UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Staff

 Meet the Falcon Outdoor Adventures staff! Drop in sometime, we'd be happy to help you!


Travis - Outdoor Recreation Coordinator

Travis Roy

Travis

Hometown – Minocqua, WI

Best part of Working for FOA – Waking up every day knowing that Outdoor Adventure is my career!

Hobbies/Special interests – Rock climbing, writing young adult fantasy, reading, fitness, all things Star Wars & Lord of the Rings.

Surprising fact about you – I was a ninja for Halloween for 10 years in a row.

 Favorite TV show – Firefly

I really wish I had the chance to meet: – The Samurai

Dream vacation or trip- Rock climbing in Yosemite National Park

Dream job - Yes


Whitney - Student Trips Supervisor

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Whitney

Major – Teaching English as a second language, Minor:  Outdoor Education

Hometown – Lino Lakes, MN

Best part of Working for FOA – Learning new activities and how to repair and take care of equipment

Hobbies/Special interests – Biking, reading, kayaking, writing letters, hiking, camping, dreaming and learning

Surprising fact about you – I lived in Japan for one year where I ate whale, octopus, horse and puffer fish.  I also visited a world heritage site and saw Jomon Sugi, a tree over 2,000 years old

Favorite TV show – Game of Thrones and Bob's Burgers

I really wish I had the chance to meet: – Jesus and Buddah

Dream vacation or trip- Exploring Madagascar or any place that remains largely untouched by humans

Dream job – Anything where I am helping people develop new skills


 

Chris - Student Rental Center Supervisor

Chris 

Chris

Hometown - Hortonville, WI

Best part of working for FOA - Exposing individuals to outdoor activities

Hobbies/Special Interests - I enjoy backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, hunting, reading, watching movies, and spending time outside with family and friends

Surprising fact about you - I have been to 9 different countries

Favorite TV show - The Walking Dead

I really wish I had the chance to meet - John Muir

Dream vacation or trip - Ski and backpack through the Swiss Alps

Dream job - Clinical social worker with adolescents in an adventure-based therapy setting

Kaylah - Student Climbing Wall Supervisor

Kaylah

Kaylah

Hometown - Shiocton, WI

Best part of working for FOA - helping others exceed beyond what they thought their limitations were

Hobbies/Special interests - Horseback riding, rock climbing, finding new quotes

Surprising fact about you - Never left the state of Wisconsin until after I turned 18

Favorite TV Show - Dr. Who, Grey's Anatomy, and The Amazing Race

I really wish I had the chance to meet - Temple Grandin

Dream vacation or trip - Hike/Rock climb Iceland

Dream job - National Geographic Explorer/Journalist

Stella - Student Staff

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Stella

    Major – Crop and Soils, Minor in Conservation and GIS

    Hometown – Webster Groves, MO

     Best part of Working for FOA – Getting to help people live out their outdoor dreams and adventures!

    Hobbies/Special interests – Camping, hiking, backpacking, playing guitar, reading, playing with dogs

    Surprising fact about you – My family has a couple of beehives in our backyard.  It's a pretty sweet hobby to have, although it has gotten us into some sticky situations…

    Favorite TV show – It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia or Scrubs

    I really wish I had the chance to meet: – Devil Anse Hatfield and Randolph McCoy

    Dream vacation or trip- My dream vacation would involve exploring the canyons of the American Southwest, climbing along the rocky spines of the St. Francois Mountains in southern Missouri, and admiring the remoteness of the Alaskan interior

    Dream job – Working for the NRCS, where I can map soils or work with landowners to educate them about the soils they have on their property.  Ideally, I would have the summer free, so I could be a backcountry ranger for the National Park Service

Mika - Student Staff

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Mika

Hometown – Budapest, Hungary

Best part of Working for FOA – Leading trips

Hobbies/Special interests – Hiking, reading, rock climbing, plants and animals, art, travel

Surprising fact about you – I'm a dual citizen

Favorite TV show – I don't watch TV.  But my favorite movie is Star Wars.  All of them.

I really wish I had the chance to meet: – Salvador Dali

Dream vacation or trip- Backpacking in India and New Zealand

Dream job – Photographer for National Geographic


Ethan - Student Staff and Bike Mechanic

Ethan 

Ethan

Major - Physics

Best part of working for FOA - Getting to do something I love and meeting new people

Hobbies/Special interests - Cycling, playing guitar, writing music, going on adventures

Surprising fact about you - I was invited to ride for a team in an international bike stage race in Canada

Favorite TV show - Bob's Burgers

I really wish I had the chance to meet - Peter Sagan

Dream Vacation or trip - Mountain biking in the rockies

Dream Job - Professional musician

Erica - Student Staff and Marketing/Graphics

Erica 

Erica

Major - Marketing communications, minor in graphic design

Hometown - Lino Lakes, MN

Best part of working for FOA - Being able to share my knowledge of the outdoors with others

Hobbies/special interests - I enjoy being active, trying new things, listening to music, and numerous other outdoor activities

Surprising fact about you - I have been to 10 different countries

Favorite TV Show - Modern Family

I really wish I had the chance to meet - Vincent Van Gogh

Dream vacation or trip - Sail and snorkel in Australia along the Great Barrier Reef

Dream job - Doing anything that will make me excited to get to work each day

Andy - Student Staff

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Andy

Hometown – Hudson, WI

Best part of Working for FOA – Meeting new students

Hobbies/Special interests – Rock climbing, backpacking, reading, consuming coffee

Surprising fact about you – In love with Blake Lively

Favorite TV show – Friends

I really wish I had the chance to meet: – John Muir

Dream vacation or trip- Backpacking South Island of New Zealand

Dream job – Pro rock climber


Contact Us

Recreation and Sport Facilities
Email us
715-425-4289
Event Calendar/Hours
Knowles Center/Hunt Arena
1110 S. Main Street

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