Outdoor Pursuits

Meet Your SOL Leaders

 Charly McConaghy
Charly McConaghy
  • Hometown: Sherman, CT
  • Studying: Undecided
  • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Whitewater Kayaking
  • Inspirational Quote: All good things are wild and free. -H.D. Thoreau
 Charlie Shew  Charlie Shew
  • Hometown: Decatur, GA
  • Studying: Engineering with Small Business Entrepreneurship minor
  • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Mountain biking and bikepacking
  • Inspirational Quote: There is only one world, the world pressing against you at this minute. There is only one minute in which you are alive, this minute — here and now. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. Which is exactly what that is — a miracle and unrepeatable. -Storm Jameson
Amanda Finstad
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Studying: Adventure Education
  • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock Climbing
  • Inspirational Quote: Adventure is out there! -Up
Forest Kohere
Forrest Kohere
  • Hometown: Fair Haven, NH
  • Studying: Adventure Education
  • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing, Surfing, Trail Running, Climbing
  • Inspirational Quote:The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. - Christopher McCandless
Matt Henry
Matt Henry
  • Hometown: San Francisco Bay area (Oakland?)
  • Studying: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking
  • Inspirational Quote:I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to reach my destination. - Jimmy Dean 
Nicole Lovato
Nicole Lovato
  • Hometown: Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
  • Studying: Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking
  • Inspirational Quote:There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton
Steve Leash
  • Hometown: Cahuilla Indian Reservation
  • Studying: Adventure Education and Spanish
  • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Beach Bumming!
  • Inspirational Quote:There is no destination

Anna Amindon
  • Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
  • Studying: Environmental Studies
  • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rafting
  • Inspirational Quote: I stand for what I stand on -Edward Abby
Stephen Moldenhauer
  • Hometown: Thornton, CO
  • Studying: Adventure Education
  • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Canyoneering
  • Inspirational Quote: A primary responsibility of educators is that they not only be aware of the general principle of the shaping of actual experience by environing conditions, but that they also recognize in the concrete what surroundings are conducive to having experiences that lead to growth. Above all, they should know how to utilize the surroundings, the physical and social, that exist so as to extract from them all that they have to contribute to building up experiences that are worth while. --John Dewey
Hallie Venaglia
  • Hometown: Merry Old Land of Oz
  • Studying: Backcountry Skiing
  • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Elementary Education
  • Inspirational Quote: You should sit in nature for 20 minutes a day...unless you are busy. Then you should sit for an hour. -Unknown