This category is for permanent staff who are on staff year-round either full-time or part-time.

Ryan Bentley 2020

Base Director, Idaho

Ryan Bentley Base Director, Idaho About Ryan Bentley Washington Adventure Volunteer 2001-2009 Idaho Summer Staff 2009 Idaho Program Manager 2009-2017 IdahoAdventure Director 2017-Present   I showed up to my first Youth Dynamics adventure trip pretty sure that the Christian rafters would make me use a bible as a paddle or something strange like that. However,…

Teliesha Batuik

Program Manager, Idaho

Teliesh Batuik Program Manager Youth Dynamics Adventures Idaho About Teliesha Batuik I first felt called into youth ministry when I was about 13.  I was in church with my mom and heard someone talk about a treatment center for at risk youth. At that moment I knew I wanted to help teens when I grew…

Ryan Everest

Maintenance, Stonewater

Ryan Everest Maintenance, Stonewater About Ryan Everest I was born and raised in Washington state and have spent most of my life in the Plain Valley. I have a passion for the outdoors, whether it’s cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, or just taking a drive up a mountain road, I love spending time in nature. I…

Julie Johnson

Hospitality Retreat Manager, Stonewater

Julie Hagedorn Hospitality Retreat Manager, Stonewater About Julie Hagedorn Minnesota nurtured, mountain natured. Since high school, I have had a desire to connect and serve the Lord in an outdoor adventure setting.  I am blessed to have served Him in many parts of the world, including Canada, Austria, Germany, and now, here in Washington at…

Tim Nieuwsma

Area Director, Nooksack Valley

Tim Nieuwsma Area Director, Nooksack Valley About Tim Nieuwsma I want to see more young peoples’ lives changed by the love and truth of Jesus Christ. This is the work of the Holy Spirit. It is a joy, privilege, and calling to participate in this work of God. Our part in this work begins with…

Paul Spence

Vice President of Adventures

Paul Spence Vice President of Adventures About Paul Spence “And Don’t Get Wet” were the last words I would hear daily as the screen door was slamming behind me. As a kid in the summer, I was headed into the woods, exploring for critters or more than often following a stream to find its headwaters,…

Kimarie Graham

Business Coordinator, Idaho

Kimarie Graham Business Coordinator, Idaho About Kimarie Graham As the business coordinator, I get to love students through the work of organizing the financial aspect of the adventure base. It is work that I love to do, and through this ministry, I am blessed. Through the ministry here in Idaho, I know students can find…

Tracy Hamilton

Associate Horse Manager, Stonewater

Tracey Hamilton Associate Horse Manager Stonewater About Tracey Hamilton Horses are a great partner for ministry. My passion is to see students’ lives impacted by horses and transformed by Jesus. What a unique opportunity to parallel God’s desire that we trust Him with our approach of asking these free-spirited animals to trust us. We learn…

Ken Solem

Horse Program Manager, Stonewater

Ken Solem Horse Program Manager Stonewater About Ken Solem Sitting around the campfire talking about Jesus and life after a long day of riding horses, eating good food, and just plain ole having fun, is the best! Perhaps its because I gave my life to Christ around a campfire at a camp when I was…

Jen Profile 2021 Copy

Digital Media and Marketing Manager

Jennifer Mauch Digital Media and Marketing Director About Jennifer Mauch Born and raised in Washington State, I’ve spent most of my life in the Pacific Northwest, tooling around the region from Oregon to Montana and up to Alaska. I was blessed to have the kind of mom who encouraged my siblings and me to spend…