Recreational Services

Recreational Services Staff

Jeff Dupont
Director of Recreational Services


BS in Kinesiology, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (TAMUCC)
MS in Education, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

I have 4 families – TAMUCC, University of Wisconsin – Superior, Fort Lewis College and my immediate family - wife Stacy, 3 children – Jordan, Savannah, Sawyer

Canoe, hike, exercise, playing sports, swimming with kids, family camping trips

Favorite Food Chili dogs (preferably from Wienerschnitzel)

Favorite Quote ”Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret.“ - Mary Ann Radmacher

Brett Davis
Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits


BA in Economics, University of Chicago
MS in Sport Management, University Massachusetts

Avid climber, paddler, cyclist and participate in virtually any other outdoor sport which requires a helmet. Also enjoy international travel having been fortunate to travel and explore our amazing planet—from the scenic vistas of Patagonia to the wilds of Asia and everywhere in between.

Favorite Snack “Crucial Crunch” (a.k.a GORP)

Tom Whalen
Assistant Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits


Permit and Land Use Coordinator of Fort Lewis College

Mountaineering, skiing, climbing, trail-running, boating, general outdoor enthusiast, spending as much time in wild-places as possible. Being a dad to two amazing boys is also a favorite past-time.

Favorite Food tacos de pescado

Sam Hensold
Assistant Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits

BS in Resource Recreation and Tourism, University of Idaho

Traveling and exploring new places, both internationally and in this beautiful country. When not climbing, mountain biking, rafting, skiing or backpacking, I like to hang out in the kitchen (either cooking or being cooked for).

Favorite Food Burritos bigger than a small child

Brandon DenHartog
Assistant Director, Intramural & Club Sports


BA in Leisure Services & Recreational Programming, from University of Northern Iowa
MA in Adult Education, from Drake University

Interests and Hobbies
I am a fan of all sports and large TVs that broadcast those sports. I am still in pursuit of the perfect couch or recliner to sit in while watching the large TV broadcasting sports. Since moving to the Southwest I am learning to like sushi, although I think we called it “bait” back in Iowa. I enjoy spending time with my dogs even though they shed everywhere. I do own a truck that is currently not running, so don’t ask me to help you move. My wife and I also seem to adopt pets and people when then need a home for a few days (or months).

Favorite Quote What the freakin' heck! - Brett Davis

Favorite Food Anything that I don’t cook or clean up.

Jake Epps
Assistant Director, Facilities & Fitness


BA in General Studies, Northern Arizona University
MA in Physical Education, Supervision Management Curriculum, Northern Arizona University

Avid weight lifter, fisherman, skier and enjoy everything in the outdoors. My wife Cathy and I also like boating and camping as well as traveling to new places.

Favorite Food Green Chile

Favorite Pastime Sleeping

AJ Verkouw
Outdoor Pursuits

Bachelors degree in Exercise science, Health Promotion, and Recreation with a concentration in Outdoor Leadership- Colorado State University Pueblo. Nationally registered EMT.

Spending time in wild places, climbing rocks, running trails, all other human powered forms of transportation, reading good books, basking in overstimulation.

Favorite Food
Apple Fritters

Caleb Whited-Ford
Intramural & Club Sports

BS – Sport Management, Guilford College

Sports, coffee, any form of transportation that does not require a motor, stand-up comedy, coffee, busy weeks complimented with lazy couch ridden Sundays, CrossFit, coffee, “campsites” that are not accessible via motor vehicle, business/politics (sometimes), large dogs, and coffee.

Favorite Food
Anything with extra chicken

Favorite TV show
Mad Men, re-runs of Boston Legal

KellyAnne Holland
Fitness/Wellness and Marketing Intern

BA from Fort Lewis College, Exercise Science.

Anything fitness related, hiking new trails, cooking and traveling.

Favorite Food
Chocolate :-)