2019/2020 Staff

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Ella Osterweil

Rental Center Employee & The Way Guide

Ella is a Sophomore International Development major. She has been very involved in the Outdoor Leadership program since her first moments at Loma. Ella is from Vancouver, WA right by Portland and has always loved backpacking and hiking. She was so pumped about the program she decided to stay all summer to pursue her love for the outdoors!


AJ Pitkin

Director of Student Leadership and Outdoor Recreation

AJ is a California native and graduated from PLNU in 2007. While AJ has spent the last 15 years working alongside college students and serving adolescents in an organization called Young Life, he always knew that one day he’d end up back at Loma. AJ is excited to take the helm - continuing a great tradition of experiential learning in the outdoors, while also establishing new traditions and programming!