Associate Director of Recreation and Wellness
(Programs and Facilities)
Alan Baker joined the Loyola University Maryland Department of Recreation and Wellness in 2012 as the Associate Director and currently oversees programming and the facility for the department. Alan works directly with Outdoor Adventure Experience Student Leaders and with the professional staff who oversee Outdoor Adventures, Competitive Sports, and Fitness & Wellness to ensure a variety of quality programming and a facility worthy of its accolades!
Originally from Maryland, Alan completed his Bachelors Degree in Recreation and Leisure Services at Radford University and his Masters Degree from Loyola University Maryland in School Counseling. Early in his career, Alan worked at Gettysburg College as an administrator for the Office of Experiential Education and later went on to work for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School as a Wilderness Instructor, Course Director, and Associate Program Director. Before starting at Loyola, Alan owned a general contracting business in Oakland, California honing both his affinity for customer service and also his appreciation of architectural design.
Drawing on careers in both experiential education and general contracting, Alan embraces his dual role of overseeing both programs and the facility. When not busy ensuring that the FAC is at its best, Alan is likely conjuring up new programming ideas with Outdoor Adventure student leaders or working with Group Exercise instructors to ensure their program delivery is second to none.
In his spare time, Alan can be found, usually with coffee in hand, finishing up one of many home projects, or seeking out the next family adventure with his wife, Kristin and their kids, Maeve and Oscar.