• Our Team


Bill Walton

Bill — or Wheels is an adventure-loving, animal spirited outdoors-man who grew up in Syracuse, NY. Bill was a lacrosse player for RIT and since moving to the Adirondacks has been a guide in the outdoor world. Prior work experience with the Olympic Regional Development Authority and Adirondack Rafting Company has taught Bill many interesting facts about the land we play in.

Wheels is a NYS Licensed Guide for All Outdoor Activities and spends most of his free time fishing or chasing whitewater He has been known to jam on the guitar from time to time.


Marc Doering

Marc — or Sharky is a passionate soul, with extensive love towards anything he does. Growing up in Grand Rapids, MI. Sharky has a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Management and has lived in various locations all throughout the US. Marc has worked as a sea kayak guide, canopy zipline guide, high and low ropes instructor, and a canopy tour course manager.

Sharky is a lover of life and all things natural — and when given the opportunity, he’ll probably be headed somewhere to rip some new tracks on his board!


Maddie Coombs

Maddie — or Buttercup, is an artist, animal lover, and rock climber.  She studied Art and American History at McGill University in Montreal. Maddie had spent all of her summers attending and then working at summer camps until we got her working out here as our Program Director.

Buttercup is our Canadian princess. She is passionate about outdoor education, painting, and cuddling with her dogs.


Sarah Coombs

Sarah — or Peep is our rock climbing guide extraordinaire. In the off-season, she studies Anthropology and Environmental Science, and works at Whiteface with the race program. She is our Operations Director this summer! She is Mountain Rescue trained and safety is her top priority.

Peep loves her three dogs and the zip-line between the Ebeneezer to Luna platforms (if you don’t know what that means then you will have to check it out).


Jenelle Gefaller

Jenelle — or Nelly is a smiling machine who grew up in Buffalo, NY. She Knows her way around all of our ropes, to say the least.  Nelly spends the off-season studying Marketing at SUNY Platsburgh and building the terrain parks at Whiteface Mountain.

Nelly spends her free time making jewelry for her brand ADK Macrame, of which she sells right at our shop!


Ryan Beatty

Ryan– or Scout, is one of our longest standing staff members! A hiking guide extraordinaire, Scout has all the recommendations for places around town as well as the best hikes in the area! He loves Kombucha and is looking for a Scoby!


Richard Austin

Richard– or Casper loves hiking, skiing, and mountain biking. He just moved up to the area and loves being in the mountains. In his free time he loves trail running and playing with the dogs at work. Casper’s favorite part of the course is the zipline from Herbie to FDR. (If you don’t know what that is you’ll have to come and find out!)


Wim Roney

Wim– or Dundee… We are still learning about Dundee!


Claire Doering

Claire — or Legs is a beautiful soul and the Queen of our base. She is from Syracuse, NY and attended the same high school as Wheels. Aside from that, she is now a full member of our family as she and Sharky are married!

Legs spends her free time hanging with her beautiful dog Carl, who keeps her very busy.


Bobby Donahue

Bobby — or Rocky is our resident EMT and professional rock climber. Do you want to get first-aid trained? Do you want to learn the basics of rock climbing? He’s got you covered!

Rocky is a lover of life and an excellent addition to our team.


Jack Lawrence

Jack — or Guppy, is our maintenance master! If you have a job for him, it is done before you know it! He is beyond excited to become a guide once he turns 18. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and camping and can’t wait to share those skills with our visitors and staff.


Bailey Walton

Bailey — or Bunny, is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach and the Aquatic Director at Paul Smith’s College.  She is the mother of 12 animals including two German Shepherds and ten chickens. Her hobbies include running, yoga, and stand-up paddleboarding.

Bunny has a bubbly personality that you will be happy to encounter in our office.

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Nick Praczkajlo

Nick– or Grave Digger is our handy man, or what we like to call “Special Opps”. He is always working on tasks to make our property the best it can be!


Sawyer Casson

Sawyer– or Ducky loves to ski, skate, hike, and anything that involves being outside. He is studying TV and Video Production at SUNY Plattsburgh. Ducky loves to hang out with the dogs on the property in his free time!


Domo Montanaro

Domo — or Tito, likes to have fun in the office. His enthusiasm and love for the outdoors brings a positive and fun experience on tour. Tito also has a bachelors in Hospitality Management and he is going back to school to pursue a career in teaching. In his free time he enjoys activities such as disc golf, soccer, kayaking, and fishing. Feel free to ask him about the disc golf spots in the area!


Morin Bissonette

Morin — or Cheeky, is BFA Ceramics and Sculpture major at SUNY Plattsburgh and loves anything to do with art. You can buy her hand thrown mugs in our office store! She is always trying to get herself in a body of water to go swimming or playing with any puppies that come her way.  Ask her what rocks she has on her because her pockets are always full of them.


Léa Collins

Léa — or Frenchie, is originally from Wisconsin, she is also a French citizen. She is a mom of 2 beautiful girls, Amélia and Zoé. When she is not working she loves to snowboard, horseback ride, and travel. She is also a huge green bay packer fan and loves going to Lambeau Field to watch games.

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