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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.

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Ken Auer

CEO, Marketing Director, and Competition Program Manager

Ken (Pops) had run his own software business, RoleModel Software since 1997 which he sold at the end of 2022. There he worked with many…

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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.  She is a background person that…

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Caleb Auer

Ninja Experience Director, Facility Designer, and Competition Clinic Head Coach - South Apex

Caleb has turned his passion into his vocation.  He has become known in the Ninja community as a respected ninja athlete and one of the…

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Hannah Auer

Operations Manager - South Apex

Hannah is Caleb’s wife, and an amazing athlete herself.  In 2019, she became our first (and amazing) Day Camp Director, but quickly grew in so…

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Josh Auer

Competition Team Jr. Head Coach - Fuquay Varina

Josh – once known as The Bathrobe Ninja – is among the top Ninja Warriors in the world and one of our top coaches.  Don’t…

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Hope Peterson

Weekend Manager, Birthday Party and Event Coordinator

Hope used to be an Auer. She's been called "sunshine wrapped in a human".She's designed the framework for our customized birthday parties, arranges our company…

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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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Jennifer Womble

Daytime Operations Manager, Day Camp Director - Fuquay Varina

Jenn started bringing her oldest son to our day camps back in 2021. She struck up a friendship with our Apex Operations Manager, Hannah, and…

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Lynnette Starkell

Day Camp Director - South Apex

When Lynnette visited her good friend, Jenn, at our Fuquay location in February 2022, she fell in love with the kids, the facility, and the…

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Josiah (Joby) Ruhl

Special Projects Coordinator

Josiah (Joby) and his family were one of the first testers of the original Mobile Ninja Warrior rig at the start of Rock Solid Warrior. …

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Rebecca Bauer

Evening Operations Manager - Fuquay Varina

Although her last name is similar to our founding family, she grew up in her own family as one of five sisters.  At a young…

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Michael Bellion

Ninja Experience Director - Rock Solid Ninja Kids Clayton

Michael is well known in the Ninja Sport community. If you mention to other Ninjas from across the country that Michael joined us, the first…

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Zane Kuchta

Competition Team Head Coach, Assistant Ninja Experience Director - South Apex

Zane joined our team in 2022 after being part of our elite competition team. A star baseball player, he switched sports and started training for…

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Brett Hernandez Strong

Ninja Coach, First Impressionist, Marketing Assistant/Social Media

Brett is one of our “original” employees. He started working for us in July of 2019, doing construction on our original Fuquay facility, before he…

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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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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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Viktor Gearhart

Coach - South Apex

In 2019, Viktor was the youngest person (and that record still stands!) to conquer our 18 foot megawall! He took his first ninja class six…

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Elizabeth Cardin

Coach and Party Host

Elizabeth is Hannah’s sister and mature beyond her years.  She's been working with us since 2020 and can pretty much run the gym single-handed.  She…

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Caleb McLeod

Coach

Caleb joined our team in 2022 and quickly adopted the ways of the ninja. You'll probably see him around helping in many different capacities.

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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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Seth Egen

Coach - Fuquay

Seth visited us with his Homeschool Group for a field trip, and amazed us with his natural ninja skills and outgoing personality. He fell in…

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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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Natalie Moser

Day Camp and Party Coach

Natalie started helping us out on the weekends with parties and open gyms.  But we couldn't get enough of each other. She’s got a servant’s…

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Izabela Mackenthun

Ninja Coach, Marketing, and CEO Assistant

Izabela comes to us with a wide variety of past work experiences and ninja accomplishments. She used to be a “Fun and Fitness” lead at…

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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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CeeCee Wolfe

Day Camp & Minis Coach

CeeCee joined us at our South Apex location day camp as soon as we opened in June of 2022! She is affectionately termed the “Assistant…

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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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