About Nanook Recreation


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.


Mark Oldmixon
Mark Oldmixon


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


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 Coordinator


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


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Christine McComb
Assistant Director of Wellness


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.

Teresa Shannon
Teresa Shannon

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