Outdoor Leadership Staff

Student Staff Spring 2015

Kevin Williams - Roanoke VA

Class of 2017
Certifications: Wilderness First Aid

Anthony Ferraro - Fairfax, VA

Class of 2016
Certifications: Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace Certified/Trainer
Other: Eagle Scout and outdoor enthusiast

Sean Austin - Queens, NYC

Class of 2016
Certifications: Wilderness CPR and First Aid certified, Leave No Trace Trainer
Other: Worked for the Outdoor Leadership Program since August 2012
Enjoy Hiking, Caving, kayaking, rock climbing, and rafting
Involved in Student Government Association, Phi Kappa Tau, and Campus Outreach.

Ashley Mock - North Port, FL

Class of 2015
Certifications: Wilderness First Aid

Blake Stewart - Powhatan, VA

Class of 2016
Certifications: Leave no trace trainer

John FitzpatrickNorwich, CT

Class of 2015
Certifications:  Wilderness First Aid

Heather Smith - Virginia Beach, VA

Class of 2016
Certifications: Wilderness First Aid, CPR
Interests: hiking, rock climbing, and enjoying the outdoors. 

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.

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