Susan Johnson is the Director of Outdoor Adventures and The EDGE. She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member with RHT. She enjoys hiking, biking, camping, birding, gardening, and wants you to get out and “Find Your Path.”
Ryan Murphy is the Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventures. He has worked and traveled in the wilderness across the country and abroad. He thinks that pie is the highest form of food and wants to get outside with you.
Faiza Al Bahrani. From: Amman, Jordan. Major: Mechanical Engineering. Faiza loves cheese and potatoes and wants to lead a George Mason climbing trip to Wadi Rum.
Julia Baines. From:Germany
Major:Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She thinks telepathy would be a pretty cool superpower to have. Shes also a triplet.
Emily Busch. From: Carthage, NY.
Major: Kinesiology. Class of 2019.
Emily was part of a group that broke
the Guinness World Record for largest floating raft of canoes and kayaks. Her dream trip is to summit Mt. Everest.
Paul Cipparone. From: Burke, VA.
Major: Mechanical Engineering. His dream trip is kayaking the Grand Canyon and he would love the super power to maine any room a comfortable temp for him while maintaining its comfort for others
Emily Cissell. From: Hambach, Germany. Major: Outdoor Recreation. Minor: Jazz Studies. If Emily could be a fictional character she’d be Leslie Knope “because she understands that waffles
are far greater than pancakes and loves the outdoors.”
Adam Derstine. From: Bristow, VA. Major: Accounting. Class of 2017. If Adam could swap lives with any fictional character it would be Captain Jack Sparrow.
Michael Fisher. From: Richmond, VA. Major: Exercise Science. He is a 1st year grad student. His favorite animal is his cat skittles. Fisher’s dream trip is to Chomolungma in the Himalaya.
Abraham Kadi From: Virginia Beach, VA Major: Integrative Studies concentrating in International Studies. Class of 2018. Abe has lived in Guam, Arizona, Japan, and Virginia.
Maddie Kurek. Home: Buffalo, NY. Major: Forensic Science. Class of 2022. If Maddie could have any super power it would be teleportation. Someday she would like to do a trip to Machu Picchu.
Juan Lopez. From: Hopkinton, MA. Major: Civil Engineering with a water resource concentration. Originally from Puerto Rico. His dream outdoor trip is a fall hike up Mount Fuji,
Viet Nguyen. From: Fairfax, VA. Major: Engineering. He would swap lives with Peter Pan “because he is an explorer who roams the wilderness and has permanent youth and the ability to fly.”
MaryLyn Pisillini. From: Coventry, Rhode Island. Major: Biology with a Sports Management minor. MaryLyn’s favorite food is chicken noodle soup. If she could have a superpower it would be the power of magic so she could get her Hogwarts letter.
Olivia Reed. From: San Diego, CA. Major: Communications. Olivia would love to have invisibility as a super power to make all her pranks 10x better,
saying “They would never see it coming”
Renee Reinman. From: Asheville, NC. Major: Biological Anthropology. 2nd year grad student. If Renee could have any super power it would be reactive adaptation. Someday she would like to do a trip to Patagonia.
Nathan Ridings From: Crozet, VA. Major: Film and Video Studies. Class of 2021.
If Nathan could have a superpower it would be the ability to rid the world of all superpowers, making equal opportunity for non-supers
Katie Russell. From: Tempe, AZ. Major: Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Katie would love to do a trip to the Northern Territories of Canada to see the northern lights.
Pete Slanina. From: California/Virginia. Major: Environmental and Sustainability studies. Pete would like to swap lives with Goofy and have the superpower to put out fires instantly.
Jonathan Thomas. From: Leesburg, VA. Major: Parks and Outdoor Recreation. Class of 2017. If Jon could have any super power it would be the ability to
use The Force. He has a cat named Watson and someday would like to do a trip to Kilimanjaro.
Laura Wingfield. From: Lynchburg, VA. Major: Communication. Class of 2016. Laura’s dream outdoor trip is a climbing roadtrip through the west. If she could be any fictional character she would be Suzy Bishop from Moonrise Kingdom because “living in the world of Wes Anderson would be dope.”