Recreational Services

Recreational Services Staff

Doug Ewing
Director of Recreational Services

970-247-7325
deewing@fortlewis.edu

Education
BS in Psychology, Drake University
MS in Education, Drake University

 

Activities
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

Brett Davis
Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits

970-247-7037
davis_b@fortlewis.edu

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

Activities
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

Tom Whalen
Assistant Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits

970-247-7061
whalen_t@fortlewis.edu

Education
Permit and Land Use Coordinator of Fort Lewis College

Activities
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

Sam Hensold
Assistant Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits

sthensold@fortlewis.edu

Education
BS in Resource Recreation and Tourism, University of Idaho
MBA in Organizational Leadership, Norwich University

Activities
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

Brandon DenHartog
Assistant Director, Intramural & Club Sports

970-247-7096
denhartog_b@fortlewis.edu

Education
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

Jake Epps
Assistant Director, Facilities & Fitness

970-382-6946
epps_j@fortlewis.edu

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

Activities
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

Lisa Ivester

Christina Spohn
Outdoor Pursuits
Intern
cspohn@fortlewis.edu
970-247-7293

Education 
B.S, Recreation, Park & Tourism Management, Penn State University.

Interests
Rock climbing, backpacking, fly fishing, biking, skiing and hiking as far as possible so I can sit in a beautiful place and eat a snack.

Favorite Food
Potatoes

Favorite TV Show
New Girl

Favorite Quote
Well, at least you're being honest!

RJ Aubert

Jeff Pryor
Intramural & Club Sports
Intern
jpryor@fortlewis.edu
970-247-7575


Education
BA From the University of Minnesota Crookston, Sports& Recreation Management

Interests
I like to share friendship, lift, win fantasy football, play sports, and go on adventures!

Favorite Food
I do enjoy a good plate of spaghetti and meatballs!

Favorite TV show
Walking Dead , House of Cards,and Recess

Favorite Quote
"Life's a Garden Dig it"


Lexie CooperFitness & Marketing Intern
accooper@fortlewis.edu

Education
B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona

Interests
Dancing, watching movies, reading, hiking, and hanging with friends!

Favorite Food
Pizza

Favorite TV Show
Bones

Favorite Quote
We only regret the chances we don't take.