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
Frank Olive - Assistant Coordinator for Education
Frank worked as a staff member for Outdoor Adventures from 2010-2017 and after 8 months as a stay at home dad is back with the program. Frank has lived in and played in Alaska for 25 years, and loves exploring the mountains on foot or on skis. Climbing and skiing skiing are his main passions when he is not hanging out with his children. Frank also enjoys exploring Alaska Rivers in a kayak and packraft as well as doing bike tours around the world.
Credentials: Wilderness First Responder, PCIA CWI-L, Avy 1 and Avy 2, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, USA Climbing Level 1 Route Setter, ACA Level 1-3 Canoe, AMGA SPI (expired 11/17)
Danielle is the current Graduate Assistant at Outdoor Adventures. She moved to Alaska from Florida in June of 2017. She is passionate about student growth and developmet through the endless classroom that is the wilderness! She assists with the tripping program, our Wilderness Welcome program, and some of our academic classes. This is a pic of her and her favorite little dog. Anyway, shes always around in the office if you have any questions- thanks for reading this bio!
Joel Ballou has been working with Outdoor Adventures since the fall of 2018 after taking several of the classes offered by the department. He is majoring in business administration and is planning on joining the graduate program in 2019. Outside of work and school he enjoys mountaineering, ice climbing, and groovy dancing at the local band's events.
Andy has been working at Outdoor Adventures since the summer of 2018. After coming to Alaska in the fall of 2017 on exchange from Pennsylvania, he transferred to UAF to major in Natural Resource Management. Andy spends a lot of his time on campus rock climbing and cross country skiing, and plans on finding a dog to skijour with this winter.
Quinn has been working at Outdoor Adventures since fall 2017. He is from Haines Alaska, and came to Fairbanks to study music and aviation. Outside of school his main activities are mountaineering, snowoarding, and rock climbing.
Sean has been working at Outdoor Adventures since January of 2018. He is from Washington State, but now calls Fairbanks home. He is studying Civil Engineering and enjoys spending time outdoors. His favorite activities include ice and rock climbing and snowboarding.
Anja began working at Outdoor Adventures the fall of 2018. She came to UAF to be on the Cross Country Running and Nordic Ski teams and would love to teach you how to ski on the beautiful campus trails. She is a Wildlife Biology and Conservation major and Outdoor Leadership minor. Outside of school and college sports Anja enjoys backpacking, backcountry skiing, and playing her ukulele.
Brian Reggiani - OA Instructor
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
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!