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Meet Our Staff

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Joe Webb

Joe Webb

Director of Outdoor UW

Hoofer Council Advisor

Interim Riding Club Advisor

Interim SCUBA Club Advisor


Jill Griffis

Jill Griffis

Outdoor Recreation Advisor

Wisconsin Basecamp Program Manager

Hoofer Mountaineering Club Advisor


Dave Elsmo

Dave Elsmo

Sailing Program Manager

Hoofer Sailing Club Advisor


Adam Remus

Adam Remus

Outdoor Recreation Advisor

Hoofer Outing Club Advisor

Hoofer Ski & Snowboard Advisor


Tou Kou Khang

Outdoor UW Financial Specialist


Jack Propson

Outdoor UW Office Manager


Mills Botham

Mills Botham


Sarah Calvert, Yoga Manager

Sarah Calvert, Yoga Manager

Doctorate in Physical Therapy // Pilates Certificate 

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. 


Madeline (Maddie) Hodkiewicz, Operations Staff

Madeline (Maddie) Hodkiewicz, Operations Staff

Biology

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


Koby van Deelen, Operations Staff

Koby van Deelen, Operations Staff

Aerospace Engineering

I spend a lot of my time in the winter snowboarding, usually at Tyrol Basin. In the summer I enjoy spending time on Lake Mendota boating, windsurfing, wake-boarding, sailing, and paddling. I also enjoy mountain biking when I can. I am studying engineering mechanics and astronautics and after college I hope to work as an aerospace engineer.


Evan Fernandez, Operations Staff

Evan Fernandez, Operations Staff

Mechanical Engineering or Outdoor Education/Recreation

I've been involved with the Hoofer Outing Club since my freshman year, and my favorite things to do outdoors are backpacking, canoeing, and downhill skiing. I'm studying Mechanical Engineering, but my love for the outdoors has my heart wanting to get into the outdoor education industry, so ideally I can find something that's a little bit of both!


Bryan Olson, Operations Staff

Bryan Olson, Operations Staff

Mechanical Engineering

I hope to someday work in the automated manufacturing industry. Being an Eagle scout, I have loved canoeing, camping, and hiking for many years and am a member of Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Club. 


Hannah Bucci, Operations Staff

Hannah Bucci, Operations Staff

Personal Finance; Entrepreneurship Certificate

My favorite outdoor activities are running, skiing, and backpacking. I hope to eventually work in the Wealth Management or Insurance industry. 


Karissa Ebert, Operations Staff

Karissa Ebert, Operations Staff

Rehabilitation Psychology

Whether kayaking, camping, or skiing the outdoors has always been my favorite place to be. In the future, I hope to be an Occupational Therapist. But for now I'm extremely excited to be spending my summer on the lake! 


Ally Bensen, Operations Staff

Ally Bensen, Operations Staff

International Studies and Spanish; Global Health Certificate

Whether hiking, skiing, paddle-boarding, or playing tennis, the outdoors have always been a place for me to connect with family and friends. In the future, I hope to work as an environmental lawyer so I can help protect the beautiful world we live in.


Greta Brown, Operations Staff

Greta Brown, Operations Staff

Medicine

My passions are backpacking and skiing, but also love to scuba dive, hike, and climb. I also enjoy hunting out west with my family and my two chocolate labs, Koda and Maggie. In the future, I plan to pursue a career in the medical field and hopefully someplace where I can keep doing the things I love!


Ella Gustafson, Operations Staff

Ella Gustafson, Operations Staff

Sustainability

Hi! My name is Ella and I hail from West Bend, WI. I love to run and hike and in the summer I enjoy kayaking or just spending time on the lake. Here at UW, I’m majoring in Environmental Studies and something else that has yet to be decided (Community and Environmental Sociology? Conservation Biology?). Eventually, I hope to land a job that lets me act on my passion for sustainability and change the word for the better. Cheers & see you on the trails!


Heidi Wagner, Operations Staff

Heidi Wagner, Operations Staff

Healthcare

Heidi is a Master's of Occupational Therapy student from Sun Prairie, WI. She caught the nature bug after a trip to Zion National Park. She loves to rollerblade around Lake Monona, decorate cupcakes, and catching terrace sunsets with friends. She hopes to be a pediatric occupational therapist that helps children with disabilities adapt and modify their indoor and outdoor activities! She also dreams of opening a summer camp for individuals with disabilities.


Thomas Miller, Operations Staff

Thomas Miller, Operations Staff

Law or Academia

I'm from Mequon, WI and have lived in Wisconsin my whole life. Here at UW I am a History and Spanish major with certificates in liberal arts and political science. I hope to either go to law school upon graduation or to possible go to graduate school for history with hopes of becoming a professor. It's hard for me to pick my favorite outdoor activity but some of my favorites are waterskiing, boating, and kayaking.


Caroline Miller, Business Operations Assistant

Caroline Miller, Business Operations Assistant

Brewing and/or Sustainable Business

Hey, I'm Caroline! I'm from Pewaukee, WI and I'll be a senior this coming year studying biology and business! Outside of school, you can find me climbing at some local WI crags with friends, going for bike rides around Monona, hitting the trails for a long run, planning the next road trip out west, or hanging at the terrace. My dream job is owning my own brewery and/or working in sustainable business.


Riley Achtemeier, Operations Staff

Riley Achtemeier, Operations Staff

Environmental Health

I am a incoming Junior studying Environmental Science at UW-Madison. In the summers I love to hike, swim and garden. If I could do anything for a day I would hike Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. I'm excited to be on the Outdoor UW team this summer and promote outdoor recreation!


Amelia Viegut, Operations Staff

Amelia Viegut, Operations Staff

STEM Research or Conservation

I'm native to Madison so I love to spend my summers on the Terrace with family and friends. My favorite outdoor activities are paddle boarding, camping and hammocking in my favorite local parks. I'm a student at UW Madison majoring in Biochemistry with certificates in Math, Environmental Studies and German and I hope to go into research or some form of conversation.


Regan Murray, Program Intern

Regan Murray, Program Intern

Conservation or Outdoor Recreation

Hello! I'm native to San Francisco but came to Madison to study Comm Arts, Cartography / GIS, and Computer Science. I'm in my third year at UW and in my free time I love to go rock climbing and running! After college, I hope to apply what I've learned in conservation or outdoor recreation.