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: 24

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 vast 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: 5

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

Abbey Tierney

Abbey Tierney

Program Manager

Abbey graduated from Central Michigan University with a BAA in Outdoor and Environmental Education and minor in Youth Studies.  She comes to us with an ample amount of trail guiding experience and current Wilderness First Responder certification. Outside of work you can find her enjoying being on the water, spending time with family/friends, and traveling!

Years on Team: 2

Fun Fact: “I’ve traveled to 4 different countries!”

Seasonal Team Members


Connor McCall

Connor McCall

Zip Line, Kayak Guide & Rentals Associate

Connor graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a B.A. in Mathematics/Psychology. He loves eating, adventuring outside and anything that gets him up and moving.

Years on Team: 1

Fun Fact: “I will backflip upon request!”

Amy Smejkal (left)

Amy Smejkal (left)

Zip Line Guide & Level 1 Ropes Course Facilitator

Amy is a Level 1 Ropes Course Facilitator, Certified Zip Line Instructor-Guide, and has a BA in Music Education. September to June, she teaches Music and Choral at Chilton Public School District.

Years on Team: 17

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

Evan Philibeck

Evan Philibeck

Sales Coordinator

Evan is currently studying Marketing-Professional Sales at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and is expected to graduate in 2020.

Year on Team: 2

Fun fact: “I have canoed across the border into both Canada and Mexico!”

Ava Olson

Ava Olson

Sales Associate

Ava is getting her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship & Marketing, online through the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.  She is often the friendly voice on the other end of the reservation phone line and can be found holding down the fort at numerous DCAC locations.

Year on Team: 3

Fun Fact:  “I have a horse named Bacardi.  I also have my own business, A.O. Custom Creations, making custom horse tack and dog collars!”

Alec Fischer

Alec Fischer

Marketing Intern & Rentals Associate

Alec just finished up his Junior year at Marquette University where he is pursuing a degree in Advertising and plans to graduate in 2020. Aside from living in Milwaukee, he is a lifetime-local who can’t bring himself to miss a summer in Door County. When he’s not working or studying, you can usually find him driving around in his Jeep, jamming out to oldies, or knee deep in the water somewhere.

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: “I’m kind of like an equal-parts mix between Chandler Bing, Joey Tribbiani, and Ross Geller if that makes any sense?”

Jackson Olson

Jackson Olson

Zip Line Guide & Rentals Associate

Jackson is a Door County local and is currently a Senior attending Sevastopol High School.  This summer you’ll find him holding down the fort at the Egg Harbor Beach or flying high at one of our zip line locations!  Stop by and say hello!

Year on Team: 2

Fun fact: “I spend most of my free time playing the drums or riding my motorcycle.”

Garrett Doubleday

Garrett Doubleday

Marketing Associate

Garrett is a graduate of UW Eau-Claire with a degree in Marketing.  He was a Marketing Intern for us his first season and now he returns to do some behind-the-scenes marketing projects for us!

Year on Team:  3

Fun fact: “I graduated, moved to Door County and am the proud new owner of Fish Creek Moccasin Works located in downtown Fish Creek!”

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson

Zip Guide, Kayak Guide & Rentals Associate

Teddy is from Northern Virginia (close to D.C.). He is currently enrolled at Virginia Tech studying Industrial and Systems Engineering and will be entering his sophomore year. He’s had a passion for being on the water and staying active as long as he can remember and has been rowing for more than 5 years.

Year on Team:  1

Fun fact: “I also enjoy cooking exotic foods. My favorite thing I have made is baklava, which is a Turkish dessert!”

James Tockstein

James Tockstein

Kayak Operations Supervisor

James is a senior at Concordia University and will be working as the Kayak Operations Supervisor this season!   He is a master of all trades here at DCAC, including zip lining!

Year on Team: 3

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

Dillon Adams

Dillon Adams

Zip Line Guide, Kayak Guide & Rentals Associate

Dillon received his Eagle Scout award in 2016.  He is currently studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and expected to graduate in 2021.

Year on Team: 2

Fun fact: “Once when I was in elementary school, I was trying to show off to my friends that I could dunk on a 6ft hoop and I broke my wrist. Not on the rim but on the ground after I missed and fell. It was a humbling experience.”

Lauren Junion

Lauren Junion

Zip Line Guide & Rentals Associate

Lauren is a Door County local and a Senior at Sevastopol High School.  In her free time you’ll find her out playing sports and enjoying the sunshine.

Year on Team: 2

Fun fact: “I received my varsity letter my freshman year in basketball, swimming, and softball!”

Carrie Worth

Carrie Worth

Kayak Guide & Rentals Associate

Carrie will be a junior at Carroll University next Fall 2019. She is double majoring in Graphic Communications and Computer Science. In her free time, she enjoys playing her flute, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with friends.

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: “On March 21st of this year, I shaved my head for St. Baldrick’s in order to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.”

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.  She has a full time career at the YMCA in Fish Creek as the Active Older Adults Coordinator but she loves her DCAC team so she still helps out with zip lining and kayaking when she can!  #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Year on Team: 5

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

Alyssa Clinard

Alyssa Clinard

Kayak Guide & Rentals Associate

Alyssa is a psychology major studying at the University of Tulsa. She’s from Northwest Arkansas and is super excited to spend her first summer in Door County! She loves hiking and hanging out with her friends.
 

Year on Team: 1

Fun Fact: “My piggy bank was a gift from Arnold Schwarzenegger.”

Margaret Stoneman

Margaret Stoneman

Sales Intern & Rentals Associate

Margaret is a junior at UW-Whitewater majoring in business management and planning to graduate in 2020. Living in Door County all of her life, she’s excited to spend the summer again in the place she loves. You can always find her around the county hiking, paddle boarding with friends, on the beach, or grabbing a good bite to eat.

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: “I’m a twin and you will find us doing almost everything together!”

Leah Kern

Leah Kern

Kayak Guide, Zip Line Guide & Rentals Associate

Leah is a sophomore at Marquette University and is studying exercise physiology. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, biking, and spending time exploring the outdoors. She is so excited to spend her entire summer in Door County!

Year on Team: 1

Fun fact: “A few years ago, I went on a kayak camping trip. After setting up our first campsite, we decided to pack-up and move to a new site on an island across the river. In the morning, we were glad we had moved because the original camp site was inhabited by a herd of cows.”

Nikki Lamagno

Nikki Lamagno

Marketing Intern & Rentals Associate

Nikki is majoring in Business Marketing and Minoring in International Business as well as Psychology at Virginia Tech! She will graduate in 2020.

Year on Team:  1

Fun Fact: “I studied abroad in Switzerland and Eastern Africa (Rwanda & Ethiopia) last semester!”

Sarah James

Sarah James

Zip Line Operations Supervisor

Sarah is studying Environmental Ethics and Policy at the University of Portland, OR and is expected to graduate in 2020. She loves spending time in Door County, it is her happy place! When she’s not working at DCAC she enjoys water-skiing, hiking, and camping with friends and family.

Year on Team: 3

Fun fact: “I spent 28 days backpacking in the Wind River Wilderness in Wyoming with NOLS!”