Meet the Team at Odyssey Teams

We are ordinary people with extraordinary dreams of what is possible when people learn to give their best. Headquartered in Chico, CA with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bill John President / CEO/ Co-Founder

President / CEO/ Co-Founder

Bill cooked up this Odyssey many moons ago and has found a way to keep improving with every client and group with which he engages. Challenge him, trust him and then get out of the way and let him do his thing. You won’t be disappointed.

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Lain Hensley, COO/Co-Founder and Head Dream Chaser

COO / Co-Founder and Head Dream Chaser

Everyone wants to be Lain Hensley’s friend and listen to his podcast You Go First. 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.

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Todd Demorest Chief Facilitation Officer

Chief Facilitation Officer

Todd Demorest has shared his wisdom with the top brass of almost every company out there, showing them that even if life is challenging, it has a brilliance that must be celebrated. He has seen it all and talks straight about life, work, and business to some of the best.

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Kim Clary, Directory of Client Success

Director of Client Success

Kim Clary’s smile and infectious laugh will be the first things to make you gravitate towards her, but it’s her ability to bring out the best in you that is her real gift. She is flat-out fun from start to finish. But her passion for giving and depth of experience is why she is our Director of Client Success.

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Jonas Herzog General Manager

General Manager

Jonas is on his second Odyssey with us! As a student intern while studying at Chico State and now as the General Manager. He loves the variety in his work here and the people he works with. Travel is a passion of his. This job has taken him anywhere from the Dominican Republic to Squaw Valley, but he and his family renovated an old school bus and took a one year and 22 day road trip across the USA and Western Canada. We can always count on Jonas for positive leadership and to keep things “rad!”.  

Carol -Odyssey Teams

Office Logistics Coordinator

Carol Jones is relational to the core. Whether she is camping with her family of five, on 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.

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Jeremy Bates Program Facilitator

Program Facilitator

A unique blend of live, interactive music and personal stories filled with humor and humility. Jeremy is the Hope Dealer and is able to create an environment cloaked in authenticity where it is cool to HOPE more, LEARN more, LOVE more and DO more, regardless of your past.

Whitney Demorest


Whitney has been working with Odyssey since 2007 in an assistant facilitator role and more recently an outreach specialist as well. Her background consists of a Masters in clinical psychology and has worked in personal growth and transformation field for over 25 years. She loves going on adventures with her husband Todd (yes THAT Todd) and her 2 daughters, doing yoga, and savoring a good cup of tea.

Jamie Engel Office Logistics Assistant

Office Logistics Assistant

Whether it is a mountain or a mountain of work, there isn’t anything Jamie Engel can’t conquer. She’s committed to improving Odyssey HQ’s efficiency and works with a positive team-oriented attitude. She loves meeting participants at Odyssey’s programs and her co-workers. Jamie is a rock for the team and we are so lucky to have her!

Ross Field Visual Production Specialist

Visual Production Specialist

After twelve years filming and reporting sports and news for a local news station, Ross Field is a household name and face for most of Northern California. Ross is a walking comfort zone. He is a continual learner, ever-curious and has the humility to ask great questions and listen for the answers.

Sara Healy Program Facilitator

Program Facilitator

Facilitator Sarah Healy lives out Odyssey’s love of transforming others’ lives. She loves working with her fellow team members! Her background in Psychology helps her lead others to breakthrough and the other side of their fears. If she isn’t leading a program, you will probably find her grooving to a tune or spending time by the ocean.

Frank Hackney Program Facilitator

Program Facilitator

From above the clouds of Machu Picchu to beneath the blue waters of Bora Bora to the pyramids of Egypt and the magical Okavango Delta of Botswana, Frank stretches the limits of seeing the world with the same vigor that he stretches for the very highest levels of individual and team performance in others. Frank has worked with high-performing teams from the “super-speedway world” of NASCAR to the NASA Manned Space Flight Center – and a whole lot of companies in between. He has a MS in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management and is driven by an intense desire to see people create an extraordinary experience for themselves and for others! More on Frank Hackney

Bobette -Odyssey Teams

Administrative Assistant

Bobette started as a client and jumped into the Odyssey HQ after retiring from her first 35-year career with Tri-Counties Bank. A valued client for 15 years, Bobette knows Odyssey from both sides of the phone. She worked with us to pioneer one of the longest and most successful training programs in the history of her previous company. She was the training and development guru and basically the heart and soul of one of the fastest growing financial institutions in California. Bobette is very passionate about helping people succeed and work together as a high performing team.

Ceanne Johnson


Ceanne’s twenty years of human resources management experience in established corporate and leading-edge technology environments can benefit every level of an organization.  She has proven expertise in coaching and development of staff, designing and implementing staffing assessments and recruitment. She loves to travel, ride her horse and hike.

Katie Leach Executive Assistant to Lain Hensley

Executive Assistant to Lain Hensley

Katie Leach uses her task oriented nature and communication skills to help dream chasers make their ideas come to life! She feels a great sense of purpose at Odyssey and loves the team spirit that has something new everyday. You can catch her outside of the office playing tennis or spending time with her husband and three awesome children.

Cynthia McNeil

Program Facilitator

Cynthia is soulful and spirited! She walks the path of honesty with an open heart, a curious mind and an authentic experienced voice. Cynthia does just about everything, from high ropes courses to leading one of our philanthropic programs. The incorporation of a philanthropic approach to the training room is her favorite part of Odyssey.

Tanner Richerdson Odyssey Teams Assistant

Odyssey Teams Assistant

You likely won’t see Tanner without his guitar or a Helping Hands prosthetic hand. The Modesto native has been working at Odyssey since 2017 and is an integral part of processing the LN-4 hands that are donated to amputees all over the world. He is also a talented vocalist and can be seen doing events all over Northern California.

Jen White Accounting Services

Accounting Services

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.

Allison Willis Live Events Logistics Coordinator

Live Events Logistics Coordinator

Allison was born and raised in Chico, CA. She studied at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo before returning to Chico to work with Odyssey Teams.  Allison loves to travel, make delicious meals from scratch and do all things outdoors.

Mindful Living and Leadership Trainer

For the past 29 years, Chau has volunteered countless hours to teach meditation, yoga, tai chi, and other mindfulness techniques to thousands of people. She lives in Walnut Creek, California, with her husband Jim, to whom she has been married to since 1971. They have two daughters, a son-in law, a granddaughter & 2 grandsons.

If you’re looking for team building providers for your next offsite or corporate event, look no further than the amazing team at Odyssey Teams.

Give us a call at (800) 342-1650 or send us email.