Get to know the Outdoor Pursuits staff

Brett DavisBrett Davis, Assistant Director
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Brett has been an outdoor educator for 23 years, providing leadership for the past 14 years. Some highlights of his experience include:

  • ACA Whitewater Kayak and Pack Rafting Instructor Trainer
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Accomplished athlete in a variety of outdoor disciplines, including whitewater kayaking, rock and ice climbing, backcountry skiing, and adventure cycling.

Josh KlingJosh Kling, Coordinator of Permitting & Programming
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Josh started working for Outdoor Pursuits in 2000 Josh ran his own mountain guiding business in Durango and successfully ran it for 10 years before returning back to OP as the Permitting and Programming Coordinator.

  • FLC Alum 2005
  • American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certified Ski, Alpine Guide, and Rock guide
  • IFMGA Licensed Mountain Guide
  • AIARE avalanche course leader
  • Local Guidebook author

Kate Macklin, Coordinator of Operations
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Kate recently began working for Outdoor Pursuits in 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental science from Sweet Briar College and a Master of Science in parks, recreation, and tourism with an emphasis in experiential education from the University of Utah. She has more than 8 years of professional experience at a variety of higher education outdoor programs. Kate prefers to spend her time outside paddling rivers, backpacking long-distance trails, and Nordic skiing.

Contact & hours

Location: Student Life Center

Meet the staff

Outdoor Pursuits

Fall/Winter Terms:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday — Thursday

Phone: 970-247-7293

Ski & Bike Shop

Fall/Winter Terms:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday — Thursday

Phone: 970-247-7480

Climbing Wall

Open Rec Bouldering

Monday – Friday: 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

Roped Climbing
(bouldering welcome)

Monday – Thursday: 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: No roped climbing