Western Profiles

Zachary Lee

"Western challenges me academically while offering me a unique learning experience in a great location."

I work for Crested Butte Mountain Resorts as a zip line guide. The mountain has been a great place to work while attending Western and it has been a great experience. This job embodies what I have learned in the Recreation and Outdoor Education Department within a professional job setting that caters to the local recreation community.

TJ Dennis

"Western is a place where I can gain hands-on experience, while working in the gorgeous Gunnison Valley"

TJ Dennis - Class of 2016
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Major: Business Administration, Marketing Emphasis and Strategic Communication
"Western is a place where I can gain hands-on experience, while working in the gorgeous Gunnison Valley"

Taylor Indrebo

"The Recreation degree program offered the hands-on classes I wanted, and Western is in a location where outdoor activities of virtually any kind can be done."

Major: Recreation and Outdoor Education with an emphasis in Outdoor Leadership

Born: Petaluma, CA

Why came to Western?

Sidney Bare

Came to Western to stay in the mountains, ended up with a degree in just 3 1/2 years. 

Major: Recreation & Outdoor Education

Minor: Business Communication

Hometown: Rifle, Colorado

Why did you decide to come to Western?

Ryan White

Recreation and Outdoor Sports major, Head Supervisor of Intramural Sports

Major/minor: Recreation and Outdoor Education with an Emphasis and a minor in Psychology

Hometown: Woodstock Illinois

Why you came to Western: To major in Recreation and Outdoor and experience nature in the mountains.

Interests: Snowboarding, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, camping, and working with troubled youth

Rebekah Corah

"There is only one place where you can do your homework while overlooking an elk herd. Seriously, nothing beats that!"

Rebekah Corah - Class of  2016

Hometown: Centennial, CO

Major: Fine Arts, Emphasis in Oil Painting; Business Administration Minor

"There is only one place where you can do your homework while overlooking an elk herd. Seriously, nothing beats that!"

Patricia Wheeler-Larsen

"My education at Western is the greatest gift I have ever received. It fuels passion in me I never knew I had and has installed a sense of responsibility, gratitude, and overall wellness and excitement that can’t be created in any other place on Earth!"

Patricia Wheeler-Larson  - Class of 2015

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Majors: Biology and Chemistry

"My education at Western is the greatest gift I have ever received. It fuels passion in me I never knew I had and has installed a sense of responsibility, gratitude, and overall wellness and excitement that can’t be created in any other place on Earth!"

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