The Course

Where Challenge Becomes Change

The Course CA is a professional team building activity that brings in ice breakers, teamwork, leadership development, team building skills, leadership skills, and of course, fun for your small business, executive team,family, or church group.


Life is the journey you make it. Similar to life, our course is different depending on who leads it. Each of our certified guides makes every journey unique to their personality and to what they personally feel will best challenge your group. No two experiences at the course are the same and neither are our facilitators. Here they are! (drumroll, please)

Tim Parr
Program Director

You will never hear stranger catch phrases than out of the mouth of this Kiwi (person from New Zealand). Tim is the most trained and experienced member of our team and brings a heaping scoop of quality to the program. He’s a style fiend who wears funky shoes we make fun of him for but secretly all want.


Gio Figueroa
Lead Facilitator

Giovani brought his many tongues to The Course team. Generates quite the picture doesn't it. However, 11 languages are just the beginning of this Mexican/Italian/American's many talents.
As a facilitator, Gio can often be found playing on a variety of musical instruments, sometimes all at once, and preening his beard while his team traverse the elements.
He claims these activities sooth his team and helps them to concentrate.

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Eva Millan
Lead Facilitator

Eva hails from the far away land of Mexico via Texas. As a facilitator she is laid back and loves to have fun. However, she is sometimes tempted to make challenges harder for people who don't know how to listen (she restrains herself).

Full of factoids and useless trivia, you'll find yourself learning things you never wished to know about; especially forty feet up in the air.

Feel free to ask this self-named Queen of the Nerds anything you wish.

Her aspiration of becoming the worlds first female dictator has been put on hold in order to pursue her life-long dreams of cosplaying.

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Stephanie Figueroa

Stephanie is a quality, fun loving and adventurous facilitator, who loves to suck the nectar out of life. She lives in the Coachella Valley which is known for there massive music festivals, when she's not swinging from ropes in the Trinity Alps which is known for it's...alps.
She sure loves her Christian Crack (Coffee) and hopes in the future to start her very own Christian Crack store, with Spanglish sayings printed on the wall and a mini ropes course for kids to play on while their parents take their 'uppers'.
Whilst facilitating our guests, Stephanie's Spanglish may come out from time to time, but it's ok. Don't let it rattle you. She's totally legal.
If Stephanie is your facilitator and her sweetness, charm and extensive knowledge of the many countries she's visited are somewhat intimidating, good or bad puns are the way to her corazón (heart)

Stephanie enjoys going on long hikes and soaking in the sweet sound of the wild just as much as she enjoys walking through crazy cities and soaking in the sweet sound of city traffic.

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Shawna Schlenker

Shawna is from the Northern State of Washington.
Although most people know it as the rainy state, Shawna brings culture instead of soggy shoes, as her Oregonian contribution to our team. She grew up in the dessert, on a small reservation.
Shawna is the facilitator who loves being silly and talking in accents. Ask about her accent names and you'll see a whole different side of her than the sweet Origonian you were talking to just seconds before!
With a love of adventure, outdoors and bonding, Shawna has been custom built to facilitate her groups through a memorable and fun time at The Course.

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Caleb Wallace

Born in Idaho but raised in just about every State west of the Rockies, Caleb and his family spend most of his childhood “on the run” living in the forests and hills. This developed a deep fondness for the outdoors and a passion for challenges and adventure.

He believes that growth is vital and that growth happens when you are outside of you comfort zone. (Which sometimes is 40ft off the ground, other times is being facilitated by a man in skinny pants).

Caleb embodies deep thinking paired with a light sense of humor. Beware that humor, sometimes it involves human participation.

Ps. He is an INFJ for those who are assessing his compatibility


Jonathan Dobernecki

Jonathan hails from the great nation of Texas.
He can do the worm, though this is only partially related to the first line, here.
A man of intrigue and adventure, 13 different countries have been privileged to host this ex radio DJ and hear his many assertions of his love for Jade. (This may seem like a simple and sweet sentiment, but the fact that Jonathan's encouraging voice can be heard from anywhere on the campus may bring some context to these utterances.)
Jonathan has the hospitality of Mother Teresa, the diplomacy of Mahatma Gandhi and the speaking prowess of Martin Luther King and therefore is the man to greet most groups.
First impressions matter.

Jade Gutierez

Jahdmy harkens from Mexico and can do pretty well anything. She's a fantastic facilitator of both ground and course activities and brings a bunch of insight and sweetness to our team, all delivered in her clear, exotic accent.

While she may not love laziness or the cold, she does love to watch the nervous faces of our guests as she cruises by The Course in her shady panel van.

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Ruth Bourne

Ruth, strong yet kind, hearkens from a fearsome land in the deep south. An island where all the gnarly, bitey, poisonous, violent and fearsome critters were banished. It breeds a special kind of compassion into a person.

Ruth is an experienced facilitator who loves leading groups in Weaverville who don’t bite or sting.

She may be petite and feminine, but if you’re a grasshopper who happened to be dipped in chocolate, none of those traits are going to be what cross your mind, as you plunge headlong into her mouth.

Passionate and fun, as a facilitator Ruth can often be found talking in utterances which, if you closed your eyes, could be coming from the ghost of Steve Irwin.

Sarah Matson, Denise Boggs, Kylee White & Ella Ross
Kitchen crew  

Without this small squad of scullery soldiers, we would surely all grow faint, weary and possibly even die.
This contingent may not be large, but manages to boast an impressive array of credentials amongst their rank.  
Surfing, quad biking, hitch-hiking across the country, long boarding and winning mascot championships are but a few of the past time actives enjoyed by the hands of these ladies, when they’re not otherwise occupied making delectable delicacies for our guests.
They may be petite and pretty, but don’t under estimate their power and attempt to sneak more home made whipped cream without asking. A state champion wrestler lurks amongst their ranks.



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