enjoy dirty, wild, and exciting outdoor extravaganzas! Just came back from the tropics of Costa Rica and done everything from backpacking through the continental divide to catching lizards and climbing mangroves. Catch me (if you can) any time to go see the Northwest!

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, Lead Climb and Belay

    Mackenzie Bannister

    Mackenzie Bannister

    Senior: Sports and Exercise
    Snow Coordinator

    I am truly the happiest when playing in the snow, and that is saying something because I am usually freezing. I grew up skiing in the Alps and have thoroughly enjoyed Washington's mountains. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences and getting people out to the mountains to experience their own fun!

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course

    Calvin Garrett

    Calvin Garrett

    Trail Coordinator
    Sophomore: Premajor

    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

    Max Cordier

    Max Cordier

    Water Coordinator
    Junior: Business Economics

    Growing up in Colorado, I was born to be outdoors. I spent much of my life on the mountain skiing, camping, and biking. I also enjoyed kayaking and canoeing. I love showing others these exciting experiences.

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Responder,CPR/AED, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Basic Kayak Rescue

  • Meet the Trip Leads

    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.

  • Caleb Bowman

    Caleb Bowman

    Senior:Mechanical Engineering

    I'm a Mechanical Enginnering major from Boulder, Colorado. Whenever I have the chance I love hiking, backpacking, climbing and just exploring nature.

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Lead Climb and Belay, Rock Rescue. 

    Arthur Burnett

    Arthur Burnett

    Junior: Liberal Studies

    I was born an draised in the Sonoran desert and love all things wild. Since I was six years old I've been living in and exploring the wilderness, and I find myself genuinely happy outdoors. I look forward to learning more about the Northwest and enjoying all it has to offer.

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course Trainer, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Lead Belay

    James "Brady" Carlson

    James "Brady" Carlson

    Sophomore: Finance

    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 Course

    Claire Giordano

    Claire Giordano

    Senior: Environmental Studies and Philosophy

    Hello! I am passionate about getting myself and others outside! I am happiest when I am in nature, whether I am sketching spring flowers in the middle of Seattle, doing yoga in a park, or trekking up the flanks of Mt. Rainier. In the outdoors I find peace, awe, and joy at the beauty and wonder of nature. Come join me on a trip-I look forward to sharing these with you too!

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Lead Climb and Belay, Basic Kayak Rescue, Yoga Instructor, Leave No Trace Course.

    Henry Go

    Henry Go

    Senior: Biology

    Hey guys, my name is Henry. I'm quite a competitive guy, You might have seen me and my friends beating each other at the Connolly Center while training MMA. Other than that I enjoy rock climbing, actually I like climbing anything really: trees, buildings, etc. I'm really open to trying new things. Thats why I love OAR because it lets me experience and share things I've never done before.

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, Belay, Rock Rescue.

    Christina Harrington

    Christina Harrington

    Junior: Christina Harrington

    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

    Jason Huyhn

    Jason Huyhn

    Junior: Civil Engineering

    You can never see enough of the world. There is always something to be explored and I plan on finding it one day, I hope to admire all its wonders, starting with Seattle.

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course

    Joyce Keeley

    Joyce Keeley

    Senior: International Studies
    Hailing from the great state of Colorado, I'm an avid tide-poolers and peanut butter enthusiast. My plethora of passions include dumpster diving, slam poetry, watering house plants, Swahili, and Beyoncé. BICYCOOL!
    Eric Kennedy

    Eric Kennedy

    Senior: Environmental Science and Business Economics
    Snow Coordinator

    Hi, 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 Idaho wilderness.

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course

    Shannon Miller

    Shannon Miller

    Senior: English Literature
    Service Coordinator

    My name is Shannon Miller and I am thrilled to be an OAR leader! I am from Henderson, Nevada which is about 10 miles outside of Las Vegas. I do not live in a casino and my dad is not Elvis. I wanted to attend Seattle University because of its location in the exciting Seattle, and because I wanted a change from the dry, hot desert that is the Las Vegas valley. I am a sophomore, undecided major. Most importantly, I love the outdoors and am ready for adventure.

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course 

    Nathaniel Norton

    Nathaniel Norton

    Sophomore: Accounting

    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 so!

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

    Ashlen Olmsted

    Ashlen Olmsted

    Ashlen Olmsted

    Hey there! I'm Ashlen and I am stoked to be your fellow adventurer and leader on trips throughout the beautiful Northwest. I wouldn't be surprised if you saw me around smelling flowers, talking to a tree, or grooving to my music. While hiking and backpacking are my favorite outdoor activities, I truly enjoy anytime I spend in nature. I feel the happiest and most at peace with myself at the beach, hiking in the hills, or mountains. See you on the trail!

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED. Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course

    Robin Pendery

    Robin Pendery

    Senior: Business Economics

    Robin Pendery grew up in a small town in Utah. She loves living in the big city, but even more then that she loves getting back out in nature.

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, Food Handler, Basic Kayak Rescue

    Brooke Pringle

    Brooke Pringle

    Senior: Social Work/Spanish

    Hey There! My name is Brooke Pringle and i am a sophomore Social Work/Spanish major. I grew up on Vashon Island surrounded by water, trees, and lots of interesting critters. I'm familiar with water and trail activities, but rock climbing has always been most interesting. I'm looking forward to learning new things and having fun outside in the Northwest with you all this year!

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course.

    Michelle Smith

    Michelle Smith

    Senior

    Hi there! I have been adventuring in the woods as soon as I could crawl...but really there are pictures to prove it. I grew up hiking, camping, swimming, and biking all over Washington. I have been known to pick fun at those who have "campers" and wear my smart wool socks with pride. I am looking to share my passion for the outdoors with others!

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue,  Leave No Trace Course

    Rebecca Tharp

    Rebecca Tharp

    Junior: Undeclared in Business

    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!

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, Basic Kayak Rescue, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche

    Olivia Weeks

    Olivia Weeks

    Junior: Nursing

    I am originally from N.J. 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 that I may help people enjoy all that nature has to offer.

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course

    Liza Wyckoff-White

    Liza Wyckoff-White

    Sophomore: Liza Wyckoff-White

    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 Trace Course

    Yan Zhao

    Yan Zhao

    Masters Student: MPAC

    Life is a journey of curiosity, inspiration and expression. That is why I would like to study abroad. I'm a graduate student from China studying accounting. I love travelling and outdoor activities. That is why I chose Seattle as my second home, for her and wonderful neighborhoods! To explore and to take adventure, I fell in love with hiking. And also, if you like swimming and yoga, don't hesitate to join me!

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course