Student Staff

Outdoor Adventures

Adam McComb

Angel Rocks

Adam began working with Outdoor Adventures in 2012. He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering. Adam is enthusiastic about everything outdoors and has experence in rock climbing, biking, skiing, backpacking, rafting and kayaking. Any day he spends in the wilderness, with a good challenge, is a great day for him.

Credentials: Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid, Level 1 Avalanche

Michelle Klaben

Harding Ice Field

A communications major hailing from the Kenai Peninsula, Michelle began employment  with Outdoor Adventures in the Fall of 2011. She is an avid Nordic Skiier and loves Alaskan winters, even here in Fairbanks. Michelle likes to get off campus and outside whenever she can, be it biking, hiking, or skiing.

Credentials: Wilderness First Aid, Certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Wilderness First Responder

Completed: Introduction to Wilderness Leadership

Patrick Karr

Patrick has been with Outdoor Adventures since Spring of 2013. He is a Liberal Arts Major who loves anything to do with the outdoors. His interests include any kind of skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, and especially backpacking. He has logged many miles on the trails and ski areas of  Washington State and Colorado as well as Alberta and British Columbia in Canada. Patrick is originally from the east coast (Pennsyvania and Virginia) and most recently spent several years living in the Seattle area before moving to Fairbanks to attend UAF and become a part of the fantastic team at OA.

Bryson DeRonde

UAF Ice Wall

Bryson finds being outside udderly fantastic! An art major from the farm lands of Virginia, he is passionate about everything outdoors from biking, hiking, rafting, kayaking, climbing, skiing and whatever adventures come his way and is allways ready to laugh and have a good time 

Cridentials: WFR, PCIA with lead certificate, Swift Water Rescue Tech

Christian Mogensen

Patty Ice Arena

Amy Rogan

Amy is originally from Tipp City, Ohio but moved to Kodiak, Alaska when she was in high school. She is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and plans to return to Kodiak to teach and live after graduation. She enjoys sea kayaking, target shooting, hiking, hockey, and going on backpacking adventures with her husband. Amy has worked for DRAW since January 2011 as a facility supervisor. She is also a skate instructor for the learn to skate program and a recreation camp counselor. 

Erin Winters

Erin was born and raised in Fairbanks where she grew up playing hockey.  She graduated from UAF in 2013 with a degree in Business Administration.  She is currently finishing up prerequisite classes for dental school.  In her free time Erin enjoys traveling, fishing, and being outdoors.  

Linsey Trimmer

Picture of Linsey and a lion cub

Linsey Trimmer is originally from Willow, Alaska. Linsey moved up to Fairbanks in January 2010 and ended up staying and continuing her degree in Business and two certificates in Welding and Aviation Maintenance Technology. Linsey loves to workout in the SRC and she also plays intramural volleyball. Linsey has been a part of the Front Desk Staff since May 2012.

Amanda Tamagni

Originally from Anchorage, AK, Amanda is at UAF pursuing a degree in nursing and hopes to attend the nursing school in Texas.  After working in the nursing field for a few years, she hopes to continue her education by going to school to become a Physician's Assistant.  She began working at the SRC in December 2011 as facilities staff and refereeing intramurals.  She began working at the front desk in August 2012 and became a student supervisor for the intramural program at the beginning of the Spring 2013 semester.

Ellie Bowman

Ellie is originally from Kenny Lake, Alaska. She is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Nursing and looking to further her education at Oregon Health and Science University in the hopes of obtaining a Masters Degree in Midwifery. She enjoys traveling and hopes to explore Europe for a few months after finishing her Pre-Nursing requirements. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, playing intramural volleyball, and working out at the SRC. She began working at the Student Recreational Center Spring semester 2013, she not only works at the front desk, but also referees intramural sports in the evenings in her spare time.

Serena McCormick

Serena  was born and raised in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She has spent a few years in Southeast Alaska and currently lives on the Kenai Peninsula when she is not in Fairbanks for school. She is pursuing a degree in Petroleum Engineering and plans on traveling upon her graduation. In her spare time she enjoys doing outside activities and loves photography. Serena has been a part of the wonderful DRAW staff since spring semester 2013.

SRC Facility Supervisors

Amy Rogan

Amy is originally from Tipp City, Ohio but moved to Kodiak, Alaska when she was in high school. She is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and plans to return to Kodiak to teach and live after graduation. She enjoys sea kayaking, target shooting, hiking, hockey, and going on backpacking adventures with her husband. Amy has worked for DRAW since January 2011 as a facility supervisor. She is also a skate instructor for the learn to skate program and a recreation camp counselor. 

PATTY POOL LIFEGUARDS

Stefan Tica
 
My name is Stefan Tica and I am coming here from Serbia. This is going to be my 3rd year in Fairbanks and on a Nanook basketball team. I am studying finance, and besides basketball and school I like to play guitar, and watch movies. My favorite meal is traditional home made mashed potatoes with fried stake, and my favorite desert is plazma cake. Desert comes from Serbia btw. :-) 
If you ever see me on campus, make sure to say hi.
 

Allie Whitaker

I was born and raised in central Maine and moved to Fairbanks in 2010 to finish my BS in Biology (which I finally did in December of last year, YAY!). I am currently working towards my licensure and masters in secondary education.   During the summers I enjoy working at summer camp, wakeboarding and waterskiing.

Rachel LaSota

Rachel has lived in Fairbanks her entire life. Many merely adopt the cold and dark. Rachel was born in it, molded by it. She didn't feel sun until she went to Hawaii and discovered how cool lifeguards are, causing her to pursue the vallent skill of lifesaving. Rachel learned to swim at Patty when the diving boards still towered overhead and the pool was stockpiled with swim noodles. She enjoys playing soccer and sailing when she is not questing as a champion of Azeroth. Rachels most prized possession his her katana that has slain many flying fruit. From her lifetime in Fairbanks Rachel is always sure of one thing, "Winter is Coming."

 

Gina Richards

Gina Richards has been a lifeguard since Dec.2011. She has been with DRAW since August 2012. In her spare time, she loves swimming and teaching people to swim. She swam on her high school swim team in Kenai AK

 
Victoria Graham
 
Victoria has lived in Alaska all of her life. She went to UAF for her first year and then transferred to Campbellsville University in Kentucky. She majored in Pastoral Ministries and English. She is currently pursuing an education as a dental assistant. In her spare time she trains for runs and swims year round she also loves playing with her dogs and is currently planning for her November wedding in Hawaii.
 
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