Alumni Leaders

Tina Short

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

Facilitator

Graduated:

2001

Major:

Interdisciplinary Studies: Recreation & Business

Minor:

Child Welfare and Family Services

Motto:

“Love what you do”

Favorite Outdoor Activities:

Nature Photography and exploring new adventures/outdoor activities with friends!

Dan Mattson

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

Student Trip Leader / Challenge Course Facilitator

Graduation Date:

Spring 2010

Major:

Adventure Ed.

Minor:

Marine Biology

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

Hiking, archery, equestrian sports, canoeing, fishing, skiing, marksmanship, snowshoeing, blacksmithing, welding, & just about anything else outside

Favorite Food:

yes, any & all foods are a favorite; homemade stuff is the best!

Favorite Quote:

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic”

Emily M. Anderson

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

Student Trip Leader / Challenge Course Facilitator

Graduation Date:

 

Spring 2010

Major:

Art Education (K-12)

Minor:

Adventure Ed.

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

hiking, camping, paddling, horseback riding, snowboarding, drawing

Favorite Food:

my Mom’s homemade Mac & Cheese

Favorite Quote:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not,”
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Rodney Ekstrom

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

Professional Facilitator

 

Degree(s):

B.A. English

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

climbing, skiing, paddling, surfing, trail running, reading, listening to music

Favorite Memory while working with the Outdoor Center:

Seeing a student with Cerebral Palsy on the flying squirrel fully stretch out his limbs and smiling wide. I get teary-eyed with joy just thinking about it. It was an incredible experience!

Favorite Quote:

“There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.”
~ Kurt Hahn

Adam Bofinger

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

Student Trip Leader

Graduation Date:

Spring 2011

Major:

Adventure Ed.

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

skiing, long boarding, surfing, climbing

Favorite Food:

Vault

Favorite Quote:

“When I ski, I never listen to music, just the melody of the mountains”

Benjamin Trister

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

Student Trip Leader

Graduation Date:

Spring 2010

Major:

Childhood Studies

Minor:

Adventure Ed.

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

climbing, slacklining, long boarding, playing the banjo

Favorite Food:

French fries

Favorite Quote:

“Light be one, but the lamps be many”
- Mike Heron, The Incredible String Band

Michaela Precourt

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

Student Trip Leader / Challenge Course Facilitator

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Graduation Date

2011

Major:

Adventure Ed.

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, hanging out with friends, climbing

Favorite Food:

raspberry and cream granola and ice cream

Favorite Quote:

“The Passion to Ride: Its what drives us to wake up before the sun, load up our gear, and head to the mountains while our neighbors sleep. It changes the meaning of “winter storm warning”. It drives us to question what’s possible and never ever take no for an answer. It creates unlikely friendships, unforgettable days, countless stories and a culture devoted to standing sideways and having fun.”

Matthew Ritter

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

Graduation Date:

2010

Major:

Adventure Ed.

Minor:

Farming and Nursing

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

climbing, backpacking, eating, trail running, bicycling, and general adventuring

Favorite Food:

nutritional yeast

Favorite Quote:

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it truly is, infinite.”
- William Blake

“It looks just like a Telefunken U-47″!

“Is that a real poncho or a Sears poncho?”
- Frank Zappa

Chelsi Coulombe

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

Student Trip Leader / Challenge Course Facilitator

Graduation Date:

Spring 2010

Major:

Adventure Ed.

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

Camping, Surfing, Paddling, Soccer

Favorite Food:

Homemade Applesauce

Favorite Quote:

“It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
- Albus Dumbledore

Taylor Huntley

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

Graduation Date:

2010

Major & Minor:

Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

skateboarding, Paddling, Rock climbing, Wake boarding, Wake skating, Hiking, Camping, Frisbee, Snowboarding, and a variety of games.

Favorite Food(s):

anything straight off the grill

Favorite Quote:

“It’s the journey, not the destination”

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