Favorite Activity inside the Rec:
Rock Climbing and Kayaking
Favorite Activity outside the Rec:
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” Edward Abbey
I am the Associate Director of Programs for Student Recreation and Wellness Services, at The University of Akron. I have worked at The University of Akron since 2004 and have worked professionally in the Recreation and Outdoor Adventure field for over 16 years. The University of Akron is a great place to be and I am proud to be a Zip! I was raised in Akron, Ohio, and now live with my wife and pets in Sharon Center, Ohio. We live in a house built in 1835 and enjoy spending time making it ours with improvements and additions. I have been involved with many organizations and enjoy being involved with our local chapter of the American Canoe Association.
In my free time, I can be found climbing rock and ice, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and trail running.
American Red Cross – First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
American Canoe Association Adaptive Paddling Instructor
American Canoe Association Kayak Instructor Trainer
American Mountain Guides Association – Climbing Wall Instructor
Leave No Trace – Instructor
Wilderness First Responder
I Drive Safely – Van Driving