Rudolph Remembered after Tragic Avalanche

Rudolph Remembered after Tragic Avalanche

Kevin Fong, Staff Writer

Teachers and graduates alike mourn the loss of Campo alum Chris Rudolph, who was killed in an avalanche in Stevens Pass, Washington, on Sunday, February 19th.

Rudolph, class of 1999, was a member of the Cougar cross country and track teams, the La Puma staff, and Boy Scout troop 204. Family friend and geology teacher Jane Kelson said, “He was very fun and energetic.” She added, “He was a natural leader. He respected everyone.”

In Rudolph’s senior year, he was voted Homecoming King by his peers. One of his classmates, now math teacher Petro Petreas, said, “He was extremely likable,” and overall friendly and fun. “We were friends. We had classes together,” he said. At that stage of life, Rudolph already had great interest in the outdoors and skiing. Petreas said that Rudolph enjoyed skiing, hiking, and ultimate Frisbee.

Kelson said, “His passion for skiing was contagious.” His love of skiing became his career. He worked as the Stevens Pass Director of Marketing Services since 2004. Kelson said that he increased the popularity of Stevens Pass with his work.

A memorial will be held Saturday February 25 at the Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church at 2:00.