Climbing Manager

Leadership Team

Austin Dannen

Executive Director
Austin is from Spokane, Washington and joined Peak 7 in 2009. He has been a committed member of the team ever since, serving as a guide, coordinator, program manager, and director. He is passionate about communicating the love of God, and sharing his enjoyment of the outdoors with youth. He loves spending time with his family, traveling and exploring the world, and having fun with friends. Austin lives in the Spokane area with his wife, Anna, and their son, Isaac.

Jenny Weddle

Operations Director 
Jenny is a Washington State native, growing up hiking, fishing and spending countless hours outdoors. After meeting her husband of 28 years, Ken, at Moody Northwest, they started a family, welcoming three sons in 4 years. As a family they have served as the onsite camp administrators of UGM Camp since 2002. Jenny is passionate about youth advocacy and outdoor recreation, making Peak 7 the perfect fit. In her spare hours, Jenny can be found adventuring with Ken, solo hiking in the great PNW or introverting with an excellent book.

Shelley Allen

Finance Director
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.

Taylor King

Program Director
I was born and raised in Alabama backpacking in the woodland forests. The outdoors has always provided a great deal of clarity and understanding in my life. I learned at a young age that getting outside would give me a big dose of the “feel goods”. It was through outdoor adventure that my body and mind began to heal, always returning with a different perspective about what I was facing in my life. My passion to work in the outdoors felt unreal and not attainable and I never put a lot of thought into pursuing it. After years of moving around the country seeking jobs that I thought I needed, a mentor flew me out to climb Mt. Rainier. After that trip one of my guides encouraged me to explore some of my passions in the outdoor industry. When I found out about Peak 7 I could hardly believe something like it existed. It absolutely changed everything about what I thought was possible for my future. The culture and community surrounding Peak 7 has had an everlasting impact on me and I consider it a great honor to now be in the program role helping to create programs that might inspire others.

Connor Lee

Assistant Program Director
Originally from Oklahoma, Connor grew up on the plains of middle America before moving to Spokane in 2017. Prior to his move, Connor and a group of friends did a 10 day trip across Western Colorado and Southern Utah camping & hiking that galvanized his love for the outdoors. Since moving to Spokane Connor has become an avid skier and backpacker, and it was his involvement in these activities that eventually led to his connection to the Peak 7 community. It was Peak 7s vision, rooted in faith, to make access to the outdoors available for all–no matter one's socioeconomic status–that really appealed to Connor and led to him seeking out a role on our team. While Connor works alongside our full time team and seasonal guides coordinating trips, he is also in school preparing to become a licensed marriage and family therapist. 

Tiffany Mackie

Community Engagement & Events Manager
Tiffany is a PNW Transplant of 10 years, originally born and raised in South Florida. Having grown-up climbing in the trees, swimming in the oceans and trekking through the swamps, the PNW opened up a whole new world of outdoor beauty.  She now enjoys boating, paddle boarding and hiking with her 11-year-old son Jackson and husband Dan. Tiffany has spent the last 19 years in the health and wellness industry and is a passionate advocate for organic farming and regenerative agriculture.  So, bringing together physical fun and nature advocacy via Peak7 couldn’t be a more natural fit! She can be found barefoot in her garden all summer long, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen any chance she gets.

Seasonal Guide Team

Jordan Lewis

Climbing Manager
Born and raised in both Oregon and France, Jordan always loved playing in the outdoors but didn’t get exposed to outdoor sports until college. She discovered her love and passion for rock climbing and after working as a climbing instructor she heard about Peak 7 and started her first season guiding in 2017. She then decided to make Spokane her home because of the community and access to the outdoors here. After taking some time off from guiding she’s back to work as the climbing manager this summer! Some of her other interests include: skiing, mountain biking, crosswords, her kindle, training for trail running races this summer!!, ceramics, backpacking and anything to do with friends and people.

Zoë Divelbiss

Rafting Manager

Hannah Paulsen

Lead Rafting Guide

Nathaniel Moscatelli

Rafting Guide- Spokane
Growing up in Coeur d’Alene Idaho, Nathaniel was always outside. At the age of seven he joined Boy Scouts and decided he loved the outdoors, quickly falling in love with skiing, climbing, and fly fishing. After finishing high school Nathaniel joined an organization called YWAM, starting a journey of seeking to glorify God and finding a way to share Christ's love through His creation. After YWAM, Nathaniel was looking for a way to continue in this calling of outdoor ministry and found Peak 7! He is super excited to spend his second summer with Peak 7, and see the Lord work in His children. Nathaniel plans on working to get his EMT certification over the fall and hopes to use that to continue to bless others and share Christ’s love with the nations.

AC Cook

Rock Climbing Guide- Spokane
After being raised in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC, AC made the jump to move west last summer and has officially been a PNW transplant since. Growing up she always enjoyed outdoor activities but recently fell in love with rock climbing and spends all her free days at the crag. As a seasonal worker who drifts from job to job every few months AC loves spending summers helping fulfill Peak 7's mission of getting all types of people to experience the wonder of God's Creation. AC is working towards becoming a Wilderness EMT and a AMGA certified climbing guide, has recently picked up skiing and snowboarding, and is training to climb Big Walls in the future such as Yosemite's El Capitan.

Josh Campbell

Rafting Guide- Spokane
Josh is originally from Arvada, Colorado and came to Spokane to go to Gonzaga University. He has grown up loving the outdoors especially rock climbing and skiing. Josh was hired by Gonzaga Outdoors as a trip leader and this let Josh explore his passion and become devoted to sharing the wonders of the wilderness with those who haven’t experienced them. Peak 7 aligns with this idea and shared many other virtues that Josh does such as finding healing and becoming closer to God in the woods. Along with guiding, Josh is finishing his degree in Human Physiology with plans to go into health care afterwards.

Carson Woods

PAL Lead Guide- Spokane
Carson, originally from the small town of Redmond Oregon, discovered his passion for the outdoors through backpacking trips and snowboarding expeditions with his closest buddies. Inspired by the goodness of God's creation, and the pure amount of fun found in the backcountry, Carson found a calling to share outdoor adventures and the love of God with others. Currently pursuing a degree in communications at Whitworth University, Carson aspires to shred a snowboard professionally and launch his own coffee company, blending his love for adventure with entrepreneurship. Peak 7 provides the opportunity for Carson to explore, lead, and tell stories that showcase the shared connections and friendships that will be made in truly wild environments.

Evan Triemstra

PAL Guide- Spokane
Evan is in his last year at Calvin University in Michigan. He discovered his love for the outdoors while on a ten-day multi-element trip during his freshman year of college. Evan has pursued this interest through working for a summer in Alaska which further elevated his curiosity for the outdoors. He found himself pursuing another job in the outdoor industry and Peak 7 appealed to his deep desire to connect transformative outdoor experiences with faith. He hopes to continue exploring this passion as a high school science teacher when he finishes his degree at Calvin.

Norah Cavanaugh

Program Guide- Spokane
As part of the Spokane Peak 7 team, Norah anticipates an adrenaline-filled summer guiding whitewater rafting trips, rock climbing and other water sports. She also looks forward to sharing serene sunsets and charred s’mores with teens as they discuss challenges they’ve overcome, faith and God’s unwavering love. At summer’s end, Norah will head to Biola University in sunny, Southern California as a Public Health major completing nursing school prerequisites. Between now and the Fall, Norah hopes to keep her rafts upright and the laughter flowing.

Avery Hughes

Ascent Guide- Seattle
Spokane born and raised, Avery hiked the Inland Northwest as he grew up. As time went on, a desire for exploration pulled him away, leading him to spend time working and playing in various national parks. It was in those places—hiking, bushwhacking, kayaking, canoeing etc.—that he truly fell in love with outdoor adventure. After recently completing his recreation management degree at Appalachian State University, Avery finds himself drawn back to Peak 7 after being a summer guide 2 years ago. The opportunity to combine his enthusiasm for adventure with the chance to show love to others who may not be able to explore the outdoors is what makes him so passionate about returning to Peak 7. Looking ahead, Avery envisions himself working internationally, whether in a recreation setting or in foreign service.

Jessie Rampton

Ascent Guide- Seattle
Jessie Rampton is an Oregon native, currently pursuing her nursing degree at Montana State University. Jessie grew up in the outdoors hiking, rafting, and mountain biking but got involved with Peak 7 in 2018 as a participant on the Bower Adventure Course (BAC). This expanded Jessie’s love for the outdoors by giving her the knowledge to backpack, rock climb, and mountaineer. She also saw noticeable growth in her faith as evening devotionals and long trail days encouraged her to dig into God’s word and ask hard questions. With the help of the BAC guides, Jessie walked away on the fifty-first day excited to not only share the good news of God but also encourage and lead others in outdoor adventures. As a guide this summer, she hopes to influence the participants by creating a safe environment to explore God’s word and be themselves while enjoying God's amazing creation like her BAC guides did for her.

Kody Weddle

Ascent Guide- Seattle, SUP Concessions Lead

Sarah Dahl

Ascent Guide- Seattle
Born in Spokane, raised in the middle of nowhere, Kody has loved the outdoors from a young age. He grew up at the Union Gospel Mission Camp were his family worked with many churches and at-risk youth during the free 9 weeks of camp the UGM provides every summer. As he got older, he took up a job opportunity for a couple years with the Pacific Northwest Trail Association where he and the crew rebuilt and refurbished sections of the trail (P.N.T., P.C.T.) that were unsafe. Having seen that Peak 7 had combined youth and the outdoors with a loving Christian message, he dove straight into the opportunity of getting a chance to be a part of something big. While working with youth over the summer, he plans to also continue building his contracting company with his younger brother.
Sarah is a Spokane local with a love for Jesus and the mountains. Graduating in December from Whitworth University with a bachelors in strategic communication, she hopes to become an outreach and fundraising coordinator for a faith based non-profit. While Sarah's love for the PNW outdoors began through childhood adventures with her big bros, it was her college backpacking trips that developed her passion for learning to both rest and seek adventure in God’s creation (usually by an alpine lake with a good book). As a middle school youth leader at her church, Sarah has grown spiritually through her devotion to these girls and the joy found in seeing young people experience Christ’s love. While guiding for Peak 7 this summer she hopes to steward an environment of encouragement upon encouragement to help these youth experience the joy of true adventure.

Wilderness Medicine Team

Daniel Klassen

Wilderness Medicine Instructor
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.

Michael Douglas, MD

Medical Director
Dr. Douglas is a board-eligible physician who has completed training in both Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology (a rigorous combined residency program at Loma Linda University). He has also received additional training in global and expeditionary medicine through the University of Minnesota. Beyond medical training, he has had over 7 years experience in the outdoor industry as a backpacking guide, climbing guide and WFR instructor. Wilderness specific certifications include PCGI top-rope guide, WEMT, and Wilderness Emergency Medical Professional (WEM-Pro).

Kevin Kerrigan, MD

Wilderness Medicine Course Director
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

Wilderness Medicine Instructor
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.

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