Staff Profiles

Outdoor Tripping

Outdoor Tripping Staff

Brian Anderson Eagan, MN Department Head
Brian returns for his second Laurel summer to lead hiking and overnight camping. He holds a degree in recreation from Winona State University and has hiked from Canada to Arizona to Maine. A skilled athlete, Brian coaches youth basketball. He’s worked as the lead at Winona State’s Children Center and can’t wait to return to Echo Lake!

Megan Luth Paso Robles, CA  
A Northern Arizona University graduate, Megan is a California native returning to Laurel for summer #2. She’s been camping and hiking since she was young, and has experience working with kids in the classroom. Welcome back, Megan!

Madison Hirsch Fremont, CA  
Madison is a Cal-Poly graduate with hiking experience on California’s coastline, Utah and Nepal. A talented golfer, Madison was on the Division 1 team at Cal-Poly. She loves the outdoors and is ready for the adventures of Maine.

Mitch Freeman Doylestown, PA  
A West Virginia University graduate, Mitch was a four-year letterman in baseball in high school. Last summer he worked in the Dominican Republic as a camp counselor. We’re thrilled to have Mitch joining the Laurel tripping family this summer.

Anna Ellis Orono, ME  
Anna is a Dartmouth College senior and leads extended trips for their outing club. She led the first all-female mountaineering expedition to the Swiss Alps for the Big Green. Went to high school in Maine, where assistant director Peter Buehner works as a guidance counselor.

TJ Pike Tellico Plains, TN  
A Tennessee Wesleyan graduate with a biology degree, TJ loves the outdoors and working with children. He’s led outings for children while in school, and recently completed an internship in the largest wilderness area in the continental US. TJ is sure to be an asset to our fantastic outdoor tripping team.

Andrew Miller Meyersdale, PA  
Lifeguard, raft guide, snowboard instructor, climbing instructor – Andrew’s done it all. He’s worked with children in his native Pennsylvania as well as Japan. We’re excited to welcome this avid outdoorsman to the Laurel family.

Connor Campbell San Jose, CA  
A Northern Arizona University graduate, Connor has hiked and camped in several national parks. A versatile athlete, he trained with the USA Bobsled team this winter and won MVP for his high school varsity football team. Happy to have you, Connor!

Adam Frederick Eden Prairie, MN  
Adam is a Winona State graduate with a recreation degree. He’s previously worked at an adventure camp leading outdoor camping and hiking trips. Captain of Winona’s ultimate frisbee team. Adam is a perfect fit for the Laurel team.

Leslie Doone Findlay, OH  
A College of Wooster graduate, Leslie recently earned ski instructor of the year at Deer Valley Resort in Utah. She’s hiked in multiple states from Washington to New York and has experience teaching in middle school. Watch out for great things from Leslie.

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