Meet our Staff!

A rigorous five-hour application process allows us to successfully hire exceptional people. A 70+ hour training seminar gives our staff the additional skills they need to lead this unique and exciting program. All of our Quest Leaders are skilled teachers, storytellers, mediators, and actors. We choose leaders who can support an environment of physical and emotional safety, while cultivating a relaxed and joyful learning experience.

Behind the scenes, our administrative staff works year round prepping for summer and our off season programs.

The Administrative Team

Mark Hoge
Mark HogeFounder & Director
Mark has been leading storytelling, acting, dance, outdoor games, nature activities, swordmanship and interactive quests with children and teens since 1981. As a child and teen, Mark attended creative arts camps with his mother and grandmother. Mark began leadership training with the Boy Scouts and as an Eagle Scout. In the eighties he spent eight full summers teaching at summer camps. He has directed full-length summer camps every year since 1990, and has led Adventure Quest classes in public and private schools since the beginning of 1995. Extensive experience in psychology, improvisational theater and storytelling, hand-in-hand with a passion to discover ways to engage and empower children, has given birth to the unique and effective teaching tool of Adventure Quest. Mark has brought together a fine staff of teachers with whom he has co-created the high-quality innovative company that Renaissance Adventures is today.
Aaron Pirnack
Aaron PirnackDirector & Business Manager
Aaron has a passion for experiential education and keeping one’s imagination and playfulness throughout this journey called life. He began working as a Quest Leader in the summer of 2000, and has since weaseled his way into lordship. As a writer by trade and spirit, he has written many of the quests, helped create the game rules, wrote the Worldbook, and continues to share his love of stories with others through many different venues. Aaron graduated the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, believes that learning is a life-long pursuit. As a Christian and free-thinker, he hopes that by allowing children to find their own unique empowerment and inspiration, perhaps each generation will outshine the last.
Pam Federer
Pam FedererProgram & Finance Manager
Pam began working in the camping industry at a small overnight horseback riding camp in Vermont and developed a deep appreciation for the magic of the camp experience for children. She moved to Boulder in 1999 and began working with Renaissance Adventures in 2000. After a 10 year hiatus to start a family, she is back in the office working as the program and finance manager. A mother of two Waldorf schooled children, Pam loves the creative outlet and confidence building that Renaissance Adventures camps provide.
Beryl Beauchamp
Beryl BeauchampOffice Administrator
Beryl migrated to Boulder from Louisiana many years ago. She graduated from LSU with a BA in Sociology. She retired from a career in the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Beryl is currently the Office Assistant at RA. She enjoys working out, reading and writing. “I love all the creative aspects of RA. It’s quite liberating!”
Neisha Remaily
Neisha RemailyHR, Marketing & Birthday Coordinator
Neisha moved to Boulder for the first time in 1993 to attend Naropa University. She has a BA and an MA from Naropa in Dance Therapy and Somatic Psychology, a private practice, and is honored to be a mother of 4. Neisha is devoted to serving parents and children, and enjoys working for an organization that champions healthy relationship building with children and teens. When she is not working, Neisha enjoys spending time with her children, and dog: being silly, crafting, baking, walking in nature, and dancing.
Abi Dancho
Abi DanchoProgram Coordinator & Equipment Manager
Abi was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and has moved away only once to live in France for a year as an exchange student. She has been working with RA as a Quest Leader and site supervisor since 2018 when she was promoted to program coordinator and equipment manager in March of 2020. Her favorite thing about RA is seeing the kids learn, grow, and develop into their own individual humans beings. When she’s not working at RA she can be found with her two dogs and a cat either sewing, camping, or talking about Star Trek (though she talks about Star Trek at work too).
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