Our Team

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

Steven Carne is the Chief Experience Officer at Terrapin Adventures. He was born outside of Chicago and raised in Southern California. He has worked in the adventure field for the last twenty years.  He is passionate about outdoor adventure, sharing nature with others, and team development.  He loves nature, has trekked long stretches of the Ingaña through Peru, hiked the Appalachian Trail through Maryland in a day, and captained a team to Kayak Polo Nationals twice. Steve is a Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Trainer, NOLS Semester Graduate, and ACCT certified ropes course inspector. His specialty is in guiding diverse groups through experiences that connect them to each other and to nature.


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. Connect with Matt Baker on Linkedin Here!


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.

Susannah Waldman – Operations Manager

Susannah is the Operations Manager at Terrapin Adventures, leveraging a background rooted in academia and a deep passion for the outdoors. She holds dual Master’s degrees in International Affairs and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from American University and the University for Peace, following an undergraduate degree in Human Geography and Environmental Studies from UMBC. Since 2015, Susannah has been an integral part of the outdoors industry, leading backpacking trips in the Blue Ridge Mountains, nurturing young minds as a childcare teacher, and contributing as an environmental educator. With a love for adventure, she has backpacked through Tanzania on a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course, hiked the Appalachian Trail, and frequently enjoys kayaking on the Chesapeake Bay. Susannah also holds a Wilderness First Responder certification and a level 2 kayaking certification, attesting to her commitment to safety and expertise in outdoor activities. Her diverse experiences, from academic achievements to hands-on adventures, reflect her commitment to bridging the gap between people and the natural world.

Emily Minter – Youth Programs Manager

Emily is the Youth Programs Manager & Camp Director at Terrapin Adventures. She studied dance for two years at Slippery Rock University before pursuing travels abroad. Emily thrives when working with children and has been doing so for 7 years. She decided to pursue a career in team-building after her experiences attending and counseling Girl Scout sleep-away camp for most of her life. Team building is an exciting way for her to give back to the community after the way it changed and affected her life. Emily is also trained in Wilderness and Remote First Aid. Her favorite team building activity is the king’s finger because it challenges groups to make concise plans and the reward afterwards is well worth the planning time. Aside from adventure activities, Emily has a passion for art, the color yellow, rock climbing, and lots of glitter.

Sam Viswasam – Business Manager

Sam, a vital member of the Terrapin Adventures team since 2017, initially joined as a Guest Relations Specialist. Before his start at Terrapin, Sam’s professional journey unfolded with distinction—he served as a Park Ranger in Howard County, worked as a CSX railway contractor, and successfully ran his own clothing line. Sam brings a unique strength to his role at Terrapin Adventures, having honorably served in the United States Marine Corps. His military background instills a deep sense of discipline, resilience, and teamwork into his approach to challenges, enhancing his contribution to the team. Beyond the professional sphere, Sam indulges his love for the outdoors through hunting, fishing, boating, and well-deserved beach vacations. Sam exemplifies the spirit of adventure both in his professional and personal pursuits, making him an exceptional asset to the Terrapin Adventures family.

Adam Rubin – Assistant Manager

Adam is not your typical assistant manager; he’s an adventure enthusiast, seasoned guide, facilitator, former teacher, and a future pilot in training. His journey into the realm of adventure began in 2018 when he first stepped into the role of a guide and facilitator at Terrapin Adventures, where he quickly became an integral part of the team. With a passion for guiding others through thrilling experiences, Adam has honed his skills in creating memorable and impactful adventures for those seeking an adrenaline rush. Beyond the world of adventure, Adam is currently spreading his wings in a different way—by pursuing his dream of becoming a pilot. The skies have always beckoned to him, and now he is taking steps to master the art of flight, combining his love for adventure with the freedom of the open skies. Adam Rubin is more than just a manager; he’s a dynamic individual with a diverse set of skills and a commitment to making every experience, whether on the ground or in the air, truly extraordinary. As he continues to navigate the realms of adventure and aviation, one thing remains constant—his dedication to sharing the joy of exploration with others.