We are excited to welcome aboard two new managers to our Guardian Team. Meet Jake and Michael, and be sure to say hi when you see them around the Castle…


Hi. I’m Jake, the new Executive Sales and Marketing Director here at Guard Up. I could not be more excited to join a group of talented and driven professionals who want to do such amazing things with kids. As a 13 year veteran of the camp world, I am passionate about providing unique and memorable experiences for campers of all ages. Having worked through the ranks of camp, from hiking counselor to director, I am pumped to learn from the campers and staff here to provide unique growth opportunities and unforgettable summers. Growing up in the world of D&D, Magic Cards, and comics of all genres, I cannot describe my excitement to dive into the world of Sidleterra and learn how to share that world with more people.

Please pop into my office and say hi, I would love to meet you and chat about Marvel, Game of Thrones, and everything that puts a smile on your face!


Howdy, Folks. I’m Michael, the new Sales Manager and Day Camp Director here at Guard Up. If someone were to tell me 4 years ago that I’d end up working in a castle with a team of exceptionally talented and creative people working to provide NERF and Foam swordsmanship programming to kids, I’d tell them to get the heck out of town! Much to my luck, here I am. Guard Up is a special community of children, parents, and staff that has welcomed me unconditionally and I could not be more grateful or proud to be part of it. I am absolutely thrilled to be lending my 9+ years of experience working with children in schools, camps, and volunteer programs to help further the goals of this community. 


And as a reminder, we are still hiring. If you know anyone who would love to work in a Castle with creative kids, send them to us and have them check out our Employment Page. May your week be filled with adventure!