Employment and Staff

Finals/Winter Break Hours Notice:The Kaplan Center will have modified hours for Finals/Winter Break December 5th – January 12th. View the full schedue on the Hours of Operation page.
Facility Notice:On December 12th the ELEVATOR in the Kaplan Center will be OUT OF SERVICE from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This is a scheduled elevator shutdown with Facilities Operations for maintenance and programming upgrades. For any questions or concerns please contact Facilities Operations at 336-334-5684.

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.


Shaine Middleton (Graduate Assistant)

Shaine Middleton
Favorite Activity: Kayaking
Favorite Food: Chicken Fried Steak
Favorite Quote: I have not been everywhere, but it’s on my list.


Natalie

Natalie Allgaier
Favorite Activity: Running
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Quote: You do the right thing, for the right reason, without supervision.


Ian

Ian Boletchek
Favorite Activity: Skiing

Favorite Food: Fried Rice
Favorite Quote:


Michael


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


Monet

Monet Chansombat
Favorite Activity: Kayaking
Favorite Food: Alfredo Pasta
Favorite Quote: “Doubt kill more dreams than failure ever will” Suzy Kassem


Abby


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


Ben

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


Austyn


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


Emmanuel

Emmanuel Fletcher
Favorite Activity: Walking
Favorite Food:
Favorite Quote: “I try everything once”


Samantha


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”


Kayla


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


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


Julian

Julian Jones
Favorite Activity: Backpacking
Favorite Food: Veggie Chicken Nuggets
Favorite Quote:


Ian


Favorite Activity: Backpacking
Favorite Food: Any food!
Favorite Quote: Welcome to Chili’s


Abu

Abu Kamara
Favorite Activity: Hiking
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Quote: Everyday is a second chance.


Tricia


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


Marianna

Marianna Levithan
Favorite Activity: Hiking
Favorite Food: Tomatoes
Favorite Quote: “Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to maintain balance, you must keep moving.”


Ty

Ty Lewis
Favorite Activity: Paddleboarding
Favorite Food: Chili-Mac
Favorite Quote: “I go to seek a Great Perhaps. That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.” John Green


Caleb

Caleb Mallory
Favorite Activity: Rock Climbing
Favorite Food: Buffalo Chicken Wings
Favorite Quote: “It is our choices, that show what we truly are,far more than our abilities”


Elliot

Burke Miller
Favorite Activity: Hammock camping
Favorite Food: Hibachi chicken with way too much white sauce
Favorite Quote:


Burke

Burke Miller
Favorite Activity: Bouldering
Favorite Food: Chicken Tikka Masala
Favorite Quote: “Low Expectations. High Gratitude” – VENGA!


Michelle

Michelle Nobel
Favorite Activity: Kayaking
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Quote:


Kylie

Kylie Pond
Favorite Activity: Soccer and hiking
Favorite Food: Costa Rican Pineapples
Favorite Quote: “May my heart be kind, my mind fierce, and my spirit brave.”


Alexander

Alexander Scott
Favorite Activity: Snowboarding
Favorite Food: Bojangles Fries
Favorite Quote: “Shake and Bake!” -Ricky Bobby


Salauni

Salauni Shah
Favorite Activity: Paddleboarding and rafting
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Quote: “Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it” -Rapunzel


Sara


Favorite Activity: Running
Favorite Food: Raspberries
Favorite Quote: “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball” -Patches O’Houlihan


Katherine

Katherine Tardif
Favorite Activity: Rock Climbing
Favorite Food: Chocolate Ice Cream
Favorite Quote: Do it with passion or not at all.


David


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