Meet the Team
In his first season with TreeRunner, Alex has 7+ years of experience in martial arts and year-round youth programming. A long admirer of Georges Brassens, Alex loves watching parents become proud of their children for conquering their fears at our park. When he’s not working you can find Alex fishing, kayaking, or hiking!
Top item on bucket list: race a Formula One car around Monaco
Social Media Specialist
In his 2nd year with TreeRunner, Conner has risen through the ranks to become the TreeRunner Social Media Specialist. Conner is a student at Oakland University, studying Anthropology/Sociology and Filmmaking. He loves chatting with guests about everyday life, and has 4 years of customer service experience, spending 2 of those years lifeguarding! When he’s not working, you can find him playing guitar, or fencing. He admires Fred Rogers for reminding everybody to be kind to their neighbors.
Top bucket list item: finish getting his pilot’s license.
Youth Program Manager & Maintenance Assistant
An avid outdoorsman and jack of all trades with TreeRunner, Dana is in her 5th year with TreeRunner! Dana has a degree in Business Management from Grand Valley State University, and her favorite part of working at TreeRunner is being outside and working in a fun environment. She is a certified trainer and loves helping others learn the ropes (literally!). Outside of work she spends all of her time with her baby (he’s really cute).
Top bucket list item: heliskiing or surfing in Hawaii
Group Sales Manager
In his 4th year with TreeRunner, Connor is a student at Central Michigan University studying Music, Psychology and Organizational Leadership, Connor loves being able to see the positive impact and smiles on our groups’ faces. Outside of work he enjoys playing piano or Mario (even though they both frustrate him).
Top bucket list item: to see every show on a Broadway season rotation
In her 3rd year with TreeRunner, Destiny graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Recreation Management. She also has 4 years of experience as a Wilderness First Responder and swim coach. When she’s not at TreeRunner you can find destiny kayaking, playing with her 3 dogs, or painting. Her favorite part about TreeRunner is that it is a place for people to have fun! She loves the energy from everyone in the park – both the staff and guests!
Top bucket list item: to go dog-sledding under the Northern Lights
Training & Equipment Manager
In his 5th year at TreeRunner, Mike is a graduate of Wayne State University. He loves everything about TreeRunner, especially giving climbers a one-of-a-kind experience they will never forget. Being outside in the fresh air is Mike’s go-to, along with his guitar, or camping trips. He admires Paul McCartney, because who doesn’t love his music?
Top bucket list item: backpacking through Europe
Guest Success Center/Office Supervisor
Sierra is in returning for her second year with TreeRunner and her first season as our Guest Success Center & Office Supervisor. She loves interacting with guests and providing them with unique and fun experiences that create life long memories! When she’s not working, you can find her tending to her plants, hanging out with her cat, camping and traveling all around Michigan. She loves nature and admires all animals and bugs (even if she fears them).
Jeremy joined the TreeRunner team in October of 2019. He completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Wayne State University (GO WARRIORS!) and loves spending time with his family, watching sports, or enjoying some quiet time in Charlevoix, Michigan. The person he admires most is his dog, Yofi, because he gets to sleep all day and is always in a good mood. He says the best part of his job is seeing guests come to the park as timid travelers and leaving as confident conquerors.
Top bucket list item: learn how to fly a plane
Director of Operations
A graduate of Alma College, Amanda is an outdoor recreation hobbyist and has been with our team since July of 2019. She loves encouraging people to spend time outside, and in the present. When she isn’t working, she enjoys skateboarding, and hanging with her friends. Fun fact, Amanda has been to zipline parks across the world! Just a few include Peru, Costa Rica, Germany, and Mexico.
Top bucket list item: to base jump
TreeRunner Official Intern
A senior at Michigan State University studying Environmental Sustainability and Entrepreneurship, Arielle is passionate about getting people outside and in touch nature. In her second year with TreeRunner, Arielle’s favorite part of her job is seeing guests gain confidence in themselves throughout their time in the park. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging out in the woods and getting out of her comfort zone to try new things! She admires Miley Cyrus because she works hard, plays hard, and her outfits are always on point.
Top Bucket List Item: Winter camp under the Northern Lights in Alaska