Executive Director

Mike Logsdon, M.S.E.E. 
Rank: Professor and Executive Director, Adventuresports Institute
Degrees: West Virginia University 1975, B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering;
Expertise: Former American Canoe Association Rafting Instructor Trainer; National Ski Patrol Instructor – Mountain Travel & Rescue, Skiing, and paddle sports;  301-387-3333

Faculty

Therese Peterson, M.S.
Rank:  Associate Professor, Adventure Sports Program
Degrees: James Madison 1983 Bachelors in Science – Sports Management, Business Minor;  West Virginia University 2002 Masters – Recreation Resource Management, Educational Psychology
Expertise: American Canoe Association – Kayak Instructor Trainer, Paddlesports, Rafting & Swiftwater Rescue; Professional Ski Instructor Association – Telemark & Cross Country Skiing, Programming, Leadership
Courses:  Kayaking, Rafting, Oar Rigging, Sea Kayaking, Swiftwater Rescue, Telemark Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Low Ropes & Initiatives, Leadership and Group Dynamics, Guiding and Instructing in Adventuresports;  301-387-3327

David Erbe, M.A.
Rank: Assistant Professor, Adventure Sports Program
Degrees: University of Maryland 2014, College Park, MD B.S. in Environmental Science and Technology, Concentration in Ecology Technology and Design, Minor in Sustainability Studies; Appalachian State University 2016 M.A. in College Student Development, Concentration in College Outdoor Program Administration
Expertise: American Mountain Guide Association – Single Pitch Instructor; American Canoe Association – Whitewater Kayak Instructor, Mountain Biking, Group Facilitation, Program Management, Experiential Education, Outdoor Leadership, International Expedition Planning
Courses: Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Leave No Trace, Wilderness Survival, Search & Rescue, Practicum Preparation & Internship, Intro to Adventuresports, Parks & Recreation, Program Planning & Management.  301-387-3324

Staff

 

Sharon Elsey, A.A.S.

Title: Administrative Associate
Degrees: A.A.S., Secretarial Science, Garrett College;
Expertise: Administrative Associate, former Office Manager for the 1989 World Whitewater Championships;  301-387-3330

 

 

 

 

Scott Richardson, M.S.
Title: Rental Center Manager & Transition Age Youth Coordinator
Degrees: A.A.S., Adventure Sports Management, Garrett College; B.S. Sociology, Shepherd College: M.S., Gerontology, University of North Texas
Expertise: Coordinator of Transition Age Youth Program, Coordinator of ASI Auxiliary, Adjunct Instructor Mt. Biking & Cross Country Skiing  301-387-3323