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Passion, Expertise, and Wildness

Our team works behind the scenes and in the field to give you the best experience possible. Decades of combined experience in outdoor education, recreation therapy, and hospitality guarantee a high level of satisfaction for all of our program and event participants.

Professional Staff


 Tom Brummer
Tom Brummer
Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations

 Brian Croft
Brian Croft
Assistant Director of Outdoor Education and Recreation

Amy Preston
Amy Preston
Program Coordinator of Hospitality Services

 Erik Oberg
Erik Oberg
Program Director of Outdoor Education

 Jasmine Cave
Jasmine Cave
Program Coordinator of Recreational Therapy

Sydney Pogue
Sydney Pogue
Program Coordinator of Campus Outdoor Programs

 Samantha Schmidgall
Samantha Schmidgall
Business Manager

 Martha Drone
Martha Drone
Park Attendant

David Craig
David Craig
Forest Custodian

Patrick Jones
Patrick Jones
Marketing and Publicity Coordinator

Deb Dalton
Deb Dalton
Culinary Worker III

Sara Bond
Sara Bond
Director of Development: SIU Foundation