What year did you start at Camp Susque?
What kind of experience do you have in your field?
I taught 3rd-6th grade for 4 years and at a nature school for 2 years before working at Susque.
What kind of schooling do you have?
Inclusive Childhood Education with a concentration in Intercultural Studies/minor in TESOL from Houghton College.
Where were you born and raised?
What is something most people don’t know about you?
Describe your perfect day off?
I would wake up without an alarm (but not sleep in too late...don't want to waste my perfect day off!). I'd have time hanging out with friends, and dinner and games with family in the evening. Oh, and somewhere in there I'd have a couple hours to read, preferably in a hammock.
Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever been?
What’s one thing on your bucket list that you’d love to do?
I would love to go hiking/skiing/exploring in the Alps.
What is your favorite Scripture?
I honestly don't think I have one. Sometimes a passage will resonate with me for a particular season and become my "favorite" for a time. Lamentations 3:19-24 has been a big comfort to me the last few years.
What is your favorite area at Camp Susque?
What is the story behind your fun photo prop?
I love to garden! I love growing flowers and veggies from seed each spring, raising them and watching them grow, planning out my garden each year, and getting to watch it progress and grow more and more beautiful throughout the summer.
Describe your job at Camp Susque in a nutshell, and what is your favorite day in the life of your job?
As the School of Discovery Coordinator, I plan the homeschooling classes and events and school field trips. This involves planning, booking, and coordinating all the details behind the events as well as teaching classes myself. It is a great mix of hands-on teaching and more of the behind-the-scenes planning work. One of my favorite kinds of days in my job is during a class or event I have spent many months planning. I finally get to see all the details come together, and enjoy seeing the kids and families have fun participating in the class.
Being on time- I am always about 5 minutes late, wherever I go.
What is your favorite camp memory as a child?
When did you become a Christian?
I became a Christian as a young child. I was raised in a Christian home by my mom, and she taught me the gospel and who God is. There have been many mountaintops and valleys in my Christian walk since then (of course!), but it all started for me as a young child of 5 or 6.