Adventure Sports Center Student Instructors

Amy Duclos '19

Hometown:  Clifton Park, NY

Major:  Biology

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing


Demery Coppola '21

Hometown:  Guilford, CT

Major:  Environmental Science and Political Science

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder, American Canoe Association Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring Instruction

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Paddlesports


Isaiah Adeson '21

Hometown:  Queensbury, NY

Major:  Biochemistry

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing


Kaitlyn Speck '19

Hometown:  Floral Park, NY

Major:  Environmental Studies & Elementary Education

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing


Katie Merchat '20

Hometown:  Landstuhl, Germany

Major:  Psychology & Elementary Education

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing


Laura Sundstrom '21

Hometown:  New Haven, Vt

Major:  Environmental Science

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing


Matthew Heller '21

Hometown:  Granby, Ct

Major:  Media Journalism and Digital Arts

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Mountain Biking


Melissa Frishkoff '21

Hometown:  Ghent, NY

Major:  Anthropology

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing


Miles Butts-Spirito '20

Hometown:  Burlington, Vt

Major:  Secondary Education & History

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing


Molly Tobin '20

Hometown:  Owls Head, ME

Major:  Biology

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder, American Canoe Association Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring Instruction

Trainings:  Land Program, Paddlesports


Rebecca Stouges '20

Hometown:  Hicksville, NY

Major:  Environmental Engineering

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing


Samantha Major '20

Hometown:  Natick, Ma

Major:  English and Education Studies

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs


Sarah Merriam '20

Home state:  Maine

Major:  Environmental Studies & Sociology

Certifications:  Wilderness First Aid, ACA Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring

Trainings:  Land Programs, Paddleports


Hometown:  Boulder, Co

Major:  Biochemistry

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Mountain Biking, Backcountry Skiing and Riding


Stephen Higgins '20

Hometown:  Sharon, MA

Major:  Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder, AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor

Trainings:  Land Program, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing


Nick Rosbrook '18

Nick Rosbrook

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Major: Computer Science and Mathematics

Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Responder, American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor

Trainings: Land Programs, Rock Climbing



Kevin Garber '19

Kevin Garber

Hometown: Trumbull, CT

Major: Environmental Studies

Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Responder,  ACA Level 4 River Kayak Instructor, ACA Level 2 Essentials of Kayaking Instructor, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche

Disciplines: Paddling, Backcountry Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Land Programs


Corey Thibodeau '19

Hometown: Denmark, ME

Major: Business and Environmental Studies

Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Responder,  National Ski Patroller, IMBA Level I Ride Guide, AIARE Level One Avalanche 

Trips: Land Programs, Mountain Biking, Skiing


Gareth Carey '19

Hometown: Stow, MA 

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry and Music

Certifications: IMBA Level 1, ACA Level 2, American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor

Trips: Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking


Pat Leary '19

Hometown: Milford, CT 

Major: Business Administration

Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Disciplines: Land Programs, Rock climbing, Ice climbing


Ben Guilmette '19

Hometown: East Longmeadow, MA

Major: Exploratory

Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trips: Land Programs, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing


Colin McKeith '19

Colin McKeith

Hometown: Sweden, ME

Major: Business

Minor: Environmental Studies

Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Responder, ACA Level 1 Coastal Kayak, OEC

Trainings: Paddlesports, Skiing


Kalli Opsal '19

Hometown: Farmington, MN

Major: Biology

Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Responder, IMBA Level 1, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, ACA Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring, UKCC Level 1 Coach

Trainings: Land Programs, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Paddlesports


Ryan Londregan '19

Hometown: New London, CT

Major: Business Administration

Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Responder, IMBA Level 1 Ride Guide

Training: Land programs, mountain biking, rock climbing, ice climbing


Trish Siplon

Hometown: Twin Falls, Idaho

Professor of Political Science and Global Studies

Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings: Land programs, rock climbing


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