Programmers

Taylor

Taylor Petty

Trips - Land Programmer

pettytm@appstate.edu

Year: Junior
Major: Recreation Managment

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Backpacking, hiking, canoeing, cooking, mountaineering, and climbing

Favorite Memory at Outdoor Programs: Hiking through the magical snowy wonderland at Grayson Highlands during a staff training trip.

Why I love Appalachian: I love App because people here are genuine, there is so much to do outside, and the university has a good attitude toward the earth.

Ashley Venable

Ashley Venable

Climbing Wall Programmer

venableab@appstate.edu

Year: Senior
Major: Recreation Managment

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Rock climbing, snowboarding, trail running and boogie boarding.

Favorite Memory at Outdoor Programs: Setting the climbing wall has always been my favorite job at OP and my favorite memory has to be the first time I was part of a set. We jammed out to old school hip hop and set boulders that were straight fire! That was the first time I felt I was truly apart of the OP family.

Why I love Appalachian: The high quality of humans on this mountain really cannot be beat. There is support as well as oppurtunity for adventure everyday as well as a stellar focus on sustainability.

Cody

Cody Anderson

Trips- Water Programmer

andersoncp1@appstate.edu

Year: Junior
Major: Recreation Managment

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking, backpacking, and surfing through whatever means possible.

Favorite Memory at Outdoor Programs: Sitting on a remote beach in the Everglades National Park, sharing stories and inspiration around the camp fire, appreciating the moment.

Why I love Appalachian: I love ASU because it is such a community. The students and faculty together facilitate such a welcoming and growth-inducing environment, it's hard not to love this place. It also doesn't hurt that we have such a great backyard to go and adventure in!