Western Profiles

Zoe Smith

I felt like if I went to Western my success really mattered and they were committed to helping me out. It was the best decision I ever made!

Where are you from?

I’m from Rockford, Illinois about 60 miles outside of Chicago.

Why did you come to Western?

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?

Scott Doyle

"Living on campus is definitely a great way to meet new people and experience new activities all the time!"

Scott is an Economics and History major from Lafayette, CO, and President of the Student Advisory Board for the Western Honors Program.  He is currently a Resident Advisor for the Honors Living Learning Community on the 3rd floor of Crystal Hall, one of Western’s first year residence halls; he loves helping students learn more about the honors program.