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.
Harper grew up in the kingdom of Boulder, Colorado. When he was 13, he went on an Adventure Quest with a band of heroes. They had a grand expedition, battling skeleton pirates and wild beasts, seeking out buried treasure, and negotiating with impudent imps. It was so fun that he began to volunteer with those leading the adventures, and became a full-fledged Quest Leader at the age of 18. He has led quests for 14 years now, including a two-week ‘Journey Beyond the Sea’ to Wales, UK – a land of castles, hobbit houses, foggy mountains and excellent accents. In 2011 he left Colorado behind and began running Adventure Quest programs in Bellingham, his beloved new home town.
Aside from Quest Leading, Harper spends his time telling stories with the Bellingham Storytellers Guild, playing music, making art, learning primitive skills, gardening, spending time in nature, building things, and going on quests to save the world.
Paul happened upon Renaissance Adventures in Boulder, Colorado, and worked there as a Quest Leader for three summers, often alongside Harper Stone! Over the years, Paul came more and more to appreciate the many ways that Adventure Quest serves to develop a child’s positive qualities in the guise of a game. (Pretty sneaky.) In winter 2017, Paul moved to Bellingham to join Harper on this adventure with the aim of assisting our young folk in building a trustworthy bridge between childhood and a fruitful adult life in the larger community, as well as to kindle and keep the fire of creativity burning so that, ideally, it lasts a lifetime.
He lives in a house with three cats, a dog, six chickens and six lizards. Oh, and some humans, too! He likes to draw cartoon critters and friendly or goofy monsters, and if you’ve seen the Adventure Quest rule book, you’ve seen some of his art. He hopes to have some grand adventures this summer, and hope you’ll come along!
I grew up in a goblin cave and everyone always said “He Did It!” and so I got in trouble a lot. A lot of people make fun of me, saying I look like a dog or a wolf or some other such thing. But do wolves have horns? Or cool feather’s coming out of their ears? Come on people! I left home at a young age, on a journey to learn more about my favorite animal, the human, and what it does to amuse itself. I like to – wait, am I supposed to be writing this in the third person? Oh shazbum! Grrmblbmbmb… Ok, here goes – “Sebastian is the best goblin ever. Together with his faithful steed Harper, he roams the lands, teaching swasher safety and documenting those funny two-legged beasts known as humans.” Ok, was that good enough? Wait, is this microphone on? Oh brother…