Meet the Camp Director
Hello Campers, Families, Returning Campers, and Curious Friends Who I Hope To Meet Soon!
What could I, as a Director who founded a camp entirely focused on KINDNESS, say to you in 2018? Well, to keep this short I will share that now more than ever, I am grateful to be working with kids to emphasize the importance of compassion and giving back. There is always time to kind, to be more understanding. And I hope the lessons and friends they meet here stay with them long past the time they leave. I look forward to seeing them and meeting you! Thank you for your trust in this program, in me, and participating in K.A.R.E. Camp. I’ll continue to make this one of THE most unique and rewarding ways for our kids to spend a week or two of their summer vacation.
With immense gratitude and kindness,
Hometown – Potsdam, New York
Moved to St. Louis – 2009
Previously – Dallas, Los Angeles, & Connecticut
High School – Potsdam, New York (northern NY)
After High School – Clarkson University, University of Texas @ Dallas
Married – Since 1999
Children – 3! 16, 14, & 12 years old
Pets – Our Crazy Mini Goldendoodle, California (Cali) Breeze
Neighborhood – La Hacienda, Ladue
Before Founding K.A.R.E. Camp – Marketing Executive
Favorite Activities – Dancing, Laughing Out Loud, Being Outdoors
Favorite Volunteering – Not Fair, It’s Too Hard To Choose Just One!
Ask Me – Traveling and Why I K.A.R.E.
Favorite Saying – Together We Can Do So Much & BE Somebody Who Makes EVERYBODY Feel Like A Somebody
About K.A.R.E. Camp
Summers – Going Into Its 4th
Year-Round Programming – Since 2016
After-School Programming – Since 2016
Total Campers Since 2014 (estimated) – 250
Total Non-Profit Partners Since 2014 (estimated) – 90
Presidential Service Award Qualifiers 2017 – 91
Cell Phones Allowed – Nope!
Memorable Experience from 2017 – Luka, A Dog We Fostered At Camp and Appearing On Live TV
Impactful Experience from 2017 – Donating and wrapping diapers for Moms who were diaper-needy – 1 in 3 Moms don’t have enough diapers, that is too many sad bottoms and moms!
Funny Experience – Teaching campers how to fish, Forest Park hatchery. A camper had caught a small fish and was pulling his line out when he hooked a HUGE fish who was trying to eat the small fish! It was a two-in-one!