Patrick Oswald, Communication Manager
I may be a little different from most people because I love the rain. You might understand if you are from the Pacific Northwest. I grew up spending a lot of my free time in the outdoors (in the rain). From a young age my brothers, our friends, and I would explore the forest behind our house, make forts, climb trees, pretty much the full wilderness experience. As I got older, we transitioned into bikes, both BMX and MTB, and it was always just a fun time looking for new jumps or finding new trails to explore. Naturally, I got into boy scouts so I have a lot of backpacking experience, and of course experience camping in the rain.
When I got to Oregon Tech, I was super excited to go on all the trips the OP offered: biking, camping, caving, snowboarding, hiking, you name it. It was awesome. Now I just feel super fortunate to be a part of this great team at the OP. I actually started snowboarding because of the deals the OP offered, so for anyone who is maybe thinking about starting a new hobby, quit thinking about it and Just Do It!