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Chris Duffy

Director of Outdoor Adventures
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Certifications: AMGA SPI, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, WFR, Bachelor of Arts
Interests: Interesting things
Favorite Quote: "The key to staying on top of things is treat everything like it's your first project, like it's your first day like back when you was an intern. That's how you try to treat things, just stay hungry."
- Notorious B.I.G.

Chris Duffy

Mike Neuman

Assisstant Director of Outdoor Adventures
Baltimore, MD
Certifications: WFR, River Safety and Rescue, Bachelor of Science
Interests: You name it!
Favorite Quote: "The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn't even think to ask." -Jeff Johnson, 180 South



Brenda Beza, C'15

Major: Biology
Hometown: Stratford, NJ
Certifications: WFR, Challenge Course
Interests: Backpacking, Climbing, Caving, Snowboarding, Paddling, Fishing, Sustainability, and Bubbles.
Favorite Quote: "For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." -Carl Sagan

Brenda Beza

Caitlin Gagnon, C'15

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Mount Airy, MD
Certifications: WFR, CPR/AED, Challenge Course, PADI Open Water Diver
Interests: Caving, canoeing, slacklining, SCUBA diving, swimming, general mischief, and playing music. Lots of music.
Favorite Quote: "Not all those who wander are lost."
- J.R.R. Tolkien


Katie Scott, C'15

Major: Spanish
Hometown: Southold, NY
Certifications:  WFR, CPR/AED, Lifeguard
Interests: Climbing, Caving, Canoeing, Migrating, Rafting, Sailing, Snowboarding, Snoozing, Slackining, and Walking Dogs
Favorite Quote: "Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books." - John Lubbock



Andrew Willey, C'15

Major: Criminal Justice & Sociology
Hometown: Poolesville, MD
Certifications: WFR, CPR, First Aid
Interests: Whitewater canoeing, Backpacking, Hunting, Rafting, Soccer.
Favorite Quote: "We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty." -G.K. Chesterton


Bill Witkoski, C'15

Major: Business
Hometown: Quakertown, PA
Certifications: WFR, CPR, Challenge Course, LNT Trainer
Interests: Caving, Fishing, Rock Climbing, Camping, Basketball and Volleyball
Favorite Quote: "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Connor Gruber, C'16

Major: Information Systems
Hometown: Sterling, VA
Certifications: WFR, CPR, Challenge Course
Interests: Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Camping, Soccer, Whitewater Swimming, Italian Opera
Favorite Quote: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."
- Dr.Seuss


Jeffrey Ladnier, C'16

Major: Philosophy
Hometown: Newport News, VA
Certifications: CPR, WFR
Interests: Backpacking, Caving, Canoeing, Kayaking
Favorite Quote: "I am part of all that I have met; yet all experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untraveled world whose margin fades forever and forever when I move."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson


Bobby Tonnesen, C'16

Major: Sport Management
Hometown: Gilbertsville, PA
Certifications: WFR, CPR
Interests: P90X, Rock Climbing, Paddling, Good Company, Music, and Food.
Favorite Quote: "Failing is learning. Learning is good." -Tony Horton


Teresa Fabregas, C'17

Major: Business Marketing
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Certifications: WFR, CPR/AED, Challenge Course, First Aid
Interests: Backpacking, caving, challenge course, and baking.
Favorite Quote: "There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less." -Kurt Hahn


Kris Hines, C'17

Major: Business
Hometown: Columbia, MD
Certifications: WFR
Interests: Fishing, kayaking, canoeing, baseball, snowboarding.
Favorite Quote: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle


Kendra Jordan, C'17

Major: Elementary Special Education
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Certifications: WFR, CPR, First Aid
Interests: Live music, rock climbing, exploring, and going on adventures.
Favorite Quote: "We must never cease our exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to return to the place where we first began and to truly know that place for the first time." -T.S. Eliot


Pat Morrissey, C'17

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Chalfont, PA 
Certifications: WFR, CPR
Interests: Mountain biking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, fast cars, being outside, baseball.
Favorite Quote: "Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, godlike feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It's something that truly exists in all of us." -Will Smith


Katie Rimdzius, C'17

Major: French & Secondary Education
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
Certifications: CPR, WFR
Interests: Backpacking, Caving, Rock Climbing, laughing, and great people!
Favorite Quote: "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." -Sir Edmund Hillary

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