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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Director of Community Programs
Outdoor Education Coordinator & Camp Program Coordinator
Office Administrator & Volunteer Coordinator
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 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.