DRAW Professional Staff

Ice Arena Manager

Leo Faro

Leo is the newest member of the team, joining in late April 2015. Leo comes with great experience from Polar Ice Arena in North Pole. He is passionate about ice quality and creating a great experience for all users. When not in the arena, he is planning his next hunting trip or cheering his sons on at various sporting events around Alaska. He has also been known to where stripes and whistle at local hockey tournaments.




Assistant Director of Wellness-Vacant




Mark Oldmixon

Mark is responsible for supervision of the entire department; SRC, Outdoor Adventures, Patty Pool, Patty Ice and Outdoor Ed Center.




Outdoor Adventures Coordinator

Brandon Worthington

Brandon brings his passion for all things adventure to UAF after years as a professional guide, outdoor educator and fly fishing outfitter. He loves sharing the stoke and being on the sticks watching the river unfold in front of him. 




Outdoor Adventures Assistant Coordinator 

Christian Mogensen

Christian is in charge of climbing programs at Outdoor Adventures. He started out volunteering for OA in 2012, and has worked his way up through the program to Assistant Coordinator. Born and raised in the flat country of Denmark, Christian now loves spending time in the mountains, and is passionate about all types of climbing. In addition to working at OA, he's also a master's student in the Northern and Arctic Studies program at UAF. 

cgmogensen@alaska.edu   907-474-6027


Facilities and Intramurals Coordinator

 Brent Culleton





Business Manager

Anne Doyle



Ice Arena Supervisors

The Ice Arena Supervisors are in charge of general day to day operations at the Patty Ice Arena. This includes monitoring all the public skating session; checking out locker rooms and answering questions for all the various hockey organizations during games, practices, and private rentals; sharpening skates; and driving the Zamboni to maintain the best ice in town.


Teresa Shannon

Teresa is in charge of the Learn to Skate Program, as well as other various graphic design tasks.


Graduate Assistants


Danielle Bessent                                                                                                                                          

Coming from Florida, Danielle brings a passion for all things outdoors and hopes to cultivate an excitement and student growth int he Outdoor Adventures Program. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in communications while working as the Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Adventures. Feel free to stop by the office with any questions about our trips or activities! She would like to thank you for stopping by her bio. Have a great day!!

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