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Meet Our Staff

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Darren Krause, Manager

Darren Krause, Manager

Senior // Real Estate, Management, and Entrepreneurship

I began with Hoofers freshman year as part of the Scuba Club. I quickly joined the other sections of Hoofers and am now a member of Ski and Snowboard, as well as Sailing. I’ve always loved the water and couldn’t be happier than spending my time on the lakefront all day!


Shaina Clemens, Boathouse Lead

Shaina Clemens, Boathouse Lead

Senior // Environmental Studies and Communication Arts

I started working at Outdoor UW just over two years ago and am currently spending my second summer as Boathouse Manager. Working here has been the biggest blessing and the strongest foundation for my career as an outdoor educator. I am also currently a leader for the Basecamp program and am excited to spend another summer leading canoeing and backpacking trips and hanging out with incoming students!


Sarah Calvert, Yoga Instructor

Sarah Calvert, Yoga Instructor

Graduate Student // Doctorate in Physical Therapy // Pilates certificate

I have been involved with the Hoofer Sailing Club for a couple of years. This year, I am the Terrace and SUP Yoga Program Coordinator for Outdoor UW! 

Some of my favorite outdoor activities are running, camping, hiking, windsurfing, climbing trees and yoga. Spending time outdoors is the easiest way to lead a happy and healthy life, no matter what the activity. 


Katie Moe

Katie Moe

Junior // Rehabilitation Psychology and Social Welfare

I have been part of the Hoofer Outing Club since my first semester freshman year, have since added on Ski and Snowboard Club, and can't wait to get more involved in other clubs. 


Madi Lupinek

Madi Lupinek

Junior // Environmental Sciences

My favorite outdoor activity is backpacking! There's just something about exploring nature with all of your belongings on your back. One day I hope to successfully complete a thru-hike! I love spending time outdoors because it allows me to disconnect from cell phones and emails while reconnecting with nature and the people around me. 


Jack Propson

Jack Propson

Junior // Nursing

A lot of my time growing up was spent playing organized sports (baseball, basketball, and football), but since graduating and putting those sports behind me, I have found hiking and enjoying the outdoors as a great way to fill that void!I can't wait to get out on the lake this summer!


Ike Eichenberger

Ike Eichenberger

Sophomore // Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics

I like spending time with my family and friends outdoors making memories. I love being on the lake, fishing, hunting, skiing, exploring, or just kicking back and hanging out in my hammock and experiencing nature.


Madeline (Maddie) Hodkiewicz

Madeline (Maddie) Hodkiewicz

Junior // Biology

I have been involved in the sailing and mountaineering club, but when I'm not trying to learn a new outdoor skill, I'm probably skiing, paddling, or planning my next backpacking trip! 


Christopher Selzer

Christopher Selzer

Junior // Biology

I am new to the Outdoor UW staff this year after having been part of Hoofer Sailing and SNS for two years, competing on both the Sailing and Alpine teams. The woods, water, and mountains are where I feel most at home. Whether I'm skiing, hiking, or sailing, I never fail to find my happy place outside. 


Alice Gardner

Junior // Human Development and Family studies

At the age of 5 I strapped on my first pair of skis and have never turned back. Since coming to UW, I have become a member of both the Alpine Ski Team and the Wisco Sailing Team. Both the Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Club and the Hoofer Sailing Club have taken me to various mountains and lakes while helping me form some of my fondest memories. 


Melissa Brix

Senior // Kinesiology and Global Health Certificate

Spending time in the great outdoors puts my mind at ease while simultaneously allowing me to relieve daily stress. I love the energizing, yet simplistic characteristics of nature. My favorite outdoor activities include running, kayaking, biking, and camping.


Jacob Hahn

Jacob Hahn

Outdoor Programs Office Director
Hoofer Sailing Club Advisor


Joe Webb

Joe Webb

Assistant Director, Outdoor UW
Hoofer Riding Club Advisor


Julie Brown

Julie Brown

Wisconsin Basecamp Manager
Hoofer Outing Club Advisor
Hoofer Scuba Club Advisor 


Jill Griffis

Jill Griffis

Hoofer Mountaineering Club Advisor
Hoofer Ski & Snowboard Club Advisor