The RecLife office is located on the 3rd floor of Evans Student Center, the Bridge. Office hours are variable due to the nature of the job.
Director of Recreational Life:
(870) 245 5268
Shane became the RecLife Director in August of 2015. He grew up in Bethany, OK near Oklahoma City and attended Southern Nazarene University. After college he worked several years in various camping ministries throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Including Compass Wilderness, where he met is wife, Hannah. They pursued their passion for outdoor ministry by moving to HoneyRock – Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College in Northern Wisconsin. They worked as Graduate Assistants running camp programs while they earned Graduate Degrees in Christian Formation and Ministry emphasizing in Outdoor and Adventure Leadership. In Arkadelphia, Shane is a member of the Clark County Search and Rescue Team and the Caddo Valley Fire Department. He spends his time climbing, kayaking, hiking, reading, and growing vegetables with his wife and their son, Wilder.
Shane is passionate about using challenge to help people grow closer to God and learn more about themselves. This challenge comes through experiences in Creation and competition with others and self. He believes that the growth and life lessons learned during these challenges will make the students of Ouachita Baptist University better servants of Christ.
Certification and Training:
Wilderness First Responder
Commercial Driver’s License
NASAR Search and Rescue Technician Level 1
In the process of attaining AMGA SPI Certification
Swift Water Rescue
Rough Terrain and Mountain Rescue
10+ years of working in camping ministry
1000+ total hours of climbing site management and high/low ropes facilitation