Outdoor Recreation Managers

Asia Allen 

Student Manager

Hometown: Halifax, PA 

Degree: Exercise Science, Pre Professional 

I love... Montana 

Favorite Quote: "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir 


Jacen Hamilton 

Student Manager

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Degree: Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.)

I love... simplicity.  Fly fishing and a good cup of black coffee are two ways to my heart.

Favorite Quote: "Trust God and do the next thing." -Oswald Chambers


Cari Phillips  

Student Manager

Hometown: Asheville, NC (No matter where I live, I always end up back there)

Degree: Teaching English as a Second Language (TSOL)

I love... climbing trees, playing on rocks in rivers, and getting to know new people.

Favorite Quote: "Life's a party, rock your body." -Marcel the Shell


Hunter Steadman 

Student Manager 

Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA 

Degree: Strategic Communications 

I love...people, Rap music and good food. (except salad, salad is food for my food)

Favorite Quote: "Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong” - The Sandlot


Jordan Tatro

Student Manager

Hometown: Mechanicsville, VA

Degree: M.S. Sport Management: Outdoor Adventure Sport

I love...dogs.

Favorite Quote: "Happiness is only real when shared." -Christopher McCandles

 

 

Student Staff


Lindsay Booth

 

Hometown: Pittsfield, MA

Currently pursuing a degree in: Exercise Science

One thing about me...I'm obsessed with mac and cheese!


Maria Campanella

 

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

Currently pursuing a degree in: Church Ministries: Adventure Leadership & Outdoor Ministry 

One thing about me...I like dogs and ice cream. 


Daria Derushia

 

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Currently pursuing a degree in: Business Administration 

One thing about me...I love milkshakes, but I'm lactose intolerant. 

 

Joe Frey

 

Hometown: Hagerstown, MD

Currently pursuing a degree in: Business Administration

One thing about me...I love being on the water. 

 

Colby Laubach

 

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Currently pursuing a degree in: Business Administration   

One thing about me...I am a certified scuba diver who loves to travel and ride my dirt bike. 

 

Danielle Ledgerwood

 

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Currently pursuing a degree in: Journalism  

One thing about me...My diet consists mostly of breakfast foods. 


Nick Smith

 

Hometown: Roanoke, VA

Currently pursuing a degree in: Mechanical Engineering

One thing about me...My goal is to live in a sailboat and wash dishes for a career. 


 

Chivarlo Sykes

 

Hometown: Portsmouth, VA

Currently pursuing a degree in: Kinesiology   

One thing about me...I'm a half marathon runner and I love/hate running sometimes.

 

 

Alex Vest

 

Hometown: Sulzbach-Rosenbur, Germany

Currently pursuing a degree in: Public Health  

One thing about me...I like germs. 


Josh Whitmire

 

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Currently pursuing a degree in: Business Administration   

One thing about me...I love Panda

 

Full Time Staff

Mike Ellsworth

Director of Outdoor Recreation

Hometown: North East, Pennsylvania

Degree:  B.S. in Biology: Secondary Education (Minor: Chemistry); M.A. in Human Services Counseling: Executive Leadership

mellsworth@liberty.edu  
(434) 582-7014

As the Director of Outdoor Recreation, I oversee our entire calendar of events, the Liberty Mountain Trail System, as well as the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center.  I am responsible for creating and communicating the overall vision of our department.

 


Chris Marvel 

Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation 

Hometown: Keene, New Hampshire 

Degree: B.S. in Religion; M.A. in Human Services   

cjmarvel@liberty.edu  
(434) 592-3572

As the Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation, I help to oversee and maintain the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center. I also oversee the trail system, lake, and surrounding property.   

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