Gonzaga Outdoors

Staff and Trip Leaders

Office Staff 

Director of Operations- Rachel Haas

Hometown:   Clatskanie, OR

Major: Communications and Sociology

Favorite Trip: Spring Baker

    

Trip Leader Training Coordinator- Kacie Bell

Hometown: Elko, NV                  

Major: Environmental Studies and Political Science

Favorite Trip: Spring Break Moab (fun fact: I’ve gone three years in a row!)

 

Community Outreach Coordinator- Mackenzie Gass

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Major: Criminology/Sociology

Favorite Trip: Rafting or Snowboarding

 

Budget Coordinator- Patrick Donaghue

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA                   

Major: Business Administration

Favorite Trip: Backpacking Hells Canyon

 

Marketing Coordinator- Jeffrey Goong

Hometown: Bothell, WA                   

Major: Business Administration

Favorite Trip: IK Priest Lake     

                                                         

Gear Manager- Matea Marinkovic

Hometown: Kirkland, WA

Major: Business Administration and Environmental Studies

Favorite Trip: Gonzaga in the Wilderness 

 

Assistant Gear Manager –Thomas Morris

Hometown: Santa Ana, CA

Major: Environmental Studies

Favorite Trip: Fly Fishing       

                                

Office Assistant- Molly Fackelman

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Favorite Trip: Spring Baker

 

Office Assistant- Jesica Baca

Hometown: Newberg, OR            

Major: Sociology

Favorite Trip: Scotchman’s Peak Hike

 

Office Assistant- Sadie Vincent

Hometown: Winooski, VT

Major: Sociology

Favorite Trip: GOOB!

                     

Bike and Ski Shop Staff                  

Bike Shop Manager- Tate Schumm

Hometown: Denver, CO                   

Favorite Trip: RED Mountain 

 

 

Stu Stonacek

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN 

Major: Business Administration

Favorite Trip: Gonzaga in the Wilderness 

 

 Jake Bubb 

Hometown: Helena MT

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Favorite Trip: Dawn patrol 

 

Dustin Cassell

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Major: BS Computer Science

 

                              

Class of 2021 Trip Leaders

                                  

Head Trip Leader- Kacie Bell

Hometown: Elko, NV                  

Major: Environmental Studies and Political Science

Favorite Trip: Spring Break Moab

 

Patrick Donoghue

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA                   

Major: Business Administration

Favorite Trip: Backpacking Hells Canyon

 

Elise Counsell

Hometown: Boston, MA

Major: Sociology                  

Favorite Trip: Women in the Woods

                                   

Callie Brewster

Hometown: Denver, CO                  

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Favorite Trip: Women in the Woods         

 

Cooper Dean    

Hometown: Stanley, ID

Major: Economics and Political Science

Favorite Trip: Whitewater Kayaking

 

Daniel Cook    

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO

Major: Biology

Favorite Trip: Spring Break Moab

                                       

Jeffrey Goong

Hometown: Bothell, WA                   

Major: Business Administration

Favorite Trip: IK Priest Lake     

 

Bel Thurston     

Hometown: Rice Lake, WI

Major: English and Secondary Education

Favorite Trip: GOOB Montana

 

Matea Marinkovic

Hometown: Kirkland, WA

Major: Business Administration and Environmental Studies

Favorite Trip: Gonzaga in the Wilderness 

 

Class of 2022 Trip Leaders

Head Trip Leader- Mackenzie Gass

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Major: Criminology/Sociology

Favorite Trip: Rafting or Snowboarding

                                     

Keilea Barth        

Hometown: Boulder, CO

Major: Human Physiology

Favorite Trip: Skiing

                                        

Elise Nicol

Hometown: San Rafael, CA

Major: Chemistry

Favorite trip: Stanley Hot Springs



Thomas Morris

Hometown: Santa Ana, CA

Major: Environmental Studies

Favorite Trip: Fly Fishing                     

 

Jedi Biswas-Diener       

Hometown: Portland, OR

Major: Electrical Engineering

Favorite Trip: Silver Mountain Ski Trip

 

Jackson M. Carroll

Hometown: Decatur, Il

Major: Civil Engineering

Favorite Trip: Mountaineering

 

Grace Hedlund

Hometown: Boulder, CO

Major: Spanish and Psychology

Favorite Trip: Women in the Woods       

 

Annabel Hueske

Hometown: Bend, OR

Major: Classical Civilizations and French

Favorite Trip: Red Mountain Ski Trip

 

Peter Jonas

Hometown: Denver, CO

Major: English

Favorite Trip: Mount Kit Carson with Jeffrey

 

Class of 2023 Trip Leaders

Kate Lammons

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

Major: Business Administration

Favorite Trip: Stanley Hot Springs Backpacking

 

Andrew Breemer

Hometown: Portland, OR

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Favorite Trip: Mount Spokane with Jeffrey

 

Stevie Meyer

Hometown: West Bend, WI

Major: History

Favorite Trip: Marian Rafting Trip

 

Blake Miller

Hometown: Denver, CO

Major: Human Physiology

Favorite Trip: Beehive Lake Backpacking

 

Michael McPhee

Hometown: Portland, OR

Major: Political Science and Criminology

Favorite Trip: GOOB Montana

 

Professional Staff

Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs

Dave Gilbert

Favorite Trip: Moab Spring Break

 

 

Outdoor Program Manager

Matt Edenfield

Favorite Trip: S’mores by the Shores

 

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