President, Trip Leader, Instructor
"The Outing Club has been a massively influential part of my life. I've met lifelong friends, gone on adventures I couldn't possibly have imagined, and grown immensely as a listener, leader, and outdoors enthusiast. I'm partial to backpacking - I've helped lead trips everywhere from the Ice Age Trail here in Wisconsin to the Olympic Coast in Washington. I'm an ultralight gearhead and aspiring PCT thru hiker. Outside of Hoofers, I'm studying history and environmental sciences. As President, I want to make sure Outing can be everything it has the potential to be to all of its members, old and new. Chat me up after meetings, over email, or if you see me out and about! I'm always happy to talk about Hoofers."
Vice President, Instructor, Trip Leadervicepresident@hooferouting.org
I'm grateful for opportunities that Hoofer Outing Club has given me. I've learned how to Sea Kayak, Canoe, Backpack, and Telemark ski. Traveled to new places close to home - Wisconsin River, Kickapoo River, Door County, Hooferland, Ice Age Trail, Lake Michigan, Superior Hiking Trail and mountain biking in Upper Michigan. Or far places from home - Canyonlands in Utah, Appalachian Trail North Carolina, Buffalo River Arkansas, Zirkel Wilderness Colorado, Wind River Range, Wyoming and Olympic National Park in Washington. Through all of this, I've met some of my best friends in college and learned a lot. It's been great really.
Right now, I'm serving as 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.
Water Safety Chair, Instructor, Trip Leader
Interests include kayak lessons, rolling classes, and proselytizing the gospel of water safety.
Whitewater Kayaking Chair, Trip Leader
Newest member of Team Downstream. Likes paddling hard, being upside down, and getting rightside up again. Dislikes moving slowly.
Trip Leader Coordinator
Equipment Manager, Road Bike & MTB Chair
Goes places and fixes things. A true renaissance man.
Canoe Chair, Trip Leader
Leads just about anything when voluntold. Frequent driver of The Van.
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).
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.
Ensures everyone makes good choices.
Face is now 100% intact. Trapped in New Zealand.
Likes water. A lot.