Outdoor Adventures Staff
Christian Mogensen - Assistant Coordinator of Climbing Programs
Christian has worked as a member of the climbing wall staff since the spring of 2013. Hailing from Denmark, Christian speaks fluent Danish and eats them too. He is a master's student in the Northern Studies program and will conduct research on high latitude thrill seeking. Christian likes spending much time outside climbing and mountaineering.
Credentials: Wilderness First Responder, PCIA CWI-L, Swift Water Rescue Technician, ACA Canoeing Level 1&2, USA Climbing Level 1 route setter
Conrad Chapman - Student Assistant
Conrad started working with Outdoor Adventures in 2014. Growing up in Chugiak, AK gave him a passion for time spent in the outdoors. Conrad is working on a degree in Earth Systems Science with a minor in Outdoor Guiding and Recreation Management. Conrad enjoys any time spent outside, but especially enjoys the snowy winter months that allow him to persue his passion for avalanche education, snow science, and just being in the snow.
Credentials: Wilderness First Responder, EMT-1, Swift Water Rescue Technician, PCIA CWI, ACA Canoeing Level 1&2, AIARE Avalanche Level 1 Instructor, Avalanche level 1-3
Luke Rollie Rogers - Student Assistant
Luke began at Outdoor Adventures as an intern for the 2014-2015 school year. Now an employee at OA, he specializes in whitewater rafting while also having a love for hiking mountains and downhill skiing. Luke studies wildlife biology at UAF and plans to continue to make Alaska his home while advocating the preservation of Alaska's natural landscape and its abundance of wildlife. He also hopes to continue developing his skills in whitewater rafting while learning new ones such as backcountry skiing and mountaineering.
Credentials: Wilderness First Responder, PCIA CWI, Swift Water Rescue
Kelly Eagan - Student Assistant
Kelly started working for Outdoor Adventures during the summer of 2015 as an Adventure Camp counselor. She is studying Biology at UAF and loves living in Fairbanks, where there's lots to explore and the snow is plentiful. Some of Kelly's favorite outdoor activities include cross country skiing, backpacking, and rafting, and she thinks that any adventure is better when you can bring your dog along.
Credentials: Wilderness First Responder, Swift Water Rescue, PCIA certified Climbing Wall Instructor
Brian Reggiani - Student Assistant
Brian started working for Outdoor Adventures during the summer of 2015 as an Adventure Camp counselor. Brian is a junior studying Earth Science and Secondary Education at UAF. As a lifelong Alaskan, outdoor recreation has a great influence in his life. He is an avid backcountry skier and loves all things outdoors. Brian’s favorite activity is chasing grouse around the interior with his specially bred husky bird dog Olive in tow.
Credentials: Wilderness First Aid, American Red Cross Life Guard, Level 1 Avalanche, PCIA certified Climbing Wall Instructor, HAZWOPPER Hazardous Material Training
Frank Olive - Adjunct Faculty and Part Time Staff Member
Frank has been at Outdoor Adventures since January 2010. He is a twenty five year Alaska resident who has had many great adventures all over the state. Climbing and skiing are his passions, and through these passions he has explored many of the mountains ranges of Alaska. Riding his bicycle beautiful places around the world has been a big part of his life too. He is the instructor for Intro to Mountaineering, Intro to Winter Camping, Intro to Arctic Backpacking, Intro to Wilderness leadership, and Advanced Wilderness Leadership courses at UAF. His kids take up all his time that is not spent instructing or in the Mountains. Frank loves sharing his knowledge and passion for the wild places of Alaska with the students of UAF.
Credentials: Level 1 and 2 Avalanche, Wilderness First Responder, AMGA SPI, AMGA CWI-L, PCIA CWI-L, Swift Water Rescue Technician, ACA Canoeing Level 1-3, USA Climbing Level 1 route setter.
Ethan the Adventure Duck
A lonely and wayward rubber duckie, Ethan was rescued by OA staff on the upper Chena River when they found him bobbing forlornely amongst the branches of a log jam. Freed from his watery prison, Ethan (he came with that name) is now enjoying all the great adventures that Alaska has to offer. He enjoys participating on Outdoor Adventures trips, and you can follow some of his adventures on the Outdoor Adventures Blog. Come sign up for a trip, and you might even get to enjoy your outdoor adventure with the Adventure Duck himself!