Meet the Full Time Staff of Annunciation Heights
the AWESOME Men and Women devoted to making our visitors know and experience true friendship with Jesus in a new and transformative way.
A Colorado native, Kyle brings to the role of Executive Director countless experiences that prepared him well to lead Annunciation Heights. Kyle is married to his lovely bride Amberly, and they have four kids. Kyle enjoys hiking, reading scripture, being with his family, and creating an awesome Camp experience for all those that step foot on the holy ground of Annunciation Heights.
Kyle’s favorite Bible story:
The Creation Story
Kyle’s favorite quote:
“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!”
-St. Catherine of Sienna
Fr. Donatian Kaigoma
Originally from Tanzania, Fr. Donatian is a gift to The Annunciation Heights Camp through his compassionate love and attending care to campers and staff. He accompanies, facilitates and promotes wholistic spiritual self-care to counselors, missionaries, full-time staff and those who come to encounter Jesus Christ at the camp.
Donatian loves long distance hiking, music and traveling during his free time. He is a Catholic Priest from Catholic Diocese of Geita, Tanzania.
Donatian’s Favorite Bible story:
The Washing of the Disciples’ Feet story (John 13: 1-17).
Donatian’s favorite quote:
“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Blessed Virgin Mary.
Director of Food Service
Greg brings with him many years of camp cooking experience, meaning his camp meals are the best camp meals in the Tahosa Valley area. When Greg is whipping up delicious meals for the campers and staff of Annunciation Heights, he enjoys hiking tall mountains, volunteering with the local fire department, and spending time with his wife, Gwen, their seven kids, and their 11 grandkids.
Greg’s favorite Bible story:
Greg’s favorite quote:
“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – Jesus
Adventure Specialist & Forest Manager
A native of the Estes Park area, Josh is our Jack-of-all-trades. He oversees our 1,000 foot zip-line and challenge course, he managers our forest, and he pitches in with countless maintenance projects. When he’s not giving 110% to AH, he enjoys hiking big mountains, leading our staff and missionaries in CrossFit workouts, and being with his wife, Cynthia, and their five kids.
Josh’s favorite Bible story:
The Prodigal Son
Josh’s favorite quote:
“It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.” -St. Ignatius of Loyola
Director of Programs
Raised on the East Coast, Luke fell in love with the outdoors in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. After working as a backpacking guide in Utah, though, he found the wilderness of the American West to be entirely captivating, bringing him back to the mountains of Colorado today. Luke assists in the development and execution of the program offerings of the camp, striving to allow Christ’s love to be shared with all who visit Annunciation Heights. When not at work, Luke loves to play the guitar, go on backpacking trips with friends, and work to improve his climbing.
Luke’s favorite Bible story:
The Good Shepherd
Luke’s favorite quote:
“The glory of God is man fully alive.” -St. Irenaeus
Facilities & Maintenance Manager
Originally from Conifer, CO, Thomas has lived in the Estes Park area for several years. Before moving to Estes Park, he served for five years as a Navy Seabee. When he’s not beautifully maintaining the property of Annunciation Heights, Thomas enjoys hiking, hunting, and spending time with his new bride, Ellen.
Thomas’ favorite Bible story:
Jonah and the whale
Thomas’ favorite quote:
“From small beginnings come great things.”
Guest Services Manager
When you call Annunciation Heights, the kind and friendly voice you’ll hear on our end is that of Brenda Brown. Originally from the East Coast, Brenda has lived in the Estes Park area for nearly 30 years with her husband Paul. They have two grown kids. Brenda enjoys writing, reading about the lives of saints, and talking about the greatness of St. John Paul II.
Brenda’s favorite Bible story:
Daniel and the Lion’s Den
Brenda’s favorite quote:
“I know well that the greater and more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it.” -St. Faustina
Head Housekeeper & Head Guest Master
From Lakewood, CO, Bernadette is a recent graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas College. Bernadette serves AH in many different ways, which includes overseeing housekeeping and serving as the Head Guest Master. Bernadette enjoys baking, swimming, and reading.
Bernadette’s favorite Bible story:
Jesus calming the storm
Bernadette’s favorite quote:
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Mui
Director of Outdoor Lab
Camping and hiking in the mountains of southern California is where Catherine learned to love the great outdoors and their Creator. After many years in education and ministry, she is thrilled to be leading Annunciation Heights’ outdoor science and leadership program as Director of JPII Outdoor Labs. Catherine enjoys hiking, reading, cooking & eating great food with friends, and watching the sun rise over a new day.
Catherine’s favorite bible story:
The Good Samaritan
Catherine’s favorite quote:
“Behold, I make all things new.” – Jesus
Victor originally hails from Mexico, but he has lived in the Estes Park area for more than 20 years. Victor does it all for us at Annunciation Heights, and he does it all with a smile on his face. In addition to helping in the kitchen, he helps our maintenance guys with various projects, and he tackles countless other random projects, as well.
Victor’s favorite Bible story:
Jonah and the whale
Victor’s favorite quote:
“Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls.” -Mother Teresa
Director of Finance and Business Operations
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Cody brings many years of accounting and business experience to his role of Director of Finance & Business Operations. He enjoys learning about the history and beauty of the Catholic Church, being outdoors, playing sports, trying to play the guitar, and spending time with friends and family – his wife, Audrey, and their two children, Benjamin (2 years) and Mary Jo (8 months).
Cody’s favorite Bible story:
Jesus heals the paralyzed man lowered through the roof (Luke 5: 17-26)
Cody’s favorite quote:
“Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry.” – St. Padre Pio
Assistant Program Director
Mikaela loves everything camp: games, ropes, dining hall chatter, and the amazing natural views. Raised in the north woods of Minnesota, she has been drawn to the beauty of mountains ever since she can remember. From exploring the Saw-tooth Mountains on the shoreline of Lake Superior to the Appalachians of Georgia she is excited to see what the creator does and will do in the Rocky Mountains. In her free time Mikaela likes to dance, do puzzles, and ski.
Mikaela’s favorite Bible story:
The Raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-44)
Mikaela’s favorite quote:
“It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.” G. K. Chesterton