About Us

Our Leadership


Reed Livesay

President and CEO

Reed “SI” Livesay grew up in Spring, Texas, and graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Accounting. He spent two years working for Arthur Andersen and eight years starting and establishing a new business in Orlando, Florida. His passion for ministry and Christian camping eventually drew him to Pine Cove, where he has been an instrumental leader. Reed and his wife Julie have two children.

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Craig Langemeier

Chief Ministry Officer

Craig “Dutch” Langemeier has been involved in Christian camping ministry since 1984. He served as the Ranch camp director from 1995-2005 before transitioning to the Woods camp, where he was the director for seven years. He now serves as Chief Ministry Officer, overseeing all ministry aspects of Pine Cove. Craig and his wife Carrie have five kids and a growing number of grandchildren.

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Zack Aspegren

Chief Development Officer

Zack “Checkout” Aspegren grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and graduated from Biola University with a major in Communications and a minor in Biblical Studies. Zack has consulted with and worked for more than 30 local, national, and international ministries, helping them raise funds for Kingdom impact. Zack and his wife, Erin “Funny Girl,” met as counselors at the Towers and have two children.

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Phillip McLeod

Chief Administrative Officer

Phillip “ShockWave” McLeod has over 30 years of financial and operational executive experience as a management consultant, CFO, COO, and Controller in a diverse range of industries. He is a CPA and received his BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M-Commerce. Phillip and his wife, Cheryl, live in Tyler and have one adult son, Chris, and a daughter-in-law, Jordan.

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Jeff Olchesky

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff "Rawhide" Olchesky grew up in Little River-Academy, Texas and graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a degree in Finance and Economics and later earned an MBA from UT Tyler. He joined the full-time Pine Cove staff in 2006 and oversees the day-to-day operations of all camp properties, including maintenance, construction, and safety. Jeff and his wife Charis have five children.

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Dr. Scott Lawrence

Chief Medical Director

Dr. Lawrence started as the Medical Director at Pine Cove in the summer of 2009 in the midst of the Swine Flu epidemic, he established on-site clinical care with labs and x-rays providing immediate care and real-time feedback on camp health and safety.  As Pine Cove Chief Medical Director, he oversees the health care of campers and staff in our three regions including two in East and Central Texas and one in the southeast encompassing both South Carolina and Georgia. Over 300 nurses, multiple physicians, and mid-levels staff serve our camps throughout the summer.Dr. Lawrence has spent two careers protecting the safety of Americans, first as an Air Force F-16 fighter pilot then as a Texas physician. Dr. Lawrence graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He has a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida and a Medical Degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He retired from the Pentagon as Chief of Fighter Requirements, Electronic and Special Programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition in 1995 and entered Medical School. He has been a Texas physician for 20 years and has started multiple rural health clinics in East Texas, been the Medical Director of multiple Community Health Clinics and emergency rooms as well as the Katrina Shelter Director at the UT Patriot Center for the City of Tyler in 2005. He currently is an ER physician and Primary Care Physician in East Texas, holding medical licenses in Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, Georgia, and Idaho.

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Meet our Board of Directors

Pine Cove is a not-for-profit organization that relies on our Board of Directors for leadership and guidance. Pine Cove's Board operates as a policy board, drafting policies that the CEO and staff follow. The Board meets four times per year to discuss the ministry desires of Pine Cove to bring glory and honor to the Lord Jesus!

Chris Bledsoe 

CEO, MedForge, LLC 

Atlanta, GA 

Gary Brandenburg 

International Spiritual Development Officer, Mercy Ships 

Dallas, TX 

Brandon Clarke 

Executive Vice President, CBRE Brokerage Services  

Houston, TX 

Scott Colvert 

Partner, Trinity Hunt Partners 

Past Chair
Dallas, TX 

Matt Diaz 

Director of Advancement, Lakeland Christian School 

Lakeland, FL 

Emily Douglas 

Homemaker, Owner of Childrens Corner 

Nashville, TN 

David Dzina 

President, Hail Alert Technologies 

Dallas, TX 

Laura Edrington 

Partner, Locke Lord LLP 

Bellaire, TX 

Noe Garcia 

Senior Pastor, North Phoenix Baptist Church 

Phoenix, AZ 

Rankin Gasaway 

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, 7‑Eleven 

Dallas, TX 

Dr. Mark Gold 

Physician, Gold Eye Clinic 

Palestine, TX 

Scott McMickle 

Partner, McMickle, Kurey & Branch, LLP 

Alpharetta, GA 

Kevin Peck  

Lead Pastor, The Austin Stone Community Church 

Austin, TX 

Jenny Scroggins 

Homemaker, Pastors Wife 

Atlanta, GA  

Karen Thomas 

Business Owner and Minister 

Lexington, KY 

Stan Upchurch, M.D.  

Regional Medical Director, American Physician Partners  

Longview, TX