Leadership Team

RURAL LEADERSHIP TEAM 

Stacie

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My name is Stacie and I am the Interim Rural Program Manager.  I am originally from Northern Utah. My undergrad is from Weber State University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Studies. I studied Recreation, Social Work and Health Promotion. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Counseling Psychology at Alaska Pacific University. I have worked in many social working and youth development organizations within diverse environments. I especially enjoy working with youth in outdoor settings.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, learning new hobbies or skills, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, backpacking, photography, reading, learning sustainable life skills, or simply being in the outdoors. I believe that nature is a powerful tool in education, physical and mental health and development in individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I have experienced many of these benefits in my own life and strive to share them with others.


 Shaina

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Hello hello! My name is Shaina and I am one of our program’s two Rural Coordinators. I came to Camp Fire as a part of the 2018 Rural Travel Staff Team and completely fell in love with the program, kiddos and communities. Luckily, I was able to hop on the leadership team after my summer ended and here I am! Before Camp Fire, I led backpacking and canoe trips, ran a boathouse and worked with elementary aged youth in an after-school adventure program.

My roots are in the UK but I grew up and spent most of my life in Wisconsin. I was home-schooled until my freshman year of high school which has given me an interesting view of education and the endless ways there are to learn and grow outside of the classroom. I graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Environmental Science and Communication Arts. Playing outside is definitely where my passion lies and so much of the time we get with the kids in rural is spent engaging with their environment. Pretty neat!

Some fun facts about me:

  • I have over 60 kind of domesticated/kind of wild bunnies in my backyard. There is one that greets me most times I walk out my front door – his name is Dirt. He is mostly looking for snacks not my companionship.
  • In the summer I spend most of my time outside of work cooking, exploring, gardening and playing outside with my pup, Chev!
  • In winter you can find me still playing with Chev, dodging moose, reading all those books I ignored in the summer and hiking (a.k.a. falling on ice).
  • I love plants and hope to expand both my outdoor and indoor garden this summer. Before moving to Alaska I had over 70 plants in my bedroom alone… It was quite the jungle.
  • I can fold my nose in half. (maybe I’ll show you when you get here)

I’m excited to meet the 2020 Rural Dream Team and have an incredible summer with you all!


Timotheen

Timotheen

Ayik’augua. Kassiglurmiunguuna.

My Yugtun name is Ayik’ and Taress’ and I am from Kasigluk. My English name is Timotheen – you can call me that.  🙂

I like to bead, watch movies, be around family and friends, drink iced coffee, make, buy, and collect handmade earrings and take notes.

I graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks with a BA in Alaska Native Studies; concentration in Alaska Native Knowledge, Cultural Resources and Expression with a minor in Yup’ik. I got this degree because I’ve always been interested in culture, language, traditions and values which basically adds up to people.

I was looking for a summer job and I ran into the Rural Coordinator position (I’m now 1 of 2!)  and honestly fell in love. Not only with the position but also with Camp Fire Rural Program mission. I’m so excited to be a part of a team and organization that has similar goals and values as me. My goals/values that align with Camp Fire AK are community and making a positive impact for our youth, so I’m very excited to be here.


Clarissa

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Hi! I’m Clarissa and I’m the 2020 AmeriCorps Member here at Camp Fire Alaska. I’m originally from Southern California but have lived in Massachusetts for the last 20 years. I recently graduated from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts with my BA in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Natural History and minors in both Geology and Museum Studies.

My primary interest is in historic food systems and specifically the effects of local food availability on human migration as well as the effects of non-native food introductions on the environment. I’m currently working on food history related research projects that will continue into my graduate studies for the next few years.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, sewing and learning new crafts. I practically grew up in various National Parks around the lower 48 and am determined to visit as many of them as I can and I can frequently be found exploring interesting rock formations. I also enjoy museums, zoos and historic sites.

A fun fact about me is that Alaska was one of only 5 states that I had never visited! (So that’s one more off my list!).


Please send an email to cadan@campfireak.org with a short 1-2 paragraph synopsis of yourself! Your bio should include: a recognizable photo, your background, your interests, your past experiences working with camp or youth, and 2 fun facts about yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

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