Our Staff

All of Tree Frog's owners, managers and guides are trained to meet the standards of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). Our guides have participated in a rigorous certification program offered by Get A Grip Adventures, LLC, that strive to meet all ACCT safety standards. This training and certification helps ensure that guests of Tree Frog Canopy Tours are greeted by professional guides who can provide a fun and memorable time of adventure and exploration in Ohio’s Mohican Wilderness area.

Meet the Tree Frog Team:


Madison Christiansen - Our chief operations officer and also course manager will bring the guides down to her level if they get a little too flighty. Always being a stickler for being on time, even for herself, she will crack the whip and then steal Weezy’s sunglasses. Being an awesome guide wrangler, she has found some of the best and finds herself truly humbled by the fantastic staff she has assembled. To this day she is still trying to be as good of a guide and person as Bonsai Trainer Daniel Winning.

Jacob Henry - The newest member to Tree Frog's Management team!  As soon as the snow melts our colorful friend comes out of hibernation and heads to Chipotle where he scores free burritos (be sure to ask about his trick).  Jake is still trying to find his "tree legs"...if you're on tour with him when he starts to look a little green...stay clear.  Consider this your warning.  But don't let this scare you away...once you get to know him he's a big cuddly teddy bear!

Jon Bourcier - 

Nate Long - AKA Ninja, Nasty Nate, Nate the Great, Reach. When it comes to guiding Nate is all “hands-on”! Reaching around things all day his wing span is a whopping 8 ft. (double the size of his height). Although he is allergic to hay he always enjoys a sunny day frolicking through the meadow. You can’t miss him in his bright purple shirt with matching watch and koozie. Nate’s tip for first time zippers; keep your hands on the handle bars and enjoy the ride!

Ron Burgundy - When Mr. Burgundy is away from his news desk he is enthusiastically laying out harnesses helping out his co-guides prepare for their tours. Graduating from the top of his training class this Senior Airman is prepared to battle the roughest elements that zip ling has to offer. On his days off Ron enjoys pumping iron and taking his loving dog Baxter on long walks through the woods. For those worried about zipping Ron has one word of advice, “Zip Classy San Diego.”

Ryan Freehafer - AKA Captain Redbeard is as scary as he looks.  Although you would never know it this curly haired red head is a rare find....just like his leprechaun ancestors!  He usually doesn't like warmer weather and prefers his work at Snow Trails but once we were able to drag him away he's beginning to see life differently and loves spending time up in the trees!  Always eager to help, this feisty friend's favorite activity is catching skittles at the end of the rainbow!

Cody Earhart - AKA Britney, also a new member of the guide team you can hear Cody singing his favorite song ‘Oops I did it Again’ from the tree tops!  Cody and his identical twin Hannah like to run around the woods thinking they’re Indians.  They get this from their parents ‘Big Chief’ and ‘Big Shooter’.






















 Anna Lee Christiansen - AKA Guide Mom is known for her infamous cooking!  Without her all of our guides would go hungry.  When she isn't busy taking care of all of us you can find her smiling face up at the front desk tending to customers.  Catch her on a really good day and she'll even tell you a joke or two ;) ARRRR ARRRR


 Jody Christiansen - Jody, the owner, has been working for the last forty years, but we’re not quite sure what he has been doing. He’s not sure either. He first zipped in Costa Rica 11 years ago and we’ve been having a hard time getting him out of the trees ever since. He has taken the course “Dancing with Trees” which we hear will soon be a major motion picture. Bill Murray is rumored to be playing the part of Jody. Jody’s major hobbies include keeping Madison and AnnaLee in line, but he’s never made much progress at it. You’ll generally find Jody at the smolder pit where one day one of his carefully built fires may just break out of its shell.

 Lucy Lou - AKA Lou Dog is our trusty stead. When she isn’t leading tours up Big Hill Rd. you may find her rappelling off Mt. Everest or enjoying a swim with her bestie Nessy the Loch Ness Monster. Lucy finished in the top of her class at guide dog training and rescue school. She got her personal best time at the trolley swap, 1:52.
















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