To travel, to experience and to learn: that is to live. (Tenzing Norgay) This is why I am here at the Outdoor Adventure Program at Regis University. Hello, my name is Brian Anderson and I am the Coordinator of the Outdoor Adventure Program. Please join us on an OAP trip and see what Sherpa Tenzing meant by those words.
Hi! I’m JJ. A clean-cut gent who loves the outdoors. I am all about outdoor health. My hygiene reflects the outdoors. Taking a geyser bath under a full moon is my absolute favorite. I love the aromatic scents of pine, smoked oak, dirt, and wildflowers. My diet is solid too. I eat pinecones for fiber, trout for omega fatty acids, and bear for protein. I specifically end every meal with a juniper berry for the freshest breath. My health isn’t the only thing that rocks. A lot of people say I must be related to one of the cabbage patch kids. Really, it’s just my high intake of bear meat. My looks are important to me. Don’t go getting me confused with a boy scout, I’m a man scout. My must have item for the outdoors are my sunglasses to combat the 360 days of Colorado sunshine and my birch bark journal. So if you are into the ultimate outdoor experience with OAP, let ME be your guide.
Hi guys I'm Zach! When I moved out to Colorado I knew it would be exactly like Catalina! So I brought my three separate kinds of flip flops. Even snow flops! I only wear flip flops, especially with super short shorts (talkin 80s style). It's surprising I still have my toes despite a few frostbite instances. I am the office coordinator here at OAP, and love to go outside! Catch me on the quad, and hit me up on flipflopconnossieur.com- I love meeting new people and seeing new kinds of flops! Keep it floppy.
GOOOO BIG RED!! Hey everyone my name is Ashlee, but here at OAP I go by Smashlee. I got the nickname Smashlee because my hidden talent is that I can smash anything with my middle toe. I’m from stinkin’ Lincoln, Nebraska, and I’m a nursing major. I have learned to go the extra step for others, just as long as it’s not on a ladder. Go on an OAP trip and maybe you can take a picture with me. Don’t ask me to take the photo though, I’m way too photogenic for that. Oh and #diabetesawareness
Hello world! My name is Renate, pronounced like Rugh-not-ugh. You can also call me Granada or de nada or “hey you”. I even respond to dog whistles if you feel like getting creative. I love outdoor activities because I have a lot of energy to burn. I sit, I fetch, and I occasionally shake hands so don’t be fooled by my blonde fur. I’m actually multi-talented! I’m a fairly good girl but don’t let me out of your sight because I’ll probably wipe my rear on your carpet. I’m very friendly and love meeting new people. I’m so friendly, in fact, that some call me “man’s best friend”… Just beware… I can get a little nosey (if you know what I mean). I’m loyal, I’m smart, and I’m excited to get to know you all on an upcoming trip!
Hey y’all my name is Ship Shippin’ Shiply and yes, Ship is really my name(s). I’m from Texas and despite living in Colorado for more than a year now, my western lingo stays intact! My life’s dream? I’d have to say it’s to work on a large… Boat! I actually hate the water but it seems like it was meant to be. Anyways, I love all things about the Colorado outdoors and am excited to share it with all of you!
Aloha! My name is Kekoa! That’s racist. I come from the beautiful land of Hawaii which is why I don’t wear shoes or pants. Ever. That’s racist. I love to shred the gnarly pow pow and I go like 8 days a week because I don’t go to class. Except for on Tuesdays and Thursdays when I have class all day. Ask me about boarding (skate or snow) and about my summer job in the wonderful land of Texas. Texas is JUST like my home, Hawaii!! That’s racist. This is my third year at OAP and I love getting outside and exploring and taking pictures. I might even sing you some camp songs if you don’t ask. Just don’t ask me about surfing. Because that’s racist.
Hello Regis University. My name is Helen. All I gotta say is “Go Nebraska”. I love my home state of Nebraska. Here at OAP I have fallen in love with the outdoors as well. I have been introduced to so many new activities since coming to Regis and I have my work at OAP to thank for it. If you want to come with me on adventures then come be a part of OAP as well.
Hey, my name is Time “Climbing” Cooney, lol my middle name isn’t actually climbing but it is danger. Anyways I love to climb, ski, and go backpacking whenever I am given the opportunity. Look out for my trips if you want to come climb with me, I’m always down to climb with someone new. I’m actually a ski instructor in the winters and love backcountry everything. If you see me around I am probably day dreaming of some kind of outdoor activity. Or talking about it. Or doing it. It’s my life really. To be a master rock climber, you have to be on time. Always. And don’t sleep through your office hours. You should probably write that down. You should probably also go buy some climbing shoes so you can come climb this weekend. And general warning to all: DO NOT hike behind me. Something is funky with my digestion… I fart a lot… and it’s bad. My mom buys me air fresheners for Christmas.
Hi guys, my name is Hannah Cheney, or Channah Heney. Some call me the raccoon because I will eat anything and everything! But only if it’s vegan. I am the regular trash can on trips and will snag all you leftover fruits, veggies, PB, pasta, and anything else that’s not an animal product. I only eat products of the sun! Because I’m a hippie, a child of the earth. That’s why I work for OAP. Being outside, hiking or running or skiing gets me closer to the outdoors and closer to my mother, Nature. I also live in Boulder. That should tell you something. See ya on the trails!
Hey folks, I’m GRAKKKKK. I am from the beautiful land of Cleveland, Ohhhiiiiiooooo. When I’m not hiking the highest peaks or rafting the sickest rapids, you’ll find me around the fire telling the funniest stories that I swear are true! When I’m not in the outdoors… I’m always in the outdoors! I don’t believe in “housing” or “rent” so I just pitch my tent wherever I’m feeling that day! So, if you’re wandering around campus one morning and you see my tent, please don’t come say hi, I need my sleep too. I love showing everyone the outdoors and can’t wait to share it with all of you!
Hey all, I’m Molly! I am from the wonderful river town of Kansas City. Ok, so maybe it’s not so much a town as a large, smelly city… but I love it none the less. My favorite outdoor activity? Sleeping in the most difficult places possible! I once slept in the highest tree in Missouri, upside down. I had a bit of a headache in the morning but it was totally worth it!!! I love the outdoors more than anything and am so excited to help you all experience my biggest passion.