Team Profiles

Ryan M Kerrigan
Founder | President

B.S. Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Wilderness First Responder
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
ACA Whitewater Kayak Instructor –Level 4
ACA Whitewater Raft Guide Instructor –Level 4
Rock Climbing Top Rope Site Managerin

Lynn Smith
Executive Director

Wilderness First Responder
ACA Certified Raft Guide
Associates in Applied Science
Certified HR Generalist
SHRM and INSHRM Member

Lynn has been involved with Peak 7 Adventures since 2008, starting out as a volunteer who instantly fell in love with the mission.  She was born and raised in Bellingham Washington and moved to the East side of Washington with her husband Corey and four boys in 2007.  Lynn enjoys the outdoors, running long distances and spending her free time camping with her family.  Her enthusiasm helps to encourage and energize those around her.  As a mother of four boys, her life is always an adventure

Becky Prior
Development Manager

B.A. Speech Communication

Becky was born and raised in Washington and though after graduating Whitworth University, she lived short stints in Saskatchewan, Canada and Portland, Oregon, Washington beckoned her back. Some of her favorite memories involve camping and hiking at Mt. Rainier each summer. Today she shares this tradition with her husband and two children. Becky enjoys cooking, reading, running and spending time with her family.  She brings nearly a decade of development experience to Peak 7 and is thrilled to have opportunity to use her skills here.

Phil Moore
Marketing and Events Coordinator

BA Speech Communication
BA Theology 

Shelley Allen
Bookkeeper

BS in Business Administration 
MBA Gonzaga University

Shelley was born and raised in Spokane, where she met her husband Peter while in High School.   She has lived in Washington, Arizona and Indiana all while raising 4 children.  Her first real outdoor adventure was a spring break trip with Outward Bound Adventure in Canada.  Her and her family enjoy camping and boating where ever they currently call home.

Austin Dannen
Program Manager

B.A. Outdoor Recreation
Wilderness First Responder
Whitewater Rescue Technician
ACA Certified Raft Guide
Senior Raft Instructor
Senior Wilderness Instructor
Senior Climbing Instructor
Rock Climbing Top Rope Site Manager

Kevin Glover
Marketing/Volunteer Coordinator

 Wilderness First Responder
CPR
Whitworth University Graduate

Kevin Glover hails from rural Nevada. He is passionate about books, bikes, and youth ministry. He is excited to return to Peak 7 to lead the Bower Adventure course, a 54-day leadership and discipleship immersion experience named in honor of Andrew Bower. He is a recent graduate of Whitworth University where he studied biology and theology. He will attend Princeton Theological Seminary in Fall 2017 to earn an M.Div.

Alex Nycum
Progam Coordinator

Wilderness First Responder
ACA Certified Raft Guide

Isabella Santos
Program Coordinator

B.A Literature and Theology
Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Zach Iverson
Program Coordinator

Wilderness First Aid
CPR
Swift Water Rescue Technician

Billy and Brittany Barmes
Spokane Program House Parents

Billy and Brittany have been the Spokane program house parents since 2015. In addition to serving the summer seasonal team, Billy is a 6th grade teacher, high school soccer coach and volunteer firefighter, and Brittany is a nurse and a rock star mom! They enjoy exploring God’s creation with their two sons

Suzanne Weston
Program Coordinator

B.A Exercise Science
Wilderness First Responder
CPR

AJ Myers
Program Coordinator

B.A. Bible/Theology and Camp Management
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness First Responder
Certified Raft Guide
Senior Raft Instructor


Wilderness Medicine Team

Daniel Klassen
Wilderness Medicine Coordinator

WEMT
SWR
Inland Northwest Search and Rescue
Mountain Rescue Association

Kevin Kerrigan, MD
Wilderness Medicine Course Director

Captain, Medical Corps, USN (Retired)
Fellow, American College of Surgery
Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. Kerrigan is Director of Wilderness Medicine. He is a board-certified general surgeon and former Instructor of the U. S. military’s Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course. He has practiced in underserved areas around the world and has published research articles on tropical diseases and venomous snake bite. He is a recipient of the American Medical Association’s prestigious Nathan Davis Award for “outstanding contributions to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of the public health.”


Seasonal Team

Alaina Bates
Spokane Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR


Brice Niemond
Spokane Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Taylor King
Spokane Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Peter Wilson
Spokane Guide

B.S. Outdoor Education – Montreat College
PCIA Base-management
Wilderness First Responder

 

Cole Kramm
Spokane Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Cole is excited to join Peak 7 Staff as an ascent, whitewater rafting and, climbing guide during the summer. He loves a strong cup of Indaba coffee( especially their cold brew) and climbing at the local crags around town. Cole was a former student on the BAC( Bower Adventure Course), a 54-day leadership course focusing on cultivating young leaders in the Pacific Northwest Community and, is extremely grateful and excited to give back to his community in a Christ like way!!

Jordan Lewis
Spokane Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Kelley Roberts
BAC Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Juliana Zajicek
BAC Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Nathan Stegenga
BAC Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Philip Shulz
BAC Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Alicia Myers
Oregon Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR
Certified Raft Guide

Sara-Anne Kichenmaster
Oregon Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR
Certified Raft Guide

Sara-Anne is from Central Oregon, where she now lives with her husband TJ. She grew up working on farms and ranches before getting involved with Peak 7 and learning to love white-water rafting. Her favorite things include hiking, having coffee with friends, and stories told through any medium. After doing the Junior Guide program as a teen, she was on summer staff for two years before volunteering for another two years. She is excited to spend another summer on the water, connecting with youth and sharing Jesus.

Riah Anders
Oregon Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Alex Alekskyer
Oregon Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR
Certified Raft Guide

 

Dustin Anderson
Oregon Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR
Certified Raft Guide

Dustin grew up on the Oregon Coast alongside his 6 sisters.  Throughout school, Dustin and his family spent much of their time camping, hiking, and going on mission trips around the world.  After high school, Dustin moved to Independence, Oregon to take the position of Resident Firefighter at Polk County Fire District while pursuing his degree in Fire Suppression.  He is excited to share the wonders of God’s creation with teens for the summer.