Employment and Staff

Employment

Each academic year Outdoor Adventures hires new student staff members to work in all program areas of Outdoor Adventures. Please review the Outdoor Adventures Hiring Information sheet if you are interested in becoming a part of the Outdoor Adventures Leadership Team. Once you are ready, visit the Recreation & Wellness Employment Page and complete an on-line employment application.

Meet Our Staff


Nathan Rector

Nathan Rector
Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation Programs
Favorite Activity:
Depends on the season. I like it all.
Favorite Food:
Blue Bell Natural Ice Cream
Favorite Quote:
The best stories to tell are the hardest ones to make.

Alex Hauer

Alex Hauer
Coordinator, Outdoor Adventures
Favorite Activity:
Backpacking
Favorite Food:
Tofu Tacos
Favorite Quote:
Recreate Adventurously, for it nourishes the soul.


Abby Copen


Favorite Activity: Kayaking
Favorite Food: Pepperoni Pizza
Favorite Quote: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” C.S. Lewis


Anndi Murdoch


Favorite Activity: Sight Seeing
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Quote: “I only drink on two occasions, when I’m sad and when I am not” Coco Channel


Anton Parker


Favorite Activity: Hiking
Favorite Food: Fried Chicken
Favorite Quote: Veni Vidi Vici


Artavius Brown


Favorite Activity: Swimming
Favorite Food: Singapore Noodles
Favorite Quote: All of the answers that you seek are within you.


Austyn Farber


Favorite Activity: Anything water related!
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Quote: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return” Eden Ahbez


Ben Dawkins


Favorite Activity: Biking and Kayaking
Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo
Favorite Quote: “Success- it’s what you do with what you’ve got” Woody Hayes


Daniel Linares


Favorite Activity: Rock Climbing
Favorite Food: Brisket
Favorite Quote: “Miles to go before I sleep” Robert Frost


David Wise


Favorite Activity: Whitewater Kayaking
Favorite Food: Sour Gummy Worms & Dr. Pepper
Favorite Quote: “There’s no substitute for just going there” Yvon Chouinard


Donald Komondy


Favorite Activity: Snow Boarding
Favorite Food: Chicken Parm
Favorite Quote: “It’s not about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward” Rocky Balboa


Emily Hobgood


Favorite Activity: Stand Up Paddleboarding or Kayaking
Favorite Food: All things breakfast
Favorite Quote: “My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice!” Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Emily Huneycutt


Favorite Activity: Rock Climbing (and/or building sand castles)
Favorite Food: Mac N Cheese
Favorite Quote: “Don’t live your life with the expectation you can pay for happiness later”


Ian Kirkman


Favorite Activity: Hiking and Backpacking
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Quote: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” Wrestling Coach


Kayla Gentry


Favorite Activity: Hiking
Favorite Food: Meat! But BBQ Ribs are a top choice.
Favorite Quote: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear or timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT


Leigh Harris


Favorite Activity: Hiking & Paddleboarding
Favorite Food: Movie Theater Popcorn
Favorite Quote: “The world is changed by your example, not your opinion” Paulo Coelho


Marianna Levithan


Favorite Activity: Hiking
Favorite Food: Ethiopian Doro Wat
Favorite Quote: “Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around” Henry David Thoreau


Michael Burton


Favorite Activity: Kayaking
Favorite Food: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Favorite Quote: “It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?” Jim Carrey


Olivia Beach


Favorite Activity: Hiking or yoga on the beach
Favorite Food: Sweet potato curry
Favorite Quote: Everything will be okay in the end, and if it’s not okay, it’s not the end. John Lennon


Rachel Carico Bair


Favorite Activity: Caving
Favorite Food: White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Favorite Quote: “Don’t Panic” Douglas Adams


Robert Ellington


Favorite Activity: Sailing
Favorite Food: Canyon Creek Bison Burger
Favorite Quote: “Be phenomenal or be forgotten” Eric Thomas


Samantha Gaillard


Favorite Activity: Rock Climbing
Favorite Food: Avocados
Favorite Quote: “The secret to life is to accept where you are in life and make the most out of it”


Sara Silika


Favorite Activity: Running
Favorite Food: Raspberries
Favorite Quote: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love” Marcus Aurelius


Scott Peterson


Favorite Activity: Caving
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Quote: “Just go up” Scott Peterson


Shelby Clark


Favorite Activity: Zip Lining
Favorite Food: Burritos
Favorite Quote: “It is not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves” John Muir


Tricia Levi


Favorite Activity: Horseback Riding
Favorite Food: Strawberries
Favorite Quote: “Nicht alle, die wandern, gehen verloren” (Not all who wander are lost) JRR Tolkien


Zachary Young


Favorite Activity: Backpacking
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Quote: “I don’t know any off the top of my head” Zack OG


Zoey Huston


Favorite Activity: Backpacking
Favorite Food: A nice, zesty burrito
Favorite Quote: “I can hike all day, but sometimes I just gotta take a nap.” Ian Kirkman