I have been living and working here since I was 4 years old. Of course, my roles/responsibilities have changed over the years. Currently, I oversee the Finance, Marketing, Policy, and Sales aspects of Refreshing Mountain. As a child, I was “babysitter” for my younger siblings while my parents did camp tasks. I also helped with some of the agricultural tasks. Thru my teenage years, I helped in about every camp role imaginable at one point or another. I helped clean, cook, run the store. I worked as a lifeguard, did lots of weed wacking and mowing, etc. After high school, as I worked my way thru college, got married, and started a family, I continued to work at camp full time, usually in the areas of maintenance and foodservice. We always either had a group to feed or a building project to work on. I also started to help with group reservations; a role that grew for me, from 1-2 days a week initially, to a point where that became my primary responsibility.
My wife Allison and I met in high school and got married a few years after graduation. We have lived onsite at RMC for 14 years, as “on call” staff for guests that need assistance “after hours”. We have 8 children. RMC has been a wonderful place to work, live, and raise a family.
There are so many fun camp stories to tell. From the gross camp games I have seen played by guest groups (i.e. cow-tongue football, sushi slides, and chocolate-pudding-in-a-diaper eating contests), to the significant ministry times that we have witnessed, being part of camp ministry is an amazing experience.
When not at work, I enjoy playing guitar and piano, hiking, reading, and putting puzzles together.