Meet the 2020 Summer Staff Team...

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

Kate Anselmi

Counselor

From: Denver, Colorado
University: Colorado Mesa University
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Stand Up Paddleboarding
Favorite Scripture Verse: Genesis 32:28
Inspirational Quote: “Sometimes you bite the dust, sometimes the dust bites you. Either way, you’ll be ok.”
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

Jack Staib

Counselor

From:​ Denver, CO
Current University/Job:​ University of Dallas
Favorite Outdoor Activity:​ Hiking and Ultimate frisbee
Favorite Scripture Passage:​ currently…”Forgetting what lies behind, and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on towards the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus” -Phil 3:13-14
Inspirational Quote: “You called and cried out loud and shattered my deafness. You were radiant and resplendent, you put to flight my blindness. You were fragrant, and I drew in my breath and now pant after you…You touched me, and I am set on fire to attain the peace that is yours” -St. Augustine
Chase Dorsett

Counselor

From: Mobile, Alabama
Current University/Job: Franciscan University of Steubenville 
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Playing soccer
Favorite Scripture Passage: Mark 9:24
Inspirational Quote: “Verso l’alto” – to the heights
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

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

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

Young Jae Yang

Counselor

From: Montgomery, Alabama
Current University/Job: Ave Maria University
Favorite outdoor activity: Rugby and Fishing
Favorite scripture passage: Psalm 23
Inspirational Quote: “Do not wish to be anything except what you are.” -St. Francis de Sales
Maria Gontis

Counselor

From: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Current University/Job: Franciscan University of Steubenville
Favorite outdoor activity: Playing tennis
Favorite scripture passage: Ephesians 4:2
Inspirational Quote: Love others so radically they wonder why.

Bernadette Harney

Counselor

From: Louisville, Colorado
Current University: Benedictine College
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking and Making S’mores
Favorite Scripture Passage: Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene on the morning of the Resurrection. “Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ” – John 20:11-18
Inspirational Quote: “We do not want merely to see beauty…We want something else which can hardly be put into words—to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” – C.S. Lewis
Sydney Lorentz

Counselor

From: Dover, OH
Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville
Favorite outdoor activity: Running
Favorite scripture passage: Jeremiah 29:11
Inspirational Quote: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

Alaina Diehl

Counselor

From: Originally – North Carolina; Currently – Ohio
Current University / Job: Graduated from Wright State University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing; I currently work as a marketing consultant, and I lead praise and worship music for retreats/conferences/events across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati!
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming!
Favorite Scripture Passage: Psalm 37:3 – “Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.”
Inspirational Quote: “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
David Rabaey

Counselor

From: Marshall, MN
Current University/Job: Studying Philosophy and Theology with Brothers of Verbum Spei at Monastery in Boise, ID
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking or Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite Scripture Passage: John 17:4,9 – “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.”
Inspirational Quote: “Every time you wake up in the morning, say, ‘Today I will move towards heaven. This day was given to me to bring me closer to God. It has no other meaning.'”  -Father Marie-Dominique Philippe, O.P.
Mary Rooney

Counselor

From: Long Island, New York
Current University/Job: Student at Franciscan University of Steubenville
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking and having a picnic when you you get to the top of the mountain!
Favorite scripture passage: “I came so that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.” – Jn 10:10
Inspirational Quote: When you know how much God is in love with you, you can only live your life radiating your love!
Paige Lampe

Counselor

From: Bellevue, IA
Current University: Loras College
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Boating
Favorite Scripture Passage: Psalm 23
Inspirational Quote: “How cool is it that the same God who created the mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you too.”

Derrick Poss

Counselor

From: Akron, Colorado
Current University/Job: Colorado School of Mines
Favorite outdoor activity: Backpacking in the Rockies
Favorite scripture passage: “For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.” – 2 Timothy 1:6-8
Inspirational Quote: “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.” – Pope John Paul II

Mary Bridget Dillon

Counselor

From: Denver, CO
Current University/Job: Theology/History major at Franciscan University
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking (all the way to a peak if possible!)
Favorite scripture passage: Proverbs 3: 5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not upon your own understanding”
Inspirational Quote: “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta
Beret Henningsgaard

Counselor

From: Canby, MN
Current University/Job: Ave Maria University – Psychology and Theology major
Favorite outdoor activity: Watching the sunset and going for scenic walks with friends
Favorite scripture passage: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 5:13
Inspirational Quote: “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” St. Mother Teresa
Mara Dalton

Counselor

From: Littleton, CO
Current University/Job: University of Mary
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking and wading in streams!
Favorite scripture passage: John 20:11-18
Inspirational Quote: “The sun does not cause us to grow.  It is that that will strengthen your soul.” – The Oh Hellos

Martin Martinez Jr.

Kitchen Staff

From: Glencoe, MN
Currently University: University of Minnesota Duluth
Favorite outdoor activity: Jogging/walking/hiking while listening to a good podcast
Favorite scripture: Philippians 4: 4-7
Inspirational quote: “Be seen not heard”
Jonny Carlson

Counselor

From: Chicago, Illinois
Current University/Job: Loras College Grad- High School Social Studies Teacher
Favorite outdoor activity: Camping/Fishing
Favorite scripture passage: Jeremiah 29:11
Inspirational Quote: “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future”- J.R.R Tolkein
Colin Donovan

Counselor

From: Denver, CO
Current University/Job: University of Colorado Boulder
Favorite outdoor activity: Swimming and Soccer
Favorite scripture passage: 1 John 4:18
Inspirational Quote:  “A single act of love makes the soul return to life.” – Maximillian Kolbe

Luke Johanni

Counselor

From: Cleveland, Ohio
Current University: Ave Maria University (Class of 2020)
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking, Fishing, or Camping
Favorite scripture passage: “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” (Matt. 5:8)
Inspirational Quote: “Man, who is the only creature on earth which God willed for itself, cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself.” (Gaudiumet Spes 24:3)

Becca Halberg

Health Office Assistant

From: Grand Junction, CO
Current University: Franciscan University of Steubenville
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking
Favorite scripture passage: Psalm 23
Inspirational quote: “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

Stay tuned as we update the staff bios in the coming week! We are so excited to introduce our 35 staff to you!