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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

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, a good learning opportunity, and going on adventures with his family


Jill Griffis

Jill Griffis

Outdoor Recreation Advisor

Wisconsin Basecamp Program Manager

Hoofer Mountaineering Club Advisor

Jill went to Carroll University and previously owned a Devils Lake Climbing Guide service. She really enjoys climbing, mountain biking, and downhill skiing. She rocks belay specs around the office quite frequently. 


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

Dave studied at the University of Minnesota but has decided to go to the good side and work at UW. :) He loves racing sailboats, woodworking, and camping. 


Mills Botham

Mills Botham

Interim Head of Sailing Instruction 

Mills is a longtime 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.


Paulina Guerra

Paulina Guerra

Yoga Manager

Paulina studied Community & Environmental Sociology at UW-Madison. She has been teaching yoga and pilates for RecWell and Outdoor UW for over 3 years. She likes to stay active by biking, climbing, swimming, paddle-boarding and of course practicing yoga!


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.


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. 


Regan Murray

Regan Murray

Summer Program Intern

Regan is native to San Francisco but came to Madison to study Comm Arts, Cartography / GIS, and Computer Science. She's in her third year at UW and in her free time, she loves to go rock climbing and running! She's currently the 2019-2020 Hoofer Mountaineering Club President. After college, she hopes to apply what she's learned at Madison to conservation or outdoor recreation. 


Caroline Miller

Caroline Miller

Business Operations Assistant

Caroline is studying biology with certificates in business and sustainability. She loves being outdoors in any form but especially likes climbing, trail running, and being on the water. She has been a member in Hoofers since freshman year, and this coming year she'll be the VP Marketing of Hoofers. Her dream job is owning her own brewery in the mountains.


Sarah Koehler

Sarah Koehler

Outdoor UW Manager 

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!


Maddie Hodkiewicz

Maddie Hodkiewicz

Operations Staff

Maddie is studying biology and has been involved in the Hoofer Sailing and Hoofer Mountaineering clubs. When she isn't not trying to learn a new outdoor skill, she's probably skiing, paddling, or planning her next backpacking trip! 


Koby van Deelen

Koby van Deelen

Operations Staff

Koby is studying Engineering Mechanics and spends a lot of his time in the winter snowboarding, usually at Tyrol Basin. In the summer he enjoys spending time on Lake Mendota boating, windsurfing, wake-boarding, sailing, and paddling. He also enjoys mountain biking when he can. After college, he hopes to work as an aerospace engineer.


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!


Bryan Olson

Bryan Olson

Operations Staff

Bryan studies mechanical engineerings and hopes to someday work in the automated manufacturing industry. Being an Eagle scout, he has loved canoeing, camping, and hiking for many years and is a member of Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Club. 


Hannah Bucci

Hannah Bucci

Operations Staff & Basecamp Leader

Hannah studies personal finance with an entrepreneurship certificate at UW. Her favorite outdoor activities are running, skiing, and backpacking. She hopes to eventually work in the Wealth Management or Insurance industry. 


Karissa Ebert

Karissa Ebert

Operations Staff

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! 


Ally Bensen

Ally Bensen

Operations Staff

Ally is double majoring in International Studies and Spanish with a Global Health certificate. Whether hiking, skiing, paddle-boarding, or playing tennis, the outdoors has always been a place for her to connect with family and friends. In the future, she hopes to work as an environmental lawyer so she can help protect the beautiful world we live in.


Greta Brown

Greta Brown

Operations Staff 

Greta's passions are backpacking and skiing, but she also loves to scuba dive, hike, and climb. She also enjoys hunting out west with her family and her two chocolate labs, Koda and Maggie. In the future, she plans to pursue a career in the medical field and hopefully someplace where she can keep doing the things she loves!


Ella Gustafson

Ella Gustafson

Operations Staff

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. 


Heidi Wagner

Heidi Wagner

Operations Staff

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

Thomas Miller

Operations Staff

Thomas is from Mequon, WI and has lived in Wisconsin his whole life. Here at UW, he's a History and Spanish major with certificates in liberal arts and political science. He hopes to either go to law school upon graduation or maybe go to graduate school for history with hopes of becoming a professor. It's hard for him to pick his favorite outdoor activity but some of his favorites are waterskiing, boating, and kayaking.


Riley Achtemeier

Riley Achtemeier

Operations Staff

Riley is an incoming Junior studying Environmental Science at UW-Madison. She hopes to eventually work in Environmental Health. In the summers she loves to hike, swim and garden. If she could do anything for a day she would hike Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. She's excited to be on the Outdoor UW team this summer and promote outdoor recreation!


Amelia Viegut

Amelia Viegut

Operations Staff

Amelia is a native to Madison so she loves to spend her summers on the Terrace with family and friends. Her favorite outdoor activities are paddle boarding, camping and hammocking in her favorite local parks. She's a student at UW Madison majoring in Biochemistry with certificates in Math, Environmental Studies and German. She hopes to go into research or some form of conservation.


Simon Buchanan

Operations Staff, Basecamp Leader, & Paddling Instructor

Simon is pre-nursing and his dream job is a traveling ER nurse. He has many favorite outdoor activities including canoeing and hiking. He's also involved with Hoofers Outing Club and regularly goes on trips. He's hoping to become a trip leader for outing this year. 

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