About Nanook Recreation

Mission

It is our mission to provide the university community with opportunities and facilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles through sport and recreation on campus and out in the beautiful wilderness of Alaska.

Staff

Mark Oldmixon
Mark Oldmixon
Director

mtoldmixon@alaska.edu
907-474-5886

Mark is responsible for supervision of the entire department; SRC, Outdoor Adventures, Patty Pool, Patty Ice and Outdoor Ed Center.

Christian Mogensen
Christian Mogensen
Outdoor Adventures Assistant Coordinator for Climbing Programs

cgmogensen@alaska.edu
907-474-6027

Christian is in charge of climbing programs at Outdoor Adventures. He started out volunteering for OA in 2012, and has worked his way up through the program to Assistant Coordinator. Born and raised in the flat country of Denmark, Christian now loves spending time in the mountains and is passionate about all types of climbing. In addition to working at OA, he's also a master's student in the Northern and Arctic Studies program at UAF.

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Frank Olive
Outdoor Adventures Assistant Coordinator for Education

folive@alaska.edu
907-474-6306

Frank worked as a staff member for Outdoor Adventures since 2010. Frank has lived in and played in Alaska for 30 years, and loves exploring the mountains on foot or on skis. Climbing and skiing are his main passions when he is not hanging out with his kids. Frank also enjoys exploring Alaska rivers in a kayak, raft and packraft as well as doing bike tours around the world.

Brent Culleton
Brent Culleton
Facilities and Intramurals Coordinator

baculleton@alaska.edu
907-474-6269

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Christine McComb
Assistant Director of Wellness

cmccomb@alaska.edu
907-474-6806

Ice arena supervisors

The Ice Arena Supervisors are in charge of general day to day operations at the Patty Ice Arena. This includes monitoring all the public skating session, checking out locker rooms and answering questions for all the various hockey organizations during games, practices and private rentals, sharpening skates and driving the Zamboni to maintain the best ice in town.

Luke
Luke Bonnewell

Luke is the Ice Arena Manager.  He has been playing hockey since he was five and he played collegiate hockey.  He is now a coach passionate about the development of his players becoming not only good hockey players but good people off the ice too! 

Teresa Shannon
Teresa Shannon

Teresa is in charge of the Learn to Skate Program, as well as other various graphic design tasks.

 


About Outdoor Adventures and staff

 

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Outdoor Adventures to foster personal growth and a spirit of adventure for the UAF community through education, experience and accessibility in the wilderness of Alaska and right here on campus.

Location

Inside the Student Recreation Center

 

Outdoor Adventures Staff

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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 has been living in Alaska since January 2012. He is a graduate student in the Northern and Arctic Studies program and is conducting research on optimal experience (Flow) in outdoor recreation activities. Christian loves spending time with his family, and spending time outside rock and ice 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, Avi 1

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Frank Olive
Assistant Coordinator for Education

Frank worked as a staff member for Outdoor Adventures since 2010. Frank has lived in and played in Alaska for 30 years, and loves exploring the mountains on foot or on skis. Climbing and skiing are his main passions when he is not hanging out with his kids. Frank also enjoys exploring Alaska rivers in a kayak, raft and packraft as well as doing bike tours around the world.

Credentials: Wilderness First Responder, AAA Pro 1 Avalanche, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, PCIA SPI, AMGA Alpine Skills Course, AK Avalanche School Avy 1 and Avy 2, PCIA CWI-L, USSA Alpine Coach, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, USA Climbing Level 1 Route Setter, ACA Level 1-3 Canoe, AMGA SPI and CWI-L (expired 11/17)

Tristan O'Donoghue
Tristan O'Donoghue
Trips Manager

Having lived in Fairbanks for most of his life, Tristan has been inspired by the community he has grown up beside and found a joy for being in outdoor spaces. His favorite activities to do are rock and ice climbing in the Alaskan wilderness. Tristan coordinates the trips program at Outdoor Adventure and assists with both the indoor and outdoor climbing programs.  For questions regarding outdoor rock climbing venues around the Fairbanks area stop by the OA office or call and speak to Tristan for any advice!

Credentials: Wilderness First Responder, PCIA single pitch instructor

Saoirse
Saoirse Bogart
Student employee

Saoirse (it's pronounced Sear-sha) started working at Outdoor Adventures in fall 2019. Originally from Washington State, Saoirse moved to Alaska to study wildlife biology. Favorite things: snow, mountains, dogs.

Credentials: Wilderness first responder

Evan Taylor
Evan Taylor
Student employee

Evan has been an employee of Outdoor Adventures since the Fall of 2021.  Born and raised in Palmer, AK he enjoys hiking mountains , sending it on his mountain bike, and shredding the trails on cross country skis no matter the weather.

Credentials: Wilderness First aid

Joy Lomelino
Joy Lomelino
Student Employee

Joy has been working at OA since the Fall 2022 semester. Growing up in Alaska has shaped her love for outdoor adventure no matter the season.  When she's not in class she loves to be out backpacking, climbing,  or skiing.

Dorothy Sherer
Dorothy Sherer
Student Employee

Dorothy started working for Outdoor Adventures in Fall 2022. While she was raised in Indiana, she feels right at home exploring the wildnerness of Alaska. Dorothy came to UAF to study biology, and when she's not studying, you can find her hiking, climbing, skiing, hammocking, or petting the nearest cat or dog she finds on campus. 

Cole F
Cole Funke
Student Employee
Cole has been working at Outdoor Adventures since Spring Semester 2022. Being born and raised in Alaska made it hard for him not to fall in love with the outdoors, and his time in the boy scouts made it impossible. Cole's favorite things to do are backpacking, skiing, and photographing nature. 
Jenni K
Jenni Klebesadel
Student Employee
Aria W
Aria Workman
Student Employee

Aria transferred to UAF from Bellingham Wa for a degree in Biology. Her goal is to be a physician assistant. Her favorite outdoor activities are mountaineering and backpacking with her dog.