Our Team

Our staff is specially chosen for their technical skills and ability to make your visit memorable and entertaining.

Matt Baker

Matt Baker at Grand Tetons

Terrapin Adventures all began with our Chief Adventure Officer, Matt Baker when he decided to forge the next thrill in his life from the ground up. Matt received his MBA from the University of Maryland, is Wilderness First Aid certified, and has a 30 year track record of running successful businesses. He has traveled the world seeking adventure from the glaciers of New Zealand, to the Rockies, to the Serengeti plains of Africa, to the cloud forests of Costa Rica. He finds joy in helping people improve their performance when it comes to working together. His specialty is guiding groups on various types of adventures and has extensive experience exploring the wonders of Central Maryland.

Jeryl in front of Denali

Jeryl Baker in Denali


Jeryl Baker is Director of Marketing. Jeryl provides us with over 30 years of marketing, environmental and community relations experience to insure that we are good neighbors and good stewards of the land. Please let her know how she can make your experience even more enjoyable.


                                                                                       Your Guides

We are very proud of our guides, they all have extensive training, love the outdoors and care very much about providing our guests with an           exceptional experience; All are CPR and first aid certified.


Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen is a native of Maryland and first experienced the excitement of the outdoors as a Boy Scout which introduced him to many of the activities that he would pursue through the years; water sports, hiking, mountain and road biking, skiing and a love of new challenges. Having discovered windsurfing in the early 80’s, this passion has taken him to Costa Rica, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Brazil, Venezuela and the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Raising three daughters with his wife Barbara resulted in a seemingly nonstop calendar of events ranging from coaching soccer and lacrosse to breaking boards in karate classes. Now after a successful career in real estate development, Steve has set his sights on learning to speak Spanish, kite boarding and helping others to have outdoor adventures.