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  • Our Team

Wheels

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.

Sharky

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!

Nelly

Jenelle Gefaller

Jenelle — or Nelly is a smiling machine who grew up in Buffalo, NY. She is our Course Manager and 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!

Buttercup

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 Office Manager.

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

Peep

Sarah Coombs

Sarah — or Peep is our rock climbing guide extraordinaire. In the off-season, she studies Anthropology, Environmental and Indigenous Studies. 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).

Kiki

Nicole Andronica

Nicole — or Kiki, is a bubbly, happy-go-lucky, zip line guide. She was raised in the blue line region with a passion for fun, nature, and the great outdoors. She pursued a Nursing degree in Bangor, ME where she quickly realized there is no place quite as beautiful as her home in the heart of the Adirondacks. Can’t wait to see you on the lines.

Kooks

Kiana Roach

Kiana — or Kooks is happy being in the trees and loves to share her appreciation for the Adirondacks with our customers. She grew up in Long Island and even though she left her heart with the ocean she moved to the Adirondacks. Kooks loves to rock climb, cook yummy food, and make music with her friends. She studied Cultural Anthropology at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Kooks is the perfect guide if you are feeling nervous about your zip-line tour!

Peanut

Brooke Shipman

Brooke — or Peanut, is never afraid to come out of her shell when it comes to the outdoors. She is a licensed NYS guide pursuing to become a Wilderness First Responder. She has been mining and spelunking throughout the US and would love to talk to you about her rock collection. Her previous job was a tour guide at Mission Trails Park in San Diego for active fault lines in the area. She is a woman of many talents and a friend to all. Peanut has been here from the start and will welcome you like family!

Legs

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.

Scout

Ryan Beattie

Ryan — or Scout is an independent strong-hearted man who grew up in Schroon Lake, NY. He is our go-to hiking guide, so when he’s not out zipping he is taking customers out on the trails. Scout studied at SUNY Canton and is also an experienced white-water guide!

Scout can hang with the best of em’ and spends his time playing with his dog and as much time as he can outdoors!

Rocky

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.

Rosie

Autumn Clark

Autumn — or Rosie, is a strong independent woman just like her namesake, Rosie the Riveter. Before working with us, she was a horseback riding instructor. She went to college at Courtland and is one of our newest editions to our family.

Rosie spends her days hiking, renovating her house, and hanging out with her Golden Retrievers.

Slim

Victoria Duffy

Victoria — or Slim, is a Recreation, Adventure Education, and Leisure Management graduate from Paul Smiths College. Going 4 years strong with Experience Outdoors, she can’t get enough! This lady has been with us since before we installed the zip-line course. Getting out on tour with this ball of energy is always a guaranteed good time.

In Slim’s free time, she creates fiber arts, loves to ski, hike, travel, and is a PADI divemaster.

Terminator

Madison Moon

Madison — or Terminator, contrary to her nickname, is sweet as can be. She loves going out on her boat and hiking with her two dogs. This is her second summer guiding with us!

Terminator’s favorite part of being a zip-line guide is seeing everyone’s reactions when they zip and repel for the first time.

Turtle

Carter Woodworth

Carter — or Turtle, is a man with a deep love for the outdoors.  Rumor has it that during his childhood he and his sister would go camping every day in the summer! In his free time, he enjoys skiing and snowboarding. If that wasn’t enough time out on the mountain, he is also a groomer at Sugarbush Mountain.

If you are a dog lover you definitely want to hop onto a tour with  Turtle because his dog Jib will join you out on the course!

Guppy

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.

Big Red

Tom Montanaro

Tom — or Big Red is our resident scholar and all-around all-star. He is a high school teacher and college professor. Red worked for us in the past, and we finally got him back for summer 2020! He spends his free time rock climbing, white water rafting, and playing tennis.

Tom is a polyglot, let us know if you ever need a zip-line tour in one of the several languages that he speaks.

Bean

Julia Rescott

Julia — or Bean is the newest addition to our team. She came on our course as a participant and loved it so much that she had to work here. She is from Auburn and studies at Mercyhurst University. Rookie spends most of her free time playing lacrosse.

If you think of a nickname for this newbie, let us know on her next tour!

Bunny

Bailey Waterbury

Bailey — or Bunz, 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.

Bunz is a bubbly personality that you will be happy to encounter in our office.

Buck

Caleb Hibit

Caleb — or Buck, absolutely loves coming to work every day because he enjoys meeting our amazing guests and working in the Adirondacks. Buck is currently pursuing a criminal justice degree at SUNY Plattsburgh and works in the Whiteface terrain parks in the winter.

If you love Star Wars, request Buck as your guide because he is constantly making references!

Tink

Athena Pepe

Athena — or Tink, grew up just down the road from Experience Outdoors so she is the perfect person to give you local recommendations. Even though she left the Adirondacks for a while to live in NYC, she has always enjoyed hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding in the great outdoors.

Tink is also a professional photographer, so request her if you want high-quality photos of your zip-line tour!

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