Officers

Mark Strayer : President, Trip Leader, Instructor

Mark Strayer

President, Trip Leader, Instructor

I love backpacking. With Hoofers, I lead everything from weekend trips on the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin to week long trips to the desert of Utah. On my own time, I’m a ultralight gearhead with long-distance goals of the PCT, PNT, and CDT after I graduate. Outside of Hoofers, I’m studying environmental science and history.

I’m currently in Kalispell, MT for the summer, serving with the Montana Conservation Corps. I spend most of my.time building trail, clearing trail, and running away from large carnivores (three black bears, one mountain lion, and counting). Since I’m not reliably in service all the time, make sure you CC my vice president Ryan Stowe (vicepresident@hooferouting.org) in any emails you send my way!
Ryan Stowe : Vice President, Instructor, Trip Leader

Ryan Stowe

Vice President, Instructor, Trip Leader

vicepresident@hooferouting.org

I do Sea Kayaking as an alternative to hiking and backpacking when weather permits. I love it because since there's no trail to follow, it feels like I'm the first one there! My favorite place to paddle in Wisconsin is the Apostle Islands. When the water is too cold, backpacking in far places is fun. When the water is frozen, I enjoy to telemark and downhill ski too. I've been fortunate to Sea Kayak and Backpack in Alaska as well through NOLS. WFR certified.

Right now, I'm serving at the Vice President of the Hoofer Outing Club. I believe in what Hoofers does - bridging gaps to get into the outdoors may that be hard skills, soft skills, equipment access, experience, money, social capital or knowledge.

Dan York : Water Safety Chair, Instructor, Trip Leader

Dan York

Water Safety Chair, Instructor, Trip Leader

Interests include kayak lessons, rolling classes, and proselytizing the gospel of water safety.

Tanner Stirrat : Whitewater Kayaking Chair, Trip Leader

Tanner Stirrat

Whitewater Kayaking Chair, Trip Leader

Newest member of Team Downstream. Likes paddling hard, being upside down, and getting rightside up again. Dislikes moving slowly.

Claire Berezowitz : Trip Leader Coordinator

Claire Berezowitz

Trip Leader Coordinator

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Will Caldwell : Equipment Manager, Road Bike & MTB Chair

Will Caldwell

Equipment Manager, Road Bike & MTB Chair

Goes places and fixes things. A true renaissance man.

Eric Oberhart : Canoe Chair, Trip Leader

Eric Oberhart

Canoe Chair, Trip Leader

Leads just about anything when voluntold. Frequent driver of The Van.

Alex Ames : Climbing Chair, Webmaster, Trip Leader

Alex Ames

Climbing Chair, Webmaster, Trip Leader

He leads frequent climbing trips to Devil's Lake as well as occasional paddling and skiing trips (when we all know he's really fantasizing about frequent climbing trips to Devil's Lake).

Susan Tesarik : Instructor, Trip Leader

Susan Tesarik

Instructor, Trip Leader

We're fortunate to have world class sea kayaking with the Great Lakes nearby. My favorite destinations are the Apostle Islands, Isle Royale, and Pictured Rocks in Lake Superior. Far flung adventures include kayaking in the Caribbean Sea at Belize and Roatan, and in the Sea of Cortez at Southern Baja Mexico.

Julie Brown : Hoofer Advisor

Julie Brown

Hoofer Advisor

Ensures everyone makes good choices.

Miles Buob : Trip Leader

Miles Buob

Trip Leader

Face is now 100% intact. Trapped in New Zealand.

Maddie Hughan : Snowshoe Chair

Maddie Hughan

Snowshoe Chair

Likes water. A lot.