Meet the Outdoors Staff
Topher Coomer is a junior 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 sophomore 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.
Keelan Baldwin is a senior from Westborough, Massachusetts. She loves working for Elon Outdoors and providing opportunities for Elon students to escape their daily routines. Her personal favorite outdoor activity is trail running. Keelan has a goal of exploring all seven natural wonders of the world. So far, she has already seen two of them!
Maggie Miniati is a senior from Barrington, Rhode Island. Her favorite outdoor activity is kayaking and her favorite memory with Elon Outdoors was leading the Florida Keys spring break trip last year and stargazing from the roof of the vans. Fun fact, one time Maggie got Emma Watson’s autograph.
Gabe Khun is a senior from Barnstable, Massachusetts. His favorite outdoor activity is backpacking and he loves working our weekly s’mores with outdoors event. Fun fact: Gabe is an Adirondack 46er!
Hailey Tucker is a junior from Spokane, Washington. Her favorite Elon Outdoors memory is waking up on top of Linville Gorge to the more beautiful sunrise she has ever seen. Her favorite
Her favorite outdoor activities include rock climbing, kayaking, and hiking. Fun fact: Hailey went skydiving with her grandmother for her birthday.
Georgi Roll is a junior 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 sophomore 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 junior 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 junior 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!
Laine Nabors is a senior from Ashburn, Virginia. She loves working for Elon Outdoors and being connected to an amazing community on campus who share similar values. Laine’s favorite outdoor activity is backpacking. Last year, Laine spent a semester abroad in New Zealand and lived out of a rental car for a month. She plans to move back one day!
Matt Topa is a senior from Worcester, Massachusetts. His favorite part of working for outdoors is weekly s’mores and always overhearing someone say “they do this EVERY Wednesday?” Fun fact: Matt spent a semester studying abroad in London.
Abigail Krump is a senior from Kansas City, Kansas. Her favorite memory with Elon Outdoors is getting stuck on a rock for six hours then rafting in the dark on her very first trip. She is an avid backpacker and mountain biker. Fun fact: Abigail has an outie belly button named Ziggy
Zach Charles is a junior 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 junior 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.