Meet the Crew
The OP is a student-funded and student-led organization that allows students to enjoy beautiful scenery that surrounds them for an extremely low & reasonable price!
Scott Meredith, Faculty Advisor
Scott Meredith graduated from Humboldt State University in 1987 with a B.A. in Liberal Studies/Education while playing football and baseball for the Lumberjacks. He holds teaching credentials in Physical Education, Multiple Subjects Elementary Education and Social Science. He also earned an M.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from St. Mary’s College of California.
He enjoys cycling, skiing, backpacking/hiking and has been skydiving once. Scott is also the Head basketball coach for the Lady Owls at Oregon Tech.
Grant Watson, Equipment Manager
Growing up in the Puget Sound area of Western Washington I have had a great passion for the outdoors. From an early age I could not be separated from mountains and to this day it is true. I am an avid mountaineer, mountain biker, scuba diver, skier, snowboarder, and hiker.
Currently I have almost completed climbing every volcano in the Pacific Northwest; most notable I have climbed Mt Rainier, Mt Shasta, and Mt Hood. Climbing to me is spectacular, "As in any alpine region, the weather is changeable, protection questionable, route-finding bewildering, rock fall frequent and descents tedious. In short, it's everything you could ever ask for".
I enjoy spending time with other like minded people who have a love for the outdoors. Come on an OP trip to experience the outdoors.
Daniel King, Communication Manager
Whether it was a right outside our front door or hundreds of miles away, I grew up loving the outdoors. Instead of video games and TV, I have always preferred exploring the Pacific Northwest by either pedaling a bike, hiking on foot, or paddling a boat.
It is for this reason and many others that I feel right at home working at the Outdoor Program. When I am not outside or in the OP office, I am likely tending to my studies in environmental science so that I can continue spending the majority of my time outside in my professional career. The people are chill, the trips are awesome, and the food is always delicious here at the Outdoor Program, so come out with us if you want to have a great time!
John Rydel, Trip coordinator
I was born in the California Bay Area and eventually moved up to central Oregon. I have always lived away from town and enjoy many outdoor activities. My hobbies include shooting, mountain biking, motorcycle and bicycle trials, modding and racing R/C trucks and 4 wheeling with my truck. I cannot say that I have a single most memorable moment outdoors. When I am not working in the Outdoor Program I am playing in the machine shop or welding shop for MET.
Courtney Greenberg, Trip Coordinator
Megan Buster, Student Director
Since I started working in the OP a year and 3 months ago, I have experienced more opportunities then I ever could have imagined I would do through out my college career and this is only the beginning. Snowboarding, surfing and camping are a few of my favorites. The trips on the weekends helps give a little break from the school. Working here is laid back, fun, and I get to meet lots of new people. I look forward to all the new adventures to come.