Outdoors at UVa Officers

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Jim Old
There is one thing some of you will come to understand if you don't already: Shredding is not just an activity, it is a lifestyle. I shred, I tell jokes, I have fun, I hike some, then I run, then I realize that life is better on wheels and I shred some more. There is only one group of bikers you can make fun of: Downhill bikers. Although not always the case, this is because they are scared of climbs... but don't tell them I said that. I'm high on life, and I'll teach you my ways. I'm from the greatest state in the Union (TEXAS). If I have a typo, it's either because I did it on purpose or because I'm an Engineer... I like to keep you guessing. My goal is to get thunder thighs and calves of steel. If you can't get on a biking trip of mine, I like pina coladas and a good joke. This club makes me happier than an entire box of Kraft 3-cheeses mac and cheese, so I hope to meet you out in the wild where we can share in the happiness!

Victoria Alvarez
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.

Charlie Haywood
Trout Tickler
Standing in a river waving a stick

Bill Talley
Climbing Advisor
Co-Gear Master
Calcium Commando
Chieftain Bike Mechanic
"Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast...a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: You will outlive the bastards. ~ Edward Abbey

Lily Wincele
Co-Gear Master
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.

Stephanie Roatis
PBR Committee Chair
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!

Emily Deschambault
Service Committee Chair
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.

Izzy Franklin
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.

Chad Baily
Web Master
Backpacking Guru
Growing up as a 'watersports' kid but always having a longing for the outdoors, I have traded the sunny skies of the beach for an awe-inspiring life in the mountains. Whether it's learning to 'send it' or making hot cocoa in random places, I am always down for a new adventure and a good time. Change your environment and watch it change you.

Claire Burke (Curb)
Professional Holder of Things
Self-Proclaimed ShredQueen
As a fourth-year studio art and envi sci double major Curb is known to sketch, draw, and otherwise geek-out about rock formations encountered on club trips. Her preferred sport is mountain biking, although the occasional road ride, trail run, and/or slackline sesh never hurts. Besides growing up as a local Blue Ridge gal, she has lived in Boulder, CO and worked at Olympic National Park. Her greatest aspiration in life is to reach lvl 100 in radness.

Allie Lowy
Sustainability Guru
Born in a slotcanyon with a cup of Greenberry's coffee in one hand and a hilarious trip description in the other, Allie has been sending it since el dia uno. Hiking Upward gave her ascent from the womb a 6.9/5 for difficulty. When she first summited Old Rag at age 4, the mountain gods prophesied that she was destined for a life of the utmost sendiness, and a life of sendiness she has led. Leaving behind the majestic Maryland suburbs was tough, but the Blue Ridge mountains were calling and she had to go. Although her spatial existence is sometimes elusive, rumor has it that the scent of a Bodo's egg and cheese bagel, the sound of an acoustic guitar by a bonfire, or the faintest whisper of the word "Moab" will send her running from miles away. If you need someone to swim in a waterfall with, cry in an eno with, talk about trees, or cuddle the heck outta your dog, she is yo girl. Her only requests are that you laugh at her jokes and pretend she's taken off the ODC patagonia in the past week (but it's so soft and warm and such a pleasing shade of green, can ya blame her?)

Zakey Faieq
Facilitator of Shred
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.

Mason Riffee
Biking Guru
Running Guru
Mason is a known enthusiast of trail runs, mountain bikes, and green tea. He's stoked to spend another spirited year amongst the crunchy folks of the Outdoors Club, as well any opportunity he may have to pet their dogs.

Nick Gomer
The estuarine waters of the Chesapeake Bay taught me to live the "Salt Life." Having learned all that I could, I traded in my beach chair and surfboard for a mountain bike and pair of climbing shoes. My purpose now is to breathe in the ancient mist of the Appalachian Mountains and learn the way of the "Fresh Water Lily."

Mason Goodman
Mason is a known enthusiast of climbing, mountain bikes, and black tea. He's stoked to spend another spirited year amongst the crunchy folks of the Outdoors Club, as well any opportunity he may have to pet their dogs.

Anna Cuddeback
Resident Astronut
The three phrases that best sum up Anna Cuddeback are as follows: Ballin' on a budget, peace, love and dirt, and "may I please have a bandaid?" Anna is a croc-obsessed life form, and her diet subsists primarily of peanut butter clif bars and Dunkin' iced coffee. She is also emotionally attached to her Nalgene. If you're not sure where she is, you can probably find her bouldering at Slaughter or scooping up deals at your local Goodwill. Like Dwight Schrute, she always keeps an extra set of Birkenstocks in the car for special occasions.

Matthew Houff
I've been practicing unexpected aerial dismounts on my mountain bike for some time now. I enjoy climbing boulders when I'm not crashing into them. I like being outside (duh), swimming in cold water, and taking deep breaths in the woods. I love adventures and seeing beginners get stoked for their first whack at shredding outside.

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)
  • Stephanie Roatis (Fall 2017)
  • Zakey Faieq(Spring 2018)
Former Officers (non presidents)
  • Emily Anderson (2001-2002)
  • Deryn Goodwin (2001-2002)
  • Jeff Scherr (2001-2003)
  • Dave Clark (2001-2004)
  • 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)
  • Ryan Hauer (2005-2006)
  • Quintin Brubaker (2005-2007)
  • 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)
  • Isaac King (2012-2016)
  • Andrews Inglis (2012-2016)
  • Matt Harrington (2013-2016)
  • Jessie Villareal (2013-2016)
  • Kit Guncheon (2013-2016)
  • Adrian Blust (2013-2016)
  • Jack Armstrong (2014-2016)
  • Jeremiah Reilly (2014-2016)
  • Garrett Tanner (2015-2017)
  • Colin Mealey (2016-2017)
  • Nedward Ende (2014-2018)
  • Scott Gilb (2016-2018)
  • Rhaude Dahlinghaus (2016-2018)
  • Audrey Stephenson (2017-2018)
  • Sydney Halleman (2017-2018)
  • Tristan Hamrick (2017-2018)