• Bill John


    There ain’t nothin’ Bill John can’t do. Seriously. If you asked him to make a rocket out of a palm tree, it might take him a while, but he’d find a way. Bill’s one of those guys who’s just naturally good at things. Athletics. Business. Inventing. Knowing the players. Even marriage. And as CEO and […]

  • Lain Hensley


    Everyone wants to be Lain Hensley’s friend. Lain is one of those rare people who sees what people often don’t see in themselves. The beautiful beginner. The sacred wonder. He’ll reveal your magic and he’ll get you to believe. He is generous, smart, and oriented to making things better. Whether it’s for his colleagues, family, […]

  • Todd Demorest


    Todd Demorest has had a life-long affair with the mischievous ingenuity of his own intention. He wakes up with it every morning. Takes it dancing through his work in life. And wraps his arms around it at home. For the past 25 years, he has affirmed, “I feel good today!” every morning before his feet […]

  • Kim Clary

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    Kim Clary’s smile and infectious laugh will be the first things to make you gravitate towards her, but it’s her passion to help others reach their highest personal potential that will lock you in. Kim’s bravery and strength helped her create The Core, a youth nonprofit in Santa Cruz, CA. Its creation stemmed from her […]

  • Cynthia McNeil


    Consultant, facilitator, coach… Cynthia McNeil will tell you what experience has told her: a healthy culture is at the heart of any successful organization. She helps people break through to their best by examining the interactions that define who they are. Cynthia  has over 25 years of experience specializing in transformational and accelerated growth for […]

  • David Ferrera

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    David Ferrera is a giver. He’s smart as a whip, humble and gracious in all his efforts to make things work well for Odyssey and its’ clients. David facilitates Odyssey sales and programs and has been doing so for over a decade. He’s got another decade of experience on top of that in the training/development […]

  • Shawn Volland


    Shawn Volland is a charmer. He sports a perpetual grin and is quick with a wink and a joke. It’s easy to see why he was voted “Favorite Teacher” at Chico High where he taught history for four years. He continues his work with kids as a youth coordinator and course facilitator for Odyssey. Shawn […]

  • Kristina Brandt


    Bio coming soon!

  • Whitney Callender Demorest


    With a master’s degree in psychology, Whitney Callender Demorest understands the impact our perspective has on influencing our success and happiness. She incorporates that philosophy into the programs she designs and facilitates for Odyssey. A fifth generation Hawaiian, she practices yoga, enjoys photography, is committed to the wellbeing of her family and rocks our clients […]

  • Tevra Blankenship


    Tevra’s love of exploration and lifelong learning has taken her around the world and back again. Her background in wilderness adventure therapy sent her skillfully leading groups backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, rappelling, surfing and kayaking adventures from the deserts of Utah to the Rain Forests of Costa Rica.  She is a teacher and student […]

  • Lauren Ball


    Lauren Ball is extraordinary in whatever role she’s been assigned. She has decades of experience with Odyssey and in the training and development industry. She is a whiz at curriculum design and training and she continues to shape Odyssey’s facilitation team with her powerful insights and bold nature. Lauren leads programs and is a primary […]

  • Frank Hackney

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    Frank Hackney. By the age of eight Frank had learned the difference between watching from the sideline and being on the field. From that point forward there was never a moment when he didn’t want to be in the game. Driven by an insatiable hunger for innovation and new experiences, Frank facilitates programs through the […]

  • Scott Amick


    Scott Amick once spent 80 days straight in the wilderness. While working with Odyssey Teams Inc., he is most often found outdoors as well. Scott has been facilitating ropes course programs for Odyssey for a number of years. In addition, he holds a masters degree in Advanced Biochemical Analysis, which has translated into a career […]

  • Joseph Crudup


    During the past two decades Joseph Crudup has facilitated programs and built Ropes Courses for Odyssey and other companies around the globe. He has made an art out of thinking ahead and supporting individual and team transformation. He can anticipate what needs to be done and before you can say, “Could you please…,” the book’s […]

  • Michael Cutburth


    Program Facilitator Michael Cutburth believes in the magic of the moment. He walks through his life fully awake, completely present and absolutely available to whatever opportunity happens to present itself. From a stellar career in mortgage banking to adventuring across the globe, Michael inspires by example.

  • Scott Morris


    Scott Morris is a trailblazer. Literally. For 10 years he’s poured his time, sweat and creativity into developing more than 40 miles of multiuse trails around his community. Odyssey’s Prevention and Youth Development Specialist Scott has helped smooth the path for hundreds of kids and corporations, from Paris to Seattle with his brand of leadership […]

  • Sarah Healy

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    If Greek mythology had not been dreamed up a few thousands years ago, Sarah would have inspired it.  A blend of Athena and Zeus, she has great power, but uses it carefully and justly. She is a force of nature and aligns herself with truth, introspection, balance, passion, heart, awareness, and joy.  She uses her […]

  • Jessica Souder

    Jessica. Logistics extraordinaire.

    Jessica Souder. Running and winning races at every age is just one of the ways Jessica has pushed herself to excellence. She has raised amazing kids, found deep fulfilling love in her marriage, and brings a calm to the Odyssey storm. She has said, “YES” to just about everything life, and we can throw at […]

  • Emily Hughes

    Emily Hughes. No barricades to progress

    For better or worse, the word ‘no’ has never been of regular use in the vocabulary of Emily Hughes. Saying ‘yes’ has led to everything from coaching a high school swim team to glissading down the side of an active volcano. Often ‘yes’ results in a frantic scramble or that sinking realization of being in over one’s […]

  • Carol Jones

    Helping Hands. That's her!

    Carol Jones is relational to the core. Whether she is camping with her family of five, a bike ride with friends, or working to provide excellence for Odyssey’s clients, Carol is driven by her love for people.  She juggles incoming calls, emails, shipping orders, inventory, and whatever else falls on her desk even better than […]

  • Ryan Green

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    “You can learn to do anything.” A statement that Ryan Green lives by, there is no new task or project too big and abstract for him to tackle. From building Odyssey’s new desks to problem solving components for programs, and whether leading middle school students through high ropes or assisting business executives with building hands, […]

  • Jen White

    Keeper of the numbers

    Jen has always had a penchant for numbers. 15 is the number of years of experience she has in the field of accounting. 1969 is the year of her Camaro. 26.2 is the miles she raced in Paris last year.  Keeping a sharp pencil and a watchful eye on all the numbers, Jen keeps pace […]

  • Craig Cooper


    Craig Cooper is Odyssey’s “bike guy.” He owns a bike business in southern California and supplies the products for our Life Cycles programs. Craig has been part of the team for five years, ensuring that our bikes are in ship-shape and ready to roll. Thousands of children have experienced a direct benefit from Craig’s work. […]

  • Jeff Christian


    Jeff lives life in line with his C4 philosophy – communication, chemistry, consistency and creativity. Communicating with an emphatic ear, achieving chemistry through connection with others, consistently challenging thoughts and perspectives and overcoming fear to share ideas and create a better world. Jeff integrates this philosophy in his work as a nurse and in the […]

  • Derek Duong


    Pre-nursing, animation, and construction with Habitat for Humanity are just a few of the pursuits that fill Derek’s time away from the Odyssey office. And though his attention might be divided in regards to his free time, while at Odyssey he is nothing if not focused. Arriving via skateboard, Derek is detail oriented and deliberate […]

  • Holly Hoeksema


    Be it hiking and exploring or backpacking and whitewater rafting as a professional guide and trainer, Holly seeks adventure at every turn. She brings over twenty years of experience in the team building industry home to the Odyssey Headquarters. As the Team Development Coordinator here at Odyssey, Holly puts her ten years of work as […]

  • Zach Korte


    Zach brings the passion and dedication he has for baseball off of the diamond and into the office as he quality checks hands shipped in from programs. From throwing curveballs and chasing down grounders, Zach is fully aware of what our hands can accomplish, and diligently works to provide that experience and advantage to people […]

  • Nathan Urness


    Whether it’s nailing a spike on the sand volleyball court or logging several miles on a run through Bidwell Park, Nathan prefers to spend his time outside. However, when he is convinced to come indoors, Nathan can be found verifying that the prosthetic hands built on programs are ready to be sent to recipients. Channeling […]