Board of Directors

AORE's Board of Directors serve as volunteers for the Association and is elected by the membership. They are practitioners, academics and supporters who have a vested interest in protecting and advancing the profession of outdoor recreation and education. AORE is a grass-roots, non-bureaucratic organization with an agenda developed by the membership.

Kellie Gerbers
Westminster College

Jeremy Oyen
Vice Chair
REI Outdoor Programs and Outreach

Tom Adams
Governor's Office of Economic Development

Paul Dreyer

Paul Dreyer
Avid4 Adventure


Sarah Harper Burke 


Mitch Hoffman
University of Minnesota

Bryan Karban
University of Minnesota

Rodo Leone
Assistant Director of Campus Recreation
Boise State University


Genevieve Marchand
Humboldt State University





Benefits of Becoming a Board Member

Being on the Board of Directors to a national professional organization has many benefits. Here are some of the highlights:


Applications for 2019 Elections are Now Closed! 

Check back soon for the information on the Board Nominees! 

In order to support the Strategic Framework and assessing current BOD experience, we are actively seeking potential Board members who will serve from 2020-2023 who have demonstrated leadership/work with Strategic Framework support, Marketing and Communications, and Non-Profit Governance. Voting will be for the following board positions in 2019:

All Board member nominees should review and understand the following documents: