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.


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 Allgaier

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


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


Monet Chansombat

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


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


Ben Dawkins

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 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


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”


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


Ian Kirkman


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


Abu Kamara

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


Donald Komondy


Favorite Activity: Snowboarding
Favorite Food: Chicken
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


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


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


Daniel Linares


Favorite Activity: Kayaking
Favorite Food: Brisket
Favorite Quote: “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light”-Dylan Thomas


Anton Parker


Favorite Activity: Climbing and backpacking
Favorite Food: Fried Chicken
Favorite Quote: Astra Inclinant, Sed Non Obligant


Alexander Scott

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


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


Katherine Tardif

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


David Wise


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


Zachary Young


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