Dr. Tami Goetz is no stranger to the UI recreation program. As a student of Dr. Mike Kinziger, (UI Recreation, retired 2009) Goetz was inspired to pursue recreation. In fact, Kinziger (www.kingfrogbook.com/) lead Goetz on several outdoor adventures including: mountain biking Moab, UT trails; backpacking the Beartooth Mountains, WY; paddling regional rivers; and camping under clear, starry skies amongst Idaho’s backcountry. She obtained her minor in Outdoor Leadership and continued at Idaho for her Masters in Recreation. Goetz returned to Idaho to lecture after studying recreation at Minnesota for her doctorate degree.
Goetz instructs in the undergraduate recreation program and in the Movement Sciences masters program. Many of her courses place students in the community to program, lead, and serve people of all ages. Goetz plays co-ed ice hockey locally, and is involved with the Palouse Ice Rink Expansion committee (http://www.palouseicerink.com/). Additionally, Goetz partners with the outreach and education coordinator of Friend of the Clearwater (www.friendsoftheclearwater.org/) to lead students on a wilderness immersion backpacking experience. Further, Goetz works with Moscow School District’s, David Garnett, Adventure Club director and site staff to support students leading Adventure Club youth in after school activities while promoting exercise and play (www.msd281.org/adventure/).