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Student Recreation Center


Front Desk: 796-6544

Fax: 796-6541



Recreation Center

12300 Mendenhall Loop Rd.

Juneau, AK 99801


Spring Semester

Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 10pm
Sat & Sun:  11am-8pm

REC will be closed one weekend a month for national guard drills and have limited hours during breaks. View hours page for closures and adjusted hours.

Eric W. Scott

Director of Campus Life, Title IX Investigator

Phone: 796-6389 Fax: 796-6387


Activities and Housing

Student Housing, Lodge, 100b

Juneau Campus

Dave V. Klein

Associate Director of Campus Recreation, Interim Regional Web Coordinator

Phone: 796-6576 Fax: 796-6295


Public and Media Relations

Soboleff Annex

Juneau Campus


Bachelor of Arts, Journalism with emphasis in Public Relations
Humboldt State University, California 1997.

United States Air Force, 4.5 years
Honorable Discharge

Courses Taught:

Routinely teach employee development classes in various aspects of the Content Management System used at UAS. Other courses taught include Digital Photography, Digital Asset Management and use of Adobe Acrobat during Staff Development programs.


Following high school graduation in San Diego, CA I escaped the city life for the remotes of Alaska by joining the US Air Force. Stationed at Eielson in Fairbanks, Alaska I crewed KC-135 aerial refueling and reconnaissance aircraft.

Following my honorable discharge, I worked the summer on the "slime line" working in the canneries of Bristol Bay, Alaska to get the feel for Alaska life outside the military. Although the life of cannery work was never in my cards, I did enjoy the comradery of working in a fish camp, enough to return for several summers while pursuing my degree from Humboldt State University in northern California.

Kayaking in S.E. Alaska, taking a breakWhile attending Humboldt, I went on National Student Exchange to the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau during my Junior year. Upon graduation from Humboldt, I returned to Juneau and have been working with UAS since. My role at UAS have varied from employment with student housing to manager of the recreation center to my current position as web coordinator. What attracted me to Southeast Alaska was the feeling I had as an exchange student. That was the feeling of euphoria one felt as a child upon waking up the morning of a trip to Disneyland. For the outdoor enthusiast, Juneau has just about everything for those who enjoy kayaking, hiking, hunting, camping, fishing, name it.

My wife Lori also works at UAS as the Director of the Student Resource Center. We have a wonderful son Garrett, who loves the outdoors and spends most of his time along the shoreline. Just recently Garrett has taken to ocean kayaking. We now all explore the coastline in the comfort of kayaks. To coin the term, "Life is Good".


Accomplishments while at UAS include:

Regional Web Coordinator, University of Alaska Southeast: 2/03 - Present

  • Created UAS course schedule. Resulted in one regional authoritative source for class information, saving UAS money in print production and mailing costs
  • Designed UAS whale-tale logo in use regionally today (learn, engage, change later being added). New logo was recognized for excellence by Admissions Advertising Awards
  • Researched and deployed content management system, insuring consistency of brand and reducing duplication of information
  • Co-chair regional Web development group, recognized by the UAS Executive Cabinet
  • Coordinated a complete redesign of the UAS website, bringing UAS into alignment with our accreditation goals and objectives
  • Developed and manage UAS photo database, reducing our potential for copyright issues

Manager, Student Activities Center, UAS: 8/99 - 2/03

  • Designed facility from the ground up with student input. While I managed the facility, it was largely operated and maintained by students
  • Founded the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC). The ORC rentals were self-supported through rental fees and use was coordinated with Outdoor Studies (ODS) program.
  • Developed mechanical skills and saved money by learning to make many cardiovascular equipment and facility repairs
  • Coordinated physical education classes, wellness programs and entertainment opportunities, logging record event attendance
  • Created training manuals for all functions, including climbing facility, help desk and performance spaces. Although student staff turn-over was low, this was critical for safety and ease of new staff transition

Administrative Assistant, Student Activities/Student Government, UAS: 8/96 - 9/99

  • Designed facility from the ground up with student input. While I managed the facility, it was largely operated and maintained by students. Created outdoor gear rental program with seed money from the UAS Student Government Association. My close work with the USUAS-JC helped me to further refine my skills in oral and written communication and group dynamics
  • Moved many services online, to include housing referrals, rates and event information
  • Worked collaboratively with Facility Services and other stakeholders to fund and create the UAS ID system that utilized magnetic door locks and is still in use today
  • Worked with Student Senators and local businesses to create a student discount program, saving students money at places they visited while also promoting UAS in the community
  • Served as technical consultant to the Whalesong student newspaper, moving their publication and advertisements online

Living Group Advisor & Community Advisor , Humboldt State University/UAS: 8/94 - 8/96

As an undergraduate, I served as a Living Group Advisor (2 years) at Humboldt State University and as a Community Advisor at UAS while on National Student Exchange. As anyone who has this experience will tell you, it was both challenging and rewarding and worthy of mention as it helped shaped me into the professional I am today.

Danielle L. Zimmerman

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 796-6546 Fax: 796-6541



Recreation Center

Juneau Campus


I was born in Indiana, raised in San Diego, lived in Panama for several years, and relocated to Juneau in 2010. I have remained in Juneau ever since, taking advantage of the beauty and tranquility that Juneau has to offer. Having graduated with my undergraduate degree in May this year, I have begun a graduate degree in the UAS Masters of Public Administration program. I love what UAS has to offer and am excited to continue working with students and the friendly staff at this beautiful campus.

Greg McEwen

Campus Recreation Assistant


Greg was born to an Alaskan family… In Texas. Having gone down for the military they soon moved back up to rejoin the rest of our relatives in the great outdoors. Spending much of his childhood out in the woods and camping on the beaches of Juneau Alaska Greg developed a great love for his hometown. When he isn’t attending class or working you can usually find him throwing together a random beach trip in the back of his truck and he’s happy to give an invite to anyone who enjoys just being outside.

Ted Hanrahn

Campus Recreation Assistant, Climbing Wall Coordinator

Office Hours:

Open Climb

Tuesday & Thursdays

Rita Hartinger

Campus Recreation Assistant


My name is Rita, I am an exchange student from Austria and I love the outdoors! I am studying Sports Science as well as English and Physical Education to become a teacher and I am in the Outdoor Studies program here at UAS. I love snowboarding, skiing, hiking, climbing and basically anything that exists in this beautiful alpine world. I am very excited to be here in Juneau and I am looking forward to all upcoming adventures in Alaska and beyond.

Mollie Dwyer

Campus Recreation Assistant


Mollie was born and raised in Ketchikan. She is a big fan of kale stir fries, catch-and-release spider removal, and starting crafty projects she never finishes. She shoots for a life in which she is present, awake, and paying attention. She loves Southeast Alaska with her whole heart and hopes to live out her days here.

Kylee Koivisto

Campus Recreation Assistant


I'm Kylee. I'm from a tiny town in Iowa, but I've lived in the Duluth, Minnesota area for the past three years. I'm a senior this year, and I'm studying accounting. I'm in Juneau for a year on exchange from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and I can't wait to see and do everything the area has to offer! When I'm not busy with school, I lie to go fishing and camping, go downhill skiing, and hang out with my English Mastiff, Jazz.

Jasmihn Williams

Campus Recreation Assistant


“Time for the charm bomb to explode.” – Tina Belcher. Hi, the name is Jasmihn. I am from Salt Lake City, Utah and currently a freshman at UAS. I am a big fan of juicing, sun rises, playing animal crossing, gardening, and Amazon prime. I am studying Elementary Education with plans to stay and teach in Alaska. I pretty much just go with the flow and do what I enjoy, oh and I really adore jokes.

Kyran Mollette

Campus Recreation Assistant


Kyran Mollette was born in Honolulu Hawaii, but has spent most of his life living here in Juneau, Alaska. Kyran enjoys going out and doing things with friends, going on fishing trips, and enjoying the beautiful town of Juneau. He is currently undecided on his major and is interested in Marine biology or another science as his major.

Makaila Olson

Campus Recreation Assistant


Hello! My name is Makaila. This is my first year here at UAS, and I moved here at the beginning of the semester from Minnesota. I enjoy camping, hiking, listening to and finding new music, and reading. I absolutely love Juneau and I can't wait to finish my school career here.


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