OUR TEAM

Working together to changes lives!

 

Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma is comprised of like-minded individuals who understand and value the importance of outdoor education. Here at Camp Fire, our staff gladly take on the role of becoming a spark champion. Spark Champions are adults who help young people develop the interests, skills, commitments or qualities that give lives purpose and meaning. Ranging from those who grew up coming to Camp DaKaNi, others who come from education backgrounds, and those who found camp later in life, our Camp Fire HOK team is dedicated to serving the youth of Oklahoma City. 

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Brad Stumph

Brad Stumph

Huckleberry

Executive Director

Penn Henthorn

Penn Henthorn

Bearfoot

Camp Director

Brian Reid

Brian Reid

Wizard

Director of Outdoor Education & Assistant Camp Director

Nicole Huskey

Nicole Huskey

Kodak

Director of Community Programs

Faith Rivera

Faith Rivera

Pops

Outdoor Education Coordinator & Camp Program Coordinator

Danielle Wickstrom

Danielle Wickstrom

Chicklet

Office Administrator & Volunteer Coordinator

Emma Hoisington

Emma Hoisington

Monkey

Program Activity Leader

Sasha Gunderson

Sasha Gunderson

Sushi

Program Activity Leader

Caleb Kettman

Caleb Kettman

Fish

Facilities Assistant

I began working with Camp Fire in 2012. I have served in many positions since my joining the organization. I have served as a Group Counselor, Afterschool Instructor, Head Counselor, Counselor Aides in Training Instructor, AmeriCorps Site Supervisor, Director of Outdoor Education, and Camp DaKaNi Assistant Director. I love the opportunity Camp Fire gives me to help campers and staff to learn new things, meet new people, get outside and enjoy nature, and build friendships, as well as the fact that I get to enjoy those things too! 

I have lived in the United States, Costa Rica, and South Korea. I love living in Oklahoma with my wife, Andrea, our two sons, Teddy and Jude, and our two dogs, Rizzo and Riggins. We also have a beta fish named Raptor.

I started with Camp Fire in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 5, going through the club program, all the way to earning my Work Health Love award in 2004, the highest achievement for youth in Camp Fire. I found my home at Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma after years of working in public education and out of school time programs. In Camp Fire I found a place to belong and adults that respected and valued my voice and what I brought to the table. I found my passion for advocacy and learned how to use that Spark to protect for the things that mattered to me. All youth need people in their lives who challenge growth, provide support, share power, and expand possibilities, and I am honored to have the chance to be a Spark Champion.

I have performed at the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival since 2003, I am a photographer, improv performer, and love to travel with my family. I have a daughter and a husband both of whom are equally outgoing and nerdy.

I started with Camp Fire when I was about 6 years old, and started working here when I was 17. In my time with Camp Fire I have gone through the CAT program, was a CA, served as a Volunteer Counselor, was brought on as a Group Counselor, and then became a Waterfront Instructor! There is something really special about the atmosphere at camp, and specifically Camp Fire that just keeps me coming back. 

I love being outside and working with kids! I am currently working on a Computer Science degree, and I love to read!

I started going to Camp Fire in 2013. Ever since then I have been coming to camp every summer. Now, I have been a group counselor during the summer and work here part time in our after school programs. I want to make an impact on kids lives and become a teacher someday, so I love working with kids and this camp gives me the opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience! Being outside helps brighten my mood and being with kids fills me with joy. Since I can remember, I have enjoyed my days at Camp DaKaNi. In return, I want to pass those great days to the future kids I get to work with. 

I was born in Russia, adopted when I was two, and grew up here in the states since then! I play the violin and piano, I dance, and I like to journal and write!

I have been going to Camp DaKaNi since I was 6 years old. I wanted to work at camp since I went through the CAT training and went on to be a Counselor Aide. I currently help in with the upkeep of our facilities to make sure we are always at our best for the campers we serve! I continue to work with Camp Fire because I am able to help improve a camp I have been going to since I was a child, while still gaining valuable skills and job experience for my future. 

I am attending OSU-OKC currently and am pursuing a degree in Horticulture.

I became connected with Camp Fire through a service project focusing on youth and education while completing my undergrad in Texas. Once I came out to camp I fell in love with this organization and its mission, so I decided to go back and change my major to pursue working at camp full time. Now I have a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Event and Sport Management with a Minor in Human Development and Family Science from the University of North Texas. I joined the full time staff in 2020, after staying in connection with Camp Fire over my four-year course. The people in this organization are incredibly welcoming, servant-hearted, and carry the mission and values of Camp Fire through all the work they do. It is the community that defines the culture, and this is a community that I am happy to be a part of!

I love hiking, but don't mind my huffing and puffing because I have asthma! I will also be sure to let every person I meet know that I am actually from Texas.

I started at Camp Fire in the fall of 2018 after being recruited by a Camp Fire worker while working together in a volunteer capacity for another youth nonprofit. After learning more about Camp Fire and their mission and vision, I felt like there was no better place for me to impact youth in the OKC metro area, than to be involved in CFHOK. I am passionate about youth finding their voice and learning who they are. Engaging in new things, in a safe space, in the outdoors is a great way to build confidence in the youth of today.

I enjoy spending time, mainly outdoors, with my family. In my spare time, I like to dance like on one is watching, laugh so hard my abs hurt, read books that take you to a far away land, ride bicycles, backpack in the forst, hike rocky terrain, and camp when its cooler rather than hotter.

Come change lives with us!

 

Working at Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma is an extremely rewarding experience. It’s an opportunity to join an innovative leader in youth development and help today’s youth thrive now. Contact us for more information or apply online today!