Who We Are

Who We Are, Meet Our Guides:

 

Lead Guide and Owner – Jeanene Arrington-Fisher
Location: Kathleen, Florida

Jeanene Arrington-Fisher

Jeanene loves just about everything about the outdoors and even more has a passion for sharing and educating others so they can enjoy the outdoors, safely and responsibly. Jeanene loves camping, hiking, backpacking and outdoor cooking. She volunteers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) instructing at Becoming and Outdoor Woman events and volunteering on citizen science projects. She works closely with the Florida State Parks and offers classes at the parks local to her. She has taken training in Project Wet, Project Wild, Flying Wild, Project Learning Tree to work with pre k thru 8th grade teachers to bring outdoor education into the classroom. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR, Leave No Trace

 

Camp Volunteer Guides:

Marlene Ortiz Beck, Clearwater, Florida

Marlene Ortiz Volunteer Guide Not a Clue Adventures

One of our longest volunteering guides started out at a first time camper with us a loooong time ago. Not only is she an experienced camper and backpacker, but she also just purchased her first kayak and is really learning the ropes. You will see Marlene on many of our overnight outings in the fall months. In addition to volunteering for local adventures Marlene also joins us for hiking trips to Georgia and Tennessee. Child Safety Trained

 
Melanie Joy, New Port Richey, Florida

Melanie Joy Volunteer Guide Not a Clue Adventures

Melanie is a “beast” of a hiker. She is the leader of the FB group Long Hikes and Overnights. Once she caught the hiking bug that was it… now you have to be in shape to keep up with her on the trail! Melanie enjoys camping, hiking, & backpacking and is often seen volunteering at one of our outings eager to share her passion for outdoor activities. She will inspire you! Melanie was a professional educator teaching middle school, high risk youth, for many years, and has also taken training in Project Wet, Project Wild, Flying Wild, Project Learning Tree to work with pre k thru 8th grade teachers to bring outdoor education into the classroom. CPR Certified, Basic Life Skills and Wilderness First Air Certified, Child Safety Trained

 
Susan Perry, Orlando, Florida

Susan Perry Volunteer Guide Not a Clue Adventures

Susan loves the water (rumor has it she is really a mermaid). When it comes to fishing and kayaking she is in her happy place. She has been a volunteer with us for a couple years and loves sharing conversations at the campfire with other like-minded folks. She really brings the smiles when she is volunteering. Susan helps guide both land and river adventures. Child Safety Trained

 
 
 
Deborah Highsmith, Wildwood, Florida

Deborah Highsmith Volunteer Guide at Not a Clue Adventures

Deborah has been volunteering with us for over 10 years. She is a Master Naturalist, loves the outdoors and an AMAZING cook. When she is not traveling in her RV with her husband and cat Jax you can find her tent camping, hiking and kayaking. Deborah sees things that need done before anyone else typically and keeps camp running smooth. CPR/First Aid Certified, Child Safety Trained!

 
Tracy Hauserman, Tavares, Florida

Tracy Hauserman Volunteer Guide at Not a Clue Adventures

Tracy is a teacher at heart. She comes to us with an extensive background in land management as a ranger and adding to that being an Advanced Master Naturalist if you have a question about the natural world she will be able to answer it or send you where you will find the answer. Tracy is an avid outdoors woman who enjoys camping, kayaking, and hunting to name just a few of her passions! CPR/First Aid Certified, Child Safety Trained!

 
Sandie Laxdal, Homosassa, Florida

Sandi Laxdal Volunteer Guide for Not a Clue Adventures

Sandie was introduced to kayaking by Not a Clue Adventures and has not stopped since. She credits kayaking “to restoring her soul”. She lives on the Chassahowitzka River and enjoys photographing and exploring the backwaters of the Chaz. She loves sharing her passion about the Chaz too. She is a founding member of the Friends of the Chasshowitzka River, a grassroots organization, dedicated to protecting the Chasshowitzka River. Sandi is our “go to” guide for anything on the “Chaz”

 
Erika White, Stuart, Florida

Erika White Volunteer Guide at Not a Clue Adventures

Erika is one of those persons that define the word “kind”. She is self employed as a life coach, yoga instructor and a level 2 archery instructor. She actively teaches archery near her home in Stuart, Florida, Volunteers at the FWC “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” events. She is currently pursuing her ACA certifications for water rescue, trip leadership and safe paddling. You may see Erika volunteering at our Pre-Holiday Escape Campout in December or volunteering on a kayak trip with us. CPR Certified, Red Cross Small Craft Safety Instructor, Outdoor trainer for Girl Scouts, a former Red Cross certified Life Guard, and a Leave No Trace Instructor, Child Safety Trained

 
Lisa Strout, Tampa, Florida

Lisa Strout Volunteer Guide at Not a Clue Adventures

Lisa has a full bag of outdoor skills! Her high stress job with the DOT demands that she is able to recover in the outdoors and she knows how! Lisa is an experienced hunter. She is an experienced alligator, turkey, deer, hog and python hunter. She has excellent boating skills, love to fish, enjoys kayaking, camping, throwing hatchets and her whip. In her free time you will find her volunteering as a Hunter Safety Instructor or at a Becoming an Outdoors Woman event put on by the FWC. She also leads a Ladies Trapper Training for the Florida Trappers Association. We are honored to have her as one of our volunteer guides! CPR/First Aid Certified, Child Safety Trained!

 
Trish and Greg Mikkelson, Merritt Island, Florida

Trish and Greg Mikkelson Volunteer Guides at Not a Clue Adventures

Retired and free to explore. When they are not traveling with or to see their grandkids, teaching at a Becoming an Outdoors Woman event or participating in an 1800’s re-enactment, we get to enjoy their company as volunteers. Greg is very experienced in map and compass skills, kayaking, camping, and so much more. Trish is an amazing primitive chef cooking instructor, rock painter, children’s instructor, kayaker and a long time friend. When we can put together bio-luminescence kayak trips on the East Coast we have them take the lead. We also enjoy them taking the time to volunteer and join us for larger group camping adventures and primitive cooking demonstrations at locations in Central Florida. Child Safety Trained

 
Julia Wright, Thonotosassa, Florida

Julia Wright Volunteer Guide at Not a Clue Adventures

Julia graduated from HCC in Tampa with a degree in hospitality while working full time at a large hotel chain in downtown Tampa. In her spare time she loves being out on her air boat, fishing and hunting. Julia is a skilled outdoors woman and has been volunteering with Not a Clue Adventures since 2012. Her wonderful customer service skills are an asset to the team!

 
Chris Garrison, Bradenton, Florida USA – Volunteer

Chris Garrison Volunteer Guide at Not a Clue Adventures

Chris is a fun loving outdoors-man that always brings a smile to camp. He has spent most of his life outdoors and loves to camp, hike, kayak and especially FISH. Chris is great with an ax, earning him the nickname “crazy Chris” which really helps with keeping our fires burning! He is a great motivator when folks think they can’t take another step. We give him a hard time in camp – but that’s how we show we care!

 
 

We are always looking for qualified volunteers for our group events, please contact us if you are interested in volunteering weekends through out the fall, winter and spring months in exchange for free camping and meals.

Contact Us for more information or to book your outing please contact us at

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