Meet the 2019 Summer Staff Team...

...the AWESOME Men and Women who will make this summer a blast!

Kacie Baumler

Counselor

From: Fargo, North Dakota

Current University: University of North Dakota - Occupational Therapy

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking and Hammocking

Favorite scripture passage: Psalm 23: 1-4

Inspirational Quote: “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” – Mother Teresa

Nick Lapointe

Counselor

From: Chaumont, New York

Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Favorite outdoor activity: Fishing

Favorite scripture passage: The Wedding at Cana, John 2:1-11

Inspirational Quote: “It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.” - St. John Paul the Great

Lucia Medina

Support Staff

From: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Current University: University of New Mexico - Elementary Education

Favorite outdoor activity: Biking

Favorite scripture passage: Proverbs 3:5-8 “Trust I the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”

Inspirational Quote: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Dr. Seuss

Joseph Golter

Counselor

From: Longmont, CO

Current University: Colorado School of Mines

Favorite outdoor activity: Fly fishing/Camping

Favorite scripture passage: Romans 12: 1-2

Inspirational Quote: "You are who you choose to be. You choose." -Hogarth Hughes (The Iron Giant)

Della Doyle

Support Staff

From: Originally - Ashland, Oregon; Now - York Haven, Pennsylvania

Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Favorite outdoor activity: Cross Country Running

Favorite scripture passage: ""Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not grow faint." - Isaiah 40:30

Inspirational Quote: "I am not afraid... I was born to do this" - St. Joan of Arc

Patrick Cutler

Support Staff

From: Medford, OR

Current Job: Work at Your Health Co

Favorite outdoor activity: Ultimate Frisbee

Favorite scripture passage: Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. - Isaiah 40:31

Inspirational Quote: It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Journey Lee

Counselor

From: St. Francis, KS

Current University: Benedictine College

Favorite outdoor activity: Going on walks that lead to unexpected places...and also fishing!

Favorite scripture passage: "Come, let us return to the Lord; for it is he who has torn, and he will heal us; he has struck down, and he will bind us up." - Hosea 6:1

Inspirational Quote: "Since God does so much for me, what could I not do for Him?" - St. Emily de Vialar

Becca Halberg

Health Office Assistant

From: Grand Junction, CO

Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville - Nursing

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking

Favorite scripture passage: 2 Chronicles 20:12

Inspirational Quote: "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." C.S. Lewis

Rebecca Haven

Counselor

From: Strasburg, CO

Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking

Favorite scripture passage: The Book of Esther

Inspirational Quote: "Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." - Ps. 37:4

Genevieve Bianco

Counselor

From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville - Mathematics

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking and seeing waterfalls

Favorite Scripture Passage: “And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” - Romans 5:3-5

Inspirational Quote: “...there’s some good in the world, Mr. Frodo... and it’s worth fighting for.” - Sam from Lord of the Rings

Erin Wallet

Counselor

From: Cincinnati, OH

Current University: University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking and Exploring - I’m very interested in what’s out there’s for me to find and discover!

Favorite scripture passage: Romans 5:8

Inspirational Quote: "The power of imagination makes us infinite." - John Muir

Emma Reisenauer

Counselor

From: Estes Park, CO

Current Job: Special Needs ParaEducator, graduated 2018

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming!

Favorite Scripture Passage: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Phillipians 4:13

Inspirational Quote: “Open your eyes, look to the skies, we are the children of the promise.” ~ Switchfoot

Patrick Senour

Counselor

From: Monument, CO

Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking

Favorite scripture passage: Romans 7:18

Inspirational Quote: "Will-power. Energy. Example. What has to be done is done... without wavering... without worrying about what others think." - St. Josemaria Escriva

Cooper Dow

Counselor

From: Littleton, CO

Current University: Colorado State University

Favorite outdoor activity: It's a tough one...probably backpacking, although there are so many great activities!

Favorite scripture passage: "Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends..." - 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

Inspirational Quote: "Free but not solo" - Sawyer Dow

Katherine Geiger

Media/Photography Specialist

From: Cincinnati, Ohio

Current University: University of Cincinnati

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking

Favorite scripture passage: Psalm 34

Inspirational Quote: “The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.” - Pope Benedict XVI

Dustin Poss

Counselor

From: Akron, CO

Current University: CU Boulder - Civil Engineering

Favorite outdoor activity: Fishing and white water rafting

Favorite scripture passage: David and Goliath

Inspirational Quote: "The higher we go, the better we shall hear the voice of Christ” - Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Haley Hinger

Lifeguard

From: Columbus, OH

Current University: Ohio State University

Favorite outdoor activity: Rock climbing and water-skiing

Favorite scripture passage: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 " We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed"

Inspirational Quote: "One does not walk into the forest and accuse the trees of being off-center, nor do they visit the shore and call the waves imperfect. So why do we look at ourselves this way?" - Tao Te Ching

Claudia Moudatsos

Arts and Crafts

From: New Jersey

Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking, Kayaking

Favorite scripture passage: “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing? “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6: 31-34)

Inspirational Quote: Don’t be gloomy. Do not dwell in unkind things. Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. Even if you are not happy, put a smile on your face. ‘Accentuate the positive.’ Look a little deeper for the good. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life. - Gordon B. Hinckley

Mackenzie Hunter

Counselor

Name: Mackenzie Hunter

From: Lake in the Hills, Illinois

Current University: University of St. Thomas (in St. Paul, MN)

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking

Favorite scripture passage: "What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops." Matthew 10:27

Inspirational quote: "A ship is always safe at shore, but that is not what it is built for."

Sierra Palardy

Counselor

Name: Sierra Palardy

From: Lee, Massachusetts

Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking & Picking Wildflowers

Favorite Scriptural Passage: I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. - John 10:10

Inspirational Quote: "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Sarah Ludwikoski

Climbing Assistant

From: Portland, Oregon

Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Favorite outdoor activity: Backpacking

Favorite scripture passage: "I will allure her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her." Hosea 2:14

Inspirational Quote: "Divine encounter has its most vulnerable beginnings in the most humble of places." -Scott Erickson

Mari Castello

Counselor

From: San Antonio, Texas

Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Favorite outdoor activity: Running

Favorite scripture passage: “Blessed the man who finds refuge in you, in their hearts are pilgrim roads.” -Psalm 84:5

Inspirational Quote: "Wisdom begins in wonder." -Socrates

Dylan Fuchs

Counselor

From: Fremont, NE

Current University: Northwest Missouri State University

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking

Favorite scripture passage: Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves”

Inspirational Quote: “Nothing worthwhile was ever accomplished without the will to start, the enthusiasm to continue and, regardless of temporary obstacles, the persistence to complete." - Waite Phillips

Alex Garcia

Counselor

From: Chico, California

Favorite outdoor activity: Fishing or Rock Climbing

Favorite scripture passage: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, I will give you rest." Mathew 11: 28

Inspirational quote: "Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." -St. Francis of Assisi

Mitchel Olsen

Support Staff

From: Colorado

Current Job: YMCA of the Rockies

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking 14-ers

Favorite Scripture Passage: Psalms 23: 1-4

Inspirational Quote: "Those who say they can and those who say they can't, are both usually right."

Elizabeth Kozak

Counselor

From: Manhattan, Illinois

Current University: Ave Maria University

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking

Favorite scripture passage: Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead

Inspirational Quote: "It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts" -Mother Teresa

Alice Aufderheide

Counselor

From: Livermore, CA

Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Favorite outdoor activity: Backpacking

Favorite scripture passage: Psalm 139

Inspirational Quote: "Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer." - Padre Pio

Mari Dietz

Program Staff

From: Westminster, CO

Current University/Job: Ave Maria University

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking

Favorite scripture passage: John 16:23-24

Inspirational Quote: “Let yourselves be taken by the light of Christ and spread light wherever you are.” - St. JPII