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Category: Staff Profile


Staff Profile: Dexter “Pika Poo” Carter

by Evan RobertsPosted Mar 5, 2019

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How did you end up at Pine Cove? What is your current position? Growing up, I didn’t know much about camping. I didn’t know anything about Christian camp. I got saved my freshman year of college, and then got the chance to do work crew for a week at the Outback. After that, I applied […]

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Staff Profile: Lexi “Sacaga-pee-a” Lanier

by Andrew RogersPosted Feb 6, 2019

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Lexi has worked for Pine Cove for the past seven summers and is currently one of our retreat specialists in East Texas. We had the chance to ask her a few questions about her job and Pine Cove experiences, and we think you’ll love what she has to say! How did you end up at […]

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Staff Profile: Wally “JJ Redneck” Jenkins

by Pine CovePosted Jan 16, 2019

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We sat down with Wally “JJ Redneck” Jenkins and got to know him a little bit better. We’re excited for you to do the same! How did you end up at Pine Cove? I became a believer right after my senior year of high school. All of my friends who were believers worked at Pine […]

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Staff Profile: Coleman “Busta Rhyme” Ross

by Evan RobertsPosted Dec 20, 2018

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We sat down with Coleman “Busta Rhyme” Ross this summer to get to know him a little bit better. Here is what he had to say! How did you end up at Pine Cove? What’s your current position? I was a camper at the Woods for eleven years along with my family. Afterward, I spent four […]

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Staff Profile: TJ “Philly” Connor

by Evan RobertsPosted Oct 30, 2018

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We sat down with Ridge camp director TJ “Philly” Connor to get to know him a little bit better, and his stories had us laughing in no time. Keep reading to learn about his family, his favorite Bible verses, and the most embarrassing moment he’s experienced at camp! How did you end up at Pine […]

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Staff Profile: Rebecca “Deemer” Smith

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted Jul 18, 2018

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Rebecca “Redeemer Retriever” Smith went to Auburn University and graduated in 2011 with a degree in psychology and a minor in human development and family studies. She currently works as a regional director for Pine Cove’s Camp in the City (now called Pine Cove City), and loves investing in her staff and campers. As her […]

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Staff Profile: Grant “Judge Juicy” Seifried

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted May 29, 2018

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Grant “Judge Juicy” Seifried is Pine Cove’s Senior Director of Staffing. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in international studies and a minor in economic studies. After graduating in 2009, he went through the Forge program, had an awkward encounter with the woman who would later become his wife (keep reading for more […]

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Staff Profile: Brandon “Bomb Squawks” Gray

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted Mar 20, 2018

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Brandon “Bomb Squawks” Gray is the Outback Men’s director. He graduated in 2016 from Wheaton College with a degree in interpersonal communication and Christian education. He worked at camp for five summers before joining resident staff, originally as a Camp in the City site director (now called Pine Cove City). His college roommate and best […]

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Staff Profile: EJ “Pops” Hibbler

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted Jan 15, 2018

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EJ “Pops” Hibbler graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in broadcast journalism. He also has a masters in meteorology. Pops currently serves as a Pine Cove City Site Director for team E. He really loves sweet tea and is a hilarious storyteller. What did you want to be when you grew up? I […]

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Staff Profile: Jenny “Whistle Toe” Sowers

by Mikaleh OffermanPosted Jul 27, 2017

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Jenny “Whistle Toe” Sowers graduated from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 2008 with a degree in language arts education. She served as a summer staffer at the Ranch, and then transitioned into working in registration, and finally came to the Woods in 2012 as the Women’s Director. Whistle Toe guides the girls staff at […]

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