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Friendly Pines Camp

Meet Our Staff

UNCLE BUD & BROWNIE

OUR FOUNDERS

Friendly Pines Camp was founded in 1941 by Bud & Isabelle Brown, better known as “Uncle Bud” and “Brownie” around camp. FPC has grown tremendously since their first camping trip here with their children and several of their little friends, and now stands as a monument to their life’s work. Four generations of Arizona youngsters have benefitted from their inspiration and devotion.

JACK & BEBE BROWN MAY

OWNERS & DIRECTORS EMERITI

In the early 1960s, Bebe Brown May and her husband Jack May assumed ownership of the camp from Bebe’s father & mother. Throughout both of their lives, Jack & Bebe maintained the camp traditions and built Friendly Pines into what it is today. Jack was a certified camp director (ACA) and served for four years active duty as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force. Bebe was a former teacher and counselor, fluent in Spanish. 

Jack passed away in 2012, and Bebe followed him to her eternal rest in 2021. We miss them every day!

JACK & BEBE BROWN MAY

OWNERS & DIRECTORS EMERITI

In the early 1960s, Bebe Brown May and her husband Jack May assumed ownership of the camp from Bebe’s father & mother. Throughout both of their lives, Jack & Bebe maintained the camp traditions and built Friendly Pines into what it is today. Jack was a certified camp director (ACA) and served for four years active duty as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force. Bebe was a former teacher and counselor, fluent in Spanish. 

Jack passed away in 2012, and Bebe followed him to her eternal rest in 2021. We miss them every day!

Megan May

Camp Director

Camp is truly in Megan’s blood. Starting at age 5, Megan enjoyed 10 summers as a camper before becoming a CIT, an Assistant Counselor, and then Counselor. After graduating from the University of Arizona in 2014, Megan rejoined the FPC staff in 2015 as one of the Assistant Program Directors. In the fall of 2016, she became a year-round staff member as the Assistant Director, and in the Fall of 2021 became the Camp Director. As the great-granddaughter of Uncle Bud & Brownie, Megan is also a fourth-generation family member of the Friendly Pines Camp owners.

Adam Esposito

Assistant Director

Originally hailing from sunny Brisbane, Australia, Adam joined FPC in the summer of 2015 as one of our Waterskiing counselors. He came back again in 2016, then joined the maintenance crew in 2017. In 2019, Adam joined us as an Assistant Program Director, before being promoted to Program Director and New Family Coordinator that fall. Then, in 2022, Adam became our Assistant Director. He helps Megan oversee the day to day running of camp, including activities, schedules, and special events. Adam met his wife Valerie at Friendly Pines in 2015, and they were married in 2019 AT camp! He now lives full time in the USA.

Adam Esposito

Assistant Director

Originally hailing from sunny Brisbane, Australia, Adam joined FPC in the summer of 2015 as one of our Waterskiing counselors. He came back again in 2016, then joined the maintenance crew in 2017. In 2019, Adam joined us as an Assistant Program Director, before being promoted to Program Director and New Family Coordinator that fall. He oversees the day to day running of camp, including activities, schedules, and special events. Adam met his wife Valerie at Friendly Pines in 2015, and they were married in 2019 AT camp! He now lives full time in the USA.

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BEN KORF

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
YEAR #: 5

HOMETOWN: Scottsdale, AZ

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: New Zealand

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can do a backflip but only when no one is watching

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Ask everyone you meet how their day has been. For better or worse they'll appreciate someone asking!

BONNIE MCANALLY

EQUESTRIAN DIRECTOR
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Oklahoma City, OK

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Jackson Hole

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Cat

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Real estate mogul

ELDON ORGILL

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Morgantown, WV

FAVORITE SONG: “Still a Young Man” by Tower of Power (The trumpet goes CRAZY!)

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Tennis!

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: “ Real Gs move in silence like lasagna.” —Lil Wayne

JONAH PHUNG

CHALLENGE COURSE MANAGER
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Gilbert, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "Spinnin" by Connor Price

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Seattle

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Cooking amazing foods

MIKY THOMAS

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
YEAR #: 3

HOMETOWN: Prairiewood, Australia

FAVORITE FOOD: Asian - could smack a pad thai or any sushi

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Dolphin

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "You can't help everyone but everyone can help someone."

FREYJA ADAMS

EQUESTRIAN DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Kingston upon Thames, England

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: An Eagle

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Owner of most dogs

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Do your things on your own term, don't let anyone rush you.

LUCAS BARTYLLA-ISLAS

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Tempe, AZ

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Italy

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can sing fairly well, and play guitar

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: A snake

TIAGO BOEING

PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Oxford, England

FAVORITE FOOD: Garlic Bread

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Brazil

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Movie star

KATHERINE BRENNAN

ADVENTURE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Arlington, VA

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Cake Decorating

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: A Bear

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try" - Dolly Parton

SCOTT BRIOUX

WATERFRONT DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Japan

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Broadway Star

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried". -- Koro Sensei

ALEXIS BRITT

WATERFRONT DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Scottsdale, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi, and I love popcorn!

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: New York

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” --Seneca

HAYLEY CARR

CHALLENGE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 3

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Not holding onto anger and always trying to view things in a positive light

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I make really good bagels

DASH CESPEDES

PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Puebla, Mexico

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Seattle or Puebla

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: For music, I'd love to be a songwriter and a musician in all the world, I would love it.

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "Being disciplined and believing in God. Sooner or later, discipline will win out over talent." --Yokoi Kenji

JONATHAN CHAVEZ ROCHA

EQUESTRIAN DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Mesa, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "Cuando Manda El Corazón" by Vicente Fernandez

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can whistle loudly

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Move forward and don't let anything hold you back

TAC COLUCCIO

TARGET SPORTS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Grilling

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Understand someones' heart before you judge their actions

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "I clung to your hands so that something human might exist in the chaos." --Hélène Cixous

JORDAN DAVIS-WILEY

CHALLENGE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: I would most like to live in the Greater Los Angeles area. The warm weather, sandy beaches, proximity to popular amusement parks, and locale of all things entertainment, make it ideal for me.

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Take life one day at a time—and when the day is too daunting take every task one step at a time.

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: After studying Spanish for several years, I have recently began learning Japanese.

DAVID DRUBKA

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Anthem, AZ

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can whistle ANYTHING

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Grace under pressure

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: If it has to do with space, I probably know it

SARAH GOOCH

ARTS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Dalton, GA

FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza, fruit, Mexican

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Alaska

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Sugar glider

MAGGIE HORTON

CHALLENGE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 3

HOMETOWN: Flagstaff, AZ

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: South Korea

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Wolf

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Surrounding myself with kind and happy people

KAT KOCHER

EQUESTRIAN DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Mesa, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "New Romantics" by Taylor Swift

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Zion National Park

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can play the flute

JOSH LANG

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken Fried Rice

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I'm pretty good at Trivia and remembering dates for when things happened

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: My Aunt is the Creator of Blues Clues

DESIREE LOPEZ

PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas

MY HIDDEN TALENT: My singing voice

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I have a pet fish named Flash who I love dearly.

HALEY MARKS

EQUESTRIAN DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Fort Lauderdale, FL

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I am very good at memorizing the words to songs.

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Shark

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Don't worry about what others think about you, as long as you're happy with yourself.

CHARLOTTE MCCLELLAND

ADVENTURE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Italian Food (especially gnocchi)

FAVORITE SONG: "Kyoto" by Phoebe Bridgers

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: The Grand Tetons

IVAN MEJIA OLVERO

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Mexico City, Mexico

FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican food always! Tacoos!!

FAVORITE SONG: "Saint Tropez" by Post Malone

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Enjoy everything, don't complain much and don't overthink!

ISAAC MOSKOWITZ

ADVENTURE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Cheshire, CT

FAVORITE FOOD: Eggplant Parmesan

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Either Tucson, AZ or Santa Fe, NM

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: A sea slug. They are so chill.

GREG OSSELAER

CHALLENGE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 3

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "Down" by Marian Hill

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Seattle, WA

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: It would be as a Youtuber essentially where I just talk about my thoughts about sports or tv shows.

HARVEY PARKERSON

EQUESTRIAN DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Yuma, AZ

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: There's an old cave on my families ranch that has Native American drawings.

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I'm good at balancing things on my fingers

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: My friends say I could be the next Steve Irwin

BROOKE PECK

WATERFRONT DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "Red" by Taylor Swift

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Cayman Islands

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I played over 10 sports in my childhood!

CACH PEREZ-CIRERA ESTRADA

ARTS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Mexico City, Mexico

FAVORITE FOOD: Serrano croquettes or sushi

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: San Diego or Los Cabos

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "Worrying make you suffer twice, if it's out of your hands, it should be out of your mind too."

MORGAN POLLOV

CHALLENGE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Acai Bowls

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I have every single Taylor Swift song memorized

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Don't rely on others for happiness, it comes from within

XAVIER PRECIADO

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Oklahoma

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I play music and like to make people laugh

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: I would be a Mantis Shrimp. I love the vibrant colors.

MY SECRET TO LIFE: To not be trapped in thoughts of the past or the future. Sometimes the best place to be is in the present.

TOBY PROCTOR

TARGET SPORTS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Bristol, United Kingdom

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Berlin

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Double jointed

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Guitar

REM RATHBUN

PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Chandler, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Europe

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken."

JULIA RIGHETTI

WATERFRONT DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Green Valley, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "That Power" by Justin Bieber

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Everything happens for a reason

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I was born on New Years Eve!

ANDRES ROCHA

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Mexico City, Mexico

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I would say I'm a really good driver

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: I would be a bear, they are strong, fast and very intelligent

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I really like roller coaster games but I’m afraid of heights

AVERY SALTONSTALL

CHALLENGE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Massachusetts

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: New Zealand

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Breaking my glasses, on pair 3 this year!

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Real Estate Mogul

CARTER SCHMIDBAUER

TARGET SPORTS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "I Ain't Worried" by OneRepublic

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: France

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I got a varsity letter in Mountain Biking

ALLY SCROGGINS

PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Gilbert, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "Fire Away" by Chris Stapleton

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Live it like you are the main character.

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I love cooking and baking

MACKENZIE SHUEY

EQUESTRIAN DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Chandler, AZ

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: London

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can fall asleep anywhere any time if I try

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I have a 3-legged dog

NICK SOBEL

EQUESTRIAN DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Chandler, AZ

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Switzerland

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Paralympic Gold Medalist

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "If the wind will not serve, take to the oars" --Walt Whitman

J STEEL

TARGET SPORTS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Auckland, New Zealand

FAVORITE SONG: "Here For You" by Wilkinson

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Nashville, TN

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I'm a dual citizen to US and NZ.

TATUM THILL

WATERFRONT DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Henderson, NV

FAVORITE SONG: "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can sing my abcs backwards

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I've almost been struck by lightning twice on the same hike

JP TOLEDO LUGO

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Mexico City, Mexico

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: a Hawk

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "The unexplored life is not worth living." --Socrates

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I love formula 1

MAKAYLA WARNBERG

ADVENTURE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: San Diego, CA

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Famous novelist

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "Poetry, beauty, romance, love; these are what we stay alive for." --Robin Williams

ASHLEY WHITMIRE

ADVENTURE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 3

HOMETOWN: Buckeye, AZ

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can bake some really great gluten-free snickerdoodles 🙂

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: I think I'd like to be a honeybee and just live my life floating around smelling flowers all the time 🙂

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME:I collect Calico Critter figurines!

SARA WHITMIRE

TARGET SPORTS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Buckeye, AZ

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I am the world's GREATEST thrifter. I can find a special piece in any thrift store or antique mall.

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: I would be a dog in a little suburb with a big family and lots of windows to look out of.

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Micro-Niche Internet Celebrity on TikTok

NICOLE WHITTEN

ARTS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Flagstaff, AZ

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Camden, Maine

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can wiggle my ears and blink like a frog.

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "To the stars who listen, and the dreams that are answered." --Rhysand, A Court of Mist and Fury

KAYLIE WILEY

TARGET SPORTS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: San Diego, CA

FAVORITE FOOD: Indian Food

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Posting art on social media

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I've been to over 30 countries

TARA WINSLOW

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA

FAVORITE SONG: "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Barcelona, Spain

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I was born in and adopted from China!

JEREMY WINTER

ADVENTURE DEPARTMENT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Shelton, CT

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can juggle three balls.

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: For creating one of the greatest and most influential albums of all time.

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Making strong relationships with others that I will have and remember for the rest of my life.

SHANNON BINDER

WELL-BEING SPECIALIST
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Ireland

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Largest collection of dried flowers

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Be kind, always. Keep perspective with others and know that if you were them you would do exactly as they are doing, so don't take things personally or try to change anyone. We can't expect ourselves from others.

VALERIE ESPOSITO

POST OFFICE ASSISTANT
YEAR #: 9

HOMETOWN: Prescott, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Ice Cream

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: National Teacher of the Year

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "It costs nothing to be kind." --Bebe Brown May

SARAH GOOSEM

POST OFFICE ASSISTANT
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Brisbane, Australia

FAVORITE FOOD: Fish and chips

FAVORITE SONG: "The Call" by Regina Spektor

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?" -- from Peter Pan

NICOLE PHUNG

POST OFFICE ASSISTANT
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Milford, OH

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I'm a good singer!

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I've had 50-80 plants in my house since 2020.

Sayaka Pierson

Business Manager
YEAR #: 6

HOMETOWN: Fukuoka, Japan

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Kauai, HI

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "There is a genius in every one of us." --Misizu Kaneko

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I'm bilingual

JOHNNY ANNERINO

ASSISTANT FOOD SERVICE MANAGER
YEAR #: 11

HOMETOWN: Tucson, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can play guitar.

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Alligator

KAREN CERVANTES

KITCHEN STAFF
YEAR #: 4

HOMETOWN: Puebla, Mexico

FAVORITE FOOD: Brownies

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Dubai

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: an Eagle

Brian Córdoba

KITCHEN STAFF
YEAR #: 4

HOMETOWN: Pasto, Colombia

FAVORITE SONG: "The Nights" by Avicii

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Italy

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: an eagle

HUGO ESPAÑA

KITCHEN STAFF
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Puebla, Mexico

FAVORITE FOOD: Watermelon

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Singer

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Smile

DIANA LOPEZ LUNA

KITCHEN STAFF
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN:Tecamachalco, Mexico

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Paris, France

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: The best chef

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "Only those who know how to be small are great in life"

DANIA MARTINEZ

KITCHEN STAFF
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Puebla, Mexico

FAVORITE FOOD: Watermelon

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Dance

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Butterfly

LILIANA MARTINEZ

KITCHEN STAFF
YEAR #: 4

HOMETOWN: Puebla, Mexico

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Las Vegas

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Chef

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "The secret of life is just to live without worries." --Elena Michel

SHAWN MCLAUGHLIN

FOOD SERVICE MANAGER
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Gardiner, ME

FAVORITE FOOD: Lobster and clams

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Juggle, tie flies for fishing, build model ships

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Don't look back and forgive myself

CAROLINA PEREZ-TEPALE

KITCHEN STAFF
YEAR #: 4

HOMETOWN: Puebla, Mexico

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Canada

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: A cat

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Dancer

CHIA RICHARDS

ASSISTANT FOOD SERVICE MANAGER
YEAR #: 4

HOMETOWN: Fukuoka, Japan

FAVORITE FOOD: Italian

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Handcrafting, sewing

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." --Mark Twain

GARY GARCIA

OPERATIONS STAFF
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Saginaw, MI

FAVORITE FOOD: Bacon

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Scottsdale

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Hummingbird

LORI GARCIA

OPERATIONS STAFF
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Saginaw, MI

FAVORITE FOOD: Chocolate

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Scottsdale

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Patience

Derek Hassler

Maintenance Director
YEAR #: 6

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Steak, Mexican food, seafood

FAVORITE SONG: "Good Morning America" by Bryan James

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: Was a boat pilot on Powell and Havasu in previous life

RAND LEWIS

MAINTENANCE STAFF
YEAR #: 14

HOMETOWN: Scottsdale, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: “Joshua Tree” by U2

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Eagle

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Having something to look forward to

DAVID WANGERIN

MAINTENANCE STAFF
YEAR #: 24

HOMETOWN: Bloomington, MN

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Munich, Germany

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Cake Decorating

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Bison

LAUREN CRAWFORD

HEAD CAMP PHOTOGRAPHER
YEAR #: 11

HOMETOWN: Southgate, MI

FAVORITE FOOD: Mickey-shaped food

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: a Jaguar

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take "Wayne Gretzky"" --Michael Scott

ALANA ESPOSITO

ASSISTANT CAMP PHOTOGRAPHER
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Brisbane, Australia

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: I love San Francisco, getting to walk the streets and admire all the architecture of the colourful buildings.

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Maybe for interior design?! A viral tiktok of all the trinkets and second hand furniture through my house perhaps.

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I’m constantly humming/harmonizing. Fun if you want to sing along with me.

KATE WISURI

WRANGLER
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Ishpeming, MI

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Itasca State Park

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can play the piano

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I am a black belt in TaeKwon Do

DR. ERIK COHEN

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Encino, California

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Wherever my family is, but I always wanted to check out New York.

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Juggling is an old talent and making bath bombs is a new one.

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Take one day at a time.

SARA EVANS

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 3

HOMETOWN: Peoria, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Thai

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Mozambique

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Professional Organizer

JAIME FINNESSAY

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 3

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Anything with tortilla chips I love sushi and also Thai food.

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Be nice. But don't be a doormat.

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: Vacuuming brings me joy

STEPHANIE BRIOUX

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 5

HOMETOWN: West Palm Beach, FL

FAVORITE SONG: "Daydreaming" by Harry Styles

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Just by a beach, anywhere, and I’ll be happy

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Work hard. Play hard. Be kind.

DR. ERIK COHEN

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Encino, California

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Wherever my family is, but I always wanted to check out New York.

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Juggling is an old talent and making bath bombs is a new one.

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Take one day at a time.

SARA EVANS

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 3

HOMETOWN: Peoria, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Thai

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Mozambique

SOMEDAY I'LL BE FAMOUS BECAUSE: Professional Organizer

JAIME FINNESSAY

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 3

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Anything with tortilla chips I love sushi and also Thai food.

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Be nice. But don't be a doormat.

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: Vacuuming brings me joy

THERESA FRIEDMAN

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 11

HOMETOWN: Scottsdale, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I used to be able to ride a unicycle, I haven't tried in years.

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Enjoy life, be kind the others, spent time with your family and friends and tell them you love them often.

MEGAN GOMEZ

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Glendale, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Tacos

FAVORITE SONG: Anything Morgan Wallen

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Being empathetic 100%

JOEY HERMOSILLO

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 5

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Mac and Cheese

MY SECRET TO LIFE: Surround yourself with the best chosen family a guy can get

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I started learning Portuguese just so I can watch one of my favorite movies in its native language

CHRISTINA JONES

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 3

HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, OH

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Germany

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can tell the make and model of car by headlights

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I eat peanut butter on my pancakes

KRISTIN LYNCH

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Olathe, KS

FAVORITE FOOD: Thai Food or anything sweet!

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Cake Decorating

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Lion

ANA MARIN

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 5

HOMETOWN: Miami, Florida

FAVORITE SONG: "Cheeseburger in Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

RANDOM FUN FACT ABOUT ME: Love to take walks

AMANDA MCRAE

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Minden, NV

FAVORITE FOOD: Chips, Mexican food, pizza

COOLEST PLACE I'VE EXPLORED: Hawaii

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "Life is a splendid gift. Love life while you have it, there’s nothing short about it." -- Florence Nightingale

ERIN SCHREY

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 2

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

FAVORITE FOOD: Tacos

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Hawaii

MY HIDDEN TALENT: I can move my ears!

Shauna Szarek

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 6

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: Somewhere in the Caribbean

MY HIDDEN TALENT: Crafting

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: Flamingo

AMY VANDEMARK

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 1

HOMETOWN: Prescott, AZ

FAVORITE SONG: "Better Together" by Jack Johnson

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: A Sloth, because they are content and comfortable with where they are

MY FAVORITE QUOTE: "When people know better, they do better."

INDIA WRIGHT

MEDICAL STAFF
YEAR #: 3

HOMETOWN: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

FAVORITE FOOD: I love sushi and also Thai food.

PLACE I'D MOST LIKE TO LIVE: I love Arizona

IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL, I'D BE: A dog