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Staff

Meet the Staff of OPR!

 

Bryan Kennedy

Hometown: Auburn, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Favorite Outdoor Activity: All things.

Favorite Quote: "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."

Most memorable experience with mother nature: Watching the sunrise from the summit of Mt. Baker.

Dream Job: Inventor 

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Senile, vulgar and happy.

Spirit animal: Dragon

 

Tessa Carlin

Hometown: Black Diamond, WA

Position: Student Manager 

Favorite outdoor activity: Paddle Boarding

Favorite quote: "Life is good."

Most memorable experience with mother nature: The Enchantments Death March in Leavenworth. 22 miles in one day, it was rad. 

Dream job: Serving others 

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Taking a vacation in the van I lived in throughout college.

Spirit animal: Whale, waaaeooooorrroooeee

 

Walter Lackey

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Favorite outdoor activity: Snowboarding!!

Favorite quote: "Send er!"

Most memorable experience with mother nature: That one time I almost caught a Squach...

Dream job: Running a ski resort 

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Probably not running a ski resort...

Spirit animal: Narwhal

 

Carly Normandeau

Hometown: Puyallup, Washington

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Favorite outdoor activity: Beach Volleyball!

Favorite quote: "Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln

Most memorable experience with mother nature: Hiking in Montana with my family

Dream job: Cardiologist

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: On a big farm, with an amazing family, and lots of dogs.

Spirit animal: 

 

 

 

Kayla Gallentine

Hometown: Battle Ground, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking & skiing

Favorite quote: "The earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most memorable experience with mother nature: Hiking in Yellowstone National Park and running into a wolf.

Dream job: Running a non-profit conservation group

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Living in a cabin in the woods with a small farm and herds of dogs.

Spirit animal:

 

Nick Poprawski

Hometown: Yelm, Washington

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hunting, Fishing & Camping

Favorite Quote: "Let 'er rip, Tater-chip!"                              

Most memorable experience with mother nature: Shooting my first deer

Dream job: Fish and Game Warden

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: I'll be retired, spoiling my grandkids, and having fun outside with my family.

Spirit Animal: Grizzly Bear

 

 

Tonya Morrey

Hometown: Morrison, Colorado                                       

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, 

climbing and rafting 

Favorite Quote: "It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude."                             

Most memorable experience with mother nature: A two week back packing trip in the deseret of Arizona. We got to rock climb, explore an abandoned copper mine and do a 36 hour solo out in the wilderness!

Dream job: Environmental Activist

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Sharing my passion for the outdoors with other people.

Spirit Animal: 

 

Andrew McDonald

Hometown: Puyallup, Washington                                     

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking

Favorite Quote: "Try and leave this world a little better than you found it" - Sir Robert Baden-Powell

Most memorable experience with mother nature: A week long 50 miler

Dream job: National Park ranger

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Retired and living in the Orting Valley managing a small goat farm.

Spirit Animal:

 

Kendra Turner

Hometown: Lynden, Washington 

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Kayaking

Favorite Quote: "Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures." 

Most memorable experience with mother nature: Kayaking Ross Lake

Dream Job: Ice Cream Taster 

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Traveling the world 

Spirit animal: Lion 

 

Kendall Kramer

Hometown: Bend, OR

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking and Camping

Favorite Quote: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” –Babe Ruth

Most memorable experience with mother nature: Hiking Pico de Orizaba in Mexico and hiking South Sister with my brother!

Dream Job: Mother and lifelong traveler

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Traveling the world and spending time with my family

 

 

 

 



Bradley Gasawski

Hometown: Troy, Illinois

Position: Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals Coordinator (a.k.a. Fearless Leader)

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Telemark Skiing

Favorite Quote: "If you think you can, or you think you can't. You're right." - Henry Ford

Most memorable experience with Mother Nature: Riding my bicycle down the Pacific Coast Highway from Canada to Mexico.

Dream job: I would like to own my own mountain and run a ski resort.

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Hopefully I can still ski in 50 years!

Spirit Animal: Polar bear, because I love the winter and snow.

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