Alex Versen

Outdoor Program Coordinator

Alex is the Assistant Director and Program Coordinator of the Emory & Henry College Outdoor Program. He is an expert in whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, and back country adventure. Alex is one of the very few certified Swiftwater Rescue and Whitewater Kayaking Instructors in Southwest Virginia.

Prior to working at Emory, Alex spent years working for Adventure Treks, leading trips in the backcountry of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. 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.

  • Alex Versen


Outdoor Program Center