Meet our 2018 Summer Leadership Staff!
Sherwood Forest & Buddies Coordinator. I am from and live in Santa Rosa, CA. I went to University of the Pacific in Stockton. My major was Elementary Education and my minor was in Special Education. I am currently an elementary teacher in Sonoma County, and I attend First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa. This summer I am looking forward to lots of laughter, heart-felt talks, and playing in the sunshine!
Adventure Camp Coordinator. I am a third year college student at Western Oregon University where I am studying psychology. After college my hope is to become involved in the improving social welfare of children, but in the mean time I love to spend my summers working with kids to create an amazing summer camp experience!
I am excited for laughter, adventure and encountering God this summer up the hill!
Buddies & Forest Explorers Coordinator. I grew up in Castro Valley, attending the First Presbyterian Church of San Leandro. My education is in Engineering and Robotics; I went to Harvey Mudd for my undergraduate studies and then Carnegie Mellon for graduate school. Since leaving graduate school, I have pursued high school teaching where I have taught primarily physics and computer science. Currently I'm living near Baltimore, Maryland where I am working at an independent school, working hard to create a strong computer science program and also teaching physics classes. I’m looking forward to spending time getting to know people and talking about God.
Camp Kids Coordinator. During the year I reside in Sonoma County. I graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Psychology in 2017. I currently work with kids who have autism doing ABA therapy with them. I currently am a school aide and do in home therapy as well. This will be my 4th year here on Summer Staff. I love the magic of camp and I am excited for what this summer holds for everyone that crosses that bridge this summer.
Redwood Center & High School Camp Coordinator. I was blessed to have grown up in the small town of Kelseyville California where our Presbyterian church would send its youth to Westminster Woods every summer. From Adventure Camp to High School there wasn't a year in my childhood that I didn't spend at least a week "across the bridge" and underneath the redwoods. And once that childhood switched over to adulthood- I still came to camp, but now as a staffer. Outside of camp I've had college ministry experience at my alma mater Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. And in more recent years I had the privilege of being the youth director for First Presbyterian San Leandro. It's been a while since I've been on summer staff so I couldn't be more excited to be back at the woods! Fun facts; In my spare time I enjoy backpacking, biking and attempting to make the perfect pie crust. This fall I will be moving out to Denver, Colorado to pursue my Masters Degree in Public Health.
Redwood Center Coordinator. I was born in San Francisco and grew up in Marin county. I graduated from Saint Vincent high school and 2010 and have gone to various colleges since then, receiving an associate of science in Railroad Operation, and am currently working towards a degree in culinary arts. I currently live here at Westminster Woods, working as a prep cook in the kitchen during our year round program. I am really excited to be back for my ninth summer, this year working with our summer program as Redwood Center Co-Coordinator!
Elevation & Buccaneer Camp Coordinator. I grew up and spent most of my life in Yuba City California before moving away to attend Humboldt State University where I pursued a bachelor's degree in Marine Biology with a minor in Scientific Diving. After graduating I moved to Occidental California and have been working as a teacher naturalist at Alliance Redwoods, teaching Outdoor Education for 5th and 6th graders. Since moving to the area I have been attending First Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa. This summer I am looking forward to getting to really know the staff and campers and doing my best to make sure that their camp experience is the best it can be.
Challenge Course Coordinator. I am from Orangevale, California, and I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a BA in Liberal Studies (Education K-8) and received my Education Specialist teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento. I worked for a few years as a middle school special education teacher. Currently, I am a Westminster Woods teacher naturalist and attend First Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa. This summer, I'm looking forward to facilitating fun and meaningful challenge course experiences for campers.
Rock & Row Coordinator. I am from Pacifica and have lived in Santa Rosa for the past eleven years. At Sonoma State, I graduated with my BA degree in environmental studies & planning and then continued to get a multiple subject teaching credential. I work in Santa Rosa as a sixth grade science and history teacher. I am a member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa. I am excited to spend my time this summer outdoors hanging out with kids in God's creation.
Bridge Coordinator. I am from Oakland, California and will be graduating from Saint Mary's College of California in May. I am studying in the Integral Program, which is a Great Books program within the college that focuses on learning through seminar discussions of classic texts. My home church is St. Theresa Catholic Church in Oakland and I currently attend Saint John's Anglican Church in Orinda. This summer I am looking forward to being outside, connecting with the Summer Staff community, and being with Bridgers!