Outdoor Adventures Staff

Indoor Climbing has Returned!

Reservations are not currently required but our 24 climber capacity limit will be maintained.

Please check out our gauge for the latest numbers.

Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rentals Are Available!

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Climbing is open for those climbers who want to get back in the gym. However, in light of the risks associated with COVID community spread, things will be a bit different.

We are excited to see folks in the gym again.

  • Space in the gym will be limited to 24 total climbers at any time. We will revisit this cap as the risk of COVID in our community subsides.
  • Climbing is available for Spring/Summer passholders and Campus Rec members, we will not be offering 'try-it climbs', climbing instruction, or parties/gatherings at this time.
  • Masks will be required at all times, even while climbing.
  • All seating areas, door handles, cubbies and metal climbing gear will be wiped down and sanitized between climbing sessions. Please be aware, due to the nature of climbing holds, we cannot sanitize holds in between use. We do not recommend you resume climbing if you or people in your social network are at a high risk for COVID.
  • Passholders with a monthly pass, billing will resume in August. Be watching for more details.

Below is a gauge showing our current climber count.

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Jordan Messerer

Contact Jordan jordan.messerer@unl.edu

Phone: (402)-472-4777

Jordan, coming to us from Pine City, Minnesota, earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and his master’s in Adult Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jordan lives for paddling on water, cross-country skiing, and going on adventures with his family.

Program Involvement
  • Program Administration
  • Paddling Programs
  • Student Development
Community Involvement
  • Great Plains Trail Network Board
  • Mayor’s Pedestrian Bicycle Advisory Board for the City of Lincoln
Professional Associations
  • State Director for the American Canoe Association
  • Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
  • American Canoe Association
    • Instructor Trainer Canoe and Kayak
    • State Director
Professional Recognition
  • Jim Rennie Leadership Award 2017 - Association of Outdoor Recreation
  • LEAD Award 2019 - University of Nebraska Student Affairs Department
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Kyle Hansen

Contact Kyle khansen2@unl.edu

Phone: (402)-472-4777

Kyle, a Nebraska native from Omaha, received his degree in Experiential Education with an Emphasis in Adolescents from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After being heavily involved with the University's Outdoor Adventures during his time as a student, Kyle decided to plant his roots here and has been contributing to the development of the program since 1997. Kyle currently serves as an Outdoor Adventures Coordinator, and can be found riding his bike and enjoying the outdoors when he’s not giving his time and knowledge to the community.

Program Involvement
  • Bike Shop
  • Equipment Rental
  • Challenge Course
  • Operations
Community Involvement
  • Chancellor’s Safety Committee
  • Trail Leader for Branched Oak Area 7
  • Camp Kitaki Committee of Management
  • Star City CX
Professional Associations
  • Association for Challenge Course Technology
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Todd Grier

Contact Todd: todd.grier@unl.edu

Phone: (402)-472-4777

Todd originally hails from Victoria, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he received his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences. Todd serves as an Outdoor Adventures Coordinator and uses his expertise to enhance the student experience through outdoor education. He also provides REACH suicide awareness and prevention training to the UNL campus community through his involvement with the Big Red Resilience and Well-Being program. When life allows, he enjoys climbing and getting out to a nearby lake or river with his wife and dogs as his favorite local adventure.

Program Involvement
  • Climbing Center
  • Trips and Clinics
  • Academic Classes
Professional Associations and Community Involvement
  •  Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, Member since 2008
    • Board Member (2012-2014)
    • AORE Board Treasurer (2013, 2014)
  • Professional Climbing Instructors’ Association
    • PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor Provider
    • PCIA Single Pitch Instructor
    • Program Committee Member
  • American Canoe Association
    •  ACA Kayak Instructor
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Abby Schuck

Contact Abby aschuck4@unl.edu

Phone: (402)-472-4777

Abby is originally from De Witt, Nebraska. She attended Doane College where she earned her Bachelors degree in Sociology with a minor in Communications. Abby then went on to Iowa State University where she earned her Masters degree in Higher Education - Student Affairs. Before coming to Outdoor Adventures, Abby spent several years working in Residence Life as a hall coordinator. She has a great passion for helping students grow during their time in college and enjoys being part of their leadership journey. Abby enjoys just being outside and enjoying the beauty all around, especially when spending it with her husband and dogs. 

Professional Associations and Community Involvement
  • First Aid and CPR Pro
  • Violent Incident Defense Strategies (VIDS)
  • Question Persuade Refer (QPR)
  • Safe Zone Ally
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Anna Hisnanick

Contact Anna: ahisnanick@huskers.unl.edu

Phone: (402)-472-4777

Anna is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland and earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland College Park. She is working as a Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Adventures while pursuing her master’s in Educational Administration, Student Affairs at UNL. When time allows, Anna prefers to seek adventure through caving and whitewater kayaking. 

Professional Associations
  • National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association Member
  • Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Member
Professional Certifications
  • American Canoe Association
  • Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
  • SOLO Northeast
  • American Red Cross
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Jared Ashley

Contact Jared jashley5@unl.edu

Phone: (402)-472-4777

Jared, an Outdoor Adventures Graduate Assistant, is joining us from Newnan, Georgia. He previously studied at the University of West Georgia, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Geology. Jared is currently seeking his master’s degree in Student Affairs here at the University of Nebraska. He enjoys climbing and whitewater sports when he’s not putting his talents to good use at the OAC or in the classroom.   

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