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The UAS Recreation Center provides the finest programs, services, facilities and equipment to enrich the UAS learning experience. The REC fosters a lifetime appreciation and involvement in recreation and wellness activities for our students, faculty, staff and the UAS community. The REC contributes to the physical, social, intellectual and cultural development of those we serve.

Student Recreation Center


Front Desk: 796-6544

Fax: 796-6541



Recreation Center

12300 Mendenhall Loop Rd.

Juneau, AK 99801


Fall 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.

Dave V. Klein

Associate Director of Campus Recreation

Phone: 796-6545


Student Recreation Center

Recreation Center

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 AFB 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 regional 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 - 2014

  • 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.

Keegan Carroll

Certified Group Fitness Instructor


I'm Keegan, Certified Group Fitness Instructor here at UAS, and studying to become an American Council On Exercise Certified Personal Trainer.  I'm passionate about living an active life, cooking nutritious food, creating colorful paintings, and dancing to loud music. My biggest joy in life is spending time outdoors with my husband and our two amazing kids mountain biking, camping and paddle boarding.

Kate Hauch

Certified Group Fitness Instructor


Kate Hauch is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, holding certifications in Zumba since 2010 and Personal Training through American Council on Exercise since 2012. After spending eight years in the military she decided to return to school where she is currently finishing her BA in Marine Biology here at UAS. Look for her around campus and in the gym. Her passions include triathlons, hiking, hanging out with her dog, and traveling.

Jasmihn Williams

Lead Campus Recreation Assistant


Full time student, part time realist. Hi, the name is Jasmihn. I am from Salt Lake City, Utah and currently a student at UAS. I am a big fan of juicing, sun rises, playing Story of Seasons, running, singing in the shower, and Amazon prime. I pretty much just go with the flow and do what I enjoy.

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.

Katie Franciosi

REC Climbing Wall Coordinator & Rental Gear Specialist


Hi! I'm Katie Franciosi freshmen here at UAS, currently studying English. Born and bred in Valdez, AK.  I'm a traveler, writer and rock climbing lover who lives for change. Always down for a laugh, or really good food.

Katie McCaffrey

Campus Recreation Assistant


I'm Katie, studying Outdoor Studies and Anthropology here at UAS. Originally from Nome, AK, I'm happy to call Juneau home now too. I enjoy live music, scuba diving, hiking, animals, meeting new people, and traveling as much as possible.​

Shelsea Smith

Campus Recreation Assistant


Hello, I’m Shelsea. I love to cook, read, travel, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. I’m a full time student studying business, and appreciating every moment of sleep I can get! I’m originally from Port Alexander AK, but love it here in Juneau.

Rye Sperl

Campus Recreation Assistant


Hello there, I'm Rye. I'm an Air Force brat who loves the outdoors, burritos, puns, and making new friends. This is my second year at UAS studying business administration and I'm super excited to see what this year has in store.

Griffin Plush

Campus Recreation Assistant


From Seward, AK. I enjoy hiking, music, and political activism. I work as a Park Ranger at Kenai Fjords NP during the summer and I'm majoring in Social Sciences.

Holly Kelchner

Campus Recreation Assistant


I’m Holly. I’m brand new to UAS as a transfer student from Minnesota! I’m excited to be finishing a Marine Biology degree in the most beautiful place in the US. I love anything outdoors, playing music (been playing flute for a decade now), diving (skin and scuba), watching whales, reading, traveling and so much more. I go with the flow and wait to see that the world has in store for me!

Isaac Christensen

Campus Recreation Assistant


I'm Isaac. I was born and raised here in Juneau, AK and I love fishing, the rain, as well as anything outdoors. This is my third year at UAS studying Engineering with a minor in Psychology.

Eric W. Scott

Director of Campus Life, Title IX Investigator


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