OAP Staff

OAP Director

Michael Hatch

Michael Hatch

Hatch is the Outdoor Adventure Program Director and an Instructor of Health and Human Performance for Eastern Oregon University. This dream job continues Michael’s lifelong passion of enveloping himself in everything outdoors. A native of Boise, Idaho, Hatch received a B.S. degree in Resource Conservation/Wilderness Studies from the University of Montana and his M.S. in Education from Eastern Oregon University.

For over a decade Hatch worked as a mountain guide, backcountry ski guide, and helped manage Forest Service recreation programs for operations in both Idaho and Northeast Oregon. Hatch’s favorite outdoor medium and subject to teach is snow. Through the years he has taught avalanche courses to hundreds of recreationists, college students, and EMS personnel as an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 1 and Level 2 Course Leader and professional member of the American Avalanche Association (AAA). He is a board member and forecaster for the Wallowa Avalanche Center (WAC). Currently, Michael has certifications as a Wilderness First Responder, AIARE Level 3, Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT1), and is a Leave No Trace (LNT) Master Educator.

Hatch is a steadfast believer in the primacy of local landscapes and the outdoors as catalysts for physical, mental, and emotional well-being. He has explored many landscapes around the world such as Chile, Ecuador, New Zealand, Europe, Alaska, and Central America. He is an avid biker, mountaineer, climber, hiker, skier, and whitewater enthusiast. He loves introducing people to new outdoor experiences and giving them the skills and confidence to face and overcome challenges.


OAP Climbing Wall Manager and Trip Leader

Nicole Clark

Nicole Clark

Nicole is the climbing wall manager and helps lead trips for the OAP. Last year, Nicole was the outreach and engagement coordinator and continues to assist the OAP in increasing student involvement in outdoor activities on and off campus. Nicole is someone you can count on to step up to a challenge and show solid leadership. She is one of the reasons our program continues to grow and prosper. Nicole does important work for the program by helping us build capacity and form meaningful relationships with community partners. She is a passionate leader who volunteers many hours a week helping run student organizations like the EOU Climbing Club.

Nicole Clark is a senior studying natural resources here at EOU. She is from Puyallup, Washington. Nicole works for the La Grande Fire Department and hopes to have a career as a structural firefighter and EMT. This year she wants to lead climb a 5.10c. Fun facts about Nicole: she loves coffee, she has a fish named Felix, and she has a tattoo of Mt. Rainer!


OAP Staff Members

Trey Trevino

Trey Trevino

This past summer Trey ran the rental shop for the OAP. He continues to keep the shop running smoothly this year and helps manage our large selection of outdoor equipment. Trey is super helpful and continually demonstrates that superior customer service is one of the hallmarks of our program. You’ll also, on occasion, find Trey helping out up at the climbing wall. Stop by the shop and say high to “T-Dog”.

Trey Trevino is a senior here at Eastern Oregon University majoring in Psychology. He’s from Richland, WA. Trey loves spending time in the outdoors. Activities he enjoys doing are camping, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, rafting, and fishing. A famous quote Trey enjoys is “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing” by Barry Finlay. A fun fact about Trey is he has a puppy named Koda and loves to play golf.