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Outdoor Programs Office Staff


  • Office: Robinson Hall
  • Phone: (603) 646-2428


  • Weekdays
  • 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Kellen AppletonKellen Appleton '20

Program Coordinator
102B Robinson Hall | | 603-646-2416

Kellen works with the First-Year Trips program, Sophomore Trips program, Timber Team, and other programs and activities of the Dartmouth Outing Club and Outdoor Programs. 

Katie ColleranKatie Colleran


101 Robinson Hall | | 603-646-3512

Katie oversees the Outdoor Programs Office, which works to ensure that outdoor experiences are a transformative part of every student's education at Dartmouth.  The office offers staff-led programming, supports the Dartmouth Outing Club, and operates a number of facilities, including the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, the Cross-Country Ski Center, and cabins spread throughout New Hampshire. 

Kate CrockerKate Crocker


Office Manager
102 Robinson Hall | | 603-646-0351 | Remote on Wednesdays

Kate is our welcoming "front of office" face. She oversees office operations, payroll and hiring processes, and office communications.

AndrewAndrew Deaett

Outdoor Operations Manager 
101 Robinson Hall | | 603-646-1747

Andrew oversees the maintenance and stewardship of all rental equipment in Dartmouth Outdoor Rentals (DOR). He also manages DOC and Grant Cabin Reservations. 

 Kathy DecatoKathleen Decato


Financial Coordinator
102A Robinson Hall | | 603-646-2830 | Remote on Mondays and Wednesdays

Kathy develops and administers the department budget and processes and monitors revenue and expenditure.

Cord FarmerCord Farmer


Facility Manager & Steward
102A Robinson Hall | | 603-646-1637

Cord manages, stewards, and helps maintain all of the Outdoor Programs Office's facilities, grounds, and vehicles.  

 Rory GawlerRory Gawler '05


Assistant Director 
121 Robinson Hall | | 603-646-1607 | Remote on Wednesdays

Rory acts as the Dartmouth Outing Club's General Manager, advising the senior leadership of the club and important management committees within the organization. Rory works closely with the program coordinators to advise the member clubs and divisions of the Dartmouth Outing Club. He also oversees the Mount Moosilauke property and the operations of the Ravine Lodge. 

ElizabethElizabeth Keeley

Program Coordinator
102D Robinson Hall | | 603-646-3501

Elizabeth works with Cabin and Trail to help maintain over 80 miles of trail on Moosilauke and on the Appalachian Trail, as well as staff run programming, and advising Viva Hardigg Outdoors Club, and Environmental Students at Dartmouth. 

ElliotYong Sheng "Elliot" Ng '21


Program Coordinator
102D Robinson Hall | | 603-646-6654

Elliot is an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor who works with the climbing gym, the Mountaineering Club, the Climbing Team, People Of Color Outdoors, data processing, and other programs and activities of the Dartmouth Outing Club and Outdoor Programs. 

Margaret Nichols '20Margaret Nichols '20



Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Manager
103 Robinson Hall | | 603-646-6543

Margaret manages the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge and is responsible for all aspects of operations, staff supervision, food service hospitality and coordinating facility maintenance at that facility. 

Willow NilsenWillow Nilsen


Associate Director
102C Robinson Hall | | 603-646-2427

Willow is responsible for guiding all of the Outdoor Programs Office's programming efforts.  

Steve Thomas

Grant Caretaker
Second College Grant |

Steve oversees the operations and maintenance of Dartmouth's Second College Grant, its recreational spaces, and its cabins.

Last Updated: 2/1/24