DRAW Professional Staff


Mark Oldmixon

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



Business Manager

Valerie Rickards

Valerie is responsible for the financial accounts within the department, human resource logistics, SRC Front Desk and memberships. She does a lot more, but the web-site is too small.



Assistant Director for Facilities

Erik Ofelt - Resigned

Erik resigned in mid-May to pursue a new career in warmer climates. If you have any outstanding business, please call 907-474-5886 for assistance.

We wish Erik good luck and hope to see him back in Fairbanks soon.

Assistant Director of Wellness

Kaydee Miller

Kaydee is responsible for the programming of the SRC; Intramurals, Personal Training, Group Fitness, Youth Day Camps as well as anything involving wellness programs for students.



Assistant Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures

Frank Olive

Frank takes responsibility for the day to day operations of Outdoor Adventures with regards to trips, classes and rentals. He has a wealth of information to relay to users and works hard to make sure each customer gets what they need.



Outdoor Adventures Manager

Sam Braband

Sam is responsible for the mangagement of the Outdoor Adventures Program this includes the trips program, classes, equipment rental, indoor and outdoor climbing walls, Summer Adventure Camps, and the development of the Outdoor Education Center.



Ice Arena and Aquatics Manager

Adam Powell

Adam is responsible for the Patty Ice Arena and Patty Pool management, accounts, safety, etc.  His duties include scheduling events, assigning life guards, and general day to day operations.  

Adam grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska where he played youth hockey right here in the Fairbanks community.  Adam moved on to play for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and the Alaska Nanooks.  Adam moved on to the pro hockey ranks and spent 5 years playing for the Corpus Christi IceRays.  

Adam has a wife named Jessi, a son named Vedder, and two pugs (Pearl Jam Powell and Lucy Powell).  



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.

Ken Coxon

Ken enjoys maintaining and grooming the ice to always ensure the prime conditions that our users have come to enjoy. Ken also keeps an eye on the Zamboni maintenance with greasing, oil, tires, and general condition. 

Teresa Shannon

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

Graduate Assistants

Donald Orzech

Donald is the Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports. Donald is responsible for creating, scheduling, and planning every aspect for the Intramural Sports and Intramural Tournaments offered. Sports and include: Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Hockey, and Broomball.

Donald is from Indiana where he received his degree in Sport Administration and received a minor in Marketing at Ball State University.At Ball State, he worked at their Recreation Center where he was an Intramural Ref for four years, Building Supervisor for two years, and the Recreation Intern for his last semester at Ball State. Donald has held multiple other positions within the Ball State Recreation facility also.  He is currently working on his Masters in Professional Communications here at UAF.


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