Campus Recreation

Meet the Staff

Meet the amazing group of professional staff members and student workers in Campus Recreation at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Eric Wiedenman

Eric Wiedenman 

Coordinator - Campus Recreation

Outdoor Adventures/Climbing Wall

Phone: 308-865-1549

Email: wiedenmanem@unk.edu

Melanie Feikert

Melanie Feikert

Administrative Assistant - Campus Recreation

Phone: 308-865-1732

Fax: 308-865-8077

Email: feikertmm@unk.edu

Kyle Olson

Graduate Assistant - Campus Recreation

Intramurals/Facilites

Phone: 308-865-8676

Email: olsonkj2@lopers.unk.edu

Ethan Olander

Graduate Assistant - Campus Recreation

Facilities

Phone: 308-865-8676

Email: olanderec@lopers.unk.edu

Aaron Lorraine

Graduate Assistant - Campus Recreation

Intramurals

Phone: 308-865-8676

Email: lorraineas@lopers.unk.edu

Patrick Schrodt

Graduate Assistant - Campus Recreation

Facilities

Phone: 308-865-8676

Email: schrodtpd@lopers.unk.edu

Marlee

Name: Marlee Lupher
Hometown: Gering, NE
Major: Exercise Science
Fun fact: I was named after Dan Majerle, (pronounced Marlee), small forward for the Phoenix Suns.
Favorite part about climbing/working at the climbing wall: Getting to work with the best people I've ever met.

Ryo Suzuki

Name: Ryo Suzuki
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Major: Business Administration with an emphasis in Management
Fun fact: I played the piano for eight years.
Favorite part about climbing/working at the climbing wall: You can discover more about a person in an hour of climbing than a lifetime of conversation.

Ben Dostal

Name: Ben Dostal
Hometown: Malcolm, NE
Major: Criminal Justice
Fun fact: "I've been called the songbird of my generation."
Favorite part about climbing/working at the climbing wall: Getting a good workout in while having fun and improved grip strength.

Erin Nelson


Name: 
Erin Nelson
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Major: Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting
Fun fact: My parents won't let me get a motorcycle so I got a motorcycle helmet, motorcycle gloves, and my endorsement to drive a motorcycle. Now I wait.
Favorite part about climbing/working at the climbing wall: Watching new climber's reactions when they climb all the way to the top for the first time.

Jason Eggleston

Name: Jason Eggleston
Hometown: Kearney
Major: Recreation and park management with an emphasis on natural resources.
Fun fact: I play a variety of musical instruments.
Favorite part of climbing/ working at climbing wall: Rock climbing is like a giant puzzle, which requires a variety of movements to find the solution; I have an opportunity to figure out what works for me, to solve it.

Name:  Zach Lau
Hometown: Papillion, NE
Major: History education 7-12
Fun fact: I enjoy playing hockey in my free time. 
Favorite part of climbing/ working at the climbing wall: The nice and welcoming work environment. 

Name: Leigha Limbach
Hometown: Kearney, Nebraska
Major: Athletic Training
Fun Fact: My favorite animal is an Elephant
Favorite part of climbing/ working at the climbing wall: I get to meet everyone that comes to climb and see them improve!