outdoor program

Meet the OP Staff

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

Office: 541.885.1390

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.


Rebekah Matteri, Student Director

Rebekah Matteri is double majoring in Land Surveying & GIS (Geographic Information Systems). She was a member of the Oregon Tech Women's Soccer and Basketball teams for four years.

She is spending her fifth year with the Outdoor Program. Her favorite outdoor activities are snowboarding and camping.


Eric Hogstrom, Communication Manager

I spent my childhood growing up in beautiful Ashland, OR. I loved to snowboard and hike the various mountains and local terrain. I’m currently a senior in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at Oregon Tech. I love working for the OP because of all the amazing opportunities we can offer to students at highly discounted prices.


Thomas DeWitt, Equipment Manager

I grew up in a small town called Carlton, Oregon. Living in a town with only one blinking traffic light, I never experienced the things people in larger cities experienced. My time was spent outside, doing any number of activities like surfing, mountain biking, hiking, and kayaking to name a few.


Justin Harms, Trip Coordinator

I grew up in the country outside of Springfield, Oregon. It is a beautiful place with tons of outdoor activities. I love Oregon and how much it rains. Most of my free time is spent building bike trails. The outdoor activities that I do the most are mountain biking, paintballing and snowboarding. I’m starting my sophomore year at Oregon Tech and entering the Medical Imaging program. My first OP trip was the Bike and BBQ at Moore Park, after that I was hooked. The OP trips are tons of fun and it’s a great way to meet other students.


Jacob Woody, Trip Coordinator

My name is Jacob Woody and I am from Bakersfield, California. It has been a change coming to Oregon and experiencing the different landscapes that southern California has to offer. I enjoy doing any activity that I can participate in and have fun with friends. I spend a majority of my time mountain biking.

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Will Natividad, Trip Coordinator

Hi there, Will Natividad, one of several Trip Coordinators for the Outdoor Program. I’m originally from the Susanville area in far north eastern California and I’m majoring in Environmental Sciences after a tour in the US Navy. Mountain climbing, hiking, kayaking, skiing and sailing are among my favorite outdoor activities. I look forward to making trips as fun as possible, enjoying new activities with the OP and making new friends. Let’s take this outside!



Growing up overseas I developed a unique appreciation for the diverse opportunities, experiences and beautiful destinations that our world has to offer. However, the ocean has always felt like home to me. When my family goes sailing they can always count on me to be the first one in the water after we dock. I have been able to sail and snorkel in some amazing places including the Red Sea, the Turkish Coast, Arabian Gulf, and the Virgin Islands.

Currently I am a pre-MIT student with in interest in Diagnostic Medical Imaging. I’m looking forward to a great year of trips and spending time with people who share a common enthusiasm for the outdoors.



My name is Oliver and I'm a Mechanical Engineering major. I like pretty much everything outdoors, so I'm pretty excited to be working here getting paid to go outside.

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