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Get to Know Our Team

The Auer family and their team are dedicated to helping others explore and even excel in the incredible sports of Ninja Warrior and rock climbing.

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Caleb Auer

General Manager, Facility Designer, and Head Coach - South Apex

Caleb has turned his passion into his vocation.  He has become known in the Ninja community as one of the top course designers in the…

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Ken Auer

CEO, Marketing Director, and Competition Coordinator

Ken - the Warrior Dad - has run his own successful software business, RoleModel Software since 1997. There he has worked with many businesses to turn their…

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Josh Auer

Coach

Joshua – The Bathrobe Ninja – is among the top young Ninja Warriors in the world and one of our top coaches. Don’t let his…

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Hannah Auer

Operations Manager - South Apex

Hannah is Caleb’s wife, and an amazing athlete herself.  But she’s quite possibly the world’s best day camp director. Does she ninja and rock climb?…

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Carol Auer

Financial Controller and Administrative Assistant

Carol is Ken's wife, and the backbone of the family. She's got an accounting degree and a servant's heart. Does she ninja or rock climb?…

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Julia Bainbridge

Operations Manager - Fuquay Varina

Julia is one of the most joyful people you will ever meet. She’s bright: part of a national finals mock trial team. She’s cheerful: you’ll…

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Hope Peterson

Birthday Party and Event Coordinator

Hope used to be an Auer. She's been called "sunshine wrapped in a human".She has been teaching children (and young adults) piano, voice, and theatre…

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Jeshuah Lewis

Ninja Experience Director - Fuquay Varina

Jeshuah Lewis is well known in the Ninja community as the ninja who climbs ropes with his toes.  (Ask him about it sometime).  He just…

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Mickey Leonard

Leadership Trainer

Mickey joined the RSW team in December of 2021.  He has a background in Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy. After many years in that field,…

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Abbie McLeod

Day Camp Coach

Abbie (aka Coach McSunny) has grown up in a family of 9 kids and works as one of our Track Out Assistants. As the oldest…

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Brett Strong

Coach

Brett is an incredible ninja and a great coach! He’s watched every episode of American Ninja Warrior and recently his dream came true when got…

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Devin “Dougie Fresh” Harrelson

Coach

“Dougie” may be the biggest celebrity in Fuquay Varina, but that doesn’t get to his head. His personality is larger than life. Personality combined with…

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Jennifer Womble

Day Camp Director

Jennifer joined our team at the beginning of Summer, 2021 as one of our day camp coaches. Jennifer is married to her husband, Andrew who…

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Julius “Black Jewelz” Ferguson

Head Competition Team Coach

Julius has been coaching ninjas before we even heard of the sport and 2021 will be his 6th year on American Ninja Warrior.    He’s…

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Zane Kuchta

Coach

Zane joined our team in 2022 after being part of our elite competition team. Although he's only been doing ninja for a little over a…

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Kyle Lannopollo

Coach

Kyle started as a competitive gymnast and recently joined our competition team. Now, he's a staff member and brings a unique set of skills from…

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Mathias Doyle

Coach

Mathias joined our team in 2022. He's new to ninja but he enjoys working with kids in athletic sports.

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Joshua Ruhl

Day Camp Coach

Joshua joined our team in January of 2022 to work with our Day Camp kids. He enjoys working with kids of all ages and spreading…

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Jackson Hase

Coach

Jackson joined our team in 2022. He is studying nuclear engineering at NC State. He's been doing sports his entire life and has recently started…

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Seth Egen

Coach

Seth joined our team in 2022 as a ninja coach. He has plenty of experience in sports. Though he's relatively new to ninja, he's picking…

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Riley OBrien

Day Camp Coach

Riley is new to the sport of Ninja Warrior but he already loves it! He joined us in early 2022 to help with track out…

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Lynnette Starkell

Day Camp Coach

Lynnette Starkell, a.k.a. Coach Nette, joined our team as a camp coach in early 2022. She was a preschool teacher for 16 years before joining…

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Michael Scuderi

Coach

Michael joined our team in 2022. He's been climbing for over two years and has been doing ninja for over three! He also enjoys nature…

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Natalie McLawhorn

Day Camp Coach

Natalie joined our team in 2021 as a day camp coach. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, cooking, and baking. Though she tends…

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Grace Cardin

Day Camp Coach

Grace is Hannah’s sister and a bundle of joy.  Her name fits her well as she works with your kids. Grace is a pretty good…

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Viktor Gearhart

Coach

Viktor was the first “minor” to conquer our 18 foot megawall, and took his first ninja class six years ago from our own “Dougie Fresh”…

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Elizabeth Cardin

Day Camp Coach

Elisabeth is Hannah’s sister and mature beyond her years.  She sees little things that others don’t and stays on top of them. “Bez” has amazing…

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Andrew McLeod

Marketing Developer

Andrew joined our team in mid 2020 after graduating with a Marketing degree from NC State. Andrew believes in our mission and getting the word…

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Natalie Moser

Parties and Events Coach

Natalie helps us out on the weekends with parties and open gyms. She’s got a servant’s heart and joyful spirit. You’ll be blessed whenever she…

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Brandon Thomas

Coach

Brandon is a “2nd generation” Rock Solid Warrior coach as he has recently joined our coaching team after a year on our competition team where…

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