It's that time of year again. We're currently seeking two student Voyage Coordinators to prep, plan, promote, and provide a re-birth of Voyages 2021! Please read this Voyage Coordinator Job Description and submit this Voyage Coordinator Application to Voyage headquarters by Friday, Oct. 2nd. Interviews will take place the following week.
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!
Justin Hall (he/him/his)
Assistant Director of Outdoor Pursuits | Voyages Coordinator
Welcome and congratulations on choosing Voyages to start your adventure at Pacific! I'm excited meet you in August, and hope to provide y'all with a fun, exciting, and memorable experience alongside other incoming students, faculty, and Voyages staff.
Kiera Yap (she/her/hers)
Voyages Coordinator | Biology 21'
Hello and welcome to all! My name is Kiera Yap and I am one of your Voyage 2020 Coordinators! I am a junior here at Pacific University, majoring in Biology. I am incredibly excited to be apart of your Voyage experience and help you access mother nature. When outside, I love to go rafting, backpacking, and kayaking. Most of all I love to spend time by a campfire and sharing everybody's stories. Can't wait to meet all of you lovely people!
Grant McLuskie (he/him/his)
Voyages Coordinator | Exercise Science '22
My name is Grant McLuskie and I am one of your Voyages Coordinators! This is my third year being apart of Voyages and I have never been so stoked! I am studying Exercise Science and Outdoor Leadership. I am from Bend Oregon and grew up going on many adventures. Getting outside is one of my favorite things and I love sharing the experiences with other people. My passions are skiing, rock climbing, slack/high lining, surfing, and backpacking. My freshman year I went on the surf voyage and had the time of my life. Some of the people on my voyage are still my best friends today and going on the voyage really has made my college experience exponentially better. Super stoked to meet all of you!!
Blake Marcella (he/him/his)
Voyages Leader | Exercise Science '22
How’s it hanging! I’m Blake Marcella, an exercise science major and someone who’s always psyched to get outside. Born and raised in Happy Valley Oregon. I enjoy anything outdoors and seeing the beauty of nature whether it be in the ocean or up in the mountains. My favorite outdoor activities include hiking, backpacking, and surfing. I’ve done surf series through outdoor pursuits and it has been some of the most fun I’ve had. I’m absolutely beyond psyched to lead a voyage this year and make new friends!
Voyages Leader | Social Work '22
Hey y'all, my name's Tasha and I'm super hyped to be one of your 2020 Voyage leaders! I am a Junior Social Work Major with double minors in Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies. I grew up hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, surfing, and downhill skiing in Southern California and have had an immense love for the outdoors since I was a toddler. In my free time, I enjoy cliff jumping into extremely cold water, going on solo backpacking trips in the Pacific Northwest, skiing my heart out at Mount Hood Meadows, and going on spontaneous outdoor adventures with my friends. I went on the Advanced Backpacking Voyage as a freshman and am still best friends with three of the girls I met through that experience, and I am so excited to be able to give you guys the same opportunity to bond and develop meaningful relationships with other incoming freshmen.
Voyages Leader | Computer Science '22
Hay! My name is Roman Stein and I am excited to enjoy mother nature with you all! I am a Junior computer science major here at Pacific. I love to jump off of tall things and ride the river. See you Soon!
Voyages Leader | Biology '22
Hey y’all! My name is Kristin. I grew up getting outdoors with my family and friends by camping, hiking and skiing. My passion for the PNW leaded me to Pacific and Oregon. You can catch me climbing, kayaking or hiking during my space time. I am studying biology and outdoor leadership. I am on the cross country and track teams here. This is my third year being apart of voyages! I am stroked to go explore the PNW this August with all of you!!
Voyages Leader | Applied Sustainability '22
Hello all you awesome people!! My name is Aubrey and I am from sunny Palm Springs California! I am majoring in Applied Sustainability and minoring in Outdoor Leadership. I am so stoked to meet all of you and get outside. Some of my favorite outdoor activities are whitewater kayaking, rafting, surfing, hiking, and skiing. Voyages is a great opportunity to see all that the PNW has to offer. Can't wait to meet you all.
Welcome to Pacific!!!
Voyages Leader | Art History & Criminal Justice '23
Hey everyone! My name is Lacey Bishop and I’m so stoked to be one of your voyage leaders! I’m an art history and criminal justice major with a love for the outdoors. I’m from Chimacum, WA. where I’m fortunate to be surrounded by the Puget Sound and the Olympic National Park . My favorite outdoor activities are rock climbing, skiing, and hiking. I went on the multi-element voyage and had a blast! I’m passionate about the outdoors and I can’t wait to share that with you all!
Chris Franco (he/him/his)
Voyages Leader | Business Administration '21
Hey y’all! My name’s Chris, and I’m studying Business Administration here at Pacific. I’ve always been grateful to call the beautiful PNW my home, but it wasn’t until my own freshman Voyage that I got to see all it had to offer (Smith Rocks. 10/10. Would recommend). It never fails to amaze me how the outdoors can bring unlikely friends together, inspire, and teach you about yourself. And it seems no matter what I’m doing--be it climbing, on the water, or hiking--the moment I step outside, I never return disappointed. Partaking in a Voyages was and still is one of the best decisions I have made and I’m so psyched at the possibility of being a part of yours. See you soon!
Voyages Leader | Biology '23
Hey!! My name is Maya Fowler and I am one of your 2020 Voyage Leaders! I am a freshman here at Pacific and went on the whitewater rafting Voyage at the beginning of the year. I am a biology major on the pre-med track, and a dance minor. I am from Las Vegas, Nevada, and really fell in love with rafting while on my Voyage trip. This will be my first time leading a Voyage and I could not be more excited to experience the wonders of nature with y’all. Can’t wait to meet you!
Voyages Leader | Business Management and International Business '22
Howdy, I’m Joseph Schmitz also known as Yukon Joe. I am from Silverton Oregon, and spent my childhood working on my grandparents' farm and exploring the Oregon woods. Backpacking is my main outdoor activity, and I try and combine that with my other passion of traveling as much as I can. I am working towards being a National Geographic expedition director, but currently I have been training to do wildland fire fighting during the summers. Looking forward to seeing you on our voyages and having an extraordinary time on our adventure!
Voyages Leader | Bioinformatics '21
Hi everyone! My name is Erin and I am super excited to be a voyage leader! I am from the Seattle Area, and study Bioinformatics. In my free time, I love to go skiing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, rafting, hiking, and play ultimate frisbee. I went on the White Water Rafting Voyage as an incoming freshman, and it was one of the coolest experiences I’ve had, and was a great way to start college. I have also been on other rafting and paddle boarding trips with Outdoor Pursuits, and had such a blast. I can’t wait to meet you all!
Voyages Leader | Music Therapy '23
Hey ya'll! I'm Izzy, a sophomore music therapy major here at Pacific. I'm so stoked to be apart of voyages again this year! I am from a little town north of Seattle, and the majority of my time growing up has been spent adventuring with my family, mostly rock climbing, skiing, surfing, and backpacking. When I'm not outside you can usually find me playing bass, doing yoga, and drinking coffee. I can't wait to explore and share all the wonders of the outdoors with you guys! See you soon!
Voyages Leader | Education ‘21
Hello Voyagelings! My name’s Tessa and I’m from Renton, WA. I am currently a senior and finishing a major in Elementary Education with a minor in Outdoor Leadership here at Pacific. I am also a fourth-year member and nationally recognized champion of Pacific’s Handball team. This will be my third year as a Voyage Leader and I can hardly wait to get started. I am beyond excited to explore the stunning PNW with you all! I have always enjoyed the outdoors and you can often catch me walking around campus, hiking nearby trails, playing sports, and having fun up at the mountains. I love jokes, puns, riddles, or anything of that sort. Beyond all that, I love a great adventure and I can’t wait to experience more of what this region has to offer. I look forward to meeting you all real soon!
Voyages Leader | Anthropology '22
What’s up friends! My name is Craig and I’m super stoked to get out on Voyages with y’all! I grew up in California and moved to the Pacific Northwest, and I’m so excited to explore this awesome place with everyone. I love to travel and get outside, and Oregon is still my favorite place in the whole world to hike and relax in nature. I can’t wait to get this Voyages show on the road - see you soon!
Voyages Leader | Music Therapy '22
Hi, I'm Arni Gmeiner! I love being in the outdoors, whether it's hiking, backpacking, rafting, swimming, or just hanging out in the sun. I'm from Spokane, Washington so I've been in the PNW for as long as I can remember, and I'm always happiest with trees nearby. My freshman year I went on the sea kayaking voyage and I had an amazing time, and felt so much more comfortable going into college when there were people that I had spent time with going through the same thing. Can't wait to go adventuring with you!
Voyages Leader | Spanish & Education and Learning '22
Hey! I’m a Junior here at pacific and am majoring in Spanish and Elementary Education and learning, and minoring in Dance. I have always felt the most at peace outdoors, and some of my favorite outdoor activities are hiking, climbing, rafting, kayaking, and I have just begun learning how to cross country ski! When I’m not outdoors, you can catch me with my pup Morti, playing guitar, singing, and reading. I’m really excited to meet y’all and explore the outdoors together!
Voyages Leader | Exercise Science '22
Hello! My name is Nora and I am stoked to be getting outside with y'all. I love getting outside with friends and family, but my favorite adventure pal is my dog Rocky. I enjoy surfing, rock climbing, rafting, hiking, skiing, and just about any activity outside, especially exploring new places. My freshman year I went on a voyage and loved it! I couldn't think of a better way to start off college. I can't wait to meet you this august, see you soon.
Voyages Leader | Public Health and Math '22
Hello, hello!! I’m super stoked to help ya’ll begin to explore the outdoors and other offerings that the PNW has to offer! This will be my third year in the voyages program and I couldn’t be more stoked to introduce you to our school. I tend to stick to only a few outdoor activities, mainly hiking, climbing, and slack/high-lining but the outdoors in general is one of my passions. I’ma (relative) local coming out of SE Portland, here at Pacific I'm studying Public Health and Math with a focus on Pre-Med. I can’t wait to meet all of you and bring you on an adventure meeting friends that I doubt you’ll be able to forget!
Voyages Leader | Exercise Science '22
Hey y'all! I'm Emily, and I am super pumped to be a part of voyages this year! I am from the dry desert of Las Vegas, Nevada, so I love being here in the Pacific Northwest, and I can't wait to share it with you! I am studying exercise science here at pacific, and I love to learn about how our bodies do what they do. Some of my favorite outdoor activities are surfing, rock climbing, and hiking! I can't wait to meet all of you guys and explore the phenomena of the great outdoors with you!
Voyages Leader | Biology '22
Hey everyone! My name is LaNae Fay and I’m so excited to go explore with you! I grew up in Portland, OR for most of my life, and along the way I’ve filled my time with priceless memories of camping, hiking and just being outside. I can’t wait to meet you all and make more memories with some new friends. Welcome to the Pacific family!
Voyages Leader | Finance & Economics '23
Hi everyone, my name is Luke Parrish and I’m stoked to be a voyage leader. I am from the city of Rancho Cucamonga in California. I am majoring in Finance and Economics while also being apart of the executive board of the Business Club. In my free-time I love to work out, listen to music, and try new activities and foods. I went on the multi-elemental trip my freshman year and had such a blast. See you all this upcoming school year on the voyages.
Voyages Leader | Biology '23
Hello! My name is Emma Jenkins and I’m so excited that I get to be one of your voyage leaders! I’m in the class of ‘23 and am majoring in Biology with a minor in Dance. I’m from Boise, Idaho where the mountains are just half an hour from town. I love snowboarding, hiking, camping and anything in the water! I fell in love with the pacific northwest as a kid when visiting Oregon, I can’t wait to continue exploring it with you all.