The Outdoor Wellness Leaders (OWLs) are the trip planners and leaders for all Outdoor Wellness trips and events. They also work in the Nest Gear Shop and can help you prepare for your next outdoor adventure.
From rock climbing to backpacking to survival skills and more, the OWLs are ready to help you in planning your next outdoor adventure.
Meet the 2022-2023 Outdoor Wellness Staff!
Lee- Outdoor Wellness Leader
Lee is a 1st-year OWL who’s excited for a year full of leading outdoor trips! Lee is a sophomore at UWB intending on majoring in Conservation and Restoration Sciences, and has plenty of outdoor experience from his time as a Scout. He enjoys sharing his passion for the natural world, and how it helps foster relationships with people from all walks of life. From snowshoeing to canoing, he thrives on adventure and can’t wait to teach and learn new things in the Outdoor Wellness program!
Link- Outdoor Wellness Leader
Link is a 1st-year OWL and a 2nd-year student at Cascadia College. He became an OWL to expand his abilities and exchange knowledge with anyone and everyone he can meet. He loves environmental sciences, especially marine biology, and yearns to learn all he can about every species of crab on Earth. He also enjoys camping, kayaking, and cycling and wants to expand his experience in outdoor activities.
Max- Outdoor Wellness Leader
Max is a returning 2nd-year OWL! He is currently attending the UW Bothell Business School! Max wanted to become an OWL to connect UW and Cascadia students through this program and to bring free education to everyone through the outdoors! He is looking forward to connecting the program with the education that he is bringing to the team and looks forward to meeting everyone while camping and especially backpacking! He enjoys teaching knife carving, primitive fire making, and animal tracking!
Neal- Outdoor Wellness Leader
Neal is a 1st-year OWL who is looking forward to a year of adventures! Neal is attending UWB with the intention of entering the Earth System Science major. Previously, Neal was in the Navy for seven years where he traveled and met people from all over the world. He looks forward to sharing his experiences to bring people together and have fun in the outdoors!
Rileigh- Outdoor Wellness Coordinator
Rileigh is a returning 3rd-year OWL and now the Outdoor Wellness Coordinator. She is majoring in Conservation and Restoration Science and minoring in Biology at UW Bothell. She became an OWL because she adores being outside whenever possible and encouraging others to engage with our natural world in a respectful way. She feels as though she is her best self when outdoors and has found that her heart is filled most when she gets to help others gain/regain their connection to nature. She believes that everyone has the right to a personal relationship with the environment and hopes to act as a bridge for those who are just entering the world of outdoor recreation. Rileigh’s favorite activities include reading, rock climbing, kickboxing, playing guitar, hiking, backpacking, playing with her cat Leo, meeting new people, learning new facts about the environment, and spontaneously breaking into song!
Tanusri- Outdoor Wellness Leader
Tanusri is a 1st-year OWL! She is currently attending Cascadia community college as a senior doing running start! She is thinking of going to school to become a nurse or a PA. She is eager to learn new things and go out of her comfort zone. She loves the beauty of nature. Tanusri's favorite activities include her love for dance, volunteering, and swimming. She also love to explore and go on crazy adventures.