Meet Our Team

The Core Team

Expert Adventurers At Your Service


Tim Pflieger

Tim Pflieger

Founder/President

Level 2 Ropes Course Instructor, Level 4 ACA Coastal Sea Kayaking Instructor, Certified Zip Line Instructor-Guide, ABEE Inc. Instructor Trainer, Nationally Registered EMT, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Adjunct Faculty Instructor, and Keynote Speaker. Tim earned his Master of Science in Education.

Years on Team: 22

Fun Fact: There’s a claim out there in the world my facial expressions resemble Tim Allen. “Arrrru.”

Anna Calhoun

Anna Calhoun

Business Manager

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a B.A. in Psychology/Gerontology, Anna has sound work experience and training in business management, daily operations, team management, and grant writing. Anna solves all of our business problems, handles accounting, and keeps everyone sane on a daily basis.

Years on Team: 4

Fun Fact: I have a 22 lb. cat named Porcupine Marie. We call her Porkie for obvious reasons.

Katie Bagnall-Newman

Katie Bagnall-Newman

Adventure Facilitator/Program Coordinator

Katie has an Environmental Education degree from UW-Stevens Point, and completed her practicum at Schmeekle Reserve & the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station. She spent two summers working as a naturalist at Peninsula State Park and is excited to be back in Door County after completing her degree!

Year on Team: 2

Fun Fact: I consider myself a pretty good woodchuck wrangler!

Seasonal Team Members


Amy Smejkal (left)

Amy Smejkal (left)

Zip Line Guide & Level 1 Ropes Course Facilitator

Level 1 Ropes Course Facilitator, Certified Zip Line Instructor-Guide, and BA in Music Education. September to June, Amy teaches Music and Choral at Kewaunee High School.

Years on Team: 17

Fun Fact: Tim is my uncle. Lord help me!

Andrew Gorniak

Andrew Gorniak

Kayak Guide & Rentals Associate

Andrew attends UW-Madison and is excited to be back in Door County this summer. He is working as a kayak guide and rentals associate.

Year on Team: 2

Fun fact: I once dropped a slice of pizza cheese side down on the street; it failed the five-second test and I still ate it… haha, happy I didn’t die!

Andrew Paull

Andrew Paull

Zip Line Guide & Rentals Associate

Andrew is going to be a senior at the University of Iowa this fall and is excited to join the team as a Zip Line Guide this summer.

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: My nickname is Crash because of my role as a “crash dummy” during training!

Ava Olson

Ava Olson

Rentals Associate

Ava will be a Senior at Sevastopol High School this fall and is working as a rentals associate at Egg Harbor Beach and the Reservation Center this summer.

Year on Team: 2

Fun Fact: I have three horses and participate in barrel racing in my free time.

Carey Kuhfuss

Carey Kuhfuss

Zip Line Guide & Level 1 Ropes Course Facilitator

Carey is a Level 1 Ropes Course Facilitator and a certified Zip Line Guide. She is studying Dietetics at UW-Stevens Point.

Year on Team: 2

Fun Fact: I have a sweet chaco tan line!

Connor Anderson

Connor Anderson

Zip Line Guide & Rentals Associate

Connor is a student at UW-River Falls studying Agriculture Education and English. He enjoys hiking, running, searching for Pokemon, watching movies, and hanging out!

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: I served as the 2013-14 FFA Wisconsin State Sentinel!

Emily Reise

Emily Reise

Marketing Intern & Rentals Associate

Emily is a senior majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Environmental Studies at UW Oshkosh. She is a creative mind who you can find backpacking in the mountains, fishing lakeside, or running on a dirt path.

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: I can pick things up with my monkey toes!

Evan Freimuth

Evan Freimuth

Kayak Guide & Rentals Associate

Evan will be a senior at UW-Oshkosh this fall working to receive his bachelor degree. He is working as a kayak guide and rentals associate this summer

Year on Team: 2

Fun Fact: I own a small business. It is a travel website that will launch soon called Ratedventure.

Garrett Doubleday

Garrett Doubleday

Marketing Intern & Rentals Associate

Garrett is a Marketing student at UW Eau-Claire and plans to volunteer abroad after graduation!

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: I’ve traveled to 11 countries!

James Tolkstein

James Tolkstein

Kayak Guide & Rentals Associate

James is a junior at Concordia University and will be working as a Kayak Guide and Rentals Associate this summer.

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: I have 8 dogs: Felix, Freda, Falkor, Fievel, Flora, Frodo, Daphne, and Dove. You can follow their adventures on Instagram @florahavanese!

Kaitlyn Mollo

Kaitlyn Mollo

Kayak Guide & Rentals Associate

I am a senior at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg majoring in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with Psychology and Environmental Science concentrations, and also a minor in Entrepreneurship. After graduation I want to gain as much experience working in the outdoors before starting my own non-profit!

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: I have a two year old lab who doesn’t know how to swim, but he enjoys hiking and camping with me!

Megan Schneider (AKA “Schneids”)

Megan Schneider (AKA “Schneids”)

Zip Line Guide & Level 1 Ropes Course Instructor

Schneids graduated in 2014 from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a B.A. in Kinesiology/ Gerontology.

Year on Team: 4

Fun Fact: I like to have fun and I am fluent in English.

Morgan Streff

Morgan Streff

Trail/Kayak Guide & Rentals Associate

Morgan will be a junior this fall studying Environmental Science and Geology at the University of Northern Iowa.

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: Rumor is I rock a flannel and bucket hat like no other…& make a mean lasagna.

Nicole Crescio

Nicole Crescio

Zip Line Guide, Kayak Guide & Level 1 Ropes Course Facilitator

Nicole is studying physical education at UW-Oshkosh and will be a junior this fall. She is a certified zip line guide and will also be working as a kayak guide this summer.

Year on Team: 2

Fun Fact: I did gymnastics for 13 years!

Nicole Spears

Nicole Spears

Zip Line Guide

Nicole was born and raised in Green Bay, and spent much of her summers growing up camping all over Wisconsin. Her favorite activities are hiking, biking and longboarding.

Year on Team: 1

Fun Fact: I love to spend my night sleeping under the stars!

Noah Schmidt

Noah Schmidt

Rentals Associate

Noah is a high school senior from Ridgefield, Connecticut who spends his summers here in Door County. He’s a crazy Green Bay Packers fan and will be a rentals associate at Egg Harbor Beach this summer!

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: I may or may not be fluent in German!

Sarah James

Sarah James

Zip Line Guide & Rentals Associate

Sarah is an Environmental Ethics and Policy major at the University of Portland, Oregon. She will be a zip line guide and rentals associate this season.

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: I can talk with my mouth closed!