Voyages Staff


The Voyages Family

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!


brooke​​​​​​Brooke Fritzler (she/her/hers)
Voyage Coordinator | Environmental Studies '25

Hello all! My name is Brooke and I’m from Tampa, Florida. I am currently an Environmental Studies major and am on the rowing team. I loved being part of Voyages my freshman year and I am delighted that I get to facilitate this fantastic experience. I love to hike, read, and kayak and I’m stoked to see y'all experience the joys of the PNW! See you in August!

audryAudry Beamer (she/her/hers)
Voyage Coordinator | Sustainable Design '25

Hey! My name is Audry and I’m so excited to be your Voyage coordinator for 2023! I’m from Oahu, Hawaii, and majoring in Sustainable Design and Anthropology. I did Voyages my freshman year and it opened me up to a whole new world of beauty and adventure! Nature can be so healing, and I’m excited to share that with you guys:)

rydenRyden Kubo (he/him/his)
Voyage Logistics | Criminal Justice '25

Hey everyone! My name is Ryden and I’m from Pearl City Hawai‘i on the island of O‘ahu. I’m currently a sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Applied Outdoor Leadership and Sociology. My freshman Voyage was such an incredible experience and I’m so stoked to be able to lead you all on this trip. See you in August!


Junaper Junaper Swanson (she, her, hers)
 Voyages Leader | Kinesiology Major '26
Hi all! My name is Junaper Swanson, and I am from La Conner Washington! I am a sophomore and a Kinesiology major and a psychology minor. I love hiking, kayaking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest, and I also enjoy reading, spikeball, and cooking. Going on a Voyage was easily one of the best experiences of my freshman year, and I'm so excited to welcome a new group to Pacific! See you all in August!

koleKole Meinhart (he/him/his)
Voyages Leader | Environmental Biology '24

Hello new Boxers!!! My name is Kole Meinhart and I'm excited to explore the Pacific Northwest with you all. I am currently a junior majoring in Environmental Biology and minoring in Outdoor Leadership and Applied Sustainability. I've had some amazing experiences in the outdoors here at Pacific University—from backpacking to rafting—and I am stoked to share that with you. See you soon!

KristineKristine Dillon (she/her/hers)
Voyages Leader | International Studies & Politics and Government '25
Hi Everyone! My name is Kristine and I'm from Irvine California! Experiencing Voyages during my freshman year introduced me to the PNW and how I love being active outside and going on trips. It made me want to lead a trip because I had such a fun time and made so many friends. When I can I love being in the water, whether surfing, swimming or sailing. When I'm not outside I love reading and watching Netflix (always open to new recommendations!) I can't wait to see you all soon in August :)

cris bio picCris Brethower (she/her/hers)
Voyages Leader | Environmental Chemistry '25

Hi all! I'm Cris, and I'm from Yamhill, OR. My favorite outdoor activities are backpacking and trail running. I'm on the track and cross-country teams here at Pacific and I also love to read and cook. On my Voyage, I was thrilled to meet new friends and spend time exploring. I'm so excited to welcome this group to Pacific in August and contribute to the unique Voyages experience!


shaunShaun Ludford (he/him/his)
Voyages Leader | Kinesiology '25

What’s up! My name is Shaun Ludford and I am from Salem, Oregon. My favorite outdoor activities are climbing, surfing, and backpacking. Other than that, I really enjoy reading, photography, and videography. For my freshman Voyage, I went on the multi-element trip in Leavenworth. After, I instantly knew that I wanted to lead a group of incoming students for their first college adventure as it made me way more comfortable as a new student, while introducing me to some of my closest friends. I’m super stoked to meet you all in the fall and create memorable experiences with you!

kimiKimi Schoepflin (she/her/hers)
Voyages Leader | Kinesiology '24

Hi, I’m Kimi! I’m from Manitou Springs, Colorado and I’m a junior majoring in Kinesiology. I love hiking, backpacking, skiing, and trying pretty much any other outdoor activities. This is my first year participating in Voyages, and I can’t wait to meet you all in August!

EmmaEmma Leslie (she/her/hers)
Voyages Leader | Outdoor Leadership '25

Hi guys! My name is Emma and I am from Granbury, Texas, but I was originally born in Hawaii. When I was a Voyagee, I had the absolute best time and made some of my favorite friendships, and I want to help you all do the same. Voyages helped introduce me to the outdoors and realize how much I enjoy different activities, like kayaking, swimming, skiing, etc. When I'm not outside, however, I love to hangout with friends, get coffee, and draw. Can't wait to meet you all soon!

 DexterDexter Patching (he/him/his)
 Voyages Leader | Music Therapy '24

Hello! My name is Dexter, and I'm from Tillamook, OR. I am a transfer student majoring in music therapy so I know a lot about Pacific's music department! Some of my favorite outdoor activities include trail running, stargazing, and rock hunting. I can't think of any better way to start your college experience here than heading out into nature before classes start.


sadie Sadie Scheer (she/her/hers)
Voyage Leader | Kinesiology '26

Hello, my name is Sadie! I am going to be helping lead the backpacking voyage. I love all things active, whether it's going for a hike or a long bike ride. I am studying Kinesiology at Pacific, and am on the wrestling team as well!