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Anna Birch


Started AL: 1997

Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

What I miss about my hometown:
Cheese curds that are so fresh they squeak

Dream vacation: New Zealand

Where did you go to School?: University of Minnesota (Double major in Child Psychology and English)

Weird/Hidden Talent: Roller Skating (on the old school skates)

Austin Birch


Started AL: 1997

Hometown:Monroe, Indiana

If you weren't working what would you rather be doing?: Farming

Weird/Hidden Talent: Perfect imitation of Barney, and Elmo.

What you miss about your hometown: Wide open skies.

Rachel Doody

Program Director


Started at AL:
Full time in 2009

Homwtown:Dayton, Ohio

Life goal: to visit all 58 National Parks (so far I have 23)

Dogs or cats?- One of each please

Weird Talent: I can reach far away objects because my wing span is 3" longer than I am tall.

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Mark Diedering

Summer Camp Director


Started at AL: February, 2011

Hometown: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Dream Vacation Spot: Australia

Favorite Hobby: Disc Golf

Where did you go to school?: University of New Hampshire

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Adam Trautenberg

Marketing / IT Manager


Started at AL: As a summer instructor in 2010, then full time in 2012.

Hometown: Miami, Florida.

Where did you go to school?: University of Central Florida.

Hidden Talent: I worked for a balloon company in college and can make pretty much anything out of balloons.

Favorite TV Show: House of Cards.

What do you miss about your hometown?:Thunderstorms in the summer.

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Daniel Stevens

Facility and Fleet Director


Started at AL: 2014

Hometown: Burke, VA

Dream Vacation: Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

Hidden Talent: I can play drums (kind of)

Pets? 2 Mutts, Bella & Mojo

Kyle Halstead

Program Coordinator


Started at AL: as an instructor in 2012, full time 2014

Hometown: Burlington, Vermont

If you weren't working what would you rather be doing? Climbing some rocks

Strangest food habit: Putting Vermont Grade B maple syrup in my coffee.

Dream Vacation? Spend a year chasing the Fall season around the world.

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Ashley Suntheimer

Group Program Manager


Started at AL:as an instructor 2011, full time 2014

Hometown: Wild woods of Newport News, VA

Interesting facts:

  • I started out as a Criminal Justice Major and thought I would go into Law Enforcement
  • Did not Like to get dirty or sweat when I was younger
  • I watched Harry Potter Movies every night for an entire year 2011

If you weren't working what would you rather be doing?
Paddling, Climbing or both at the same time.

Where did you go to school?
Radford University Class of 2010 and George Mason

Weird/Hidden Talent(s):

  • Does melting chocolate on a plate and eating it count, I can do that like a pro
  • Crocheted a T-Shirt Rug

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Julie Kagler

Administrative Assistant


Started at AL: 2011 as a 3-Season Instructor, Admin Assistant since May 2014

Hometown: Wheeling, WV

Where did you go to school?: West Virginia University "Let's Go Mountaineers"

Dream Vacation Spot: Pacific Northwest coast to visit some of the US National Parks.

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, favorite place is Dolly Sods Wilderness Area in WV.


Alice West



Started at AL: 1997

Hometown: Sumter, SC

Interesting Facts:

•Father was in the Air Force, and Mother in the Army

•A former dairy farmer

•Night Owl

•2 Daughters: Jessica and Brianna

Favorite TV Show: Elementary













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