Adventure Sports Center Student Instructors

Demery Coppola '21

Hometown:  Guilford, CT

Major:  Environmental Science and Political Science

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder, American Canoe Association Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring Instruction

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Paddlesports


Gareth Carey '19

Hometown: Stow, MA 

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry and Music

Certifications: IMBA Level 1, ACA Level 2, American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor

Trips: Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking


Isaiah Adeson '21

Hometown:  Queensbury, NY

Major:  Biochemistry

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing


Katie Merchat '20

Hometown:  Landstuhl, Germany

Major:  Psychology & Elementary Education

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing


Laura Sundstrom '21

Hometown:  New Haven, Vt

Major:  Environmental Science

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing


Matthew Heller '21

Hometown:  Granby, Ct

Major:  Media Journalism and Digital Arts

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Mountain Biking


Melissa Frishkoff '21

Hometown:  Ghent, NY

Major:  Anthropology

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing


Miles Butts-Spirito '20

Hometown:  Burlington, Vt

Major:  Secondary Education & History

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing


Molly Tobin '20

Hometown:  Owls Head, ME

Major:  Biology

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder, American Canoe Association Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring Instruction

Trainings:  Land Program, Paddlesports


Rebecca Stouges '20

Hometown:  Hicksville, NY

Major:  Environmental Engineering

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing


Samantha Major '20

Hometown:  Natick, Ma

Major:  English and Education Studies

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs


Sarah Merriam '20

Home state:  Maine

Major:  Environmental Studies & Sociology

Certifications:  Wilderness First Aid, ACA Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring

Trainings:  Land Programs, Paddleports


Hometown:  Boulder, Co

Major:  Biochemistry

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings:  Land Programs, Mountain Biking, Backcountry Skiing and Riding


Stephen Higgins '20

Hometown:  Sharon, MA

Major:  Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts

Certifications:  SOLO Wilderness First Responder, AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor

Trainings:  Land Program, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing


Trish Siplon

Hometown: Twin Falls, Idaho

Professor of Political Science and Global Studies

Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Responder

Trainings: Land programs, rock climbing


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