Our Team

Emily Dellinger – Program Director / Lead Adventure GuideĀ 


Emily founded Venture Free in 2014. She has a great love for adventure, and enjoys inspiring those around her to live happy and healthy lives. She started on her journey as an outdoor educator as a surf instructor, and has been working with kids for over 10 years. Her positive attitude and zest for life is contagious – she makes every day at camp great fun!

Emily’s education and certifications:

  • Trained as an EMT (emergency medical technician)
  • UCSC graduate with Bachelor’s in Psychology
  • Personal Training certificate from National Academy of Sport Medicine
  • Wilderness First Aid Certified
  • Outdoor Guide and Trainer Certificate from Adventure Out

Lena Lane – Business Manager / Adventure Guide


Lena has a deep appreciation for the natural world that was sparked at a young age. She is an avid photographer, and always has a camera on hand to capture those memorable moments at camp. She was an active member of the Girl Scouts for 14 years and is excited to inspire and mentor the next generation of explorers.





Edder Diaz – Adventure Guide


20160723_115250-2Edder (or “Cheesy Cheese” as the kids have dubbed him) has been with us since 2015. He is always willing to lead a helping hand on our daily adventures. He enjoys reading, rock climbing, and spending time in the great outdoors.