Voyages Staff

voyage leaders


We are proud of this amazing group of Pacific staff, faculty, and students that make up the Voyages Team, and work year-round to make Voyages the best experience it can be. We come from many different geographical origins and a wide range of backgrounds, but are brought together by our shared passions for the outdoors and connecting with others

We hope to see you on a Voyage!


Kris Williams MAT

Voyages Program Director


Hello future Voyages participants! I am super excited about Voyages 2014 as it will be my first year coordinating the program from start to finish. Prior to coming to Pacific I spent the last 18 years in various outdoor jobs in Oregon and Colorado. I have worked as a downhill ski instructor, ran a parks and recreation outdoor adventure summer camp, was a guide for a wilderness therapy program, and spent nine years as a program director of a nonprofit outdoor adventure program. Nothing gets me more excited than helping people learn about themselves and have fun in the outdoors. I can't wait to meet you all this summer on your voyage. In the meantime give me a call or email me and I can answer any questions you have about the Voyages Program.


Amanda Odell

Voyages Coordinator

 Biology '17

Hi y'all! My name is Amanda and I'm from Redding, California (bonus points if you know where that is). I am pursuing a degree in biology with a minor in outdoor leadership. I love being outdoors hiking, backpacking, climbing, or kayaking- anything that gets me outside with some really rad people. My ultimate goal is to work in Outdoor Education, leading people on amazing trips and helping them push past their preconceived limits. Voyages was life changing for me and I hope to help create a similar experience for you guys. I can't wait to see everyone's bright and shining faces this summer! We're going to have a blast!



Katelyn Hennes

Voyages Coordinator 

Exercise Science '16

Hey everyone! my name is Katelyn Hennes, and I am an exercise science major and outdoor leadership minor from sunny San Diego. My Voyage freshman year was the first time I had ever really done anything incredibly outdoorsy and going on the trip made me realized that I love being in the backcountry. I had an amazing time and hopefully you guys will all have as great of an experience on your voyage as I did! I am a swimmer here at Pacific but in addition to swimming I love anything that keeps me active and gets me outdoors. Once I am done with my swimming career here I hope to get into doing triathlons, however my ultimate goal is to become a physical therapist. I can't wait to meet and share my enthusiasm for the outdoors with all of you! You all have some good times coming your way, and I hope your Voyage can be the start of some of the best experiences of your life.