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Jason Hermes

Associate Director, Facilities and Operations

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  • Building an Engaged Community and Student Success
  • Facility Operations, Project Management, and Capital Planning
  • The Green Bay Packers!

Biography

Jason joined Campus Recreation in 2016 as the Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations.  Prior to joining Boise State University, Jason was the Facility Operations Coordinator at Utah State University where he managed their Campus Recreation Facilities and also had an opportunity to work on the planning, design, and construction of a new $30 million Recreation Center.  Jason holds a B.S. in International Business and a B.S. in Finance from Marquette University and an M.Ed in Sport Management from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.  In his spare time, Jason likes to stay active through mountain and road biking, weight lifting, yoga, and golfing.

Certifications

  • American Red Cross CPR First Aid Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • IBOA Certified Building Operator
  • NSPF Certified Pool Operator
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Jared Cox

Assistant Director, Recreational Sports

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  • Intramurals & Club Sports
  • Outdoor Turf/Grass Field Spaces
  • Noon Ball Association (N.B.A.)

Biography

Jared joined the Campus Recreation staff in 2008. He serves as the Assistant Director of Recreational Sports working with intramural and club sports. Before joining the department, he completed a two-year graduate assistantship with Recreation Services at Illinois State University while also achieving his master's degree in Recreation Administration. He obtained his bachelor's degree in leisure, youth, and human services from the University of Northern Iowa in 2006.

Certifications

  • American Red Cross CRR/FA/AED Professional Rescuer
  • American Red Cross CRR/FA/AED Professional Rescuer Instructor
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Rodo Leone

Assistant Director

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  • Building Inclusive, Engaged, and Effective Teams
  • Leadership & Student Development
  • Outdoor & Fitness Programs

Biography

Rodo joined Campus Recreation at Boise State University in January of 2014. He provides leadership for the daily program operations and facilities management of Fitness and Outdoor areas including Group Exercise, Personal Trainers, Cardiovascular and Weight Room areas, Team-Building, Trips, Equipment Rental Center, and Climbing Gym. Originally from Argentina, Rodo has developed his multicultural professional career by providing opportunities to staff and students to encourage personal growth, shape cultural identity, build engaged and inclusive communities, and cultivate them as leaders through experiential learning programs for the last 25 years. Before arriving to Boise, he worked as an Assistant Director of their respective Outdoor Adventure programs at University of Central Florida and Texas State University. He received a Bachelor's of Science in Physical Education in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a Master's of Science in Recreation Administration from Aurora University in Illinois.

Certifications

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Climbing Wall Instructor
  • Whitewater Kayak and Rafting Guide Instructor
  • Leave No Trace Master Educator
  • Challenge Course Site Manager
  • American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor
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Amanda Rockrohr

Coordinator, Member Services

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  • The Service Desk, Equipment Desk and Walking Attendants
  • Boise State and Campus Life
  • Exploring Boise and the Surrounding Area

Biography

Amanda is a Boise native and fellow Bronco. Her time at Boise State University taught her the value of complementing the classroom experience with outside classroom involvements, such as being an Orientation Leader or Sorority woman. She left Boise to pursue her Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University. She was a Hall Director at the University of New Hampshire and returned to Boise to join Campus Recreation in 2016. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, drinking coffee, and learning a new ballroom dance move. Amanda’s passion is helping college students explore their own identities and stories.

Certifications

American Red Cross CPR American Red Cross First Aid AED Instructor Certification

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Gabe Finkelstein

Coordinator, Cycle Learning Center

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  • Bike Maintenance Education Programs
  • Amazing Deals on Bikes for Students
  • Places to Ride in Boise, Idaho, and the Rockies!

Biography

Gabe began working with Campus Recreation in 2014 as the Coordinator for the Cycle Learning Center. For the past two decades his involvement with bicycles range from exploring North America by bike, racing cross-country, leading guided trips and working as a professional mechanic. Gabe earned a bachelor's degree in Human Ecology and a teacher certification in Secondary Education from College of the Atlantic in Maine - blending his passion for outdoor activity, teaching and health. At the Cycle Learning Center, Gabe leads a team of student employees who strive to provide the Boise State University community with excellent bicycle service, knowledge, facilitation and advice to keep people pedaling.

Certifications

  • Outdoor Emergency Care
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CPR/AED
  • Leave No Trace Instructor
  • Advanced Challenge Course
  • American Avalanche Association Professional
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Jordan Frank

Coordinator, Outdoor Program

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  • Climbing Gym
  • Outdoor Trips and Specialty Clinics
  • Planning Your Next Great Adventure

Biography

Jordan has been working in Campus Recreation since May 2017. He graduated in 2010 from Cal State University, Chico with a BA in Outdoor Education, where he was a manager and trip leader of the Adventure Outings Program. Since graduating, Jordan has been teaching outdoor and leadership skills with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as a River and Winter Instructor.  Jordan's previous employment includes time spent as a raft guide, whitewater kayak instructor and on ski patrol. At the Outdoor Program, Jordan trains and mentors student employees to be competent in risk management, leadership, outdoor skills, and building a strong community.

Certifications

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • American Institute for Avalanche research and Education, Level One
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician
  • NOLS Instructor Course
  • Leave No Trace Master Educator
  • Challenge Course Facilitator
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Kelsey Winkler

Coordinator, Aquatics and Safety

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  • Aquatic Programming
  • How to Become a Lifeguard
  • The Awesome Sport of Water Polo

Biography

Kelsey joined Campus Recreation in 2016 as the Coordinator, Aquatics and Safety. Kelsey has worked in a variety of recreation facilities and aquatic centers, most recently with the Montrose Recreation District and the Wall Aquatic Center at Northern Arizona University. Kelsey holds a B.A. in Religious Studies with a Minor in Theatre from Santa Clara University and M.Ed in Educational Leadership for Community College and Higher Education from Northern Arizona University. In her spare time Kelsey enjoys playing water polo, swimming, teaching swim lessons, baking, and spending time with her family.

Certifications

  • American Red Cross LGI, LGIT
  • American Red Cross WSI, WSIT
  • American Red Cross CRR/FA/AED Professional Rescuer
  • USA Swim Coach
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Kyle Dean

Coordinator, Fitness

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  • ANYTHING Related to Our Fitness Program
  • Favorite Healthy Dessert Recipes
  • Favorite Michael Scott Quote

Biography

Kyle joined Campus Recreation at Boise State University, July 2018. He has been actively involved in Campus Recreation for six years beginning with his undergraduate degree. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Science degree from Texas State University. Kyle loves to be active, especially outdoors, and enjoys to Netflix binge his favorite shows. He works at Campus Recreation because he has never found a more welcoming and encouraging environment that puts so much care into helping students.

Certifications

  • NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE-Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE-Group Fitness Instructor
  • Yogafit-Level One Instructor
  • Yogafit-Level Two Instructor
  • Schwinn Cycle Instructor
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Melissa Khampha

Coordinator, Facility Operations

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  • How to Rent the Rec!
  • All Things Equipment Desk
  • How I Feel about Lebron James Leaving Cleveland

Biography

Melissa joined Boise State's Recreation Team in August 2018.  She is a proud Alumni of Boise State University; graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and Leadership & Human Relations Certificate. Before joining the Rec Team, Melissa was going on her fifth year working at the Boys & Girls Club and was actively involved in Greek Life and St. Luke's Children Hospital: Dance Marathon at Boise State. Melissa is looking forward to sharing her experiences at her Alma Mater as a professional staff member. She is also working on a  Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership with Gonzaga University in hopes to get more involved in youth and student development!

Certifications

American Red Cross Adult & Child CPR/AED and First Aid

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Kailey Warren

Rec Sports Manager

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  • Club Sports Travel
  • How to Get Involved in Intramurals
  • The Art of Being a Dog Whisperer

Biography

Kailey is originally from the Central Coast of California and received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology Spring 2018 from BSU. She is returning to school in pursuit of a master's in athletic training. While getting her bachelor's degree, Kailey worked at BSU Campus Recreation for over two years with various responsibilities at the front desk and in club sports administration. She was involved in intramurals and club sports throughout all four years of undergraduate education, so it is fitting for her to take on this position. In her free time, Kailey enjoys participating in rec sports, exploring the beautiful outdoors of Idaho, and traveling in general.

Certifications

CPR - Pro

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Laura Haun

Athletic Trainer

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  • Injury Prevention
  • What Is Athletic Trainer, Anyways?
  • Duke Basketball

Biography

Laura joined the Campus Recreation staff in 2018, returning to her home state and undergraduate alma mater. She became a Board Certified Athletic Trainer in 2016 upon graduating from Boise State University with a B.S. in Athletic Training. Laura went on to obtain an M.S. in Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa while completing a two-year graduate assistantship at the university. Haun served as an athletic trainer at UH for the Rainbow Warrior and Wahine athletic teams.  In her free time, Laura enjoys golfing, snowboarding, and the endless outdoor activities that the Gem State has to offer.

Certifications

  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer, State of Idaho
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Linda Fowler

Accountant

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  • Budgets
  • Financial Questions
  • Completing Financial Paperwork

Biography

Linda joined the Boise State University Campus Recreation staff in 2004 as a financial technician. She has been serving as the Accountant since 2006 and is responsible for daily reconciliation of cash, invoicing, accounts payable, budgeting, and financials for club sports. Prior to joining the team at Boise State University, Linda worked as an Accountant in the private sector for 15 years. She also spent four years teaching vocational office practice classes for Dinuba Public Schools in California.

Certifications

  • First Aid
  • CPR/AED - Adult
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Jason Richards

Financial Tech

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  • Payment Requests
  • Oracle Financial Cloud
  • The United States Air Force

Biography

Jason is a retired United States Air Force veteran who faithfully served on active duty for 22 years.  During that time he earned his bachelor's degree in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.  Jason was stationed all over the world with tours in Germany, England, Afghanistan, Denmark, Kyrgyzstan and here in the U.S in North Dakota, Washington and Idaho.  Jason has been working at Boise State University since 2016, previously working in the College of Education.

Certifications

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Candace Hart

Administrative Assistant II

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  • How To Keep the Department Running Smoothly
  • Taking a Campus Recreation Fitness Class Together
  • Bob's Burgers

Biography

Candace started at Boise State University September 2016.  She is an Idaho native born and raised in Moscow.  Candace worked at the University of Idaho for 13 years in the College of Agriculture State 4-H Office, Development Office and ASUI Office as well as many years in the customer service industry.  Candace has lived in Boise since 2014 and enjoys riding her bike, tent camping, exercising at Campus Recreation, and walking downtown Boise with her dog Boo Radley.

Certifications

  • CPR/AED and First Aid Certified
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Brad Cross

GRADUATE ASSISTANT, FITNESS

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  • Personal Training
  • Group Fitness
  • Powerlifting

Biography

Brad is the Graduate Assistant for Fitness. He assists Mark in the management of the personal training and group fitness programs while simultaneously pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration. Prior to joining the Boise State team, Brad worked at the University of Oregon as a personal trainer and fitness instructor while attaining his bachelor’s in Human Physiology. After graduating from UO, he also served as their Fitness Coordinator for a year. Brad hails from Bend, Oregon and enjoys everything a central Oregonian would; hiking, bouldering, craft breweries, and running. He is also an avid NBA fan – GO BULLS!

Certifications

ACE certified Personal Trainer TRX Suspension Trainer Level 1 TRX Sports Medicine Level 2 TRX Group Training Level 2

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Liliana Valles

GRADUATE ASSISTANT, OUTDOOR PROGRAM

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  • The Outdoor Rental Center and Climbing Gym
  • Winter Sports Gear
  • The Art of Making Guacamole

Biography

Brenda has been working at Campus Recreation since 2014. She began as a custodian and over the course of employment worked different areas. Brenda settled in at the Outdoor Program where she made her place around some really amazing people. She graduated in May 2017, with degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, and is now pursuing a Master’s in Criminal Justice. Her goal is to become a victim’s advocate and one day influence victim’s rights.

Certifications

American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor

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Shelly Marler

Facility Foreman

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  • Pool & Spa
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Dave Chappelle

Biography

Michelle joined Campus Recreation in 2015. Before joining the department, she worked for several departments on campus including Athletics, Transportation and Parking, and Facilities, Operations, and Management.

Certifications

American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid Certified Pool Operator

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Dave O'Donnell

Custodian

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  • Late night at Campus Recreation
  • Gourmet Coffee
  • Favorite Sports

Biography

Dave, a native of Montana, has lived in the Boise area since 2001 and joined Campus Recreation in July, 2010. Dave has interests in art and music, is married with four children and three grandchildren.

Certifications

  • First Aid
  • CPR/AED Adult