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

Katelynn Kazen 2021

Staffing Manager, Stonewater

Katelynn Kazen Staffing Manager, Stonewater About Katelynn Kazen I was born and raised in Arlington, WA in a Christian home. My parents started volunteering with Youth Dynamics back in the early 1990’s as raft guides so I grew up around the river and wilderness ministry. I have so many fond memories of that time. Growing…

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Regional Director, SW Idaho

Laine Wilder Regional Director, Idaho Hi, I’m Laine Wilder! I was raised Roman Catholic and spent my younger years serving as an altar boy. I always wanted to know God better and thought that one day I might like to become a priest. Shortly after graduating high school, I joined the Marines and was stationed…

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Regional Director, SW Idaho

Kelly Shattuck Regional Director, SW Idaho About Kelly Shattuck During registration as a freshman at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, I met Eric who invited me to attend “an investigative Bible study on the life of Christ.” Hoping to meet some new girls at that study, I, instead, met the Lord Jesus Christ through my brother,…

Brandon Burie 2022

Marketing Coordinator, Idaho

Brandon Burie Marketing Coordinator, Idaho About Brandon Burie Hi all! My favorite memories from growing up all seem to involve some adventure in the outdoors whether it be skiing, hiking, the beach, or football in the yard, being outside was a big part of my childhood and I believe is a big factor in who…

Heather Amann

Human Resources Director / Business Manager

Heather Amann Human Resources Director Part-time Business Manager, Oregon About Well hello! I’m Heather, an Oregon native who likes rain, although I’d prefer it not to flood my tent. I love to play outside: rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and sometimes SCUBA with my husband, Shawn. Since Addie joined our family, I mostly…

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Associate Staffing Manager, Idaho

Rachel Weisz Associate Staffing Manager, Idaho About Rachel I was born in Anacortes, Washington, and grew up as a child of a former staffer and surrounded by Youth Dynamics staff. I’ve always loved the outdoors and grew up hiking, kayaking, skiing, and camping. On a Youth Dynamics trip down the Owyhee River as a fifteen-year-old,…

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Staffing Manager, Idaho

Garrett Koepke Staffing Manager, Idaho Hi, I’m Garrett! My desire is to impart the Father’s heart to others, empower them to pursue their calling, and release them to the nations to do the same for others. My position as Staffing Manager at Youth Dynamics allows me to effectively combine this desire with the power of…

Greg Johnson

Director, Stonewater

Greg Johnson Director, Stonewater Meet Greg, Greg has over 35 years of vocational ministry, corporate leadership development, and wilderness guiding experience. He is currently the Director of Stonewater, Youth Dynamics’ largest facility near Leavenworth, WA. He also developed and launched the Leadership Pursuits and Stonewater Adventure Bible School programs. Greg enjoys time with his wife,…

Danny Weston

Area Director, Skagit Valley

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David Hanthorn

Base Director, Oregon

Dave Hanthorn Base Director, Oregon About Some of my earliest memories are the ones created in the outdoors, the fresh air, the sights and sounds of nature, solitude, discovery, shared experiences with family and friends. The squeaky sounds of cold snow under foot, the warmth of the sun, and the calming ripple sounds of a…