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

Student Worker

Hometown: Pittsfield, MA

Currently pursuing a degree in: Exercise Science

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


Maria Campanella

Student Worker 

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

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

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


Jansen Collins

Student Worker 

Hometown: Lynchburg, VA

Currently pursuing a degree in: Web Development   

One thing about me...I am a magician. 


Kyle Davis

Student Worker 

Hometown: Littleton, CO

Currently pursuing a degree in: Communications: Advertising & Public Relations  

One thing about me...I love playing hockey and I love the outdoors. 


Ashley Gomez

Student Worker 

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Currently pursuing a degree in: Digital Marketing   

One thing about me...I live for all the Garry Marshall movies.


Danielle Ledgerwood

Student Worker

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Currently pursuing a degree in: Journalism  

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


Omar Mercado

Student Worker

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Currently pursuing a degree in: Business Administration  

One thing about me...I never went kayaking until I started working with Outdoor Recreation. 


Nicholas Smith

Student Worker

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. 


Job Stanley

Student Worker

Hometown: Abingdon, VA

Currently pursuing a degree in: Advertising  

One thing about me...I love driving around neighborhoods and looking at houses. 

 


Alexa VanDillen

Student Worker

Hometown: Annapolis, MD

Currently pursuing a degree in: Human Services   

One thing about me...I live for pulling weeds!


Alex Vest

Student Worker

Hometown: Sulzbach-Rosenbur, Germany

Currently pursuing a degree in: Public Health  

One thing about me...I like germs. 


Josh Whitmire

Student Worker

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.


Mariah Herring

Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Degree:  B.S. in Business Administration: Financial Planning

mherring@liberty.edu  
(434) 592-3225

As the Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation, I help to oversee the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Facility's normal operations.  I also oversee the website, promotional materials and help organize the logistics of the facility and major events.

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