559-642-3899 ⋅ info@summitadventure.com
PO Box 498 - Bass Lake, CA 93604

The Summit Adventure Staff

Tom SmithExecutive Director

It’s the best of all outdoor worlds for me—great people, great mission, great course areas, small enough to be innovative yet large enough to make an impact, great history and great future. God clearly uses this ministry for His work!

Alex WitmerImmersion Service and Adventure Semester Director

Originally from Ohio, Alex was introduced to Summit in the spring of 2016 when he was a student in the Semester Program. After a formative semester full of spiritual growth and adventure, he is back to help others have a similar experience. It is exciting for him to be able to use his passion for the outdoors to hopefully help others in their personal faith. When not with the students, he might be climbing, cycling, or whipping up something tasty in the kitchen!

Carey SmithSpecial Events Coordinator

Carey first got her start as an instructor after working several years at Outward Bound. She now focuses her talents and energy towards caring for the needs of groups and individuals that come through Summit Adventure’s doors. From showing hospitality to guests, helping with the Whitney Classic fundraiser to making sure ISAS students feel “at home,” Carey ensures people feel welcomed and well cared for during their time here.

Valerie CasnerAdministrative Assistant & Accounting

Although she may not enjoy “sleeping on the ground,” Valerie provides Summit Adventure with much needed bookkeeping and administrative oversight. Valerie handles many tasks related to the “day-in and day-out” operations of Summit Adventure. She also helps provide hospitality to groups coming through Summit’s doors.

Jake Wiens – Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager

Jake’s main role is to spread the good word about Summit in the twitterverse—and all other forms of social media, too! Originally from Washington, DC, where he worked in the fast-paced media and politics realm, he now calls Seattle, Washington home. Working at Summit gives him the opportunity to combine three of his passions: service, the outdoors and innovative social outreach. When he’s not connecting online, you can usually find him somewhere in the mountains, connecting with nature.