Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Four year-round staff keep the Mountain Campus and its programs moving throughout the calendar year, but we couldn’t operate without the essential contributions from our full-time and seasonal staff who work on our team each year during our season of operation. 

Seth Webb

Seth Webb

DIRECTOR
seth.webb@colostate.edu

Seth is responsible for the overall administration and management of the Mountain Campus. He cooperates closely with faculty and academic courses, coordinates research project processes and logistics, oversees sustainability programs, operates as the chief safety, crisis, emergency and risk management officer, and collaborates on facilities and natural resource management decisions. Seth is an alumnus of the CSU Warner College of Natural Resources and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. He worked at the Mountain Campus seasonally during the mid-90s and joined the full-time staff in 2009. Seth enjoys trail running, mountain climbing, reading non-fiction, and spending time with his family.

Tess McGinty

Tess McGinty

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
tess.mcginty@colostate.edu

Tess assists with the overall administration and management of the Mountain Campus. She cooperates closely with faculty and oversees the residential components of academic courses, coordinates K-12 Eco Week programs, manages the challenge course, office, and retail services, co-coordinates seasonal staff hiring and supports the Dining Services operation. She is currently getting a graduate degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from CSU’s School of Education. Tess enjoys recreating in the outdoors, all things social justice and fitness-related, and sharing time, good food, and laughter with friends and family. 

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Jessica Smolenske

CONFERENCE SPECIALIST
jessica.smolenske@colostate.edu

Jessica manages all aspects of conference services for groups coming to the Mountain Campus, assists with marketing and outreach and co-coordinates seasonal staff hiring. She is an alumna of the CSU Warner College of Natural Resourcesattended field courses at the Mountain Campus, and worked at the Mountain Campus seasonally in many positionsJessica joined the full-time staff in 2019. She enjoys photography, camping, skiing, looking for moose from the comfort of her cabin porch, and spending time with friends and family. 

Kyle Engel

Kyle Engel

FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE MANAGER
kyle.engel@colostate.edu

Kyle is responsible for the Projects Management and Facilities Maintenance for the Mountain Campus. He started in May of 2020 and spent three months of that season evacuated from the Mountain Campus due to the Cameron Peak Fire. Kyle is an avid outdoorsman, dabbling in mountaineering, canyoneering, rock climbing, and hunting. He has spent years exploring Colorado and Utah. Kyle comes from Boulder Valley School District with 16 years of maintenance and project experience.