This category is for staff who are located at the Washington adventure base.

Ollie Obrien 2022

Associate Adventures Manager, Stonewater

Ollie O’Brien Associate Adventures Manager, Stonewater About Ollie O’Brien Ollie grew up in an orchard in New Zealand. He studied outdoor leadership and management with the intention of using those skills in Christian ministry and missions. He’s been passionate about this ever since. “I immigrated to the United States in 2020 and I’m excited to…

Mia O'Brien 2022

Business Manager, Stonewater

Mia O’Brien Business Manager, Stonewater About Mia O’Brien Mia grew up in southwest Washington where God got ahold of her early on. She has continued to grow in her love for the Lord, people, and adventures. God has been faithful to open the right doors in his timing for his purposes and, in this season,…

Shane Land

Adventure and River Manager, Stonewater

Shane Land Adventure and River Manager, Stonewater About Shane Land One thing that became very clear to Shane when he started with Youth Dynamics was that there was not a lot of whitewater to experience growing up in Kansas.  In fact, his first day of whitewater rafting was his first day of whitewater guide training…

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Summer Staff

Summer Staff Positions About Open Positions Each summer Youth Dynamics Adventures hires a select number of talented young adults from all over the world to lead adventure trips for teens in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. The Summer Staff ministry team is an integral part of Youth Dynamics Adventures, which is committed to reaching today’s youth…

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…

Rick D'Atre

Program Director/Wilderness Manager, Stonewater

Rick D’Atre Program Director/Wilderness Manager, Stonewater About Rick D’Atre I first heard about Youth Dynamics at an Urbana Missions Conference in 1996. My wife and I decided to come out as Summer Staff the following summer with the intent of becoming full-time staff. That summer wasn’t without its struggles and disappointments, but it was the…

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…

Greg Johnson

Director, Stonewater

Greg Johnson Director, Stonewater About Greg has a background of more than 32 years of vocational ministry, leadership development, corporate, and wilderness experience. He is currently the Director of Stonewater, Youth Dynamics’ largest facility near Leavenworth, WA. Greg enjoys time with his wife, Ursula, his four grown kids, and close friends. In his free time,…

Chris Stay

Operations Manager, Stonewater

Chris Stay Operations Manager, Stonewater About I love outdoor adventures and its impact on students lives. That is why my family and I have been working at Stonewater Ranch since February of 2012. Taking students on adventure trips combines my passion for outdoors and youth ministry to make lasting impacts in their relationship with God.…