The Core Team

Expert Adventurers At Your Service


Tim Pflieger

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

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.

Cynthea Ploor

Sales & Marketing Manager
Cynthea has a Marketing degree and Business Management degree  from Northeastern Technical College. A Door County native, Cynthea has been an active member in the community for many years! You may have seen her at the County Fair, FFA Dairy Breakfast, or Coaching Youth Softball!

Year on Team: 1
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with teacup pigs!

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)

Adventure Facilitator/Rentals Associate 
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

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!

Ava Olson

Rentals Associate
Ava will be a Junior at Sevastopol High School this fall and will also be working as a trail guide at Kurtz Corral near Jacksonport. She is working as a rentals associate at Egg Harbor Beach this summer.

Year on Team: 2
Fun Fact: I have two horses and participate in barrel racing in my free time.


Carey Kuhfuss

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

Year on Team: 2
Fun Fact: I have a sweet chaco tan line!


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.

Megan Schneider AKA Schneids

Zip Line Guide, Program Facilitator
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.


Nicole Crescio

Zip Line Guide, Kayak Guide
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!