Outing Club
at the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center


Several Bowdoin faculty, staff, alumni, students, and friends help teach in the tele program. Below are bios of our instructional staff for the '12-'13 season.

Matt O'Donnell Matt O'Donnell
Associate Editor, Bowdoin magazine; directs the tele program for the BOC; PSIA Level III certified, Telemark and Alpine; WFR; AIARE Level I Avalanche; has taught skiing for more than 20 years; is a little obsessed the past couple years with cycling, running, and triathlons. Matt is founder of a literary nonprofit called From the Fishouse. He lives with his daughter in Pittston, Maine.

Mike WoodruffMichael Woodruff '87
Director of the Bowdoin Outing Club; former competitive white water paddler, ACA certified Whitewater Instructor Trainer; WEMT; PSIA Level I, Telemark; AIARE Level I Avalanche. Mike, also a burgeoning organic farmer, lives on a farm in Brunswick, Maine, with his fantastic (and very patient) wife, Lucretia (former Co-Director of the BOC), and their sons Finnegan, Seamus, and Daire, and daughter Maeve.

Todd RichardsTodd Richards
Was a long-time Sugarloaf instructor and a PSIA Tele Examiner Training Squad member; PSIA Level III, Telemark; PSIA Level II, Alpine; has been teaching skiing for over 20 years. Lives in Bristol, Maine, where he runs his family's art gallery, with his artist wife, Sarah, and their 10-year-old son, Sammy. Fanatical cyclist and not a bad paddler. Grills a mean cheeseburger.

Megan Hayes Megan Hayes '03
Former Assistant Director of Bowdoin Outing Club; PSIA Level I Telemark; AIARE Level I Avalanche; WFR; Registered Maine Sea Kayaking Guide; ACA certified sea kayak instructor. Megan lives and works in Portland, Maine.

Becca Austin '10
Assistant Director, Bowdoin Outing Club; As a kid spent winter breaks alpine skiing and snowboarding with her tele-skiing Grandparents in Colorado. Becca picked up the free-healing style in high school and has been hooked ever since; Also a registered Maine Whitewater Guide and whitewater enthusiast.

Matt KlingleMatt Klingle
Associate Professor of History & Environmental Studies. Faculty Website. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and lived in Berkeley, California, and Seattle, where he taught telemark and alpine skiing at The Summit at Snoqualmie. Hanger-on and occasional instructor with the BOC Telemark Class off and on since 2001. Avid tele skier, backpacker, cyclist and newly-reborn fisherman who loves hauling bass and trout of Maine's rivers. Lives in Brunswick with his wife and fellow historian, Connie Chiang, who also teaches at Bowdoin, and their two young children, Ben and Anna.

Frank PizzoFrank Pizzo '06
Head Coach, Bowdoin Sailing.

Finnegan WoodruffFinnegan Woodruff
Finn is the 13-year-old rippin' son of BOC Director Mike Woodruff. He's been tele skiing for five years, and if it weren't for an age restriction, he'd already have his PSIA Level I teaching cert. It's questionable whether he jams harder on his fiddle or his skis.