Tyler Wasnock, Student Director
My name is Tyler Wasnock and I am in the Echocardiography program. Being as I grew up surrounded by the Olympic National Forest in Washington, one of my favorite activities to do outdoors is hiking and camping in the forest. It’s my dream that one day I’ll finally get to see a bear or cougar outdoors in-person, just not too close. My biggest fears are for sure dolls as well as feral rats.
Caroline, Communications Manager
Hello!!!!! My name is Caroline and I'm studying a Civil Engineering. I’m a Colorado native so the Rocky Mountains will always be my favorite place because that’s where I found my love for the outdoors. My favorite thing I’ve ever done in the outdoors is hike part of the Annapurna circuit in Nepal! Now I spend my free time hiking, canoeing and backpacking in the PNW! My greatest fear is regret and snakes (danger noodles).
Blake, Equipment Manager
My name Is Blake Frost. I am studying Mechanical Engineering. My favorite thing to do outdoors is ride my dirt bike. For the past couple years, I've raced motocross in the spring, but prefer to ride trails and forest roads. My favorite place to go are the Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon. I grew up hunting and riding in the Blue Mountains behind my house, so that's my favorite place in all. My biggest fear is dying young and not being able to do the things I enjoy, which is why I do fun things every weekend as much as possible.
Cameron, Equipment Manager
Hi my name is Cameron and I am in the Renewable Energy/Electrical Engineering program. My favorite thing to do in the outdoors is to go ski in the winter! My favorite place in the outdoors is Ohanapecosh in the Mt. Rainer State Park. My biggest fear is letting others down.
Ethan, Trip Coordinator
Hi my name is Ethan Chirnside, I’m studying geomatics surveying here at OIT. I enjoy all things outdoors, but I like to split most of my time between skiing and mountain biking. I also enjoy sport climbing, fishing, disc golf and BMX. I’m from California and my favorite place to get lost in the mountains is the east side of the sierras, particularly Bridgeport and Mammoth. I’ve really enjoyed exploring what adventures the mountains around us hold and I hope to see you guys on the trails or out on the slopes!
Emily, Trip Coordinator
My name is Emily and I’m a sophomore in the Pre-Nursing program. My favorite outdoor activity would be camping by a lake and going on early morning wakeboarding runs. My favorite outdoor place is anywhere in Mt. Hood forest. My biggest fear are the giant spiders that live in Australia.
Kyra, Trip Coordinator
Christopher, Trip Coordinator
My name is Christopher Martinez, everyone calls me Chris for ease, and I'm studying Mechanical Engineering. I enjoy any activity in the outdoors, whether it’s an activity I know or not, I enjoy learning new skills and tools for my outdoor tool belt and knowledge, along with sharing the knowledge I have. If I had to pick a favorite it'd have to be Scuba Diving. My favorite place to enjoy the outdoors is in the National and State Redwoods parks amongst the giants and along the wild and scenic Smith River. I'd have to say my biggest fear is the dark depths of the ocean because you never know what can come up from below.
Alyssa, Trip Coordinator
Hello! My name is Alyssa Harris and I am studying Environmental Science. Some of my favorite outdoor activities are hiking, camping, and swimming. My favorite place to do these things is in or near Rocky Mountain National Park in my home state of Colorado. Despite my love of swimming, I am scared of deep water and what my be lurking.
Joshua, Trip Coordinator
My name is Joshua Bettencourt, I'm studying mechanical engineering. I really enjoy playing soccer and mountain biking and pretty much anything outdoor related. I'm definitely a big mountain person! I love to ski and hike, it's just so much fun and there's so many rad places to go! My biggest fear would be not living my life to the fullest.
Maddy , Trip Coordinator
Hey I'm Maddy! I am in the Echocardiography program. My favorite outdoor activities are wake surfing and spike ball in the summertime. My favorite place to be is Lake Billy Chinook with friends and family. My biggest fear are clowns ... no circuses for me.
Jaymes, Trip Coordinator
Hey! My name is Jaymes and I’m a Biology-Health Sciences major. I love jumping off cliffs at the lake so Applegate Lake is my favorite place to be. I can definitely say I’m scared of mosquitoes!
Mary, Trip Coordinator
My name is Mary and I am in the Nursing Program! I love either boating or fishing. My favorite place is in Bandon right on the beach. My biggest fear is failure and having to start over… but also spiders.
Natalie, Trip Coordinator
Hi! My name is Natalie and I'm in the Medical Imaging Program here at Oregon Tech. You'll find me trudging up mountains or trying to feed the prairie dogs peanuts here on campus. My biggest fear is for sure Killer Whales or living an ordinary life. Although heights aren't a fear of mine, tackling sky diving is next on my bucket list!