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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

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

Day Camp Director

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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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

Assistant Manager

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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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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Jeremiah Lewis

Coach

Jeremiah Lewis is one of the most fun and quickest ninjas you’ll ever meet. He regularly beats just about everyone in a speed competition as…

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Melanie Martin

Day Camp Coach

It's impossible to meet Melanie without walking away smiling. She's always joyful and kind. On top of that, she's great with kids and does a…

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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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Julia Bainbridge

Coach

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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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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Julius “Black Jewelz” Ferguson

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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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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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 doesn’t ninja much, but he believes in our…

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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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