Alex Versen

Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs

Alex is the Assistant Director and Program Coordinator of the Emory & Henry College Outdoor Program. He is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and has an MSW from the University of Denver. He is an expert in whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, and back country adventure. Alex is an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, ACA Level 4 Kayak instructor, and a Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Instructor. 

Prior to working at Emory, Alex spent years working for Adventure Treks, leading trips in the backcountry of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. He has worked as a wilderness therapy guide in Colorado. He also completed a semester long NOLS course in the Rockies, earning college credit while backpacking, rock climbing, and boating across Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah.

Best Outdoor Adventure Trip:
In the summer of 2013 I was part of a thirteen day expedition that kayaked the 280 miles of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. The expedition team lived out of kayaks for the length of the trip and encountered the fastest moving white water in the country. It was awesome!


B.A. — Sociology & Political Science, Emory & Henry College.

M.S.W - University of Denver

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