Jeremy Oyen is the Manager of Program Operations for REI’s Outdoor
Programs where he provides oversight and direction for all outdoor educational programming including curriculum and training development, risk management, and operations. Jeremy received two Bachelor of Science in Education degrees (Earth Science and Geography) from Bowling Green State University in 1993. During his time at BGSU, Jeremy was very active as a member of the Theta Chi Gamma Mu chapter and as a member of the BGSU Men’s Volleyball team (’92 & ’93).
After graduation, he combined his passion for teaching and love of the outdoors by working in the outdoor industry through field based education and recreation with leading national organizations in the US. Jeremy has been active in sharing his passion for the outdoors through guiding and instructing outdoor experiential programs for the past 30+ years. From paddling wild rivers, kayaking coastal waters, cycling the roads and trails, to high altitude mountaineering. His personal aspiration is to share experiences, expertise, and passion to love and protect our wild spaces so that others will embrace and protect the outdoors and wilderness for future generations.
When looking back at his time at BGSU, Jeremy’s experience with the fraternity and Brothers of Theta Chi are held in very high regard. It was these Brothers that kept Jeremy at BGSU. All the Brothers showed what the Theta Chi family
exemplifies, but special thanks go to Steve Morganstern, Sean Probert, Greg
Traci, and Dominic Gildone. Some of the biggest highlights for Jeremy while at
BGSU were winning the All Sports championship and when the men’s volleyball team beat out Ohio State University during the championship of the Buckeye’s tournament.
Jeremy currently lives just outside Seattle, WA with his wife Helen and three
children: Melissa, Nicholas, and Timothy.