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Chris Duffy

Director of Outdoor Adventures

Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
Certifications: AMGA SPI, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, WFR, BA
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

Caitlin Gagnon, C'15

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


Brenda Beza, C'15

Major: Biology
Hometown: Stratford, NJ
Certifications: WFR, Certified Nurse Assistant, Challenge Course
Interests: Backpacking, Climbing, Caving, Snowboarding, Paddling, Fishing, Sustainability, and Bubbles
Favorite Quote: "Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream."


Charles Brothman, C'14

Major: Business with Marketing Concentration
Hometown: York, Pa.
Certifications: WFR, CPR, Challenge Course, River Safety and Rescue (Lvl 3)
Interests: Rock Climbing, Caving, Paddling, Soccer and slacklining.
Favorite Quote: "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
- Andre Gide

Andrew Willey, C'15

Major: Criminal Justice & Sociology
Hometown: Poolesville, Md.
Certifications: WFR, CPR, Swift Water Rescue, First Aid
Interests: Whitewater canoeing, Backpacking, Hunting, Rafting, Soccer.
Favorite Quote: "I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past"
- Patrick Henry


Danielle DiPeppe, C'14

Major: Psychology & Sociology
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
Certifications: WFR, CPR, Swift Water Rescue
Interests: Horseback Riding, Running, Caving, Rock Climbing, Paddling, Backpacking
Favorite Quote: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us."
- Marianne Williamson

Jeffrey Ladnier, C'16

Major: Philosophy
Hometown: Newport News, Va.
Certifications: CPR, WFR, Swift Water Rescue
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, Swift Water Rescue
Interests: Rock Climbing, Paddling, Good Company, Music and Food!
Favorite Quote: "The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know"
- Michel Gautier


Logan Henry, C'14

Major: French with Certification in Secondary Education
Hometown: Reading, Pa.
Certifications: WFR, Challenge Course
Interests: Rock Climbing, Soccer, Snowboarding, Caving, and Canoeing
Favorite Quote: "Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity"
- John Muir


Mary Kreke, C'14

Major: History
Hometown: Frederick, Md.
Certifications: WFR, CPR, Challenge Course
Interests: Rock Climbing, Hiking, Backpacking, Canoeing, Camping, Caving, Kayaking
Favorite Quote: "Never forget for a single moment that life belongs to those who are explorers"
- Bhagwan Shree

Connor Gruber, C'16

Major: Information Systems
Hometown: Sterling, Va.
Certifications: WFR, CPR, Swift Water Rescue, 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


Katie Scott, C'15

Hometown: Southold, NY
Certifications: WFR, CPR/AED, Lifeguard
Interests: Climbing, Caving, Canoeing, Rafting, Sailing, Snowboarding, Snoozing, Slacklining, 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


Bill Witkoski, C'15

Major: Business
Hometown: Quakertown, Pa.
Certifications: WFR, CPR, Challenge Course
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


Alvin Zepeda, C'14

Major: French
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Certifications: WFR, CPR, Challenge Course
Interests: Canoeing, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Caving, Soccer, Track, Cross Country, Video Games, Road Biking, Sketching, Boxing and Billards
Favorite Quotes: "Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender."
- Tupac Shakur

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