About Us

Excellence in Outdoor Leadership

The WSU Outdoor Education and Recreation Center's staff are leaders in the outdoor industry. All trip leaders are certified by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS with at least Wilderness First Aid (most with Wilderness First Responder) and, depending on the trip they are leading, have professional training in each focus area. In addition many have taken in-depth outdoor education courses through organizations such as NOLS, PCIA, AMGA, LNT, and ACA.

Whether looking to gain new skills, meet new people or simply obtain equipment for your own outdoor activities, the Outdoor Center can meet your needs.

Meet Our Staff

Mike Henderson

Mike Henderson

Associate Director, Outdoor Education and Recreation Center
B.S. Recreation
AIARE Course Leader
AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide
Wilderness EMT

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Skiing and ice climbing, ideally both in the same route.

Favorite Travel Destinations: Anywhere that makes me nervous.

"Fear causes hesitation. Hesitation will cause all your greatest fears to come true." -Bohdi

Join the Team

The OERC employs student workers in a variety of positions including Climbing Wall Attendants, Field Staff and Rental Center Staff.

If you are interested in a position, submit the online application today!