Summer and Seasonal Staff

Meet our world-changing summer staff

The secret sauce of the Tecumseh experience is our world-changing summer staff. The cream of the crop, they are recruited from all over the world for their character, their ability to serve as role models, and their commitment to helping kids become the best versions of themselves.

Overnight Counselors

Directly responsible for facilitating the Tecumseh experience for all of our campers, our overnight counselors teach core values, facilitate friendships, and help build tomorrow’s leaders.

Alice Abegunde
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alice Abegunde
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alice studies biology at Valparaiso University

Max Abrahamson
Overnight Camp Counselor and Unit Coordinator

Max Abrahamson
Overnight Camp Counselor and Unit Coordinator

Max studies middle grades education at the University of Illinois.

Zachary Anderson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Zachary Anderson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Zachary studies computer science at the University of Notre Dame.

Katie Auberry
Overnight Camp Counselor

Katie Auberry
Overnight Camp Counselor

Katie studies kinesiology at Purdue University.

Ellie Avagian
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ellie Avagian
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ellie studies elementary and special education at Indiana University.

Eileen Bergman
Overnight Camp Counselor

Eileen Bergman
Overnight Camp Counselor

Eileen studies psychology at Saint Louis University.

Erik Bowes
Overnight Camp Counselor

Erik Bowes
Overnight Camp Counselor

Erik studies materials engineering at Purdue University.

Claire Bradley
Overnight Camp Counselor

Claire Bradley
Overnight Camp Counselor

Claire studies biology and nursing at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Carson Brooks
Overnight Camp Counselor

Carson Brooks
Overnight Camp Counselor

Carson studies psychology and social work at Ball State University.

Riley Bruce
Overnight Camp Counselor

Riley Bruce
Overnight Camp Counselor

Riley studies elementary education at the University of Evansville.

Will Cabascango
Overnight Camp Counselor

Will Cabascango
Overnight Camp Counselor

Tanner Carter
Overnight Camp Counselor

Tanner Carter
Overnight Camp Counselor

Tanner studies psychology at Loras College.

Mallory Cavanaugh
CILT Counselor

Mallory Cavanaugh
CILT Counselor

Mallory studies science education at Purdue University.

Caroline Collins
Overnight Camp Counselor

Caroline Collins

Overnight Camp Counselor

Caroline studies at the University of Michigan.

Mina Combs
Overnight Camp Counselor

Mina Combs

Overnight Camp Counselor

Mina studies pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Arizona.

Allison Deckard
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Allison Deckard

Equestrian Camp Counselor

Allison studies kinesiology at Purdue University.

Emerson Farinango
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emerson Farinango

Overnight Camp Counselor

Anya Fitzpatrick
Overnight Camp Counselor

Anya Fitzpatrick

Overnight Camp Counselor

Anya studies neuroscience at the University of Michigan.

Brooke Gardiner
Overnight Camp Counselor

Brooke Gardiner

Overnight Camp Counselor

Brooke studies speech and hearing at the University of Iowa.

Oscar Garzon
Overnight Camp Counselor

Oscar Garzon

Overnight Camp Counselor

Sam Gascho
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sam Gascho

Overnight Camp Counselor

Sam studies electrical engineering at Baylor University.

Abby Geoffrey
Overnight Camp Counselor

Abby Geoffrey

Overnight Camp Counselor

Abby studies business management at Indiana University.

Mark Gorman
Adventure Trip Counselor

Mark Gorman
Adventure Trip Counselor

Mark studies recreation, park & tourism management at Penn State University.

Alana Guerry
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alana Guerry
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alana studies psych science and statistics at Purdue University.

David Gulley
Overnight Camp Counselor

David Gulley
Overnight Camp Counselor

David studies business at Harold Washington College.

Reagan Hanson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Reagan Hanson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Reagan studies recreation, sport & tourism at the University of Illinois.

Katie Happel
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kate Happel
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kate studies elementary ed at the University of Dayton.

Lauren Hardebeck
Overnight Camp Counselor and Unit Coordinator

Lauren Hardebeck
Overnight Camp Counselor and Unit Coordinator

Lauren studies elementary education at Indiana University.

Will Havel
Overnight Camp Counselor

Will Havel
Overnight Camp Counselor

Will studies electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University.

Megan Herdrich
Overnight Camp Counselor and Unit Coordinator

Megan Herdrich
Overnight Camp Counselor and Unit Coordinator

Megan has a degree in Spanish education and Latin American studies from Miami University.

Elizabeth Herr
Overnight Camp Counselor

Elizabeth Herr
Overnight Camp Counselor

Elizabeth is pre-med at the University of Dayton.

Kendall Herron
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kendall Herron
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kendall studies business/public and nonprofit management at the University of Minnesota.

Presley Hewitt
Overnight Camp Counselor

Presley Hewitt
Overnight Camp Counselor

Presley studies dance at Ball State University.

Olivia Hicks
Overnight Camp Counselor

Olivia Hicks
Overnight Camp Counselor

Hayley Hines
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Hayley Hines
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Hayley studies english literature at Ball State University.

Jon Hiscox
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jon Hiscox
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jon studies marketing at Bowling Green State University.

Makenna Hofteizer
Overnight Camp Counselor

Makenna Hofteizer
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kendall Ippolito
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kendall Ippolito
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kendall attend the University of Washington in St. Louis.

Alexis Johnson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alexis Johnson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alexis studies chemistry and ASL at the University of Connecticut.

Ashley Johnson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ashley Johnson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ashley studies tourism, hospitality, and event management at Indiana University.

Graham Johnson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Graham Johnson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Graham studies exercise science at Huntington University.

Camille Jones
Overnight Camp Counselor

Camille Jones
Overnight Camp Counselor

Camille studies environmental studies at Moraine Valley Community College.

Charlotte Keeley
Overnight Camp Counselor

Charlotte Keeley
Overnight Camp Counselor

Charlotte attends Miami University.

Emily Kilmer
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emily Kilmer
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emily studies agricultural education at Purdue University.

Ryan Kletch
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ryan Kletch
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ryan studies secondary STEM education at Ball State University.

Maddie Knapp
Overnight Camp Counselor

Maddie Knapp
Overnight Camp Counselor

Maddie studies elementary education at Purdue University.

Sara Kroeze
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sara Kroeze
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sara studies psychology at Calvin University.

Chase LaPlante
Overnight Camp Counselor

Chase LaPlante
Overnight Camp Counselor

Chase studies anthropology and classical civilization at Indiana University.

Lillian Lemke
Overnight Camp Counselor

Lillian Lemke
Overnight Camp Counselor

Lillian studies communication sciences and disorders at Central Michigan University.

Aaron Ludwig
Overnight Camp Counselor

Aaron Ludwig
Overnight Camp Counselor

Aaron earned his degree in social studies secondary education at Purdue University Northwest.

Emma Martinez
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emma Martinez
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emma studies criminal justice and criminology at Indiana State University.

Tess McConville
Overnight Camp Counselor

Tess McConville
Overnight Camp Counselor

Tess studies animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Connor McIntosh
CILT Counselor

Connor McIntosh
CILT Counselor

Connor studies music education at Ball State University.

Laney McNamar
Overnight Camp Counselor

Laney McNamar
Overnight Camp Counselor

Laney studies kinesiology at Purdue University.

Miranda Mejia
Overnight Camp Counselor

Miranda Mejia
Overnight Camp Counselor

Miranda studies elementary education at Butler University.

Noah Moell
CILT Counselor

Noah Moell
CILT Counselor

Noah studies media production, advertising, and theatre at Indiana University.

Sumner Mote
Overnight Camp Counselor and Unit Coordinator

Sumner Mote
Overnight Camp Counselor and Unit Coordinator

Sumner studies public affairs management at Indiana University.

Rachel Naylor
CILT Coordinator

Rachel Naylor
CILT Coordinator

Rachel has a degree in public, nonprofit, and community recreation from Indiana University.

Sara Nelson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sara Nelson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sara studies architecture at the University of Notre Dame.

Anna Nguyen
Overnight Camp Counselor

Anna Nguyen
Overnight Camp Counselor

Anna studies neuroscience at Indiana University.

Claire Nissley
Overnight Camp Counselor

Claire Nissly
Overnight Camp Counselor

Claire studies economics and cognitive science at the University of Michigan.

Abbie Nutter
Overnight Camp Counselor

Abbie Nutter
Overnight Camp Counselor

Abbie studies elementary education at Hope College.

Ella O’Neill
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Ella O’Neill
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Ella attends Grinnell College.

Maya O’Neill
Overnight Camp Counselor

Maya O’Neill
Overnight Camp Counselor

Maya studies music education at the University of Illinois.

Carolyn Oneal
Overnight Camp Counselor

Carolyn Oneal
Overnight Camp Counselor

Carolyn studies english education at Indiana University.

Emily Plaskett
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emily Plaskett
Overnight Camp Counselor

Emily studies human biology at Indiana University.

Emily Polonus
CILT Counselor

Emily Polonus
CILT Counselor

Emily earned her Master of Sciences in speech-language pathology at Northeastern University.

Diana Quishpe
Overnight Camp Counselor

Diana Quishpe
Overnight Camp Counselor

Karla Quishpe
Overnight Camp Counselor

Karla Quishpe
Overnight Camp Counselor

Anna Rakos
Overnight Camp Counselor

Anna Rakos
Overnight Camp Counselor

Anna studies philosophy and sociology at Hope College.

Dylan Richards
Overnight Camp Counselor

Dylan Richards
Overnight Camp Counselor

Dylan studies mechanical engineering technology at Purdue University.

Austin Roberts
Overnight Camp Counselor

Austin Roberts
Overnight Camp Counselor

Austin studies architecture at the University of Southern California.

Hannah Roeske
Overnight Camp Counselor

Hannah Roeske
Overnight Camp Counselor

Hannah studies art, education, and business at Houghton College.

Kaylee Rulong
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kaylee Rulong
Overnight Camp Counselor

Kaylee studies pre-art therapy and Spanish at the University of Indianapolis.

Sarah Ryan
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sarah Ryan
Overnight Camp Counselor

Sarah studies elementary education at Purdue University.

Gemma Schneider
Overnight Camp Counselor

Gemma Schneider
Overnight Camp Counselor

Gemma studies nursing at the College of Dupage.

Hayley Sellhorn
Overnight Camp Counselor

Hayley Sellhorn
Overnight Camp Counselor

Hayley studies management and data science at Indiana University.

Jared Shadle
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jared Shadle
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jared studies business education at Illinois State University.

John Shapland
Overnight Camp Counselor

John Shapland
Overnight Camp Counselor

John studies psychology at Miami University.

Matt Sherman
Overnight Camp Counselor

Matt Sherman
Overnight Camp Counselor

Matt is pursuing general studies at Pike’s Peak Community College.

Conner Simpson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Conner Simpson
Overnight Camp Counselor

Conner studies biology at Purdue University.

Elias Sirchis
Overnight Camp Counselor

Elias Sirchis
Overnight Camp Counselor

Elias studies recreation management at Illinois State University.

Ryan South
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ryan South
Overnight Camp Counselor

Ryan studies mechanical engineering technology at Purdue University.

Natalie Tate
Overnight Camp Counselor and Unit Coordinator

Natalie Tate
Overnight Camp Counselor and Unit Coordinator

Natalie studies art and design at Butler University.

Alex Thomas
Overnight Camp Counselor

Alex Thomas
Overnight Camp Counselor

Joseph Tuttle
Overnight Camp Counselor

Joseph Tuttle
Overnight Camp Counselor

Joseph studies agricultural education at Purdue University.

Kate Ulmer
Adventure Trip Counselor

Kate Ulmer
Adventure Trip Counselor

Kate studies public relations at Purdue University.

Robby Joe Underwood
Overnight Camp Counselor

Robby Joe Underwood
Overnight Camp Counselor

Robby Joe studies middle/secondary education and math at Butler University.

Trinity Velazquez
Overnight Camp Counselor

Trinity Velazquez
Overnight Camp Counselor

Trinity studies architecture at Bowling Green.

Christopher Vlaha
Overnight Camp Counselor

Christopher Vlaha
Overnight Camp Counselor

Chris studies games and simulation at Miami University.

Liliana Wagner
Overnight Camp Counselor

Liliana Wagner
Overnight Camp Counselor

Mary Wagner
Overnight Camp Counselor

Mary Wagner
Overnight Camp Counselor

Mary studies nursing at Purdue University.

Vera Wall
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Vera Wall
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Vera studies Special Education at the University of Dayton.

Luke Westrick
Overnight Camp Counselor

Luke Westrick
Overnight Camp Counselor

Luke studies Nutritional Sciences at Iowa State University.

TJ Whiteman
Overnight Camp Counselor

TJ Whiteman
Overnight Camp Counselor

TJ studies exploratory business at Butler University.

Justine Wilken
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Justine Wilken
Equestrian Camp Counselor

Justine studies psychology at the University of Arizona.

Joel Will
Overnight Camp Counselor

Joel Will
Overnight Camp Counselor

Joel studies natural resources and environmental science at Purdue University.

Jeremy Wint
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jeremy Wint
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jeremy attends the University of Virginia.

Jackson Woodfin
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jackson Woodfin
Overnight Camp Counselor

Jackson studies finance at Miami University.

Overnight Camp Support Staff

Camp doesn’t run without some help behind the scenes. From running meals, to preparing program areas, to assisting campers and counselors with anything and everything, our support staff frees up our counselors to do what they do best: love those kids.

Jaycee Allen
Staff Aide and Trading Post

Jaycee Allen
Staff Aide and Trading Post

Jaycee studies elementary education at IU Kokomo.

Sydney Chaney
River Village Assistant Director

Sydney Chaney
River Village Assistant Director

Sydney earned her degree in elementary education from Ball State University.

Austin Childers
Aquatics Staff

Austin Childers
Aquatics Staff

Austin Childers has a degree in agricultural business from Colorado State University.

Carly Colbert
Creative Arts Director

Carly Colbert
Creative Arts Director

Carly is studying visual arts education at Indiana University.

Shelby Deakyne
Chapel Coordinator

Shelby Deakyne
Chapel Coordinator

Shelby earned a degree in family science from Miami University.

Kathryn Donlin
Aquatics Staff

Kate Donlin
Aquatics Staff

Kate earned her Master of Sciences from the University of Maryland.

Bridget Duffy
Inclusion Specialist

Bridget Duffy
Inclusion Specialist

Bridget has a degree in special education intervention from Miami University.

Whitney Ericksen
Program Coordinator

Whitney Ericksen
Program Coordinator

Whitney has a degree in elementary education form Minnesota State University – Mankato.

Andrea Garcia
Lake Village Assistant Director

Andrea Garcia
Lake Village Assistant Director

Andrea studies choral music education at Indiana University.

Fi Goode
Staff Aide and Trading Post

Fi Goode
Staff Aide and Trading Post

Fi studies biological engineering at Purdue University.

Alex Gray
Media and Marketing Specialist

Alex Gray
Media and Marketing Specialist

Alex studies multidisciplinary engineering at Purdue University.

Ellie Jarosinski
Inclusion Specialist

Ellie Jarosinski
Inclusion Specialist

Ellie studies psychology, orphans & vulnerable children at Taylor University.

Rudy Jordan
Media and Marketing Specialist

Rudy Jordan
Media and Marketing Specialist

Rudy earned her degree in art and design at Hanover College.

Mary Lehman
Barn Assistant and Equestrian Instructor

Mary Lehman
Barn Assistant and Equestrian Instructor

Jill Longoria
Staff Aide and Trading Post

Jill Longoria
Staff Aide and Trading Post

Alec Neino
Program Coordinator

Alec Neino
Program Coordinator

Madison Phillips
Staff Aide and Trading Post

Madison Phillips
Staff Aide and Trading Post

Madison studies mass communication at Purdue University.

Megan Ruder
Camp Stores Manager

Megan Ruder
Camp Stores Manager

Megan earned her degree in special education and elementary education from Purdue University.

Mason Schmidt
Aquatics Staff

Mason Schmidt
Aquatics Staff

Mason has a degree in secondary education – chemistry and life science – from Miami University.

Anna Tiplick
Media and Marketing Specialist

Anna Tiplick
Media and Marketing Specialist

Anna has a degree in sports media production from Indiana University.

Isabel Turner
Barn Assistant and Equestrian Instructor

Isabel Turner
Barn Assistant and Equestrian Instructor

Isabel studies animal sciences at Purdue University.

Aleah Whaley
Aquatics Staff

Aleah Whaley
Aquatics Staff

Aleah studies elementary education at Purdue University.