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EPIC Adventures is Eastern Washington University's outdoor program offering outdoor adventures to students, faculty and staff.
150 University Rec Center
Cheney, WA 99004
John FairAsst. Director of Outdoor ProgramsPhone: 509.359.7394Email: email@example.com
In my younger days, I spent a decade as a wilderness trip leader with youth-at-risk, rock climbing instructor and whitewater raft guide. After finishing my B.A. in Outdoor Recreation and a M.Ed. in Adult Education, I took over the helm at EPIC Adventures. I am a rock climbing instructor with the Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA) and a wilderness medicine instructor with Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC).
Leah HillbrandPrograms Coordinator
Before finding my way to EPIC Adventures, I spent fifteen years pursuing the dream life of seasonal outdoor guide. I was fortunate enough to work professionally as a guide for Class V whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and caving. Aside from guiding, I also worked as a field instructor for backpacking trips with at-risk youth. These pursuits eventually led me to EPIC where I can share these experiences with EWU students. I am a Whitewater Rescue Technician, an EMT, and a wilderness medicine instructor with Wilderness Medicine Training Center. When I'm not at work, I enjoy the peace and quiet of gardening and playing with my dogs.
Kevin KlimClimbing Wall Manager, Field SupervisorKevin has been the Climbing Wall Manager since the gym originally opened in 2008. When he isn't busy teaching classes, serving the students of EWU or spending time with his wonderful wife and son, Kevin tries to find time to get outside and enjoy a route or two.
Dustin SembEPIC Rental Coordinator150J URCPhone: 509.359.7910
I received my first paycheck working in recreation in 1994 and have been doing so since then. Over the past 18 years I have spent most of my time snowboarding, skiing, kayaking, and rafting. I love to teach in the outdoors and usually end up doing so. I have many of titles and certifications in snowboarding through AASI, but now I spend most of my snowboarding efforts on The Grind here at EWU and teaching my children to love the slopes. I am also an ACA certified Whitewater Kayak Instructor and Rescue 3 Water Rescue Instructor, and have a few other outdoor certifications. My educational focus has been in Recreation, Leadership, and Education, and I have degrees in Outdoor Recreation and Organizational Leadership, and am currently working on a Ph.D.