• Sharon Elsey, Administrative Associate:  A.A.S.,  Secretarial Science, Garrett College; Administrative Associate, former Office Manager for the 1989 World Whitewater Championships
  • Scott Richardson:  A.A.S., Adventure Sports Management; B.S. Shepherd College: M.S., Gerontology, University of North Texas; Coordinator of Transition Age Youth Program, Coordinator of ASI Auxiliary Programs, Rental Center Manager, Adjunct Instructor Mt. Biking & Cross Country Skiing
  • Michael Malfaro:  A.A.S., Adventure Sports Management; Assistant Coordinator Transition Age Youth, Field Coordinator for ASI, Adjunct Instructor - Canoeing, Rafting, Back Country Living Skills, Oar Rigging, Telemark, & Snowboarding

Faculty (Full time)

  • Mike Logsdon, M.S.: Rank: Professor and Executive Director, Adventuresports Institute; Degrees: West Virginia University 1975 Bachelors and Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering; Expertise: American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer – Rafting; National Ski Patrol Instructor - Mountain Travel & Rescue, Skiing, paddle sports; Courses: Rafting, Oar Rigging 

  • Therese Peterson, M.S.: Rank:  Associate Professor in Adventure Sports Program; Degrees: James Madison 1983 Bachelors in Science - Sports Management, Business Minor;  West Virginia University 2002 Masters - Recreation Resource Management, Educational Psychology; Expertise: American Canoe Association - Kayak Instructor Trainer, Paddle sports, Professional Ski Instructor Association - Telemark & Cross Country Skiing, Programming, Leadership;  Courses:  Kayaking, Rafting, Oar Rigging, Sea Kayaking, Swiftwater Rescue, Telemark Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Low Ropes & Initiatives, Leadership and Group Dynamics, Guiding and Instructing in Adventuresports

  • David Erbe, Assistant Professor, Adventure Sports Program; Degrees: University of Maryland, College Park, MD B.S. in Environmental Science and Technology, Concentration in Ecology Technology and Design, Minor in Sustainability Studies; Appalachian State University, Boone, NC M.A. in College Student Development, Concentration in College Outdoor Program Administration

Faculty (Part time)

  • Tom Cecil: Owner and Operator of Seneca Rocks Mt. Guides. Tom has provided over 16 years of climbing instruction and guide training program and LNT principles for Garrett College. Students also receive additional training at SRMG's TradWall Anchoring Center. He holds certifications in Wilderness Rock Responder - Certified Pro level, PCGI Mentor/Assessor-Top Rope Guide/Single Pitch Guide, PCGI Lead Guide Certified. He is the Seneca Rocks Regional representative for the ACCESS FUND. Has had twenty-nine+ years of accident-free multi-pitch guiding at Seneca. Tom has also been asked by John Long to edit his latest anchoring t​r​e​a​t​i​s​e​ . He has been guiding in Europe, Mexico, Australia and spent more than 23 years pioneering new routes at Seneca and in southern Thailand. Tom is a welcomed addition to GC and we are thankful to have him on our staff. 


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