Outdoors at UVa Officers

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Zakey Faieq
Acting President
Wilderness First Responder
Facilitator of Shred
Chieftain Bike Mechanic
Over time, the Outdoors Club has come to mean a lot to me. It has taught me, along with countless others, numerous ways to 'shred the gnar' in nature. For that, I am grateful, and I will do the best I can in my role as Facilitator of Shred to insure others also have the same opportunities to 'shred the gnar'.
So, in conclusion,
Ride or Die.

Stephanie Roatis
President at Sea (Abroad in Spain)
Trail Streaking Enthusiast
*Record scratch* *freeze frame* Yup thats me. You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. So, I showed up to UVa from the concrete jungle of Chicago (where the brats are bountiful and the sports enthusiasts are far and wide). Next thing I know, these crunchy granola hippy weirdos kidnap me and tell me I need to "shred some gnar" and "get pitted" and "bird up." Did it end up being the raddest decision of my college career? You bet your wardrobe full of Patagonias it was. Now, I'm hiking, climbing, backpacking, shredding, and eating berries on the trail that I probably shouldn't. If you ever need a mac-n-cheese pizza loving, cafe au lait addicted, happy-go-lucky Fratelli's fanatic, I'm your girl. Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way. Anyways. Uhm. WAPAHHHH Me in real life!

Victoria Alvarez
Acting Vice-President
Service Guru
Sure, life on a golf course was just peachy ... but the muggy swamplands and "hills" of Peachtree City, GA just didn't do it for me. Adventure calls bro. I traded in a golf cart for a pair of hiking boots, threw on a UVA sweatshirt, and came looking for other outdoor thrill-seekers. I stumbled upon an interesting crew of hippie-resembling (except Zakey), lettuce-loving, adventure-addicted, cider-gulping, Moab-obsessed, adrenaline junkie nature freaks. My kind of folks. Warmly welcomed into this band of fearless tree-huggers, I have become their enthusiast of all and master of none. Find me strollin' through the woods, climbing every tree, tryin' out new paddleboard tricks, spending too much time in an Eno (what is homework??), chillin' in sketchy cave crawl spaces, or wiping out like a pro wannabe-shredder. Come along and we'll go do everything we can to get lost in the outdoors. You bring the stories; I'll bring the puns.

Lily Wincele
Gear Master
PBR Chair
Lily did not provide a tidbit about herself, so here's a few random facts about her: She likes geology. She loves to ride her road bike, climb rocks, and hike. She volunteers with the SPCA, and also likes animals, especially dogs.

Tristan Hamrick
King of the Otters
Lord of the Ropes and Cams
The club needs a grappling hook, right?

Rhaude Dahlinghaus
PBR aficionado
Climbing Advisor
All-sport Athlete
Hi my name is Rhaude and I like rocks. I came here to party.

Emily Deschambault
PBR Committee
Whether I'm getting barked at by seals in rural Scotland or chilling in my hammock on Grounds, you will indeed 'cash me outside.' Become a member of Outdoors at UVA and join me as I do go chasing waterfalls (sorry TLC). You can follow along on my adventures at @viewsfromourchacos and @emilygoesexploring.

Audrey Stephenson
Whitewater (Rubber) Boat Ridin' Advisor

Audrenalene Rush
Growing up 20 minutes from beautiful hikes like Dragon's Tooth and McAfee's Knob and having a family who loves to hike, I've been lucky to know the simple peace of a mountain since I was young. But I didn't pay much thought to outdoor rec until I started working for a Boy Scout camp as a raft guide on the Lower New River. That experience showed me that the outdoors can pull you into the present moment not just through serenity but through the adrenaline of big waves and the flow of quick maneuvering. Nature simultaneously fills you with awe for the earth that we live on while getting you high off seeing what you can accomplish. The outdoors accepts anyone willing to give it a chance and I'm glad I get to share some of these awesome experiences with you granola peeps.

Charlie Haywood
P(B)R Committee
Trout Tickler
Hey you. Yeah you. Now you may have heard of me, and you might not have. But either way, I am everywhere and I am nowhere at the same goddamn time. How do I manage to go on 40+ trips a semester and still do that school thing? Well, the world just might never know. I'm currently studying in the E-school so I've been known to be found atop mountains crunching away on my TI-84 Plus Silver edition, sitting in waterfalls strummin my uke, standing along the banks of streams throwing flying things at swimming things, and anywhere else you can send to the fullest. Also known for my 3a.m. shenanigans, but if you wanna know more about that you'll just have to join the adventure see for yourself sometime ;)

Izzy Franklin
Assistant Provost of Flotational Inquiries
Gauley Fest Enthusiast
I'm probably off teaching some scrub how to kayak. Best way to reach me is by birdcall.

Sam Clinard
Hiking Advisor
Physics is a really hard major.

Victoria Lu
Caving Advisor
Service Committee
An adventurer I was born, and an adventurer I will die. You can find me exploring the deepest, darkest depths of the earth or climbing crags.

Bill Talley
Climbing Advisor
Calcium Commando
Professional Bizarre Trip Description Writer
"I can't climb just a little. I need to crank like a bastard." -Klem Loskot

Sydney Halleman
Gear Master at Sea
Alright kiddos, I bike, I ski, I climb, I nag you about your gear. I can climb your dorm room or house and you can DAMN well be sure that I'll be climbing your apartment complex if you have overdue gear.

Scott Gilb
P(B)R Committee / Scotty McShredhead
Currently, the only thing more entertaining to me than sticks and rocks are mountain bikes. I hail from the wee little hamlet of Warrenton, on the outskirts of Northern Virginia. In the olden days of suburban pavement-shenanigans, I would shred upon unicycles, ripsticks, slacklines, and everything in-between. Since then, my proclivity to try new, wonkier outdoors activities has only grown. Come shred with me, be it on a bike or on the bongos. I will provide reassurance, and maybe some snacks.

Jeremy Kemp
Local Legend
Van-Dwelling Alum
Born on the banks of the Columbia River with a steaming mug of French-press brew in one hand, and a copy of Walden and a corncob pipe double-fisted in the other, I've always felt like I didn't belong under a roof. I still don't, so let's go see a sunrise, bag some peaks, or build a fire and jam. This is the Outdoors Club and we want you to join the fun. Check out my van

Nedward Ende
Provost of Floatational Inquiries
I like being outside, both of doors and of my comfort zone. It's there that you can find who you are. Growing up teaching kayaking and climbing in the legendary metropolis of Richmond, Va, and picking up a wee bit of mountain biking along the way, I am always looking for new adventures and company on my journey in the general direction of enlightenment.

G Fish
Garrett Tanner
Non-Biological Horse Trainer / Grand Daddy g. Fish / Thomas Shredison
Ride or Die is a lifestyle, not a choice. Born at the age of 13 on the sandy beaches of Fort Lauderdale Florida, where I began my adventuring with skim board and a icy cold 6-pack. As I got older, I eventually bought myself a one-way ticket on the shoelace express traveling to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. In the ancient forests of Central VA, I am here to guide you on your shreddiest of dreams where, together we will consume the tastiest of single track known in all of Appalachia.

Matthew Koenig
Gear Wrangler / Climb Monk
I like to play with gravity and gear.

Kit Guncheon
Shredhorse Wrangler
Shreddy Roosevelt
Shred Shred Shred Shred. I've been shredding since day one. From the times I hit my head on the diving board to when I tried to catch a boomerang and almost blinded myself, I've always sought out thrill. Growing up, I shredded on a skateboard every day up until high school, when I started exploring the world beyond the paved paradise of Mechanicsville, Va. First exploring mountains by foot, I quickly fell in love with the human experience of conquering a towering peak. There's something special about using your own body to bring yourself to such a pristine and powerful place like a mountaintop. I've found other outlets for my need to shred in the forms of mountain biking (shredhorsing), climbing (monkey thrashing), and heelying OS (original shredder). I'm always looking to get out there and push myself closer to the edge of life. It's here I want to be. Come with me, and let's shred.

Former Presidents
  • Chris Bachmann (2001-2003)
  • Thiago Ize (2001-2004)
  • Matt Rosefsky (2001-2004)
  • Aarash Sofla (2001-2008)
  • Sophie Johnson (2002-2006)
  • Case Taintor (2002-2006)
  • Katrina Salmons (2005-2011)
  • Eric Stauffer (2006-2008)
  • Lila Warren (2006-2009)
  • Meghan Magennis (2007-2008)
  • Bob Weaver (2007-2009)
  • Emily Powell (2008-2010)
  • Lindsay Jamerson (2008-2011)
  • Lynn Nichols (2010-2011)
  • Rebecca Green (-2012)
  • Emily Wetzel (-2012)
  • Michael Crocket (2012-2013)
  • Helena Groves (2013-2015)
  • Joseph Gibson (2013-2015)
  • Hannah Kessenich (2015-2016)
  • Jeremy Kemp (2016-2017)
Former Officers (non presidents)
  • Emily Anderson (2001-2002)
  • Dave Clark (2001-2004)
  • Deryn Goodwin (2001-2002)
  • Jeff Scherr (2001-2003)
  • Baron Schwartz (2001-2006)
  • Kahlil Detrich (2003-2004)
  • Jim Sumner (2003-2004)
  • David Wade (2003-2004)
  • Rick Evans (2004-2006)
  • Marc Schwartz (2004-2006)
  • Lindsey Brown (2005-2006)
  • Quintin Brubaker (2005-2007)
  • Ryan Hauer (2005-2006)
  • Andrew Olesen (2005-2007)
  • Brian Tai (2007-2008)
  • Campbell Grant (2007-2009)
  • Chris Chin (2008-2009)
  • Ryan Gilchrist (2008-2010)
  • Cristina Liebolt (2008-2010)
  • Joe Thompson (2009-2011)
  • Ryan Elliott (2010-2011)
  • Amelia Rode (2010-2011)
  • Andrew Richers (2011-2012)
  • Andrew Cassidy (-2011)
  • David Abbott (-2012)
  • Jackson Bewley (2012-2014)
  • Max McHale (2012-2013)
  • Lindsey Shall (2012-2013)
  • Mitchell Oliver (2013-2014)
  • Olivia Rappe (2013-2014)
  • Charles Romero
  • Juliet Hammer (2014-2015)
  • Lucie Hanes (2014-2015)
  • Jack Armstrong (2014-2016)
  • Andrews Inglis (2012-2016)
  • Adrian Blust (2012-2016)
  • Colin Mealey (2016-2017)
  • Jeremiah Reilly (2012-2016)
  • Isaac King (2012-2016)