• Bill John

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    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

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    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

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    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 […]

  • Cynthia McNeil

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    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 millions of interactions that define who they are. Cynthia specializes in transformational and accelerated growth through experiential methodology. She is […]

  • 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

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    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 […]

  • Whitney Callender Demorest

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    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 […]

  • Lauren Ball

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    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 […]

  • Laurie Fredericks

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    Laurie Fredericks was born in Normal, Illinois. And here’s the paradox. Laurie speaks Latvian, volunteered to help Native Americans, served two years in the Peace Corps, and has traveled to China, Egypt Australia, Estonia, Ireland, Poland, Singapore (the list goes on and on). She’s as comfortable on a train in a third world country as […]

  • Joseph Crudup

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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. […]

  • Devon Souder

    Devon displays the same loyalty to his friends that is demonstrated as innate second nature by his dog Pepper. The same consistency he shows in his friendships is brought into this work at Odyssey, as Devon contributes to the hand kit assembling side of the office.

  • Sophia Leiker

    Definitely doing something good!

    Serving others is like second nature to Sophia. When she isn’t scoring hat tricks on the soccer pitch, she can be found logging endless hours working to better the world around her through any number of community service avenues. Odyssey is lucky to have her servant’s heart working to quality check the hands that come […]

  • Derek Duong

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    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 […]

  • Mary Pickering

    Preparing kits with love.

    Though she’s lived in the same town her entire life, Mary has managed to see a lot of the world. Traveling throughout Europe, and even as far as India, Mary brings her love for foreign locales home to Chico and into the office of Odyssey. The hand kits that Mary assembles and packages are shipped […]

  • Connor Hughes

    Quality. In Conner's hands.

    Connor can frequently be found wide awake in the pre dawn hours of the weekend, committed to cheering Liverpool FC on to victory. And whether it’s sinking putts on the golf course or racing butterfly in the pool, Connor is consistent and precise. Connor brings those qualities of commitment, consistency and precision off of the […]

  • Zach Korte

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    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

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    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 […]

  • Chelsea Grissom

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    Chelsea loves doing anything that presents a challenge, be it navigating European public transportation or jumping out the open door of a plane. This makes her the ideal candidate to handle the Tipping Points that arrive at the office following programs. Deciphering scrawled handwriting and typing at breakneck speeds, Chelsea uploads all the Tipping Points […]