Our Team

Here is a little bit of information on who we are, what we do and how to contact us!

Jory Horner



Jory has taught rock climbing, mountaineering, and outdoor education for various organizations in Oregon and California before coming to K. He completed his undergraduate degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership & Tourism with a focus in Outdoor & Experiential Education at Oregon State University–Cascades, and received a Master’s in Adventure Education at Prescott College. He is a proud father of two boys who keep him young and make him feel old.

Certifications and trainings:

  • Wilderness EMT
  • SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor
  • American Canoe Association Level III – River Canoeing Instructor
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED Instructor
  • Stop the Bleed Instructor
  • American Mountain Guides Association certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • Outdoor Emergency Care Technician
  • American Avalanche Association Level I & II training
  • Mental Health First Aid training

Jess Port

Assistant Director


Jess has worked as an experiential and outdoor educator and trip leader across the Northeast and Midwest with kids, teens, and adults for organizations ranging from nonprofits to camps to outdoor leadership centers before joining the team at K. She received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Gordon College and her Masters in Outdoor Adventure Leadership at HoneyRock, Wheaton College’s Outdoor Center for Leadership Development. Jess enjoys kayaking, hiking, and climbing in her free time, along with picking up a good book and exploring the intersection of art and nature.

Certifications and trainings:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor
  • Outdoor Emergency Care Technician
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Wilderness Education Association Certified Outdoor Leader
  • Mental Health First Aid Training

Student Workers

Learn more about joining our team of gear room workers and trip leaders!