Jerry Ketelhut — Executive Director

Jerry, a native of Arizona, he has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 30 years serving people in need. His passion for Daring Adventures stems from the organization's mission: to improve the lives of people with disabilities and significant life challenges.  Whether disabled, at-risk or simply needing extra assistance, Jerry’s helps everyone reach his/her maximum potential with compassion and a smile.

Before becoming Executive Director, Jerry served on the Board of Directors for Daring Adventures as program liaison cultivating Daring Adventures events and flagship programs such as River Rampage and Mainstream Expedition. Doing so allowed Jerry to see first-hand how Daring Adventure enables participants to reach their "#OwnEverest”.

Jerry is an avid pet lover, enjoys cooking, travel and especially taking cruises!  He is excited to be a part of Daring Adventures as he assists others enjoy Mother Nature and create memories that last a lifetime.


Sarah is a recent graduate from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania who holds a Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy.  She is a certified recreational therapist through the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification and has varied experience with adaptive sports and recreation including outdoor recreation, sled hockey, court sports and aquatics.  Sarah has been a Certified Disability Sports Specialist through Blaze Sports and is excited to put her experience to practice here at Daring Adventures.  In her free time, Sarah plays rugby for the Tempe Women's Rugby Club, and enjoys running, kayaking and writing.  


Sarah Lindvay - Healthy Day Recreation Program Coordinator


Board Members


Ann Wheat  - Chairman
Director of Caregiver Services
Duet Partners in Health & Aging


Donald Rumer-Rivera
Lawyer,  Rumer Law


Judge Randall Howe
Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals


Mark Stodola
Retired,  Court Administrator Consultant

April Jones — Vice Chairman/Secretary
Outreach Director


Nancy Engstrom Gerber
Retired, Retail Services

Peg O' B Bohnert
Retired, Prudential Financial


Kim Birch
Physician Assistant


Sue Kelly
Retired Clinical Nurse Educator


Jill Brace
Special Education Teacher, Phoenix Day School for the Deaf


Thomas F. Jones, Jr.
Honorary Board Member

Bryan Momsen
VP Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab


Gabby Herbert
Director of Education, Arizona Center for Nature Conservation