Hoofers Council is composed of the Council President, four Vice Presidents, five Officers, and each of the six Club Presidents. Together, these individuals help make Hoofers the coolest club on campus!
My name is Amanda Fenton, and I am the 2019-2020 Hoofer Council President for the Wisconsin Union. I am originally from Naperville, IL but have had the honor of calling Madison my home for the past 4 years. I am triple majoring in Athletic Training, Biology, and Psychology and will be graduating Spring of 2020. This summer I plan to apply to Medical School to specialize in Sports Medicine Orthopedics. I currently am working as an Athletic Training student for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Volleyball team. When I am not in the Union and there is snow on the ground, you can catch me on a chairlift with my board.
Vice President - Administration
Hi! My name is Elizabeth Bensen, and I am your VP Admin for the 2019-2020 school year. I am studying Speech Pathology with minors in Global Health and Sustainability. I love anything outdoor-related but most importantly trail running, nordic and alpine skiing. After college, I hope to work with individuals with disabilities in the wilderness. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out!
Vice President - Finance
Hi, my name is Max Kramer and I am your Hoofer VP-Finance! I am currently a sophomore studying applied math with an interest in economics and a love for rock-climbing, running, and just being outside. If you ever want to talk about bucket list outdoor adventures or burly new climbs at Boulders, I'm your guy!
Vice President - Information Systems
Hey everyone! My name is Caleb Reiter, and I'm a senior studying computer engineering and computer sciences. Here at Hoofers, I handle all things technology! When I'm not in front of a computer, you can find me playing ping pong with my roommates, attending football games with my friends, or hitting the slopes at Tyrol Basin with the Ski and Snowboard club. After college, I hope to bring my talents to the field of cybersecurity and explore major cities across the country, but in a way Madison will always be my second home. Go Badgers and On Wisconsin!
Vice President - Marketing
Caroline is studying biology with certificates in business and sustainability. She loves being outdoors in any form but especially likes climbing, trail running, and being on the water. She has been a member in Hoofers since freshman year, and this year she's serving as the VP Marketing of Hoofers. Her dream job is owning her own brewery in the mountains.
Officer - Alumni Outreach
Howdy y'all! My name is Joe and I'm a junior studying Marketing and Environmental Studies. I love to find any excuse to be outside. This has led me to get involved in a few different activities including backpacking, mountain biking, climbing, skiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and more, but my favorite thing to do is take a nap in a hammock next to the lake. I have backpacking and canoe guiding experience in New Mexico and the BWCA/Quetico and just got back from 8 months spent travelling abroad in New Zealand and Australia. If you would like to connect, please email me at the address below. See you outside!
Officer - Diversity and Inclusion
Officer - Education and Risk Management
If you're interested in joining Hoofer Council as the Officer of Education and Risk Management, please contact Council President Amanda Fenton at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Officer - Interior Design
Officer - Programs
If you're interested in joining Hoofer Council as the Officer of Programs, please contact Council President Amanda Fenton at email@example.com!
Club President - Mountaineering
Regan is native to San Francisco but came to Madison to study Comm Arts, Cartography / GIS, and Computer Science. She's in her fourth year at UW and in her free time, she loves to go rock climbing and running! She's currently the 2019-2020 Hoofer Mountaineering Club President. After college, she hopes to apply what she's learned at Madison to conservation or outdoor recreation.
Club President - Outing
Hi y'all! My name is Ansley Laev and I am the Outing Club President. I grew up canoeing in northern Wisconsin and now enjoy leading kayaking, canoeing, and backpacking trips through Camp Manito-wish and through Hoofers! I am a Gender & Women's Studies major and study Italian and Spanish on the side. In my free time I am happiest outside reading a book, practicing yoga, or going for a canoe paddle with friends.
Club President - Riding
I'm Katie Bartelt, the current president of Hoofer Riding Club. I'm a junior studying Animal Science with a business emphasis. Growing up, I spent almost all of my free time outside whether I was riding my horse, sailing on Lake Michigan, exploring in my backyard, skiing, biking - if it got me outside, I was interested! I started riding competitively when I was 11 and haven't looked back since. When I came to Madison, I knew right away I wanted to be involved with Hoofers. I found my home away from home in the Hoofer Riding Club and Wisconsin Equestrian Team. I love sharing my passion for horses and the outdoors and connecting with others who feel the same. I look forward to continuing to expand the reach of the Hoofer Riding Club in the Madison community.
Club President (Commodore) - Sailing
Club President - Scuba
I am a senior majoring in Evolutionary Biology and Zoology with a certificate in Classical studies. My plans for the future are to go to grad school for marine biology and do dive research as well as marine conservation. This will be my fourth year in Hoofers Scuba club and my 3rd year on the executive board. I started diving 5 years ago and have since become rescue certified with over 50 logged dives. I have been diving in Cozumel, Cancun, Hawaii, Bonaire, Grand Cayman and Miami so far and some of my favorite sea animals to encounter are sea turtles, octopuses, and sharks!
Club President - Ski and Snowboard
My name is Owen Tortora and I am the Hoofer Ski and Snowboard President. I am originally from Ridgefield, Connecticut, although I have loved every bit of the last three years that I have lived in Wisconsin. I am studying Political Science and History with a certificate in Public Policy and I plan on pursuing a Master’s in Environmental Policy after graduation. Although my favorite pastime is freestyle skiing, I enjoy running, finding new music (mainly hip hop or classic rock), and reading the news.