Outdoor Adventures

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Adventure Center 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

* The Adventure Center is closed during University closures and closures of the Student Recreation Center

Contact Information

The Adventure Center

Assistant Director
Christine Lagattolla

Student Managers 

Daria Porter- Gear Rentals 



Sarah Honda - Team Building

oa staff
Job Openings
We are hiring for Team Facilitators and Trip Leaders starting Fall 2014!
Applications are due by Sept. 7 More info and applications  


Meet the Outdoor Adventures Staff 

Christine Lagattolla
Assistant Director

Outdoor Activities & Interests: Scuba diving, backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing, cross country skiing, rock climbing. I love everything outdoors!

Inspiring Quote: “The best way out is always through.” Robert Frost


Taylor HartmanEmployee of the Year
Student Manager Rentals & Team Facilitator

Graduation: May 2014 
Major:  M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling

OutdoorActivities/Interests: Camping, high & low ropes, climbing,  swimming, hiking and biking

Inspiring Quote: "We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are." J.K. Rowling


Nathan TrippDirectors Award

Student Manager Team Building & Trip Leader

Graduation: May 2014
Major: Sociology

Outdoor Interests/Activities: Backpacking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing

Inspiring Quote: “When you drink from the well, always pause and remember those who built the well.” UnknownRookie of the Year


Kyle Anderson

Student Manager Trips & Rental Attendant Employee of the Year

Graduation: May 2015
Major: Psychology Minor: Sociology

Outdoor Activities & Interests: hiking, canoeing, and archery

Inspiring Quote: "Some guys just can’t handle Vegas.”

Kyle Anderson

Ben Mommer
Trip Leader & Team Facilitator 

Graduation: December 2014
Major: Communications

Outdoor Interests/Activities: Fishing, adventure racing, kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking, slacklining, rock climbing, bouldering, trail running, triathlon training.

Inspiring Quote: “For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver." Martin Luther 


Allison Dunnington
Trip Leader, Team Facilitator, Rental Attendant

Graduation Date: May 2015
Major: Environmental Geoscience Minor: Chemistry

Outdoor Interests/Activities: Hiking, distance running, and climbing. I enjoy applying my scientific knowledge to the natural environment, and I'm always willing to learn new things!

Inspiring Quote: "The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now." Chinese Proverb


Danny DolanRookie of the Year
Trip Leader & Rental Attendant

Graduation: December 2015
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Outdoor Interests/Activities: Rock climbing, camping, mathematics, corduroy, hammocking, and coffee.

Inspiring Quote: "The powers of a man's mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks."

James Mackintosh

Danny Dolan

Kamila Krupiarz
Trip Leader, Team Facilitator & Rental Attendant

Graduation: May 2016

Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Outdoor Activities/Interests: Biking, hiking, snowboarding, skiing, climbing, camping, horseback riding, water skiing, snorkeling

Inspiring Quote: "Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures." Lovelle Drachman


Kourtney Madison
Trip Leader & Rental Attendant

Graduation: May 2017
Major: Public Health/Community Leadership and Civic Engineer

Outdoor Interests/Activities: Snowboarding and rock climbing

Inspiring Quote: “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” Winston Churchill 


Jessica Wind
Trip Leader, Team Facilitator & Rental Attendant

Graduation: May 2017
Major: Health Sciences with emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy

Outdoor Interests/Activities: Biking, hiking, swimming, running, and camping

Inspiring Quote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover." Mark Twain