Beginning in 2022-23, Trancos will be home to Stanford's Outdoor House. Trancos is one of the eight houses in Wilbur Hall, located on the east side of campus. The house has several common areas, including a lounge, kitchen, and computer room. It also features amenities such as a baby grand piano, large flat screen TV, ping pong table, foosball table, and pool table. Trancos is conveniently located right beside Wilbur dining.
Colin (’11) and Heidi (’12) Campbell are the Resident Fellows in Trancos.
As the son of a U.S. Forest Service ranger, Colin was raised in southwest Montana by the largest expanse of continuous pristine wilderness in the lower 48 states. Growing up in Big Sky Country, seasons were marked by its recreational opportunities: skiing at Lost Trail, hiking Trapper Peak, and rafting down the Bitterroot. While pursuing his B.S. in Human Biology, he (briefly) played for Stanford Men’s Soccer team, staffed as an RA and PHE for Toyon, and worked front desk at Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation. Since 2011, Colin has supported community well-being on campus through the management of the residential Peer Health Educator (PHE) program and more recently as Assistant Director of Well-Being at Stanford. He earned his Masters in Public Health from San Jose State University in 2018.
Philippines-born and Bay Area-raised, Heidi first discovered the joy of the outdoors as a high school camp counselor in the redwood forests of Occidental, CA. Her favorite memories at Stanford have been facilitated by the residential experience: meeting her future husband in Toyon, studying abroad in Oxford, and finding community in Terra. Post-graduation, she joined the early-stage Marketing team at Poshmark. In 2017, Heidi returned to the Farm to work in digital content production for the Alumni Association and Cantor Arts Center. Currently, she leads social media communications for the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, while pursuing a part-time Masters in Sustainability through Harvard University.
On the weekends, you can find them volunteering at local urban farms, hiking dog-friendly trails with their rescue pup Roo, and cooking plant-based meals.
Why Outdoor House
The Campbells are guided by the core values of sustainability, well-being, and community. We practice an inclusive, respectful, and dynamic relationship with the land, our bodies, and the integration of both spaces. A meaningful connection to nature and “the great outdoors” is about more than recreating outside. There is a complex history of power and ownership, extraction and development, and awe and wonderment at our feet. While outdoor recreation is beneficial for mental and physical health, building a mutually nourishing relationship with the land requires our students to understand its complexity and interconnectedness and actively participate as stewards on and off the Farm — all while embarking on many adventures with this flourishing community.
Outdoor House aims to be a bastion for thought and discussion about coupled human natural systems, sustainability, and conservation.