Two locations. the same Mission.

helping you invest in what matters the most.

Bar harbor, Maine

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Dan & Heather Litchfield

President and field instructor

Wilderness First Responders

Maine Sea kayak, Rafting and RECREATION guides

Dan is PCIA Top managed climbing instructor

Dan & Heather and their four kids live beside Acadia N.P. in Maine. For twenty one years they served college students through Lifelines, an outdoor ministry of Cru. In early 2018 God made it clear that He was calling them to start thrive adventures with the cousins, peter ivey, and abby iverson.


Joe and Angie Cousins

Field Instructors

Joe is a Paramedic, Maine sea kayak,Rafting guide

Top managed climbing instructor

Joe and Angie bring years of ministry and outdoor experience to Thrive Adventures. They lead an outdoor ministry at the University of Maine prior to joining thrive.


Asheville, North Carolina


Abby Iverson

Director of Operations

Wilderness First Responder

Abby, her husband Mark, and their dog Oakley live in beautiful Asheville, NC. Abby previously served in college ministry alongside the Litchfields and Peter Ivey with Lifelines. Feeling called into ministry and coming from a background in high school education,she felt a passion for serving students in Christ’s name. However, in early 2018 when Thrive became a ministry that reaches not only students, but whole communities for Gospel change, Abby felt the call to join. While Mark is not officially on staff with Thrive Adventures, he is a passionate volunteer and support to the team.


Peter Ivey

north carolina Director

Wilderness first responder

Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Peter and his family have lived in the Asheville area since 2012. He and his wife, Becca, have three young children: Londyn, Owen and Miles. Peter has a Bachelors degree in Religion from Furman University and a Masters degree in Leadership and Outdoor Ministry from Denver Seminary. For two years, he served as a Team Leader with Lifelines, working with Abby and the Litchfields, before feeling called to join Thrive Adventures as the Asheville Director.