John Harnetiaux has served as the Associate Director of Campus Recreation/Outdoor Programs since 2015. Prior to coming to EWU, he spent eight years working as a backpacking and rock climbing instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), with the last six of those years also serving as the Operations Manager of the NOLS Pacific Northwest campus. John is a certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor in rock climbing, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Leave No Trace (LNT) Master Educator, and holds an Avalanche 1 professional level certification. He earned a B.A. in sociology from Willamette University and a M.A. in leadership and organization development from Saybrook University. When not playing in the wilderness, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Mizuho, and son, Kei.
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