Outdoor Leadership Staff

Student Staff Spring 2014

Lauren MacLeod - Climbing Wall Student Coordinator

Class of '14, ABOVE participant 2010, Wilderness First Aid Certified, Leave No Trace Trainer, orientation to Cave Rescue Training certified
Lead Facilitator: climbing wall, low ropes, initiatives, games, hiking, backpacking, canoe
Co-lead Facilitator:
high ropes

Tyler Stadtherr

Class of '16, Outdoor Minor, PADI scuba certified
Lead Facilitator: climbing wall, low ropes, initiatives, games, hiking, canoe, kayak, and fly fishing
Co-lead Facilitator:
high ropes, backpacking, SCUBA

Sean Austin - Student Marketing Coordinator

Class of '17, ABOVE participant 2012, Outdoor Minor, Leave No Trace Trainer, PADI scuba certified
Lead Facilitator: low ropes, initiatives, games, hiking
Co-lead Facilitator:
climbing wall, high ropes, caving, backpacking, canoe

Anthony Ferraro

Class of '17, ABOVE participant 2012, Leave No Trace Trainer
Lead Facilitator: low ropes, initiatives, games, hiking, backpacking, climbing wall
Co-lead Facilitator:
backpacking, canoe

Heather Smith - Student Challenge Course Coordinator

Class of '17, ABOVE participant 2012, Outdoor Minor, Leave No Trace Trainer
Lead Facilitator: low ropes, initiatives, games, hiking, backpacking
Co-lead Facilitator:
high ropes, climbing wall

Blake Stewart - Climbing Wall Student Special Events Coordinator

Class of '17, ABOVE participant 2012, Leave No Trace Trainer
Co-lead Facilitator: high ropes, caving, backpacking, canoe
Lead Facilitator: low ropes, initiatives, games, hiking, backpacking, climbing wall

Tory Dollesin - Student Office Coordinator

Class of '17, ABOVE participant 2012, Leave No Trace Trainer
Co-lead Facilitator: low ropes, high ropes, caving, backpacking, canoe
Lead Facilitator: initiatives, games, hiking

Codie Massie

Lead Facilitator: climbing wall

Haley Feingold

Class of '18
Co-lead Facilitator: climbing wall

Jeffrey McCullen

Class of '18
Lead Facilitator: climbing wall

Student Staff Responsibilities

The Lynchburg College Outdoor Leadership Program student facilitators train all year to offer experiential opportunities to the Lynchburg College campus and community. The students are required to have a 2.5 minimum GPA and uphold Lynchburg College's standards for student leaders. In order to obtain a specialist certification in a certain activity, facilitators must complete a specific training regimen and pass a written exam for that activity.

Lynchburg College Outdoor Leadership Program student facilitators love the outdoors - the people, animals, plants, rocks, and the relationships in and from the outdoor world. Although specific training and traditional education are important, student staff relies on experiential education and are excited to invite others to learn experientially through outdoor adventures.

Staffing Hours per week:

  • All staff agree to work 2 hours on a set schedule per week.

Training includes:

  • Leave No Trace Trainer Certification
  • Training throughout the school year
  • Lead programs with the coordinator and certified lead facilitators throughout the school year
  • Facilitating ropes course programs throughout the school year
  • One Advanced Medicine Course: Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
  • CPR/AED

Individual Training:

  • Each staff member individually works towards becoming certified in an array of areas, like Canoe; Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle Board; Tree Climbing; Caving; Verticle Rope; Hiking; Backpacking; Campcraft
  • Challenge course Facilitation: games and inititives; Low course; High course