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Outdoor Lab Staff and Contact Information

Leslie ConradLeslie Conrad

Title: Director
Phone: 864-646-7502 
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Favorite Spot at the Outdoor Lab: Michael's Mooring 
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Quote: "Everyday at camp is my new favorite day." 
About: Leslie directs all areas of the Outdoor Lab from conference and retreat center to summer camps and everything in between. She desires to provide all guests of the Outdoor Lab with wonderful memories of their time spent here.

kelly-alford.jpgKelly Alford
Title: Program Coordinator II
Phone: 864-646-7502
Hometown: Lancaster, Ohio
Favorite Spot at the Outdoor Lab: Michael’s Mooring
Favorite Pastime: Fishing and spending time on the water
Favorite Music: Really all music, but Classic County, Bluegrass, and Americana are my favorites
Favorite Quotes: “There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.” – Kurt Hahn

Norman McGeeNorman McGee
Title: Assistant Academic Program Director
Phone: 864-646-7502
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Favorite Spot at the Outdoor Lab: Michael's Mooring.
Favorite Food: Boiled Peanuts
Favorite Quote: "People may doubt what you say but they will always believe what you do."
About: Norman is the Program Advisor and Special Programs director. He enjoys spending time outdoors whenever he has the chance.

Janay WhiteselJanay Whitesel
Title: Reservations Coordinator
Phone: 864-646-7502
Hometown: Seneca, SC
Favorite Spot at the Outdoor Lab: Bowfin
Favorite Pastime: Spend time with her "little ones" at home
Favorite Music: New Kids on the Block
Favorite Food: A great slice of pizza
Favorite Quote: "Live, Laugh, Love"
About: Janay organizes reservations for all events and lodging at the Retreat Center at the Lab, and is also the Registrar for Camp Lions Den and Camp Odyssey. Originally from New York, she traded the cold for the South and has spent most of her life in Seneca, SC.

Amanda WhitmanAmanda Whitman
Title: Business Manager
Phone: 864-646-7502
Hometown: Liberty, SC
Favorite Spot at the Outdoor Lab: Kresge Patio
Favorite Quote: “Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
About: Amanda handles all financials and HR items at the Outdoor Lab. She would much rather be outside than inside, especially if she can find a place to hang her hammock and read.

Lisa DavisLisa Davis

Title: Executive Housekeeper
Phone: 864-656-9545
Hometown: Finley, Ohio
Favorite Spot at the Outdoor Lab: Peacock’s Alley
Favorite Pastime: Hiking
Favorite Music: Crosby Stills and Nash
Favorite Quote: “Wherever you go, there you are.”
About: Lisa and her team are the ones that make the Outdoor Lab feel brand new every time one of our guests steps foot into one of our accommodations or venues. Her attention to detail is impeccable and takes pride in her work!

Kevin FowlerKevin Fowler
Title: Trades Specialist
Phone: 864-656-9545
Hometown: Liberty, SC
Favorite Spot at the Outdoor Lab: On the docks
Favorite Pastimes: Family, Church, Hunting, Fishing
Favorite Food: Steak with gravy and fried fish
About: As a Trades Specialist, Kevin is quite literally the "jack of all trades," dealing with much of the preparation, cleanup, and maintenance that the Lab requires.

David MilnerDavid Milner
Title: Trades Specialist
Phone: 864-656-9545
Hometown: Jackson, MS
Favorite Spot at the Outdoor Lab: Beaver Dam Trail
Favorite Pastimes: Backpacking, Hunting, Spending time with his son
Favorite Food: Fried Catfish
About: At the Lab, David is part of the Properties and Facilities team; he takes care of all of the maintenance, landscaping, and cleaning needs of the grounds, and his favorite spot at the Lab is Beaver Dam Trail.

Katie & Matt DobsonKatie & Matt Dobson
Title: Camp Sunshine Weekend Directors
Phone: 864-646-7502
About:  Katie & Matt have been involved in the Outdoor Lab camps for many years and actually met each other here! They plan and lead our weekend camps and also help in many other ways throughout the year. They have two daughters, Lilly & Rowan, who are growing up to be great camp helpers, too!


Hometown: Clemson, SC 
Favorite Spot at the Outdoor Lab: Games field at night to see the stars
Favorite Pastimes: Going to Clemson Football games
Favorite Food: My Grandmother’s turkey and Dressing

Hometown:  Six Mile, SC 
Favorite Spot at the Outdoor Lab: The middle of Camp Sunshine waiting on the campers to go to bed
Favorite Pastimes: Reading/working in my shop
Favorite Food: Pupusas

Pam Garrett
Title: Carolina Catering
Phone: 864-656-9542 
Hometown: Simpsonville, SC
Favorite Spot at the Outdoor Lab: Hopa Cabana; Eagle's Nest
Favorite Pastime: Cooking & Traveling
Favorite Food: Fried Cube Steak & Salmon Patties
Favorite Quote: "Be forward thinking."
About: Pam is the owner of Carolina Catering, and partners with the Outdoor Lab to provide food service for all camps and group events.


For all inquiries about the Outdoor Lab services and reservation information, please contact us in any of the following ways.

Mailing Address

Outdoor Lab
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0737
(p) (864) 646-7502
(f) (864) 646-3620


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