Assistant Director of Camp Programs
I oversee the creation and delivery of all programs and program areas at Resident Camp. From our Horse Barn to the Pool to the Lake to the Garden and beyond, if it is happening at camp, I am there. In the off-season I am involved with the coordination and implementation of recruitment and hiring for over 55 Seasonal Staff , creation and implementation of new Adventure Education programming, budget creation and management, and anything else needed.
Hometown: Menasha, WI
Inspirations: My Grandfather and Husband. The Obamas. Marie Curie. Aldo Leopold. Jane Goodall. Eleanor Roosevelt. Kid President. Ralph Waldo Emerson….and so many more.
What you like to do in your free time: Whatever gets me outside with the ones I love! Also reading, traveling, and planning for the future.
How did you get started working with non-profits?
My love for camp started when I was six years old when I began attending Wisconsin Wildlife Federation: Camp Glacier Hollow in Nelsonville, WI. I grew up through this amazing program rooted in Environmental Education and Appreciation. I eventually went through the Counselor-In-Training program and then became a staff member. When the Stevens Point Area YMCA bought Glacier Hollow, I was able to continue my journey at camp with them. They opened my eyes and my heart to the larger world of non-profits and camp programming with their amazing year-round model. A passion was instilled in my heart during the 15 years I was with Glacier Hollow and my 8 years with the YMCA. This lead me to completing a degree in Resource Management: Youth Programming/Camp Management at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. I have also been able to make an impact with a variety of other youth serving organizations with a variety of different programs including after-school care, early childhood education, outreach program creation/implementation, and day camps.
I took a small recess from the non-profit world for a while and pursued a career in restaurant management. During this time my husband and I relocated to the Milwaukee area. I was not looking to rejoin the non-profit world at all, until a position posting for Lake Valley Camp came my way and the mission called to me. Now with more than a year under my belt, i proudly say #IAMLVC.