Contact Us

If you’re a member of the Bates community and want to stay up to date on what’s going on in the BOC, make sure to join BOC on Bates Engage!

For questions and inquiries, email and we’ll get back to you soon!

BOC Staff

Catie Luedee – Coordinator of Outdoor Education and Programs for Campus Life
Catie comes to Bates having served as an outdoor specialist and manager for programs that include Teen to Trails, LL Bean, and the Mainebound Adventure Center, to name a few. Catie is also a registered Maine Guide, and a Wilderness First Responder. Having grown up in Maine, Catie is knowledgeable about all of Maine’s outdoor treasures, as well as organizations that provide opportunities for skill building and adventures of all shapes and sizes.  Catie is also a graduate of the University of Maine Orono where she  concentrated in Outdoor Sports Science and Outdoor Education.

You can reach Catie at or 207-755-5902
Mitchel Soederberg – Outdoor Programs Manager

You can reach the OPMs at

E-Room Staff

Ethan Baker – Manager
Hey folks! As manager of the E-Room and a member of the BOC leadership, my goal is to facilitate and improve access to outdoor equipment for all members of the Bates community, and ensure that the BOC is filled with stoke, excitement, and inclusion for all who wants to get outside!

You can reach Ethan at or 617-320-0448
Hannah Simmonds – Staff
Ruby Forde – Staff
Eva McDonough – Staff
Heyo! I am a trip leader and also part of the E-Room team. You can find me running or biking in the warmer months and skiing with the nordic team in the winter. Stop by the E-Room to say hi and check out some sick gear!!

You can reach the E-Room Staff at