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Ryan Dutch

Ryan Dutch - Outdoor Program Director

Nickname: Dutch Oven

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

BS: Physics from CMU, AS: Engineering and Mathematics from CMU

Favorite Outdoor Activities: CRACK CLIMBING!!! Rock & Ice Climbing, Backcountry Skiing, International Travel, Astronomy, Mountaineering, Multiday Backpacking, Being in Amazing Places, and Time Travel.

Favorite OP Trip: Patagonia 2004, Desert Climbing Trips

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Thanksgiving Dinner

Mantra: "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." T.S. Eliot

Email: rdutch@coloradomesa.edu

Shonda Archer

Shonda Archer - Director of marketing & public relations

Nick Name: Archer

Hometown: Lakewood, Colorado

Major: Mass Communications

Favorite OP Trip: Canyoneering

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Cheese Cake

Mantra: "Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened" - Dr. Seuss

Zack Kresge

Zack Kresge - Trip initiator & office staff

Hometown:Maui, Hawaii

Major: Business with minor in Environmental Science

Favorite OP Trip: Hut trips

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Shepherd's Pie

Mantra: Do what makes you happy!

Nick Wrigtht

Nick Wright - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Hawaii

Hometown: Maui, Hawaii

Major: Physics with Mathematics Minor

Favorite OP Trip: Cataract Canyon 2016

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Thanksgiving Dinner

Mantra: Lick it, stick it, stamp it, send it.

Cheyenne O'loughlin

Cheyenne O'loughlin - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Chey, Chey-Chey, Sha-nay-nay

Hometown: Cove Orchard, Oregon

Major: Kinesiology, Concentration: Fitness and Health Promotion, Minor: Personal Training

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Running, Backpacking, Riding Horse, Yoga, Snowboarding, Canyoneering...

Favorite OP Trip: Backpacking Coyote Gulch!!!

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: If it's a meal in a Dutch Oven it's my favorite.....Yummm!

Mantra: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone; attitude is everything.

Lacie Jurado

Lacie Jurado - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name:

Hometown: Winnemucca, Nevada

Major: Biology

Favorite OP Trip: All the hut trips!

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Pre-Thanksgiving

Mantra:

Hailey Coughlin

Hailey Coughlin - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Hails

Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin

Major: Hospitality Management/Marketing

Favorite OP Trip: Cataract Canyon Spring Break Rafting Trip

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Shepherd's Pie

Mantra: "Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game"

Eric Almanzar

Eric Almanzar - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Email

Hometown: Littleton, Colorado

Major: Business Entrepreneurship and Marketing

Favorite OP Trip: Climbing

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Peach Cobbler

Mantra: Live life to the fullest, as one door closes another one will open. Don't waste energy worrying about thinks that are out of your control.

Jeremy Weiner

Jeremy Weiner - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name:Weenz; J-remy

Hometown: 636

Major: Nursing

Favorite OP Trip: Climbing in Bishop

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Stuffed Peppers

Mantra: In the end it's all a question of heart.

Cailin Goldstrom

Cailin Goldstrom - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Cai, Cai Cakes, Caymundo

Hometown: Ridgway, CO

Major: Biology (pre-Physician Assistant)

Favorite OP Trip: Coyote Gulch Backpacking!!

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: S'mores dip and stuffed peppers

Mantra: "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do" -Rumi

Eddy Martin

Eddy Martin - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Eduardo Martinez

Hometown: Andover, Massachusetts

Major: Environmental Geology

Favorite OP Trip: Bishop California Climbing

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Thanksgiving Bake

Mantra:"Wicked awesome"

Andrew Woodchuck

Andrew Wolocatiuk - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Woodchuck

Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, CA

Major: K-12 Kinesiology

Favorite OP Trip Snow Yurt Camping on the Mesa

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Dutch Enchiladas! MMMMMM... and everything else.

Mantra: Don't hate the rain.

Josh Eavis

Josh Eavis - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Jeavis

Hometown: Seward, Alaska

Major: Construction Management

Favorite OP Trip: Fall Break Ruby Horse Thief Fall 2013

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Lasagna

Mantra: Huck The Fatty GnarGnar

Kyle Armitage

Kyle Armitage - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Kyle, Caveman

Hometown: Maui, Hawaii

Major: Business Administrations

Favorite OP Trip: Cataract Canyon 2015

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Shepherd's Pie

Mantra: Inspiration > Fear

Stacy Norris

Stacy Norris - Trip initiator, office staff, repair coordinator, lead student kayak instructor

Nick Name: Lonesome Beaver

Hometown: Grand Junction, Colorado

Major: Biology

Favorite OP Trip: Colorado adventure trip

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Cherry and peach cobbler

Mantra: On the other side of fear lies freedom

Bailey Pugh

Bailey Pugh - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Big Bails

Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colorado Ski Town U.S.A

Major: It depends on the day

Favorite OP Trip: Via Ferrata in Telluride

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: I would have to say brownies and cookies with marshmallows

Mantra:" Be someone that makes everybody feel like a somebody."

4 W's Weird, Wild, Wacky, Wonderer

Conner Bell

Connor Bell - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Dragon

Hometown: Dover, Ohio

Major: I'll choose one, one day

Favorite OP Trip: That one time we went boating

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Fajita Bake

Mantra: You cant un-run the hole

Zack Siemsen

Zack Siemsen - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name: Sticky

Hometown: Tinley Park, Illinois

Major: Environmental Science

Favorite OP Trip: My most recent one!

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Enchilada Casserole

Mantra: No Nag Champa I forgot my mantra, I forgot my mantra.

Rain Felkl

Rain Felkl  - Trip initiator & office staff

Nick Name:

Hometown: Juneau, Alaska

Major: BBA Hospitality Management

Favorite OP Trip: Canyoneering

Favorite Dutch Oven meal: Pineapple upside down cake!

Mantra: Hurry Up and Live!

Georgia Hansen - Trip Initiator and Office Staff

Nickname: Georgie

Hometown: Bargara, Bundaberg, Australia

Major: Exercise Science

Favorite OP Trip: Joshua Tree/Red Rocks Spring Break Climbing 2016

Favorite Dutch Oven Meal: Thanksgiving Dinner

Mantra: Don't worry about the world ending today, it's already tomorrow in Australia!

Chloe Bourdon - Trip Initiator and Office Staff

Nickname: Chlo

Hometown: Durango, Colorado

Major: Spanish and English Literature

Favorite Trip: Cataract Canyon!

Favorite Dutch Oven Meal: Thanksgiving

Mantra: Stick it to the man!

Catherine Darst - Trip Initiator and Office Staff

Nickname: KitKat

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

Major: Nursing

Favorite OP Trip: Cataract Canyon

Favorite Dutch Oven Meal: Stuffed Peppers

Mantra: I see no point in living if I can't be beautiful.

Past Staff

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Brittany WardenGreg WashamBen Raevsky Courtney White Joey Brown Talley III James Cody Canfield Graham Mason EleyToni Walters Sam Morrison

Tom Morrison Jaco Gerbrands Josh Heise Ben Guska Cassidy Knotts Seth Casebolt Ron Leet David Kaplan

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