Our Team | Outdoor Pursuits

We are very proud of the group of Pacific staff, faculty, and students that make up the Outdoor Pursuits team and work year-round to make Outdoor Pursuits and all its offerings possible. Our team comes from a wide variety of places and diverse backgrounds, but all share the same passion for the outdoors. 

If you are interested in joining the team please fill out an application (pdf) and provide a cover letter.  


Phil Friesen, Outdoor Pursuits Director, posing in nature

Philip Zook Friesen 

Director of Outdoor Pursuits
Director of Outdoor Leadership Minor
503-352-2264 | phil@pacificu.edu

 

 


Sam Morrison, Assistant Outdoor Pursuits Director, posing in a kayak

Sam Morrison

Assistant Director of Outdoor Pursuits
Voyages Coordinator 
Outdoor Leadership Minor Instructor
503-352-3080 | sam@pacificu.edu 

 

 


Paige Baugher, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, mountaineering

Paige Baugher

Biology Professor
Mountaineering & Rock Climbing Instructor

 

 

 


Aaron Greer, Outdoor Pursuits Surfing instructor, posing out of the window of a boatAaron Greer

Anthropology Professor
Surfing Instructor

 

 

 


Elizabeth Cross, Outdoor Pursuits Cadre, posing in the scenery while backpacking

Elizabeth Cross '19

Outdoor Pursuits Cadre
Staff Development Coordinator

 

 

 


Ariel Watanabe, Outdoor Pursuits Cadre, posing in the scenery while backpackingAriel Watanabe '20 

Outdoor Pursuits Cadre
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator

 

 

 


Serita Solis, Outdoor Pursuits Cadre, posing on the summit of Mt. Hood

Serita Solis '20

Outdoor Pursuits Cadre
Staff Development Coordinator

 

 

 


Zoë Kelly, Outdoor Pursuits Cadre, posing on a raft on the Deschutes River Zoë Kelly '20

Outdoor Pursuits Cadre
Marketing Coordinator

 

 

 

 


Drea Hanks, Outdoor Pursuits Cadre, surfing on the Oregon Coast

Drea Hanks '21

Outdoor Pursuits Cadre
Logistics Coordinator
 

 

 


Langston Engle. Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, sea kayaking

Langston Engle '19

Outdoor Pursuits Instructor

 

 

 


Aidan Carmody, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, surfing on the Oregon Coast

Aidan Carmody '20

Outdoor Pursuits Instructor

 

 

 


Chris Franco, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, rock climbing Chris Franco '20 

Outdoor Pursuits Instructor

 

 

 


 Sam Anderson, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, posing on a mountainSam Anderson '20

Outdoor Pursuits Instructor 

 

 

 


Marika Marx, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, posing in front of Moraine LakeMarika Marx '20

Outdoor Pursuits Instructor

 

 

 


Bella Jackson, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, posing at the top of a climb
Bella Jackson '21

Outdoor Pursuits Instructor

 

 

 


Kiera Yap, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, posing in front of sceneryKiera Yap '21

Outdoor Pursuits Instructor