About Us


Get to know the UREC Outdoors Staff. 

Name: Nick Allred
Position: Rental Center, Trip Staff, Rental Shop.
Major/Current Job: Outdoor Recreation.
Hometown: Morrilton, AR.
Nickname(s): Ninja, Mowgli.
Certifications/Experience: Scuba, CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Adventure.
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: Jambalaya.
Favorite Place to Play: The River.
Something That Drives You Bananas: Horseflies, paperwork.
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: Know every plant and animal I see.


Name:  Ryan Clark
Position: Outdoor Supervisor.
Major/Current Job: Biological Engineering.
Hometown:San Jose, Costa Rica.
Nickname(s):
Certifications/Experience: WFR, WRT, TRRO, CPR, Adv. SCUBA, lifeguard, IRF raft guide.
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: frisbee pie.
Favorite Place to Play: the river.
Something That Drives You Bananas: flipping a canoe and losing gear.
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: Have a friend in every country of the world.
 Name: Amy Coulter
Position: UREC Outdoors Attendant / Climbing Wall Supervisor / Trip Staff.
Major: Elementary Education, Minor in Being Awesome.
Hometown: Tulsa, OK.
Nickname(s): Ames, Amaymay.
Certifications/Experience: Adult and Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/ AED, Ropes Course Certification, Dominator of Life.
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: Fruit Snacks, Veggies, FOOOD.
Favorite Place to Play: Anywhere near water, tree branches, and school playgrounds.
Something That Drives You Bananas: When people are just plain ole rude for no reason. Like, come on.
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: Travel, Travel, Travel, mostly in Europe and Asia. I want my passport stamped to the max.
Name: Dylan Evans
Position: Rental Center, Climbing Wall , Trip Staff.
Major/Current Job: Kinesiology: Applied Exercise Science.
Hometown: Hardy, AR.
Nickname(s):D-Train, Dylios, Dye-Lawn.
Certifications/Experience: Wilderness First Aid, Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Emergency Medical Response, and Bringer of Deserts.
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: Peanuts, MEAT, Dutch Oven Goodies, Fruity Yum Yums.
Favorite Place to Play: On a rock, In/on Water, Hanging from a Tree.
Something That Drives You Bananas: When people take my food without asking! When someone goes to tell you something then says never mind.
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: Surf/Sail the Great Barrier Reef, Explore Australian Outback and Travel the mountain range of Reykjavik, Iceland.
Name: Jacob Frears
Position: UREC Outdoors Attendant.
Major/Current Job: Sports and Recreational Management. 
Hometown: Plano, TX.
Nickname(s):
Certifications/Experience:Wilderness First Responder, CPR.
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: chocolate pudding (perfect before bed snack). 
Favorite Place to Play: 
Something That Drives You Bananas: when people chew on ice!
Name: Georgia Gazette
Position: UREC Outdoors Attendant 
Major: Creative Writing.
Hometown: Little Rock, AR.
Nickname(s): George, Georgie
Certifications/Experience: First Aid/CPR/AED
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwich - Elvis knew what he was doing frying those things
Favorite Place to Play: Buffalo River
Something That Drives You Bananas: when someone tells you the ending to the book you're reading... WHY?!
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: visit the Rainbow Mountains in China's Danxia Geologic Park
Name: Jeffrey Hagar / Jeffrey Thomas Hagar
Position: UREC Outdoors Supervisor/Rental Center and Climbing Wall Supervisor
Major/Current job: Anthropology/Professional Night Owl/Sub-Par Ninja
Hometown: Grapevine
Nicknames:Jeff, J-Dawg, JT, Jefe, Nessie
Certifications/Experience: 4+ years climbing and outdoors experience (I was also CPR certified once... 5 years ago..)
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: Coffee, and second harvests
Something that drives you Bananas: That person that listens to music on their phone as their walking, but without headphones or earbuds. When I hear or see it, and they make it pretty hard to miss, I literally can't even.
Top Thing on your Bucket List: I want to get the Baumgartner treatment. I want to fly high into the stratosphere and drop harder than dub-step bass. Even if I have to wait for sponsors and the right time, I want to make that happen.

Name: Mike Hoover
Position: UREC Outdoors Assistant Director
Major: Ed.D. Recreation and Sport Management
Hometown: Texarkana, TX.
Nickname(s): Hoov-Dawg, Prison Mike
Certifications/Experience: WMI-WFR, LNT Master Educator, USCA Canoe Instructor, ACA Canoe/Kayak Instructor.
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: Cholula.
Favorite Place to Play: Mountains, Oceans, and Rivers.
Something That Drives You Bananas: Over Ripened Avocados.
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: Max out the moment.
Name: Anna Jones
Position: UREC Outdoors Attendant / Climbing Wall Supervisor.
Major: Elementary Special Education.
Hometown: St. Louis, MO.
Nickname(s): AJ, Jonesy.
Certifications/Experience: Scuba, Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: Apples...but not the ones found on the bottom of jeans.
Favorite Place to Play: Anywhere tall with a view.
Something That Drives You Bananas: When people drag their fork across their teeth...
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: Couchsurf across the world!
Name: M. Micayla Mosier
Position: UREC Outdoors Attendant / Climbing Wall Supervisor.
Major: Middle Eastern Studies.
Hometown: Edmond, OK.
Nickname(s): Mic.
Certifications/Experience: Wilderness guide in Durango, CO.
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: Mexican Surprise.. yum.
Favorite Place to Play: Durango, CO or Waffle House anywhere.
Something That Drives You Bananas: Rushed mornings and wet cloth rubbing together... eesh.
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: Scuba dive somewhere freaky.
Name: Brighton Redding
Position: Outdoors
Major: Communication w/ minor in sustainability
Hometown: Fort Worth
Nicknames: still waiting to earn one
Favorite food in the backcountry: instant-mash and packaged salmon
Favorite Place to play: Buena Vista, CO
Something that drives you bananas: Cheese dip. It’s called queso folks. Get yer head outta the gutter.
Top things on my bucket list: Sky Dive, drive 200 miles an hour, eat at Favikan, summit some peaks, alpine climb, and big wall climb in Yosemite. 
Name: Meredith Reitemeier
Position: UREC Outdoors.
Major/Current Job: Creative Writing.
Hometown: Parsons, KS.
Nickname(s): Mer.
Certifications/Experience: I went ice climbing and I'm getting my WFR soon, WOOT WOOT!
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: 16 oz sirloin. medium rare.
Favorite Place to Play: Lake of the Ozarks.
Something That Drives You Bananas: I really hate brushing my teeth. But I still do it.
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: Get Eco training certification to safari guide.
Name: Kenny Williams
Position: Coordinator, UREC Outdoors
Major: M.Ed in Recreation Management
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Nickname(s): Kenny G, Kenbob, Kenlazy
Certifications/Experience: PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, ACA Swift Water Rescue, IMBA Instructor, Adventure Cycling Association Leader, LNT Trainer
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: PB Pretzels w/ honey
Favorite Place to Play: Remote singletrack
Something That Drives You Bananas: Impatience
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: Bikepack the Colorado Trail

Name: Connor Williamson
Position: Bike Mechanic.
Major/Current Job: Biomedical Engineering.
Hometown: Bedford, TX.
Nickname(s): 
Certifications/Experience: OSHA Certified, Self taught/years of bmx'ing, Boy Scout.
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: Beef Jerky.
Favorite Place to Play: Possum Kingdom Lake.
Something That Drives You Bananas: Flat tires!
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: Have fun.
 Name: Olivia Vitaterna
Position: UREC Outdoors Attendant / Climbing Wall Supervisor.
Major: Philosophy, Minor: Studio Art and Biology.
Hometown: Northbrook, IL.
Nickname(s): Let's just use my first name.
Certifications/Experience: First Aid, AED, CPR, Lead Climbing and Top Rope Belay Certified, Beginner American Sign Language Translator.
Favorite Food in the Backcountry: Peanut Butter, Raw Bell Peppers, Chicken.
Favorite Place to Play: Anywhere with rocks to climb.
Something That Drives You Bananas: Other peoples hair on or around me and my stuff.
Top Thing on Your Bucket List: Crimp Scampi and Time Wave Zero.