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Category: Staff Profile


Staff Profile: Dexter “Pikapoo!” Carter

by Karissa Pitaniello

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A friend to all and a bit of a “jack-of-all-hobbies,” Dex ‘Pikapoo!’ Carter has been a part of the Pine Cove family since 2015. Get to know the Outback director as he shares how the Lord transformed his heart, and laugh along to his hilarious and… electric stories!  If you were to give someone an […]

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Staff Profile: Justin “Pig Deal” Halferty

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Known for his contagious joy and state of the art pranks, you’ll love getting to know Justin “I’m Kinda A Pig Deal” Halferty! Read about what it looks like for the Pine Cove team to be Christ-centered and seriously fun even behind the scenes, and be encouraged as Justin shares how he’s learning to fully […]

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Staff Profile: Audra “Mater” Metz

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Longtime Bluff’s camper and Midwest native, Audra is in the swing of her second summer as the Women’s Director at the Woods! Learn about what the Lord has taught her through Pine Cove, and be persuaded to buy your very own crab costume!  Tell us about yourself! I grew up in Springville, Missouri and still […]

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Staff Profile: Kase “Optimist Crime” White

by Karissa Pitaniello

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Kase has spent almost every summer of his life blobbing, zip-lining, and learning about the Lord at Pine Cove! He is an East Texas native and graduated from Oklahoma State University  (Go Pokes!) with a degree in finance. Enjoy laughing along to his hilarious stories as you get to know one of the most joyful […]

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New 2023 Full-Time Camp Staff

by Karissa Pitaniello

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We are itching for the camp gates to be open, and we want YOU to know who will be waiting for you on the other side! Introducing… our new 2023 full-time camp staff members! Each of them are eager to serve you and help make this your best summer yet!  Liam “Butter” Moore is newly […]

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Staff Profile: Kat “Mischief Managed” McDaniel

by Karissa Pitaniello

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What do an Aggie, a Chief, and a Russian all have in common? Find out when you read all about Kat McDaniel below! Enjoy her stories of mischief and each of her show-stopping fun facts as you get to know the executive assistant to the East Texas leadership team. Tell us about yourself! My name’s […]

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Staff Profile: Annelise “Smilin’ Into Your DM’s” Morrison

by Karissa Pitaniello

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This staff profile is sure to make you smile! (Get it?) Enjoy learning about the new Silverado Director while laughing along to stories and reflecting on the beautiful simplicity of the Gospel. Tell us about yourself! I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and went to the University of Alabama! I studied Elementary Education there and […]

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Life With Abundance: A Conversation with Bob and Ann Livesay

by Pine Cove

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Each week during the summer, all four of Pine Cove’s family camps feature teaching from amazing Bible scholars and Christian parenting experts. These weekly teaching pastors—many who have been coming to speak at camp for decades—make an impact for Jesus by investing richly in our camper parents and families. One such speaker duo is Bob […]

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Staff Profile: Nick “Father Christmas” Wiggins

by Karissa Pitaniello

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To continue celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, we got to know the one and only Father Christmas! Nick has been on staff at Pine Cove for 16 years, and during that time has held many different roles. Enjoy getting to know this amazing, faithful servant!  Tell us a little bit about yourself! […]

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Staff Profile: Claire “Kettle To The Metal” Wickersham

by Parker Shinsky

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How long have you worked at Pine Cove and in what positions? I started as a C.I.T. at Pine Cove City for team G. Then I worked three summers at the Timbers as a counselor, followed by a senior counselor, and then I was the Camper Care Director before I started on full time staff […]

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