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Tag: Staff Profiles


Staff Profile: TJ “Philly” Connor

by Evan RobertsPosted Oct 30, 2018

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We sat down with Timbers camp director TJ “Philly” Connor this summer to get to know him a little bit better, and his stories had us laughing in no time. How did you end up at Pine Cove? My Pine Cove story is different than most. I grew up in Philadelphia, and for college I […]

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Meet Deemer!

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, and loves investing in her staff and campers. As her camp name implies, her “animal […]

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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. His college roommate and best friend is Austin Langemeier, the […]

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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 Camp in the 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? […]

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Staff Feature: Colton “Toad” Venner

Posted Oct 23, 2017

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What are the personalities behind Pine Cove? There are the head honchos that everyone is familiar with. There’s the directors of camps who lead the charge. Then, there’s the lesser-known program directors and resident staffers. Who are they? What are they like? This article is the first in a series to help you get to know […]

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Staff Feature: 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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