Camp Pinnacle Staff

Both boys still talk about their counselors! While Elijah’s gave him confidence and independence, Nate’s provided a “second dad” and comfort experience. We couldn’t have asked for better remarks when we picked them up. They absolutely raved about the activities and couldn’t name one negative thing about camp. If you want your child to gain independence, resilience, confidence, and have fun 100 percent of the time while gaining these attributes, then send them to Camp Pinnacle. The life lessons they learn every day at camp are invaluable, and they will become better kids and future adults with this experience. – Dina Galloway, parent from Odessa, FL

Our counselor team is the heart and soul of Camp Pinnacle. They are more than just counselors—they are role models, mentors, and friends to our campers. Every new counselor has undergone our extensive interview process, including three interviews, three reference checks, and a complete background check. Every counselor attends a two-week orientation that begins with an emphasis on building a close, inclusive, and caring community. Before orientation, every staff member receives certifications in CPR and wilderness first aid or wilderness first responder.

Staff at a glance
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Average age: 21
  • More than half of our staff return every year.
  • Our counselors attend such colleges as:
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • University of Florida
  • Colorado College
  • Stanford University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Clemson University
  • College of Charleston
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Michigan
  • Elon University
  • Sewanee, University of the South
  • University of California
  • Washington University

See our counselors’ bios below.

Abby Hepp

Kayak counselor

Alana Bojar

Cabin counselor

Alex Littrell

Head of target sports

Allison Norotsky

Swim counselor

Andrea Little Gray

Head nurse

Andrew Scoffone

Head of boys' camp

Anna Grace Ritchie

Trip leader

Anne Jones

Nurse

Bella Pantoja

Trip leader

Beth Pate

Nurse

Brandon Schoenfeld

Mountain bike counselor

Bryn Bierbaum

Cabin counselor

Carsen Campbell

Theater counselor

Charlie Kendrick

Head of nature

Claire Patterson

Videographer

Ed Majzlik

Rifle range manager

Ella Dockendorf

Cabin counselor

Emilee Herald

Cabin counselor

Emily Payne

Office assistant

Emma Stout

Cabin counselor

Grace Beneke

Trip leader

Gretchen Roeder

Cabin counselor

Hannah Atkinson

Ropes counselor

Hannah McKinley

Kitchen staff

Jack Hussey

Head of mountain biking

Jack Privette

Adventure programming coordinator

Jackson Geddings

Mountain bike counselor

Jacob Brenner

Cabin counselor

Jacob Pursel

Head of waterfront

Jake Freedman

Cabin counselor

Jennifer Jacober

Cabin counselor

Jeremiah Heyliger

Photograher

Jessie Sullivan

Arts and crafts counselor

Jill Bienek

Cabin counselor

Josh “Cookie” Stewart

Cabin counselor

Josh Swope

Cabin counselor

Kathryn “Splash” Anderson

Head of arts and crafts

Kolton Niemann

Trip leader

Lexi Ackell

Head of girls' camp

Lukas Wilde

Cabin counselor

Madison Bain

Archery counselor

Margaret Timberlake

Trip leader

Mary Bell

Cabin counselor

Mihika De Souza

Swim counselor

Miranda Crosby

Head of adventure programs

Nate Lord

Tennis counselor

Nicole Hart

Camp nurse

Nicole Reeves

Mountain bike counselor

Parker Allen

Trip leader

Patrick Kennedy

Cabin counselor

Patrick Kern

Trip leader

Ramssey Francois

Head of boys' camp

Rhian Alley

Trip leader

Rob LeMeur

Trip leader

Rylie Young

Head of evening programs

Sam Carson

Cabin counselor

Sarah Lawson

Canoe counselor

Sophia Adam

Cabin counselor

Stefan Woolley

Head of ropes

Steph Quirola

Head of girls' camp

Tilly Boraks

Cabin counselor

Timmy Gies

Cabin counselor

Wes Hair

Cabin counselor

Will Norry

Kayak counselor

Zoe Claytor

Stand up paddleboard counselor