Outdoor Adventures Staff

Frank Olive - Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures

Brooks Range

Frank has been at Outdoor Adventures since January 2010.  He is a twenty five year Alaska resident who has had many great adventures all over the state.  Climbing and skiing are his passions, and through these passions he has explored many of the mountains ranges of Alaska. Riding his bicycle beautiful places around the world has been a big part of his life too.  He is the instructor for Intro to Mountaineering, Intro to Winter Camping, Intro to Arctic Backpacking, and Advanced Wilderness Leadership courses at UAF.  His kids take up all his time that is not spent instructing or in the Mountains.  Frank loves sharing his knowledge and passion for the wild places of Alaska with the students of UAF.

Credentials: Level 1 and 2 Avalanche, Wilderness First Responder, AMGA SPI, AMGA CWI-L, PCIA CWI-L, Swift Water Rescue Technician, ACA Canoeing Level 1-3, USA Climbing Level 1 route setter.

Luke Rollie Rogers - Student Assistant

Sugarloaf Mountain - Alaska Range

Luke began at Outdoor Adventures as an intern for the 2014-2015 school year. Now an employee at OA, he specializes in whitewater rafting while also having a love for hiking mountains and downhill skiing. Luke studies wildlife biology at UAF and plans to continue to make Alaska his home while advocating the preservation of Alaska's natural landscape and its abundance of wildlife. He also hopes to continue developing his skills in whitewater rafting while learning new ones such as backcountry skiing and mountaineering.

Credentials: Wilderness First Responder, PCIA CWI, Swift Water Rescue

Louise Bishop - Student Assistant

Kennecott, Alaska

Louise started working for Outdoor Adventures in the fall of 2016. She is a junior studying biology and philosophy. She loves doing anything and everything outside, but especially if it involves watching wildlife or hanging out with dogs. She enjoys nature walks, skiing and skijoring, running, biking, climbing, canoeing and kayaking, backpacking and learning to do new fun things outside! 

Credentials: Wilderness First Responder, PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor

Kelly Eagan - Student Assistant

Kelly started working for Outdoor Adventures during the summer of 2015 as an Adventure Camp counselor. She is studying Biology at UAF and loves living in Fairbanks, where the adventures are grand and the snow is plentiful. Some of Kelly's favorite outdoor activities include cross country skiing, backpacking, and rafting, and she thinks that any adventure is better when you can bring your dog along.

Credentials:  Wilderness First Responder, Swift Water Rescue, PCIA certified Climbing Wall Instructor

Brian Reggiani - Student Assistant

Brian started working for Outdoor Adventures during the summer of 2015 as an Adventure Camp counselor. Brian is a junior studying Earth Science and Secondary Education at UAF. As a lifelong Alaskan, outdoor recreation has a great influence in his life. He is an avid backcountry skier and loves all things outdoors. Brian’s favorite activity is chasing grouse around the interior with his specially bred husky bird dog Olive in tow. 

Credentials:  Wilderness First Aid, American Red Cross Life Guard, Level 1 Avalanche, PCIA certified Climbing Wall Instructor, HAZWOPPER Hazardous Material Training 

Kiersten Johnson

Kiersten started working as a student employee at Outdoor Adventures fall 2016. She is an undergraduate student in the chemistry program at UAF. Kiersten has experience rock climbing, ice climbing, cross country skiing, mountaineering, and downhill skiing. 

Credentials: PCIA certified Climbing Wall Instructor and Wilderness First Aid Certificate 

Adam McComb - Student Assistant

Adam has worked with Outdoor Adventures since 2012 and studies Geology. He enjoys exploring the Alaskan backcountry and learning new outdoor sports. He currently has experence rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, backcountry and nordic skiing, whitewater and packrafting, mountain biking, and many others.

Credentials: Level 1 Avalanche and Level 2 Avalanche, Wilderness First Responder, PCIA CWI-L, Swift Water Rescue

Ethan the Adventure Duck

Sugarloaf

A lonely and wayward rubber duckie, Ethan was rescued by OA staff on the upper Chena River when they found him bobbing forlornely amongst the branches of a log jam.  Freed from his watery prison, Ethan (he came with that name) is now enjoying all the great adventures that Alaska has to offer.  He enjoys participating on Outdoor Adventures trips, and you can follow some of his adventures on the Outdoor Adventures Blog.  Come sign up for a trip, and you might even get to enjoy your outdoor adventure with the Adventure Duck himself!

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