Department of Recreation and Wellness

Outdoor Program - Staff

The Outdoor Program is actively seeking team players who are responsible, demonstrate good judgment, like working with diverse people and are willing to develop outdoor leadership skills and/or rock climbing skills and instruction.

Beyond simply holding a job, the Outdoor Program develops staff personally and professionally. Open communication between staff and supervisors, staff gatherings, and a fun office environment are all part of the relationship maintained with student staff members.

To apply for Outdoor Program positions go to the EMPLOYMENT page for more information about all jobs in Recreation and Wellness. Contact Jerome Gabriel at with specific questions about Outdoor Program positions.

Jerome Gabriel
Director of the Outdoor Program

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Caving, rock climbing, backpacking, and rappelling
Quote:  "There are old climbers, and there are bold climbers, but there are no old bold climbers." -Paul Petzlodlt

Dylan Hall
Student Supervisor
Major: Communication

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Rock climbing, white water kayaking, and hiking

Mike Swartz
Graduate Assistant

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Rock climbing
Quote: "I’m the one that has to die when it's my time to die, so let me live my life the way I want to." - Jimi Hendrix

Molly Ladhoff

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Canoeing, backpacking, rappelling, horseback riding, and stargazing
Quote: "Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien

Edward "Ted" Hagarman
Major: Environmental Policy

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Backpacking, caving, tree climbing, dancing by campfire light, and stargazing
Quote: "Advice from a tree. Stand tall and proud, sink your roots into the Earth, be content with your natural beauty, go out on a limb, drink plenty of water, remember your roots and enjoy the view."

Jillian M. Dyer
Major: PMA: Undecided

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Hiking
Quote: "The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn't even think to ask." -Jeff Johnson

David Kinne
Major: Communication

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing, and sailing
Quote: "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." - Douglas Adams

Ellie Taylor

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Rock climbing and backpacking
Quote: "Fairy Tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." - G.K. Chesterton

Jillian Cordonnier

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Caving
Quote: "The world is a dangerous place; not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." - Albert Einstein

Jon Adams

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Sailing
Quote: "If I can't fix it, it wasn't broken in the first place."