Meet the Staff

 

Outdoor Recreation Managers

Asia Allen 

Student Manager

Hometown: Halifax, PA 

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

My favorite...outdoor activity is trail running.

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.)

My favorite...hobby is fly fishing for anything that will bite my hook!

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 favorite...grocery store is Kroger.

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

My favorite...ice cream is yellow fudge cake.

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

 

 

Student Staff


Lindsay Booth

 

Hometown: Worcester, MA

Currently pursuing a degree in: Exercise Science

My favorite...dessert is chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream.


Maria Campanella

 

Hometown: Kettering, OH

Currently pursuing a degree in: Camping and Outdoor Adventure Leadership

My favorite...food is ice cream.


Daria Derushia

 

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Currently pursuing a degree in: Business Administration Project Management; Minor is Spanish 

My favorite...TV show is Tiny House Hunters. 

 

Joe Frey

 

Hometown: Hagerstown, MD

Currently pursuing a degree in: Business Administration Project Management

My favorite...quote is "Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all." -Helen Keller

 

Danielle Ledgerwood

 

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Currently pursuing a degree in: Journalism  

My favorite...thing to do in Virginia is to drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway.


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: Military Kid (no hometown!)

Currently pursuing a degree in: Nursing and Public Health  

My favorite...pathogen is Ebola Reston.


Josh Whitmire

 

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Currently pursuing a degree in: Business Administration Project Management   

My favorite...muppet is Kermit the Frog


Michael Macdowall

 

Hometown: Lynchburg, VA

Currently pursuing a degree in:  Administration Project Management & Marketing; Minor is Accounting

My Favorite...summer pastime is slalom skiing on the lake.

 


Samie Costa

 

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Currently pursuing a degree in: Kinesiology

My favorite...sports team is the Philadelphia Eagles.  

 


Job Stanley

 

Hometown: Glade Spring, VA

 

 


Katy Ward

 

Hometown: Kiowa, CO

Currently pursuing a degree in: Kinesiology with Teaching Licensure

My favorite...I love pigs! The cute, fat, pink pigs! They are my favorite thing ever!

 


Elijah Stanley

 

Hometown: Glade Spring, VA

Currently pursuing a degree in:  Environmental Biology

My favorite...sport is soccer.

 


Mackenzie Farrell (Marketing)

 

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ

Currently pursuing a degree in:  Graphic Design

My favorite...national park is the Grand Canyon.

 

 

Lyndee Chuba

 

Hometown: Elk River, MN

Currently pursuing a degree in:  Psychology: Counseling

My favorite...I love Christmas and watermelon.

 

 

 

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 an Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation, I focus mostly on the facilities and property that our department manages.  I specifically oversee and maintain the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center. I also oversee the trail system, lake, and surrounding property.   

 


Tim Lewis

Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation 

Hometown: Montross, Virginia

Degree: B.S in Recreation Leadership from Ferrum College; M.S. in Sport Management: Outdoor Adventure Sport

talewis1@liberty.edu  
(434) 592-3225

As an Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation, I focus on our programming.  I help to plan, promote, facilitate and evaluate the trips and events that our department puts on.