Our Expert Ropes Course Instructors & Leaders

John Arntz
John Arntz

John.Arntz@ropescourse.com

John brings over two decades of experience and distinctive expertise to the world of ropes course operations and corporate consulting. His thorough knowledge of business communication models and teambuilding skills along with his active, hands-on facilitating style challenges participants and brings out the best in every group. When he is not leading a group or training other high level leaders or building courses, he consults with organizations nationally to foster better communication, trust and innovation. John is a Certified Master Somatic Coach.

Diana Rhoten
Diana Rhoten

Diana.Rhoten@ropescourse.com

Diana draws on a wealth of experience (starting in 1985) from non-profit ropes courses, youth mentoring, and running her own nature, adventure, and performing arts summer camps. She is an accomplished facilitator, while also serving as the Sonoma Ropes Course training director and course manager. Diana’s passion and commitment to youth and the local theater arts community led to her and her husband, Roger, being declared Sonoma Valley Treasure Artists.

Bill Mapel
Bill Mapel

Bill.Mapel@ropescourse.com

For 20 years Bill has enjoyed the privilege of facilitating experiential education programs with groups ranging from youth at risk to corporate executive teams. He believes, passionately, that learning acquired through experience sticks, and that shared experiences create strong bonds. Bill has been a ropes course facilitator on an ongoing basis for several internationally known personal growth and coaching organizations.