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 Manager
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.
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!
Audry 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:)
Kole 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!
Voyages Leader | International Studies & Politics and Government '25
Cris 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!
Ryden Kubo (he/him/his)
Voyages Leader | 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!
Shaun 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!
Kimi 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!
Emma 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 last year, 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 difference 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!
Elvis Amaro Hernandez (he/him/his)
Voyages Leader | Physics '25
Hello, my name is Elvis. I am from the capitol of Oregon and I am currently a sophomore here at Pacific studying physics. I was part of the Backpack-Canoe Voyage my freshman year and it was such a fun experience. Now I hope to lead one of the Voyages. Some of my interests include music, food, woodworking, gardening, and learning weird fun facts. See y'all soon!