Doug Ewing - Director of Recreational Services

Doug EwingDoug Ewing
Director of Recreational Services

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B.S. in Psychology, Drake University
M.S. in Education, Drake University

Golfing, hiking, snow skiing and traveling

Favorite Food
Hot Wings

Favorite Quote
"To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming."
English Proverb

Brett Davis - Assistant Director, Outdoor Pursuits

Brett DavisBrett Davis
Assistant Director, Outdoor Pursuits

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B.A. in Economics, University of Chicago
M.S. 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)

Josh Kling - Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits

Josh Kling
Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits

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  • Business Administration with Marketing emphasis – Fort Lewis College 2005
  • American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Rock Guide 2011
  • AMGA Certified Alpine Guide 2015
  • AMGA Certified Ski Guide 2021
  • IFMGA Licensed Mountain Guide 2021

Activities: Skiing untracked powder from a hut. Climbing in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Traveling around the western United States with my wife, two kids, dog, and cat in our 1991 Airstream van.

Favorite Food: Chicago style deep dish pizza. Chicago style hotdogs. Chicago style anything…..

Favorite Pastime: Drinking coffee

Favorite Quote: A knot not neat need not be knotted so knot your knots neat. BUT if you can’t knot a knot knot a lot. – Leo LLyod

Kate Macklin - Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits

Kate MacklinKate Macklin
Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits

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  • B.S. in Environmental Science, Sweet Briar College
  • M.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, University of Utah

Activities: I love backpacking long-distance trails, biking with a lot of confidence and limited skill, baking, Nordic skiing, amateur quilting, and exploring local public lands with my dog and partner.

Favorite Food: A big loaf of bread with a big wedge of cheese

Favorite Pastime: Cooking overly complicated recipes with mixed success and making a huge mess in my kitchen, then hopefully eating something delicious.

Brandon DenHartog - Assistant Director, Intramural & Club Sports

Brandon DenHartogBrandon DenHartog
Assistant Director, Intramural, Club Sports & Facilities
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B.A. in Leisure Services & Recreational Programming, University of Northern Iowa
M.A. in Adult Education, Drake University

I love living life in the outdoors.  Fly fishing, hunting, snowboarding, mountain biking, golf, backpacking, rafting, you name it!   Once it is time to be inside, give me a good action adventure or sci-fi movie and my surround sound, and I am just as happy. 

Favorite Quote
What the freakin' heck! - Brett Davis

Favorite Food
Chips, salsa, and guacamole.  Sign me up!

Jake Epps - Assistant Director, Facilities

Jake EppsJake Epps
Assistant Director, Facilities & Fitness
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B.A. in General Studies, Northern Arizona University
M.A. 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
New Mexico Green Chile or is it New Mexico Red Chile

Favorite Pastime
Bass Fishing

Corbyn Gilbert - Assistant Coordinator, Intramural & Club Sports

Corbyn GilbertCorbyn Gilbert
Assistant Coordinator, Intramural & Club Sports

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B.S. in Exercise Sport Science and Sport Management, Texas Tech University

Officiating football and basketball, live music, live sports, fishing, bow hunting, snow skiing

Favorite Food
Fried Chicken and BBQ

Favorite Quote
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

Joviana Romero - Senior Intern, Fitness & Wellness

Joviana RomeroJoviana Romero
Sr. Intern, Fitness & Wellness

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BS Exercise Physiology, minor in coaching, Fort Lewis College (May 2023) 

I enjoy golfing, hiking, yoga, and lifting!

Favorite Food
Hot wings

Favorite Pastime
My favorite pastime is playing volleyball or competing in just about anything! 

Zach Arredondo - Senior Intern, Outdoor Pursuits

Zach ArredondoZach Arredondo
Sr. Intern, Outdoor Pursuits

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B.A. In Adventure Education (May 2023)

Favorite Activities
I love to snowboard, backpack, and play disc golf with friends

Favorite Food

Favorite Quote
"I go to the mountains to lose my mind and find my soul" - John Muir

Custodian - Vacant