One of the most important things at Expeditions Unlimited is the staff we hire. We look for young men and women of God who are continually growing in their faith and their walk with Christ. We also look for people who love to spend time with students and share the love of God with them.
Steve Higgins // Director
In 1987, God called Steve and his wife Lynn to form Expeditions Unlimited. Steve created Expeditions to lead wilderness trips and expanded the ministry in 2004 to include a year-round camp. Steve is always looking for a new adventure, and you will often find him dog-sledding, mountain-climbing, rock-climbing, or water-skiing.
Steve Voss (A.K.A. Skooba) //Associate Director
Steve began guiding for Expeditions in 2001 and came on full time in 2008. He does all the scheduling at Expeditions and guides and hosts groups all year round. He loves to spend time outdoors and with students. He is married to Erin and has four kids, Isaiah, Grace, Joshua, and Samuel. Email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josh and Johanna Wilkosz// Sherpa/Compass Directors
Josh and Johanna Wilkosz started with expeditions in 2013. They oversee both Sherpa (a high school discipleship program) in the summer, as well as Compass (a gap year program). Josh and Johanna are passionate about discipleship and using the outdoors as a training ground! Email them at: email@example.com
Zach and Kyrsten Campbell // Maintenance Director
Zach and Kyrsten joined our staff in the winter of 2015. Zach heads up most of the maintenance around camp as well as guides trips all summer and hosts groups on weekends throughout the rest of the year. His versified skill set makes him a huge asset to camp!
Conner Grove-Fisher // Retreat Host/Director of Special Projects
Conner was part of the first group of Compass Students and loved camp so much he never left! He has fit into a number of different roles at Expeditions including Sherpa RA, Summer Guide, Weekend Host, and much more. We rely heavily on individuals like Conner who are willing to jump in and do whatever jobs are needed to keep camp running smoothly!
Jill Bryant // Compass Resident Assistant
Like Conner, Jill was a first year compass student whom we have brought on full time. Jill has worked a variety of rolls at camp but recently found her niche as the Compass RA. The compass program has grown over the years and we have realized that it is just too much for Josh and Jo to do alone. In addition to helping run compass Jill hosts weekend retreats and assists in many different projects around camp.
Matt Dahlman // Landscape Technician
Matt moved to camp in the fall of 2015 and works hard to keep Expeditions looking great! He is a master mower and weed whipping wizard. He also spends a lot of time with Zach helping with the many maintenance projects around camp
Amber Sommerfeld // Dining Hall DirectorAmber joined our full time staff in the fall of 2016. She has works as a guide throughout the summer but her main focus the rest of the year is taking care of the Dining Hall. In addition to maintaining and cleaning the building, Amber cooks for groups throughout the year as well as works as a retreat host a few weekends each season.
2016 Guiding Staff
Our guides are the heartbeat of all we do. A youth pastor once told us, "It never ceases to amaze me how you guys get quality staff summer after summer". We know how it happens. The Lord brings the right individuals to us year after year. We look for staff who are eager to serve and share the love of Christ with students. We couldn't function without our guides and can't say thank you enough for being a part of Expeditions Unlimited.
We had another great batch of Sherpas this summer! These high school students gave up their summer to volunteer at Expeditions and do a lot of the behind the scenes work. Thank you Sherpas for all the dishes you washed, all the cabins you cleaned, and your willingness to serve guides and students all summer long.