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Meet Our Staff

Comments or feedback? Feel free to send them our way. Email outdooruw@union.wisc.edu.

Joe Webb

Joe Webb

Director of Outdoor UW

Hoofer Council Advisor

Joe received his masters at the University of Arkansas in Human Development and Family Studies and received his bachelors from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, where he studied psychology and business administration. He enjoys podcasts, yoga, adventure sports, team sports, a good learning opportunity, and going on adventures with his family. 


Jill Griffis

Jill Griffis

Outdoor Recreation Advisor

Hoofer Mountaineering Club Advisor

Jill attended Carroll University, studying Organizational Leadership.  She previously owned a Devils Lake rock climbing guide service. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with others while climbing, mountain biking, and downhill skiing. Her favorite part of her job is building relationships with students and community members, while sharing in the experience and learning that climbing provides.  


Adam Remus

Adam Remus

Outdoor Recreation Advisor 

Hoofer Outing Club Advisor

Hoofer Ski & Snowboard Advisor

Adam studied Wildlife Ecology from UW-Stevens Point.  He used to be the store manager at Fontana Sports. His favorite activities are climbing, snowboarding, backpacking, paddling, trail running and spending time with his family.


Dave Elsmo

Dave Elsmo

Sailing Program Manager

Hoofer Sailing Club Advisor

As a Wisconsin native, Dave has spent his life on and around sailboats. After starting his US Sailing coaching career at 15 he went on to earn his degree in Commercial Recreation Management at the University of Minnesota while continuing to work as the Assistant Director at a local sailing school. David moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to family and work on the Education program within the Hoofer Sailing Club. He now advises the Club and Shop where his passion for the mechanics of sailing and the power of education continues to inspire him. When not at work Dave loves to spend time racing sailboats, doing woodwork, camping, hunting, fishing, and spending as much time as is possible in the outdoors with his wife, daughter, and dog.


Daniel Haryanto

Daniel Haryanto

Outdoor Recreation Advisor 

Hoofer Riding Club Advisor 

Hoofer Scuba Club Advisor 

Daniel studied Mechanical Engineering and recently received his master at the University of Miami where he studied Marine Science with focus on Conservation and Ecology. He interned at the Center for Limnology and volunteered at the SCUBA Club previously. His favorite activities range from swimming, walking his dog, traveling, to working on some odd stuff around the house or barn.


Alyse Krueger

Alyse Krueger

Outdoor UW Financial Specialist

Alyse studied Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison, and has joined us after working for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 


Mason Muerhoff

Mason Muerhoff

Program Administrative Specialist

Mason joined the OUW team in 2019. He studied Journalism and Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, and graduated in 2018. He is a Hoofer Outing Club backpacking leader and loves getting others interested in the outdoors. Please ask him about his dog.


Mills Botham

Mills Botham

Hoofer Sailing Club Head of  Instruction/Sailing Team Coach

Mills is a longtime Hoofer Sailing Club member who learned to sail in the Hoofer Youth Program. He studied history at UW-Madison with an emphasis in ancient Greece and Rome. During his time at UW, he served two terms as Sailing Club Commodore and one as the President of the Wisconsin Union. His outdoor passions include sailing, hiking, and waterskiing.


Karissa Ebert

Karissa Ebert

Outdoor UW Manager

Karissa studies Rehabilitation Psychology! Whether kayaking, camping, or skiing the outdoors has always been her favorite place to be. In the future, she hopes to be an Occupational Therapist. But for now, she's extremely excited to be spending her summer on the lake! 


Ella Gustafson

Ella Gustafson

Outdoor UW Assistant Manager

Ella hails from West Bend, WI. She loves to run and hike. In the summer, she enjoys kayaking or just spending time on the lake. Here at UW, she's majoring in Environmental Studies and something else that has yet to be decided (Community and Environmental Sociology? Conservation Biology?). Eventually, she hopes to land a job that lets her act on her passion for sustainability and change the world for the better. 


Evan Fernandez

Evan Fernandez

Operations Staff

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


Sarah Koehler

Sarah Koehler

Operations Staff

Sarah is studying Kinesiology with a certificate in Physical Activity for Diverse Abilities. Her dream job is to be a physical therapist that works with kids or those with unique abilities and needs. She loves physical activity and making rehabilitation and strength possible for everyone! Sarah believes everything is better outside, so you can find her hiking, paddling, biking, cross country skiing, or just enjoying the sunshine!