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Director of Outdoor Program:
Kate Macklin
(434) 381-6369

What is your class year? I graduated from Sweet Briar in 2013

What is your major? I majored in environmental science

Where are you from? I am a Seattle, WA transplant living in Lynchburg

What got you interested in the OP? As a student I wanted to continue to get outdoors and try new activities as well as develop my outdoor leadership skills. I want to help others get out on adventures and experience all the wonder and beauty that nature holds.

What is your favorite OP trip? White water kayaking and backpacking

 

 

 
  
Instructor: Hannah Rank

What year are you? 2016

What is your Major? Biology and Environmental Science

Where are you from? North Carolina

What got you interested in the OP? When I realized Sweet Briar had an Outdoor Program I thought it was the coolest things. I love spending time outdoors and doing activities such as camping, hiking and canoeing. I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to do those things.

What is your favorite OP trip and why? Backpacking 

 
   
 
 
Instructor: Victoria Wolfgang

What year are you? 2016

What is your Major? Biology and Psychology

Where are you from? Richmond, VA

What got you interested in the OP? I became interested in the OP on my first visit to campus as a prospective. The fact that the program offered so many different kinds of awesome and beginner friendly outdoor trips at little to no cost hooked me.

What is your favorite OP trip and why? I love everything but am particularly fond of snowboarding and whitewater kayaking.

   
 
 
Instructor:Katie Ferguson

What year are you? 2017

What is your Major? Biology

Where are you from? Hampstead, NC

What got you interested in the OP? I became interested in the OP because I love the outdoors, and I always wanted to do more outdoor activities before I came to college. When I came to college, I went on the White Water Rafting trip and I was hooked.

What is your favorite OP trip and why? My favorite OP trip is either rock climbing or white water rafting.

 

   

 
Instructor: Emily Dallas

What year are you? 2016

What is your major? Environmental science/biology major

Where are you from? New Jersey

What got you interested in the OP? I got interested in the OP because the outdoors has always been a part of my life. I've been hiking, paddling and rock climbing since my childhood, and the OP has such a strong sense of community that it helped me find a place where I could make connections with other students and my surroundings. 

What is your favorite OP trip? I love every OP trip that we offer! If I could go on a trip every weekend, I would!

 


 

  
Instructor: Briana McCall

What year are you? 2017

What is your major? Music

Where are you from? Idaho

What got you interested in the OP? I liked the group of people who worked in the outdoor program and I felt like I fit in well with OP. I started going on a lot of trips and soon I was applying to be an instructor. I love leading trips and being a part of Sweet Briar's Outdoor Program. 

What is your favorite OP trip? My favorite OP trip is the reflective retreat, but my favorite outdoor activity is rock climbing.

 
 
Office Manager: Jessi Fortner 

What year are you? 2015

What is your Major? Double-major in classical studies and mathematics   

Where are you from? Roanoke, Va.

What is your favorite OP trip? I love going rock climbing, not only is it a workout, but it is fun and challenging!

 

  
 

 

  
Marketing and Media: Hunter Stoner

What year are you? 2015

What is your Major? I am majoring in business.

Where are you from? I am from Richmond, Va.

What is your favorite OP trip and why? My favorite OP trips are fly fishing and canoeing!