Officers

Forrest Koslowski : President, Trip Leader

Forrest Koslowski

President, Trip Leader

Forrest is the name, wilderness is the game! I’m a junior at UW-Madison and stoked about anything outdoors. You can find me on the lake, in my tree stand, or backpacking the trails! 

Ryan Stowe : Vice President, Sea Kayak Chair, Instructor, Trip Leader

Ryan Stowe

Vice President, Sea Kayak Chair, Instructor, Trip Leader

I do mostly 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 are the Apostle Islands. When the water is too cold, backpacking in far places is fun too. I've been fortunate to Sea Kayak and Backpack in Alaska as well through NOLS. WFR certified.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Claire Berezowitz : Trip Leader Coordinator

Claire Berezowitz

Trip Leader Coordinator

eeeeeeeeeee!!!

Susan Tesarik : Sea Kayak Chair, Instructor, Trip Leader

Susan Tesarik

Sea Kayak Chair, 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.

Kyriaki Chatzikyriakidou : Caving Chair, Trip Leader

Kyriaki Chatzikyriakidou

Caving Chair, Trip Leader

Kyriaki joined the club about 4 years ago and got her initial caving training in Greece, back in 2010. She always brings Kalamata olives in the cave. Kidding! 

Or is she.

Caitlyn Ngam : Cross Country Ski Chair, Trip Leader

Caitlyn Ngam

Cross Country Ski Chair, Trip Leader

The proud leader of "team downstream," Caitlyn has swam out of her boat in exotic locations on rivers like the White Nile, the Ottawa, the Arkansas, and the Wisconsin. And the Red.

Miles Buob : Trip Leader

Miles Buob

Trip Leader

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

Varun Ramesh : Caving Chair

Varun Ramesh

Caving Chair

Maddie Hughan : Snowshoe Chair

Maddie Hughan

Snowshoe Chair

Likes water. A lot.