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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Katey

Bike Coordinator

Anticipated Graduation: 2020, Mechanical Engineering

Katey is PNW born and raised here in Mukilteo, Washington. She has loved being outside for as long as she can remember. Whether it be winter or summer, she is always in search of some snow to ski to get year round turns. You can find her in the beautiful Cascade mountain range hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, or mountaineering

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Lifeguard, AIARE I , Climb Site Management, Winter Driving, Leave No Trace, Bike Leader Training, Waterfront/Open Water Rescue Training

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Monica

Climb Coordinator

Anticipated Graduation: 2020, International Studies 

Monica is from the SF Bay Area. She loves pretty much anything that has to do with the outdoors; climbing, hiking, backpacking, and skiing are favorite outdoor activities. Some of her other passions are traveling, learning about other cultures, eating delicious food, and petting dogs. She can’t wait to explore the beautiful outdoors with you!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Lead Climb, Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace

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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

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Marine

Water Coordinator

Anticipated Graduation: 2020, Biology

Marine grew up in France, hanging out in the water from the youngest age and up in the mountains later on. She’s very committed to environmental conservation. Marine is also a Scuba diver, lover of meeting new people, and excited to go on trips with you!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Lifeguard, Waterfront/Open Water Rescue, Kayak Rescue, SCUBA diving, Avalanche Awareness, Adaptive Recreation Training, Leave No Trace course

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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Audrey

Anticipated Graduation: 2020, Chemistry

Audrey grew up in sunny southern California and is always excited to explore the PNW. She loves being outside, hanging out with friends, family and her dog! She’s an outdoor enthusiast who loves to rock climb, hike, kayak, and ski. If not outside, you can find Audrey reading, drinking tea, or hanging out with her dog.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Waterfront/Open Water Rescue, Winter Driving, Avalanche Awareness, Leave No Trace

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Bailee

Anticipated Graduation: 2020, Environmental Studies

Bailee is from Nebraska and has always loved the outdoors and going on adventures. As a child, Bailee was always roaming around and exploring the wilderness. She still has a love for nature and knows it will always be a part of her life. Her dream is to work to preserve the beauty of nature and share this love with others.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, Kayak Rescue, Top Rope Belay, Climb Site Management

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Cece

Anticipated Graduation: 2020, Nursing

Cece is so excited to get out into nature and fully appreciate the area. She’s from a small town on the other side of the Cascade Mountains where it is more desert than forest. To say the least, it is very different from Seattle. She is learning to love it though. Last summer, she went to Norway and England working on farms and I discovered that nature is key for my sanity. If you have any questions about WOOFING in Europe, she would love to talk about it. Adventure is out there!

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

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Heather

Anticipated Graduation: 2020, Math & Physics

Heather grew up in the Black Hills and spent summers outside hiking and in the water. She’s lived in some really beautiful places and been so lucky to have the chance to explore canyons, caves, rivers, and mountains. Being outdoors is always so rewarding so she can’t wait to share the outdoors with you all!

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

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Jeanne

Anticipated Graduation: 2020, Economics

Jeanne hiked her first trail at 12 years old and has hiked more mountains than she can remember since. Some hikes have gone smoothly while others were more rocky (yes, pun intended), but none she regrets. Yet.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Kayak Rescue, Winter Driving, Leave No Trace course, Adaptive Recreation Training

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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, Math & Music

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

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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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Susanna

Anticipated Graduation: 2021, Clinicial Mental Health 

It wasn’t until college that Susanna really started to play outdoors and gain more wilderness skills. After her undergrad, she experienced her first outdoor climb while living in Rio de Janiero and hasn’t stopped learning and recreating outside since! She enjoys skiing, climbing, bike touring, and backpacking and generally just am happy to get moving outdoors especially with other folks. She says, “I don’t think it matters what your age or skill level is, you can always take the opportunity to learn.”

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

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Sonja

Anticipated Graduation: 2021, Public Affairs

Growing up in Northeastern Washington gave Sonja a special opportunity to enjoy the snow, lakes, and forests. She absolutely adores snow and water skiing but hiking in the woods and kayaking are close runner ups. She is always willing to be an adventure buddy because few things are more fun than being outside and trying out new skills or exploring different places

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