Team Profiles

Brian Kienle
Executive Director

BA Speech Communication from UW
American Red Cross Water Rescue Award
Certificate of Commission, Young Life
First Aid / CPR

 

Brian is a native of the Pacific Northwest who grew up experiencing outdoor adventures from a young age. After learning to windsurf at the age of 9, along with instructing, he went on to complete nationally. It was through those adventures that he felt God’s call to invest in youth and to share God’s creation with them. Married with 3 boys of his own, he has invested over 25 years in ministry and non profit leadership and loves leading the Peak 7 team.

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

Shelley Allen
Office Manager & Bookkeeper

B.S. in Business Management
MBA from Gonzaga

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

Alex Nycum
Progam Coordinator

B.S. Physics
Wilderness First Responder
ACA Certified Raft Guide

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Alex was born in southern Maryland and grew up camping and hiking with his family. During college he completed a NOLS semester in the Rockies, which sparked his passion for the outdoors. Alex started as a rafting and climbing guide for Peak 7’s Oregon branch in the summer of 2013 and began working full time that fall​​. Alex loves rock climbing and can often be found leafing through guide books and planning the next trip to the mountains. Alex currently lives in Spokane with his wife, Rachel and dog, Havoc.

Suzanne Weston
Program Coordinator

B.A. Exercise Science
Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Sara-Anne Kichenmaster
Program Coordinator

Wilderness First Responder
CPR
Certified Raft Guide
River Rescue Certification Pro

Lorelei Felchlin
Program Coordinator

MS in Outdoor Adventure Programming from Liberty University
Wilderness First Responder
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Tacoma Mountain Rescue

Lena Campbell
Development & Communications Coordinator

BA in Mass Media Communications from University of Missouri
Minor in Business Marketing


Wilderness Medicine Team

Daniel Klassen
Wilderness Medicine Instructor

WEMT
SWR
Inland Northwest Search and Rescue
Mountain Rescue Association

Daniel grew up as a missionary kid in Peru and Ecuador. He started climbing mountains at the age of 15 with his high school’s mountain climbing club. He attended Nordfjord Folkehøgskule in Norway, majoring in Glacier and Mountain Climbing. He served as a missionary in Ecuador for 10 years, creating a backpacking program for an outdoors ministry called El Refugio. His passions include mountaineering, photography, medicine, and mentoring.

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.”

Kyle Pettit

Kyle has been a key member of the Peak 7 team for several years now, contributing heavily to our wilderness medicine and rafting programs. As a veteran, and current volunteer Firefighter and EMT, Kyle lives in the Priest Lake area with his beautiful family. He has volunteered a massive amount of hours over the last seven years to further the mission of Peak 7 and positively impact the lives of countless young people in our region. In his off time, Kyle also serves at his local church as a youth pastor.


Seasonal Team

Morgan McIntire
BAC Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Annie Waters
Oregon Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Haley Suskin
BAC Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Coleson Hornsby
Oregon Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Maggie Hoffman
Seattle Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Mariah Brehm
Oregon Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Kate Geatches
Oregon Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR

Joshua Schroeder
Spokane Guide

Wilderness First Responder
CPR