Meet the Outdoors Staff
Topher Coomer is a senior from Huntsville, Alabama. His favorite part of working for Elon Outdoors is “meeting authentic people who enjoy spending time outdoors.” His favorite outdoor activity is sailing. Fun fact: Topher’s favorite book is Fahrenheit 451.
Ryan Monkman is a junior from Mundelein, Illinois. His favorite part of being involved with Elon Outdoors is the connections he made through Adventures in Leadership and “enjoying the beauty that our world has to offer.” His favorite outdoor activities are hiking, camping, and kayaking. Ryan plans on becoming a mountain man when he retires.
Georgi Roll is a senior from Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. She absolutely loves working for Elon Outdoors and cherishes the times she gets to sit around a bonfire with her favorite people, laughing, talking about life, and looking out at the stars. Georgi’s favorite outdoor activities are backpacking and “a solid hike and sit.” Georgi’s hidden talent is licking her right elbow.
Grace Contino is a junior from Northport, NY. Her favorite part about working for Elon Outdoors is the community and the people who are “super chill and outgoing, never afraid to try new things.” Her favorite memory is camping in Charleston with her friends over fall break her first year. Grace’s favorite outdoor activity is kayaking. Fun fact: two years ago Grace went hang-gliding in Switzerland. Next, she wants to skydive when she travels to Australia.
Andrew Jackson is a senior from Greensboro, North Carolina. Andrew’s favorite Elon Outdoors memory is hiking in through thick mist in Linville Gorge then waking up the next morning to see that there was an amazing 360-degree view from their campsite. His favorite outdoors activity is mountain biking. Fun fact: Andrew’s grandfather invented Cheez-Its!
Claire Thompson is a senior from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Her favorite thing about working for Elon Outdoors is the incredible people, weekly s’mores, and giving students the opportunity to get off campus and outside! Her favorite outdoor activities are trail running, playing pick-up soccer, anything involving a lake, and hammocking. Fun fact: before coming to Elon, Claire backpacked around Southeast Asia and Europe during her gap year!
Zach Charles is a senior from Baltimore, Maryland. His favorite part of working for Elon Outdoors is “being surrounded by such fantastic people” and he loves all outdoor activities. Zach is super excited to be studying abroad in Argentina next semester and pumped to see the penguins in Southern Argentina.
Emma Burns is a senior from San Jose, California. Her favorite part about working for Elon Outdoors is the humans!! Wednesdays are her favorite day of the week because the team comes together for s’mores and some pre-s’mores spikeball. She also loves watching how the outdoors brings people together. Her favorite Elon Outdoors memories are sunrise hikes and tent talks. She also loves “a good hike and sit.” Fun fact: when Emma was born, she got a letter from the president congratulating her on her birth.
Genevieve Emerson is a sophomore from Denver, Colorado. She is super excited to work for Elon Outdoors, lead trips and get out into the wilderness more. Being from Colorado, skiing is her absolute favorite outdoor activity (especially when there is a foot of fresh powder), but also always loves to relax in a hammock or go backpacking. Fun Fact: Genevieve took a gap year before coming to Elon, where she spent three months in the backcountry of Mexico on a NOLS course!
Grace Middleton is a junior from Marshfield, Massachusetts. She is stoked to work for Elon Outdoors because she gets to do what she loves the most with a group of awesome people and provide an escape from everyday campus life to other students. Her favorite outdoor activities are camping, hiking, skiing and kayaking. Fun fact: Grace is excited to study abroad in Sorrento, Italy next semester and hike the Path of Gods.
Will Davies is a junior from Rye, New York. He is so excited to work for Elon Outdoors because of the opportunity it provides to learn new skills and expand his knowledge of the outdoors. He loves hiking, sailing, and skiing! Fun fact: Will is double jointed.
Avery Davis is a sophomore from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her favorite part about working for Elon Outdoors is meeting amazing people who are willing to be present in the moment, appreciating each other's company and the outdoors. Her favorite outdoor activities are hiking, climbing, and rollerblading. Fun fact: Avery is learning to unicycle and hopes that someday she will be able to go more than 10 feet.
Olivia Solis is a junior from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She loves Elon Outdoors because of all the awesome people she has met and will meet in the future. Olivia is always excited to push people out of their comfort zone, as well as help them de-stress and have fun! Her favorite outdoor activity is whitewater rafting. Fun fact: Olivia can ride a unicycle!
Jenna Weber is a sophomore from Roanoke, VA. She is excited to be part of the Outdoors team to "meet people who are enthusiastic about new adventures and making great memories!" She loves spending time outdoors because it has allowed her to appreciate our planet's beauty, and wants to share that love with others. Fun fact: when Jenna was 3 years old she was put in a snake hole to dig out water for construction in Costa Rica
Jenna Sudol is a sophomore from Princeton, New Jersey. She loves the Outdoors community because it allows her to connect with people who appreciate the outdoors and are open to new adventures. Fun fact: Jenna can walk on her hands!
Katie Robinson is a junior from Marshfield, MA. She's super excited to be on the Outdoors team because she's "stoked to be able to lead exciting adventures that allow students to get off campus, be their authentic selves, and explore!" Fun fact: Katie hiked an active volcano in Guatemala last December.
Kara Friske is a junior from Kohler, Wisconsin. She loves the community of Outdoors and the opportunity to explore amazing places with great people. Her favorite outdoor activities are backpacking, hammocking, swimming, and whitewater rafting. Fun fact: Kara spent a semester studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.