Recreational Services - Staff

Recreational Services Staff
Doug Ewing - Director of Recreational Services

Doug EwingDoug Ewing
Director of Recreational Services


BS in Psychology, Drake University
MS 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


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)

Josh Kling - Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits

Josh KlingJosh Kling
Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits


Business Administration with Marketing emphasis – Fort Lewis College 2005
American Mountain Guides Association Certified Rock Guide 2011
American Mountain Guides Association Certified Alpine Guide 2015

Skiing untraced powder from a hut.  Climbing long “fun” routes 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 Quote
“There is never a never and never an always and always will always get you in trouble.” – Josh Kling

Colt Fetters - Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits

Colt Fetters
Colt Fettersdinator, Outdoor Pursuits

BA in Construction Management, Washington State University
MA in Administration of Higher Education, Auburn University

Riding bikes, skiing, climbing, paddling, and taking photos of it all.

Favorite Food 
Baked goods

Favorite Pastime 
Sketching, Outdoor naps, and Netflix

Brandon DenHartog - Assistant Director, Intramural, Club Sports, Facilities

Brandon DenHartogBrandon DenHartog
Assistant Director, Intramural, Club Sports, Facilities


BA in Leisure Services & Recreational Programming, University of Northern Iowa
MA in Adult Education, 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 - Coordinator, Facilities

Jake EppsJake Epps
Coordinator, Facilities


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

Michael Turner - Assistant Coordinator, Intramural & Club Sports

Lauren BatsonMichael Turner
Assistant Coordinator, Intramural & Club Sports

BS in Arts & Sciences, University of Missouri

Sports, Music, and struggling to win Fortnite matches.

Favorite Food
Flaming Hot Cheetos. Definitely my favorite gift from Christmas.

Favorite TV show
Grey's Anatomy (Don't judge me)

Favorite Quote
"Just because something works doesn't mean it can't be improved" - Shuri (Black Panther)

TBD - Assistant Coordinator, Fitness & Wellness

Kiersten Bates - Sr. Intern, Outdoor Pursuits

Kiersten Bates
Senior Intern, Outdoor Pursuits

BA in Adventure Education from Fort Lewis College Spring 2019

Interest and Hobbies
My hobbies are endless, but I love to hike, backpack, wakeboard, snowboard, and archery.

Favorite Food

Favorite Quote
"The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove"  -Samuel Johnson

Arnie Pardo - Facility Maintenance

Arnie Pardo
Arnie PardoFacility Maintenance

Interests & Activities
Farming, gardening, and raising cattle.

Favorite Food
Chile, beans and corn tortillas.

Favorite TV Show

Favorite Quote
Sha sha matea