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.

Jeremy Oyen
Board President
REI Outdoor Programs and Outreach

Kellie Gerbers
Board President Elect
Westminster College

Genevieve Marchand
Humboldt State University

Bryan Karban
University of Minnesota

Rodo Leone
Assistant Director of Campus Recreation
Boise State University

Eric Frauman
Appalachian State University


Tom Adams
Governer's Office of Economic Development

Eric Neumann


Lance Haynie
Past Board President
University of Georgia

Sarah Harper Burke 
Vail Resorts Retail

Mitch Hoffman
University of Minnesota

Jason Gosch
University of South Florida

Steve Robinson
National Ability Center

Austin Dyer
Graduate Assistant, Auburn Outdoors
Auburn 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:

Wondering what being on the Board entails? Read more about general Board positions here and our Student Board position here.

If you are interested in applying to be on the Board of Directors or would like more information, please contact us at