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The UAS Recreation Center provides the finest programs, services, facilities and equipment to enrich the UAS learning experience. The REC fosters a lifetime appreciation and involvement in recreation and wellness activities for our students, faculty, staff and the UAS community. The REC contributes to the physical, social, intellectual and cultural development of those we serve.

Visit our employment page for information on job descriptions and openings at the REC.

Student Recreation Center


Front Desk: 796-6544

Fax: 796-6541



Recreation Center

12300 Mendenhall Loop Rd.

Juneau, AK 99801


Spring Hours

Mon-Friday:  6:30am-10pm
Saturday & Sunday:  11am-8pm

REC will be closed one weekend a month for national guard drills and have limited hours during breaks. View hours page for closures and adjusted hours.

Dave V. Klein

Associate Director of Campus Recreation

Phone: 796-6545


Student Recreation Center

Recreation Center

Juneau Campus


Bachelor of Arts, Journalism with emphasis in Public Relations
Humboldt State University, California 1997.

United States Air Force, 4.5 years
Honorable Discharge


Following high school graduation in San Diego, CA I escaped the city life for the remotes of Alaska by joining the US Air Force. Stationed at Eielson AFB in Fairbanks, Alaska I crewed KC-135 aerial refueling and reconnaissance aircraft.

Following my honorable discharge, I worked the summer on the "slime line" working in the canneries of Bristol Bay, Alaska to get the feel for Alaska life outside the military. Although the life of cannery work was never in my cards, I did enjoy the comradery of working in a fish camp, enough to return for several summers while pursuing my degree from Humboldt State University in northern California.

Kayaking in S.E. Alaska, taking a breakWhile attending Humboldt, I went on National Student Exchange to the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau during my Junior year. Upon graduation from Humboldt, I returned to Juneau and have been working with UAS since. My role at UAS have varied from employment with student housing to manager of the recreation center to regional web coordinator. What attracted me to Southeast Alaska was the feeling I had as an exchange student. That was the feeling of euphoria one felt as a child upon waking up the morning of a trip to Disneyland. For the outdoor enthusiast, Juneau has just about everything for those who enjoy kayaking, hiking, hunting, camping, fishing, name it.

My wife Lori also works at UAS as the Director of the Student Resource Center. We have a wonderful son Garrett, who loves the outdoors and spends most of his time along the shoreline. Just recently Garrett has taken to ocean kayaking. We now all explore the coastline in the comfort of kayaks. To coin the term, "Life is Good".


Accomplishments while at UAS include:

Associate Director of Campus Recreation, University of Alaska Southeast: 2014 - Present

Regional Web Coordinator, University of Alaska Southeast: 2/2003 - 2014

  • Created UAS course schedule. Resulted in one regional authoritative source for class information, saving UAS money in print production and mailing costs
  • Designed UAS whale-tale logo in use regionally today (learn, engage, change later being added). New logo was recognized for excellence by Admissions Advertising Awards
  • Researched and deployed content management system, insuring consistency of brand and reducing duplication of information
  • Co-chair regional Web development group, recognized by the UAS Executive Cabinet
  • Coordinated a complete redesign of the UAS website, bringing UAS into alignment with our accreditation goals and objectives
  • Developed and manage UAS photo database, reducing our potential for copyright issues

Manager, Student Activities Center, UAS: 8/1999 - 2/2003

  • Designed facility from the ground up with student input. While I managed the facility, it was largely operated and maintained by students
  • Founded the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC). The ORC rentals were self-supported through rental fees and use was coordinated with Outdoor Studies (ODS) program.
  • Developed mechanical skills and saved money by learning to make many cardiovascular equipment and facility repairs
  • Coordinated physical education classes, wellness programs and entertainment opportunities, logging record event attendance
  • Created training manuals for all functions, including climbing facility, help desk and performance spaces. Although student staff turn-over was low, this was critical for safety and ease of new staff transition

Administrative Assistant, Student Activities/Student Government, UAS: 8/1996 - 9/1999

  • Designed facility from the ground up with student input. While I managed the facility, it was largely operated and maintained by students. Created outdoor gear rental program with seed money from the UAS Student Government Association. My close work with the USUAS-JC helped me to further refine my skills in oral and written communication and group dynamics
  • Moved many services online, to include housing referrals, rates and event information
  • Worked collaboratively with Facility Services and other stakeholders to fund and create the UAS ID system that utilized magnetic door locks and is still in use today
  • Worked with Student Senators and local businesses to create a student discount program, saving students money at places they visited while also promoting UAS in the community
  • Served as technical consultant to the Whalesong student newspaper, moving their publication and advertisements online

Living Group Advisor & Community Advisor , Humboldt State University/UAS: 8/1994 - 8/1996

As an undergraduate, I served as a Living Group Advisor (2 years) at Humboldt State University and as a Community Advisor at UAS while on National Student Exchange. As anyone who has this experience will tell you, it was both challenging and rewarding and worthy of mention as it helped shaped me into the professional I am today.

Kyran Mollette

Campus Recreation Assistant


Kyran Mollette was born in Honolulu Hawaii, but has spent most of his life living here in Juneau, Alaska. Kyran enjoys going out and doing things with friends, going on fishing trips, and enjoying the beautiful town of Juneau. He is currently undecided on his major and is interested in Marine biology or another science as his major.

Olivia Lihou

Campus Recreation Assistant


My name is Olivia, I was born and raised in Juneau, AK and I am currently studying Geography and Environmental Studies here at UAS. I love learning about our planet that is home to so many, a major reason behind my love for travelling the world. I hope that through my travels and studies I can go on to teach about the importance of sustaining our natural resources and taking better care of Earth as a whole.

Danielle Lowrey

Campus Recreation Assistant


Hi, my name is Danielle. I was born and raised in Bethel, Alaska, but only after a semester here in Juneau, I consider it to be my second home. This is my first year at UAS and I am currently studying Marine Biology. After I earn my degree, I plan to head back to my hometown and work with my local native corporation to help regulate and manage subsistence fishing on the Kuskokwim River. I love playing volleyball, mostly all outdoor activities, being with friends, and being with my dogs.

Danika Ingersoll

Campus Recreation Assistant


Hi, I'm Dan, short for Danika. I was born and raised in Wasilla, Alaska and always enjoyed being outdoors and staying active which eventually led me to UAS in the second semester of my freshman year. I'm currently enrolled as an outdoor studies major and loving every minute of my classes. During my free time, I love to make ceramics, go solo hiking/wandering, and go downhill skiing with friends. I'm still deciding on what I am hoping to achieve career wise after college but until then I plan to thru-hike the PCT summer 2019 and the AT sometime after that.

Sydney King

Campus Recreation Assistant


Hi, I’m Sydney. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and am currently on my second semester of exchange at UAS. I am studying Animal Biology and Environmental Science, and am in love with all the opportunities that UAS has. I enjoy being outdoors and have a love for wildlife. Spending a year in Juneau has inspired me to travel the world because I believe that’s the best way to learn.

Sara Kilgore

Campus Recreation Assistant


Hi! My name is Sara, and im from Little Rock, Arkansas! I worked on my associate degree of science in liberal arts and sciences back home and moved to Juneau in the fall of 2017 to finish working on my bachelors degree. I am pursuing a career in Marine Biology in hopes to study whales here on the west coast. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, fishing, and camping with friends. I have a small obsession with the tv show The Office.

Monce Carreto

Campus Recreation Assistant


My name is Monce Carreto, I am 20 years old, and I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I have an associate in Applied Sciences in veterinary technology, and currently working on getting my bachelor in marine biology. I am not sure what I want to specialize in yet, but I really like research and soft-bodied aquatic animals, specifically jellyfish. I chose to come to UAS because there’s no ocean in Chicago, I prefer the cold, and I love being outdoors, and because Juneau is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I really like running, hiking, exploring new places, and playing volleyball.

Eric W. Scott

Dean of Students & Campus Life


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