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.
Want to know a secret? Some people will be surprised by this... I spent half a year solo backpacking in 2008, and somehow ended up working as a migrant laborer at a tomato farm in the Outback of Australia! I grew up surfing, skiing, longboarding, kaykaing, cycling, hiking, and most recently sailing. I like getting dirty and exploring, in whatever form that may take. Meeting new people on campus is what I love, and now I get to that while cycling! I hope to inspire you as we try new activities and make new friends together, as we cycle in solidarity throughout the beautiful Northwest. See you on the (cycling) trial
Certification: Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED
I have been rock climbing for 7 years now. I competed on the Edgeworks Climbing Team for 6 years and worked at Edgeworks Climbing Gym for a year. Rock Climbing is my passion.
Certifications: CPR/AED, Wilderness First Aid Responder, Lead Climb and Belay, Rock Rescue.
I love going on adventures into the wilderness where nature is just waiting to entertain me. I'm from a suburban town just outside of Portland, OR, but I don't let suburbia hold me back. From watching leaf-water ants do their thing the forest of Costa Rica, to longboarding through town to get smoothies I am always down for an active and adventurous excursion.
Certifications:Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Food Handler
I specialize in Hoodrat and lumberjack activities. I enjoy the little things in life, like sunglasses tans. Give me an afternoon and I'll make a day out of it, and when life gives me lemons I exchange them for limes and make fish tacos. Lets ride!
Certifications: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Basic Kayak Rescue
My name is Margot Wolferberger, and I LOVE the outdoors. From my first backpacking trip at age 7 I have been an outdoor nut. Hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, skiing, kayaking, sailing,surfing, climbing, and biking, I have done it all! I am always open to new experiences, and the list of outdoor activities I still want to try is longer than I am tall.
Certifications: Wilderness First Aid Responder,CPR/AED, AIARE Avalanche Level 1 Course, Basic Kayak Rescue
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.
Certifications: Wilderness First Aid Responder,CPR/AED, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Basic Kayak Rescue
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.
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 Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, Food Handler, Lead Climb and Belay, Basic Kayak Rescue
Growing up in Germany, I've skied all over the Alps and explored all Europe had to offer! There's nothing better than a day on outdoors and then coming back home and relaxing.
Outdoor Training:Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course
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
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
I like to try all sorts of new things when it comes to the outdoors world. As it is I enjoy hiking and snowshoeing, or any other inexpensive outdoor adventure. An interesting fact about me is that I am actually allergic to cold temperatures, breaking out in disgusting mosquito bite sized bumps. Yet I refuse to live anywhere else except here where I can enjoying frolicking in the snow and the rain! Otherwise, I love Jamba Juice smoothies year round and I make a perfect impersonation of Raptor screech.
Outdoor Training:Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace Course, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Basic Kayak Rescue
Born and raised on the California cost and trained from a young age in the arts of bike riding, snowboarding rainbow magic and backcountry lore, Ben Koppl is a leader with a taste for fine dining and extreme adventure. He aims to serve in the newly founded SU bike club, go on every critical mass ride, snowboard 75 days a year (minimum), master the accordion and someday tour across the US on his 3 speed touring fixie, Shadowfax.
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
Hi! I'm Ana! A brief intro about myself: 1. I LOVE sports! You name it, I've done it (except skydive, that's this summer :P) I haven't gotten a chance to explore everything, but if I'm not studying, then I'm usually going out with the OAR team. This far I've become a rock-climbing addict and a future hiker. Usually I'll try to push myself to the limits, so I'll sign up for activities like crosscountry skiing, though I have never skied before. I like to encourage people to push themselves too, this way they can find their true potential.
Outdoor Training:Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course
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, Leave No Trace Course
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
Twenty-one year old male seeking a group of friends with whom to share some quality outdoor time and explore the natural world. Born in Tennesse, raised in Georgia and Illinois, and now pursuing a biochemistry degree in Seattle. Open-minded, passionate, and caring individual who relish the challenges of diverse experiences. Just looking for some enjoyable, no strings attached, outdoor fun.
Outdoor Training:Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course,
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, Leave No Trace Course, Food Handler Permit
My name is Ian Scofield! I bring over 5 years of experience from the Civil Air Patrol to OAR, including leadership, survival, and search and rescue training. I love camping, hiking, and tracking, and survival training, I have plenty of experience in all of those areas. Getting out is great and I am excited to get you out of the house (dorm) and trying new things.
Outdoor Training:Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, Ground Search and Rescue, Advanced Operational Risk Management
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!
Only the best adventures can be found deep in the woods of the northwest. What better to do than explore our inner most natural tendencies?
Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Responder,CPR/AED, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, Leave No Trace Course, Basic Kayak Rescue