Student Leaders

Meet the C-OAR Team

The Coordinators are a collection of student leaders that represent Seattle University’s Outdoor Adventure Recreation program (OAR). There is one Coordinator position for each of the six programming areas: Bike, Climb, Service, Snow, Trail, and Water. Coordinators’ primary functions are to provide strategic leadership for their specific area and for the overall program, to serve as leaders for various types of outings, to be trained in risk management and wilderness emergency response, and to teach environmental sustainability practices.

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Troy

Service Coordinator

Anticipated Graduation: 2020, Nursing

Troy is from the city of flowers and sunshine. He enjoys finding trees to hammock in and climbing outdoors because it’s a great place to slow down and breathe crisp PNW air. When he isn’t busy, you can find Troy rain or shine tossing a Frisbee with friends or re-watching Planet Earth II. He believes there’s always a way to rediscover something about the outdoors!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Top Rope & Lead belay, Lead Climb, Avalanche Awareness, Climb Site Management,  Leave No Trace

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Emma

Snow Coordinator

Anticipated Graduation: 2021, Biology

Emma is a biology major from Duvall, Washington. She has loved the outdoors since youth. She is a thrill seeker and enjoys roller coasters and skydiving. Emma is happiest when skiing, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, or windsurfing.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Kayak Rescue, Trail 101, Winter driving, Avalanche Awareness, Leave No Trace

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Brandon

Trail Coordinator & Program Manager

Anticipated Graduation: 2021, Environmental Studies and English

From childhood scampering around the Sierra Nevadas of California to recent excursions into Washington, Colorado, and even the UK’s wild places, nature has always been important to Brandon. While he loves learning new skills, he is “most comfortable with my pack on my back or scaling up a rock face”. Find Brandon if you need a hiking buddy, climbing partner, extremely amateur photographer for your outing, or just someone to seek out about anything outdoors related.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Lead Belay, Climb Site Management, Winter Driving, Trail 101, Leave No Trace, NOLS Mountaineering Alumni, Eagle Scout

Meet the Trip Leads

Trip Leads co-lead our day and multi-day outings, and may additionally support The Outdoor Programs campus activities and events. Their primary functions are to serve in leadership roles for outings, to teach wilderness skills and safety management, to reduce risks while in the field, and to model environmental sustainability practices.

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Liam

Anticipated Graduation: 2022, Economics

Nature has always been Liam’s place to connect with himself and others. The outdoors helps him decompress and experience life thoughtfully. Whether canyoneering in the red rock of the Southwest, camping in the Rockies, or skiing down the slopes of my native Utah, Liam feels at home outdoors. Maybe it’s the adrenaline of skiing fast or the tranquility of the night sky that brings people together, but either way, he always feel most connected when sharing nature with others.

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

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Liliana

Anticipated Graduation: 2022, Nursing

Lili is from Portland, Oregon. She grew up surrounded by tall trees and hiking trails, and so gets excited for every opportunity to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Favorite things include: adventures, yummy food, and making friends. Let’s adventure together!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace, Adaptive Recreation Training, Kayak Rescue, Waterfront/Open Water Rescue

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Marguerite

Anticipated Graduation: 2021, Digital Design 

Marguerite is from Fort Collins, Colorado, and embraces any outdoor adventure. She is a digital design major, and loves anything that has to do with art and design. She loves swimming, skiing on a blue bird powder day, and hiking, and recently completed the hike El Camino in Spain. She’s excited to explore the Washington wilderness.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Kayak Rescue, Winter Driving, Avalanche Awareness, Leave No

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Meagan

Anticipated Graduation: 2021, Nursing

Meagan loves to run, rock climb, ski, and go camping! In the summer, she spend hours running on the trails. She doesn’t like wearing closed toe shoes and says “Any chance I have, I will be wearing Sandals, most likely Chacos.” Meagan is more than happy to share her passion for the outdoors and running with anyone who will let her.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace, Adaptive Recreation Training, Anchors & Rappelling

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Melanie

Anticipated Graduation: 2020, Environemtnal Science

Since before she can remember, Melanie has been hiking, climbing, camping, biking, kayaking, skiing, rafting, and swimming. She’s always felt most at home when surrounded by nature. Favorite things include: two amazing dogs, art, lavender anything, rain, dirty chai, and the Oregon coast on a Stormy day. She couldn’t be more excited to get to know new outdoor enthusiasts and explore more of the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

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

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Nestor

Anticipated Graduation: 2022, Mathematics & Chemistry

Nestor climbs, hikes, skis, swims, bikes, and runs. He grew up in the Sierra Nevadas, but any mountains will make him happy. If not jumping into an ice lake or belaying a partner up a rock cliff, Nestor planning the next trip. He also loves music and listens to anything that isn’t trap-rap, or overly simplified pop (Bruno Mars is great though). As a mountain climber, he says “I am a proud Conqueror of the Useless”.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace, Anchors & Rappelling, AIARE 1

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Peter

Anticipated Graduation: 2022, Electrical Engineering

Peter’s favorite color is green and his best friends are the trees. Even though he’s grown up sailing, skiing, and backpacking in the PNW, it continues to take his breath away. Peter has been able to travel a lot and share his love for the beauty, peace, and excitement that comes from the outdoors in every place he’s visited.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace, Bike Leading, Kayak Rescue, Waterfront/Open Water Rescue, Lifeguard, Anchors & Rappelling

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Piper

Anticipated Graduation: 2021, Environmental Science

On any given day you can find Piper being silly and sendin’ at SBP or out and about in our lovely PNW. She grew up rock climbing on the granite cliffs of California, and cannot wait to explore everything beautiful Washington has to offer with you!

Outdoor Training: 
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace, Adaptive Recreation training, Bike Leading

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Robbie

Anticipated Graduation: 2022, Mechanical Engineering 

Robbie loves hiking climbing, water sports, and above all, skiing. He was born and raised New Mexican from the small town of Taos. He knows a load of tree facts and love discussing nature.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace, Adaptive Recreation training, Bike Leading, Kayak Rescue, Waterfront/Open Water Rescue

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Rowyn

Anticipated Graduation: 2022: Environmental Studies 

Rowyn is an outgoing guy who hails from southern California. After being asked if he knows how to surf one too many times, he moved to Washington where he traded in the sand for the snowy, green mountains. Now, he can’t wait to explore all that Washington has to offer, with you beside him!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace, Adaptive Recreation training

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Ryan

Anticipated Graduation: 2022, Economics

Ryan grew up in Washington, Kenya, Liberia, Ghana, and Zambia. For as long as he can remember, he has loved the outdoors. When not working, you’ll find him playing Rugby, or looking for an excuse to go backpacking, hiking, and/or skiing.

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

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Santana

Anticipated Graduation: 2022, Diagnostic Ultrasound

Santana has a great passion for being in the outdoors. She grew up in Colorado in a small town in a valley surrounded by the mountains. She is happiest hiking, kayaking on the Colorado river, backpacking, snowshoeing, and many more outside activities. Most of all, Santana loves traveling and capturing all of her amazing trips on camera.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace, Adaptive Recreation training

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Zivit

Anticipated Graduation: 2021, Sports and Exercise Science 

Zivi is from Portland, Oregon, so the outdoors have been an essential part of life growing up. Ever since the age of 3 when her mom bribed her to hike 2 miles for a raw marshmallow, Zivi remembers the outdoors as a happy place. Whether skiing, hiking, camping, or anything in between, she is always amazed at how beautiful and unknown the outdoors is.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace, Adaptive Recreation training