570 Milner Rd. Versailles, KY 40383

Our Staff

Meet our Staff

At LAC, we all wear multiple hats. Listed below isn't the ONLY job we do...just the one that's official!

Tim Magill | Executive Director

Tim joined the team in October of 2012. With his extensive background in the non-profit and camp worlds, he was a prime candidate to lead our crew into the future. His canine companion Cheyenne can normally be found following closely wherever Tim goes.

Contact Tim: tim@lifeadventurecenter.org

Jerry Lancaster  | Building, Grounds & Farm Maintenance

It was broken one day and then, seemingly magically, you find it repaired and improved the next. You may not see Jerry but you’ll definitely notice his handiwork around LAC!

Kat Miller  | Registrar

When you call LAC you’re most likely to be greeted by the kind Kentucky drawl of our Registrar Kathy Miller. The Versailles native spent years herding children as a school teacher. She now enjoys the more tranquil life of informing program staff they’ll be doing the herding.

Lauren Burke | Equine Manager

Rain or shine, any time of the year, you can find Lauren making sure the horses are fully taken care of. Lauren is an EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist and CHA Instructor with a gift for making people from any background comfortable around horses. She is also from North Carolina but we try not to hold that against her.

 Contact Lauren: lauren@lifeadventurecenter.org

Kari McConnell | Program Director

Kari is excited to come back to her second home!  In 2016, Kari was a part of the LAC team as a Program Facilitator where her passion for the outdoors and helping others were combined, leaving her heartbroken when she had to say "goodbye" to the people and program that she loved.  Little did she know, it was not "goodbye" but "see 'ya later".  When the opportunity to be a part of the team again was provided, she knew it is where she is meant to be.  Kari is a graduate from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor's in Recreation Administration, with an emphasis in Outdoor Leadership, and completed her Master's in Recreation Administration, with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy.  Kari is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, who believes in the power of recreation and leisure, especially outdoor adventure, to achieve goals and enrich lives.  She is a certified Wilderness First Responder, Level II American Canoe Association Instructor, and has completed 120 hours of Yoga Fit's Intensive Trauma-Informed Warrior Teacher Training.  

When Kari isn't working, she enJOYs being a momma to her spirited daughter, and engaging in yoga, exploring nature, camping, and attending live music venues, among the few; always striving for adventure and seeking out opportunities for growth and connectedness to  others. 

Contact Kari: kari@lifeadventurecenter.org

Josh Manly  | Challenge Course Manager

Josh came to us in May 2015 with a passion for providing life lessons and resiliency for underserved populations. Soon after his arrival it became clear that with his experience and out-of-the-box creative thinking he would be a strong candidate to lead our team on the Challenge Course. Hailing from Colorado, Josh is also an avid outdoor adventurer with his main hobby being rock climbing. Josh’s Canine Companion Yona, the word for bear in Cherokee, is often found bounding closely behind Josh wherever they go throughout the property.

Contact Josh: josh@lifeadventurecenter.org 

Cathy Terry| Chief Financial Officer

Cathy is a certified public accountant and brings a wealth of accounting and financial experience to the LAC team. Her background is in construction and she loves telling people "I went from building homes to building lives!"  On any given day you may see her out and about on the farm as she oversees the beautiful 575 acres we have been entrusted with to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Contact Cathy: cathy@lifeadventurecenter.org

Barb Cornett| Environmental Education Manager

Barb earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Biology from Georgetown College. She has spent her lifelong career protecting human health and the environment. She is passionate about people, pets, gardening and being outdoors. She is thrilled to explore Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary with our community.

Contact Barb: barb@lifeadventurecenter.org

Jeff Greenwell  | Farm Manager

Keeping nearly 1000 acres of Kentucky farmland operational and beautiful is no small task, thankfully we have Jeff Greenwell on the job. Equally comfortable operating a 5-ton tractor as he is perfectly stacking hay, he’ll also grace you with endless witty remarks and wisdom free of charge.

Julie Breitigan  | Program Specialist

Julie joined that LAC staff in the spring of 2016 and brought with her a deep understanding of psychology and interpersonal skills which contribute greatly to LAC’s mission. She also has sweet ninja moves.

Contact Julie: julie@lifeadventurecenter.org

Todd Trivisonno  | Program Coordinator

Todd has always enjoyed the outdoors and was shocked to learn that not only could you get a degree in outdoor recreation but jobs existed in the field as well. A native of Lexington, he attended Western Kentucky University before working overseas with Army MWR then returning closer to home to work with LAC. He still loves the outdoors, especially sharing it with others!

Contact Todd: todd@lifeadventurecenter.org 

Tracey Wright | Director of Administration

Tracey is our encouraging, "legacy builder". In more ways than one....she was with Life Adventure Center when it was known as The Cleveland Home and values the importance of building connections in the community. She works with the LAC Development Team and enJOYs inspiring others to support the under-served kids, Veterans and dynamic groups that we serve.

Contact Tracey: tracey@lifeadventurecenter.org

TJ Phillips | Program Coordinator

TJ is an Army brat and has moved around his entire life. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Recreation and Parks Administration degree. After working as a wilderness guide in North Carolina he decided to call Lexington home which brought him to LAC. He is passionate about helping people and making a difference through the great outdoors. 

Contact TJ: tj@lifeadventurecenter.org

Wesley Scott | Development Director

Born and raised in (and by) a small farming community in south-central Illinois, Wesley is now proud to call himself an adopted Kentuckian. He accidentally got involved with fundraising when no one else in his youth group would ask for money, so he started doing it and never really stopped. Never expecting a career in development, Wesley studied psychology and political science, but was drawn back to development while working and volunteering at the Down Syndrome Center of Louisville during college. Since 2013, he has worked in political and non-profit fundraising.

Wesley met his lovely bride, Jena, at their alma mater, Bellarmine University, in Louisville, and they currently reside in Lexington with two high-maintenance cats.

Contact Wesley: wesley@lifeadventurecenter.org

Megan Patrick | Program Coordinator

A proud Nebraskan at heart, Megan found her way to Kentucky through an internship with Life Adventure Center in 2017.  She soon fell in love with both the people and the place.  With a BA in Parks & Recreation with an emphasis in Natural Resource from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Megan is excited to share her knowledge to support the individuals we serve at LAC. 


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