Meet Our Staff

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NEXT: Austin Snively
Team Sports

Andrew Daeger

School: Huntington University

GPA: 4.0

Major: Theater Performance

Campus Involvement: APO Theatre Fraternity, Huntington University Theatre Company

Hometown: Elkhart, IN

Years at camp: 2

Instructing: Team Sports

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? I’m looking forward to meeting new campers, playing some fun team sports every day, and getting to see my campers from Little Piney a whole year older!

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NEXT: Bryan Vidal
CIT Director, Archery Instructor

Austin Snively

School: University of Florida

Major: Plant Sciences and Food Production

Campus Involvement: Resident Advisor, Worship Leader, Bible Study Leader, Varsity Gold, Club Rugby

Hometown: Polk County, FL

Years at camp: 13

Instructing: CIT Director, Archery Instructor

Certifications: Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid (WFA), CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Striving to make Camp the place of growth it was for him as well as a place for boys to learn what it means to grow into Christian men.

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NEXT: Carter Boone
Paintball

Bryan Vidal

School: Liberty University

Major: Biblical Studies

Intended Occupation: Youth Ministry

Campus Involvement: Spiritual Leadership

Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Instructing: Paintball

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Really getting to experience the tribal rivalry and getting to know the staff and campers.

04 22
NEXT: Charlie Richards
Climbing, Tennis

Carter Boone

School: University of Alabama

GPA: 3.2

Major: Sports Journalism

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Intramural basketball and ultimate Frisbee, Photography Club, writer for The Crimson White

Hometown: Asheville, NC

Years at camp: 5

Instructing: Climbing, Tennis

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? I am looking forward to being back at camp. I am excited to teach climbing and tennis and help campers excel in all of their activities. I am also looking forward to making new relationships and strengthening old ones, and most of all showing our campers and fellow staff members the grace that God offers and the great gifts that He and camp provide us with!

05 22
NEXT: Connor Aycock
Program Director, Tennis, Archery

Charlie Richards

School: University of Georgia

GPA: 3.5

Major: Journalism

Intended Occupation: Lawyer

Campus Involvement: Catholic Center at UGA, UGA HEROs, Local marching band instructor

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Years at camp: 11

Instructing: Program Director, Tennis, Archery

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Seeing old friends and making new ones.

06 22
NEXT: Cooper Denning
Climbing

Connor Aycock

School: The University of Alabama

GPA: 3.76

Major: Civil Engineering

Intended Occupation: Engineer

Campus Involvement: Resident Advisor – Housing and Residential Communities, University Outdoor Recreation Staff Member and Trip Leader, Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Announcement Team, Rock Climbing Club, Co-Founder All Things Active Club, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Student Engineers in Action, and Intramural football, hockey, soccer and basketball player

Hometown: Denver, CO

Instructing: Climbing

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer?I am looking forward to a hopping summer with a lot of excitement, energy, and enthusiasm. I can’t wait to see how the campers respond to new experiences, reaching way further than the limits that they had previously set. I am so excited to see how the campers begin to grow in their faith, growing closer to Christ and building in their relationships with Him. I know this is gonna be an extremely satisfying and fulfilling summer, and I can’t wait to get to Timberlake!

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NEXT: Dakota McCrary
Fencing

Cooper Denning

School: Belmont University

GPA: 3.1

Major: Commercial Music With An Emphasis on Music Technology
Intended Occupation: Music Producer
Campus Involvement: Section Leader of Basses in Chamber Choir, Varsity Soccer Manager, Climbing Team, and Musical Theater

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Years at camp: 11

Instructing: Fencing

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Giving the campers the skills to grow in faith and in confidence!

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NEXT: Fisher McInville
Rocketry

Dakota McCrary

School: Appalachian State University

Major: Business Management

Campus Involvement: Cru, Ratio Christi

Hometown: Boone, NC

Instructing: Rocketry

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? The opportunity to fellowship with other camp counselors as well as interacting with the kids daily, and growing with the Lord in a new environment!

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NEXT: Hank Boyd
Waterskiing, Flyfishing

Fisher McInville

School: Elizabeth City State University

GPA: 3.5

Major: Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management

Intended Occupation: Athletic Director

Campus Involvement: Football Team Captain, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Hometown: Conway, NC

Instructing: Waterskiing, Flyfishing

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Waterski level one Instructor, NC Wildlife Resources Commissionn in Boat Ed.

What are you most excited about this summer? Helping others grow!

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NEXT: Harris Cannon
Kayaking

Hank Boyd

School: Furman University

GPA: 3.57

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)

Hometown: Black Mountain, NC

Instructing: Kayaking

Years at Camp: 13

Certifications: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Swift Water Rescue Trained (SRT), Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? I’m really looking forward to spending time on the dock, jammin’ to Taylor Swift, and teaching kids how to kayak.

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NEXT: Hunter Wilson
Kayaking

Harris Cannon

School: University of Richmond

GPA: 3.65

Major: Physics

Campus Involvement: Climbing club, Ultimate frisbee, Student trip leader with the Outdoor Adventure and Recreation

Hometown: Ocala, FL

Years at camp: 10

Instructing: Kayaking

Certifications: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT-1), L-4 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor, Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? I am looking forward to sharing my passion for kayaking with young kids and watching the campers achieve success in something that I love doing.

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NEXT: Jameson Evans
Backpacking

Hunter Wilson

School: Appalachian State University

GPA: 3.9

Major: Computer Science

Intended Occupation: High School Teacher

Campus Involvement: Intramural Basketball

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Instructing: Backpacking

Certifications: Wilderness First Aid (WFA), CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? I am excited to be teaching backpacking. I also look forward to having a positive impact on the campers and staff.

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NEXT: Josh Dunford
Canoeing

Jameson Evans

School: The University of Alabama

GPA: 3.81

Major: Computer Science

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, the Stand-Up Paddleboard Club, Shining Light International, intramural volleyball, Boys and Girls Club volunteer

Hometown: Moscow, Idaho

Instructing: Canoeing

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? I’m looking forward to pouring into my campers, making new friends, and teaching campers canoeing!

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NEXT: Josh Matos
Backpacking

Josh Dunford

School: University of South Carolina

GPA: 4.0

Major: International Business and Spanish

Campus Involvement: Club Ultimate Frisbee

Hometown: Greenwood, SC

Instructing: Backpacking

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Getting the opportunity to see young men learn about themselves and grow closer to God.

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NEXT: Nathan Staples
Pottery

Josh Matos

School: Huntington University

GPA: 3.9

Major: Graphic Design and Fine Art

Intended Occupation: Graphic Designer

Campus Involvement: Department of Visual Arts

Hometown: Elkhart, IN

Instructing: Pottery

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Growing closer to God with my fellow counselors, supervisors, and campers!

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NEXT: Nick Leonard

Nathan Staples

Nathan is a student at UNC-Asheville studying Health and Wellness Promotion. At UNCA, he enjoys working for the Outdoor Program as a head trip leader, bike mechanic, and kayak roll instructor. He is a Wilderness First Responder and holds a Swift Water Rescue certification. In his free time, he loves to get out on local rivers and trails.  On campus, he is involved with the Student Environmental Center, Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and the Mindfulness Club. For the past two years, Nathan has worked as a Mountain Bike/Adventure Counselor at Camp Grier, and feels fortunate to join our Expedition Staff this summer. This coming fall semester, he hopes to lead UNC-Asheville’s Wilderness Experience orientation program for a third year and graduate with a community engagement distinction from the Health and Wellness Department.

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NEXT: Quinn Martin
Cooking, Soccer

Nick Leonard

School: Lander University

Major: Mass Communications

Intended Occupation: Photo Journalism

Campus Involvement: Varsity Soccer

Hometown: Greenwood, SC

Years at camp: 9

Instructing: Cooking, Soccer

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Honestly, everything! I can’t wait to get back to the best place on Earth

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NEXT: Street Coci
Canoeing, Swimming, Kayaking

Quinn Martin

School: ElonUniversity

GPA: 3.9

Major: Communications

Intended Occupation: Broadcasting

Campus Involvement: Habitat for Humanity, Campus Radio Host, Intramural Sports

Hometown: Maitland, FL

Years at camp: 8

Instructing: Canoeing, Swimming, Kayaking

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Getting to know new campers and reconnecting with returning campers.

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NEXT: Tyler Snively
Climbing

Street Coci

School: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

GPA: 3.7

Major: Advertising

Intended Occupation: Creative Consulting

Campus Involvement: SCAD-AD Club

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Instructing: Climbing

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Being able to watch boys turn into Godly men and to be a part of brotherhood.

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NEXT: Will Troxler
Riflery, Flyfishing

Tyler Snively

School: Clemson University

GPA: 3.0

Major: Financial Management

Campus Involvement: Trip Specialist for the Fly Fishing Club, Cru campus ministry

Hometown: Polk County, FL

Years at camp: 13

Instructing: Riflery, Flyfishing

Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? The ability to show campers the beauty of God’s creation through fishing the streams around camp.

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NEXT: Winston Horn
Cabin Area Director, Tennis, Swimming, Waterskiing

Will Troxler

School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Chemistry and Economics

Campus Involvement: Reformed University Fellowship, Young Life, Sailing Club

Hometown: Burlington, NC

Instructing: Cabin Area Director, Tennis, Swimming, Waterskiing

Certifications: US Coast Guard Captain’s License, US Powerboating Instructor, US Powerboating License, CPR/ First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? I’m looking forward to meeting new campers and helping them to grow at camp. I am also excited to help staff and campers grow in their relationship with the Lord and each other.

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NEXT: Andrew Daeger
Cabin Area Director, Paintball, Mountain Biking

Winston Horn

School: Gulf Coast Community College

GPA: 3.2

Major: Business

Campus Involvement: Younglife leader, Member and worship leader of 1st Pres Church Biloxi

Hometown: Biloxi, MS

Years at camp: 3

Instructing: Cabin Area Director, Paintball, Mountain Biking

Certifications: Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid (WFA) CPR/First Aid

What are you most excited about this summer? Seeing all my old friends, getting started in my new role as Cabin Area Director, getting out on the mountain bike trails, helping guys grow in their faith and relationships with Christ, and having some great adventures.