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The core of Adaptive Adventures programs are the dedicated, experienced Team of professional people that provide manpower at all of our events. Our teams are made up of both staff and volunteers. The focus is on Fun, Safety, and the Achievement of Goals for all our participants, volunteers, and families. All of our instructors have many years adaptive teaching experience in a variety of activities, to go along with certifications in specific disciplines. Skill, experience, and personality are the ingredients for success!

Leonard Tschida Executive Director Leonard "Leo"Tschida joins Adaptive Adventures after retiring from his career at UPS as the Director of Operations with 37 years of service.  Leo has been an active volunteer for the past several years and is passionate about the mission, serving people with disabilities, and running a first class organization.  He plans to use is experience and knowledge build for a future that can support adaptive recreation for decades to come.  Leo is an avid cyclist, hockey player and outdoorsman.
Matt Feeney Founder Matt Feeney was an avid mountain biker and skier when a cliff diving accident at Lake Powell in 1988 left him paralyzed from the waist down. In 1991, Feeney left the financial industry in Denver and moved to Winter Park to pursue adaptive ski racing and become more involved in outdoor recreation.
Chelsea Elder Assistant Director Chelsea joined the Adaptive Adventures staff in 2015 after extensive volunteering for 4 years. Chelsea is responsible for the day-to-day operations of AAMO including recruitment, retention, program implementation, reporting and communication. Chelsea serves on the instructor level in programs with experience instructing whitewater kayaking and paddleboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking and running to children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities.
Chris Wiegand National Paddle | Pedal | Physical Wellness Guru Chris joined Adaptive Adventures in 2014, with more than 25 years' experience in high-level competitive international and Olympic sports as both an athlete and coach. He began his athletic career as a competitive long distance runner, adventure racer, and triathlete. In 1998 he took up competitive kayak and canoe, and in a few short years ascended to the top of U.S. Whitewater charts in both C-1 and C-2 for wildwater and slalom disciplines. 
Chris Werhane National Adaptive & Military Sports Specialist Chris joined Adaptive Adventures in 2011 as the Director of Military Opportunities (AAMO). His extensive bacground in adaptive programming and management is highlighted by the last 6 years as the Executive Director of Challenge New Mexico and 20 years of service as Chief and Assistant Chief of the El Dorado Volunteer Fire Department in Santa Fe New Mexico.
Greg Zbrzezny Chicago Program Director Greg joined the Adaptive Adventures team in January of 2016 with over 7 years of experience in adapted sports. He received his degree in Recreation and Park Management with an emphysis in Therapeutic Recreation from Illinois State University. After graduation, Greg began his career with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and their adapted sports program and would later move on to work at Northwest Special Recreation Association as the Paralympic Sports Coordinator.
Linda "LT" Tomsevics Midwest Program Manager Adaptive Adventures’ is so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Linda "LT" over the past 12 years as one of our lead volunteers in skiing. Her dedication to adaptive sports goes beyond the work she does with Adaptive Adventures. She has been helping people with physical disabilities for more than 20 years in a variety of capacities; including volunteering with the Disabled American Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, Challenge Aspen, SEWASP, BOLD, American Cancer Society’s Camp Hozhoni, and many other local charities.
Craig DeMartino National Climbing Coordinator Craig comes to us after 30 years of climbing and 14 of those as an adaptive climber. He lost his leg in a 100 foot groundfall in CO that also resulted in a fused back and neck and some paralysis in his lower extremities. His love of climbing and being outside has fueled his recovery and now he loves to expose other adaptive athletes to the vertical world. He climbs all around the world in all disciplines of climbing but climbing in CO is home.
Cynthia Peterson Accountant
Honey Hendesi Administrative Assistant Honey joined Adaptive Adventures first as a participant and later as an Administrative Assistant. Honey has an extensive background in orthopedic science research and lab management.  Her interest in Adaptive sports and her positive experience with Adaptive Adventures inspired her to join us and assist our team to run smoothly and efficiently.
Joel Berman Co-Founder & Retired Executive Director Joel Berman lost his left leg above the knee in a Chicago, IL railroad accident in the summer of 1981. After three years of rehabilitation, Joel re-entered the workforce and began participating in adaptive sports & recreation. Berman has an extensive background in corporate management, corporate real estate, and finance.