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Meet the Staff of Camp Alice Chester and Camp iGirl

Every summer, 50+ seasonal staff members come together at Camp Alice Chester to create a wonderful summer experience for our campers. Each staff member works hard to serve as a role model and to make a positive impact on each of our campers everyday. Our seasonal staff is carefully selected on the basis of their experience, education, training, leadership ability and interpersonal skills. Each staff member is trained in preparation for the arrival of campers. Staff are trained in CPR, First Aid and AED. Cabin counselors are 18 years of age or older and many of our staff members have grown up at Camp Alice Chester.

Many of our counselors and staff directors also staff Camp iGirl, providing trained and experienced staff ready to make the girls feel welcome and energized for an amazing week at Alverno College.

If you know any remarkable people who want to work at camp, send them to our summer jobs page!

Meet the Staff

Kim "StormWood – Seasonal Camp Director

Great adventures and fabulous leadership experiences await all girls at resident camp! Summer 2015 will be my seventh summer at Camp Alice Chester. The previous two summers I was the assistant director and last summer I was also the camp director for Camp iGirl.   Prior to that I was the adventure director, waterfront director and a counselor.  I’m excited to use my many experiences with girls, parents and staff to create a magical adventure for everyone at Camp Alice Chester this summer.
At camp, your girl will find her inner greatness with amazing opportunities to try new activities. The camp experience is all about success, teamwork and challenge by choice. Watching girls push themselves to try new things and seeing that “ah ha” moment come alive when a girl accomplishes her goals is so rewarding.  With positive role models and exciting activities, your camper’s experience will create memories that will last a lifetime. I look forward to meeting your girl at camp this summer! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 414.443.3997 or kwood@gswise.org.

Melanie-Dritlein.jpgName: Melanie Dritlein
Camp Name: Beetle
Position: Counselor
Hometown: Brookfield, Wisconsin
Attending: UW-Platteville
Favorite Book: The Name of the Wind
Excited for: After switching to Alice Chester from Winding River, I am completely psyched to meet new people and make friends at camp as well as helping younger girl scouts learn and grow in as many ways as possible!

Gabrielle-L.pngName: Gabrielle Luccas
Camp Name: Casper
Position: Counselor
Hometown: Union Grove, WI
Attending: University Wisconsin- Green Bay 
Favorite book: The whole Harry Potter series
Excited for: I'm most excited to make new friends and create new memories! 

box-ghost.pngName: Nikki Jamieson
Camp Name: Box Ghost
Position: Leadership Director
Hometown: Racine, WI
Attending: Graduated from Wartburg College
Favorite Book: Where The Wild Things Are
Excited for: I'm looking forward to meeting the new and returning camp staff and campers! I can't wait to make new memories and friends!! See you soon! 

Bethany-Johnson.pngName: Bethany Johnson 
Camp Name: N/A
Position: Counselor
Hometown:Durand IL 
Attending: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Favorite Book: Coraline 
Excited for: I am excited to learn new things and meet new people this summer! 

ripple.pngName: Emma Rosenthal
Camp Name: Ripple 
Position: Counselor 
Hometown: New York, NY
Attending: Greenfield Community College 
Favorite book: Hurt Go Happy
Exited for: I am exited to be living in a new place that I have never been before and to meet everyone at the camp including the students. 

Tenille-M.jpgName: Tenille Mixon
Camp name: Teeny
Position: Counselor
Hometown: Chicago,IL
Attending: Monmouth College
Favorite Book: Oh, The Places You'll Go
Excited for: I'm excited to get to know everyone and to have fun outdoors! 

Name: Elizabeth Kallman
Camp name: Brighteyes
Position: Counselor
Hometown: Franklin,WI
Attending: UW La Crosse
 Favorite book: Divergent series
Excited for:  Meeting campers with all different personalities.

Name: Megan Kallman
Camp name: Paisley 
Position: Events Specialist 
Hometown: Franklin, WI 
Attending: Winona State University 
Favorite book: Anything Nicholas Sparks
Excited for: Getting to work with every girl each week! 

Smartikle.pngName: Mary Franitza
Camp Name: SmartiKle 
Position: Counselor
Hometown: Racine,WI
Attending: UW La Crosse
Favorite Book: 1984
 Excited for: Terry's World Famous Peanut Butter Pie.

anne-h.pngName: Annie Henkel
Camp Name: Zebra
Position: Trip Adventure Leader
Hometown: Port Washington, WI
Off Season Job: Outdoor Education Staff at Camp Y-KODA
Favorite Book: Harry Potter
Excited for: Meeting the staff, and going on some pretty awesome trips with the campers:)

audrey-h-(1).pngName: Audrey Kendl
Camp Name: Scooby Doo 
Hometown: Wauwatosa,WI
Position: Lifeguard
Attending: Waukesha County Technical College
Favorite book: Inheritance Cycle (Eragon series)

michaela-k.pngName: Michaela Kopystynsky 
Camp name: Tater Tot
Position: Counselor 
Hometown: McHenry, Illinois
Attending: Lake Forest College
Favorite book: Hunger Games series 
Excited for: The entire adventure of being in the outdoors for the summer doing something I love; teaching and helping children. 

Mara-Adams.pngName: Mara Adams
Camp Name: Angle
Position: Counselor
Hometown: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Attending: Lawrence University
Favorite book: Fun Home
Excited for: I'm looking forward meeting the campers and doing all the activities with them this summer! 

Name: Natalie Schmer
Camp name: Pixie
Position: Sports and Games Specialist 
Hometown: Waukesha, WI
Attending: University of Wisconsin- Madison
Favorite book: Harry Potter series 
Excited for:  I’m excited to meet everyone and make new friends this summer! 

Name:  Aisling Naughton
Camp name: Knock Knock
Position:  Lifeguard
Hometown: Kildare, Ireland
Attending: National University of Ireland, Galway
Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice, Alice in Wonderland, or anything by Cassandra Clare
Excited for: Water-based activities, exploring, and trying my first s’more!

Name: Julia Mueller
Camp name: Shamrock 
Position: Counselor 
Hometown: West Bend, WI
Attending: Concordia University Wisconsin
Favorite Book: The Fault in Our Stars 
Excited for:I am most excited to meet new people, make lasting friendships with the campers and staff, and go on exciting adventures. 

Name: Sarah Anderson
Camp Name: Nessie
Position: Outdoor & Nature specialist
Hometown: Montrose, Scotland
Attending: University of Dundee 
Favorite Book: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Excited for:I am so excited meet lots of new people!

Name: Becky Bowman
Camp Name: Kitty
Position: Counselor
Hometown: Pewaukee WI.
Attending: UW Oshkosh.
Favorite book: I love all books!
 Excited for: I am excited to meet every and working with them and gaining friends!

Name: Chelsea Arndt
Camp Name: Pumpkin
Position: Counselor
Hometown: Muskego, WI
Attending: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Favorite Book: Fault in our Stars 
Excited for: Being outdoors and all the fun that comes from camp.

Name: Aaryn Edge
Camp Name: CC
Position: Counselor Director
Hometown: Lake Geneva, WI
Attending: Lindenwood University, Missouri
Favorite Book: Because of Winn Dixie
Excited for: I am looking forward to campfires and  meeting all the wonderful staff and campers!