In the summer of 1996, I moved to Camp Marannook.

It was supposed to be just a summer off between college and the start of my career as a sociologist, but it quickly became a year-round staff position. The woods, kids, quietness (and chaos), ministry, and more all pulled me towards a new home.

A few years later, I was encouraged to attend seminary, which lead to new opportunities and directions including work with different ministries and churches, consulting camps, marriage and kids, and starting my own consulting and design business. However, there was a constant and growing yearning to return to the outdoors.

Eventually, we moved to Colorado Springs and were able to spend more time camping, hiking, and admiring the mountain views and wildlife. It has been the best healing and inspiration for our family, but still living in a small metro city has been overwhelming and no longer feels right or healthy (especially for our boys). 

In addition, every time we go to a state/national park, I end up in discussions with park rangers about their career paths or quietly wish I had their job. Finally, we realized that serving in a Christian camp environment would be the best thing for our entire family.

It is time to return.

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A past perfect for a present passion.

I have often wondered about my background and worried that I have not been focused or guided in the decisions that I have made and things that I have done ... "jack of all trades expert at none". Now, I can see a strategic design that has lead me through a blend of camping, ministry, and marketing, which I am now proud to present to any camp for consideration.


Georgia Southern University
Sociology & Psychology

RTS Seminary
Family Ministry - one year



Camp Counselor
Maintenance Director
Assistant Program Director
Director of Communication
Public Relations & Tours
Recruiting (staff and campers)
Support & Fund Raising
Civil Defense
Activity Design
and just about everything else



First Aid - expired
CPR - expired
Lifeguard - expired
Pesticides/Herbicides - expired



Dr. Patrick Morley
Man in the Mirror, Chairman & CO-CEO (click here)

Dr. Dan Spencer
Former President of the Georgia Baptist Convention (click here)

Russell Verhey
Speaker, Consultant, and Catalyst Coach

Eric Abel
Stronger Familes, Marketing and Project Management

Pete Heiniger
CyrcleCreative, Managing Partner

Jon Hirst
Global Mapping International, President

Vance Patterson
YoungLife, Sr. Campaign Director-Africa/Middle East


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Joseph's Boys Home Social Worker
Marannook Communications Director
Man in the Mirror Creative Director
NTS Creative Director
Community Church Children's Director
Gatlin Creek Church Youth  Minister
Fredonia Church Associate Pastor
Envoy Director of Marketing & Communications
Live with Meaning Foundation Board Member

In addition, my wife and I have been involved with numerous church denominations including Presbyterian, Southern Baptist, Anglican, Assemblies of God, Emergent, and Reformed Baptist.



Graphic Design
Consulting / Coaching
Public Speaking
Social Media
Website Design
Email Marketing
Public Relations
Fund Raising



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The Extra Versus Ordinary 
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Married since 2005
Father of 3 boys & 2 girls
Born in St. Louis, Missouri
Hiker, barefoot runner, triathlete
Blind in right-eye
Extrovert who also loves to be alone
Jealous of Colorado natives
Seeks deep conversations about GOD
Artist and writer
Fan of children's books
Believer in hammocks and naps
Water drinker
Slept in a sleeping bag for 10 years
Owe a German Shepherd named "Catori"
REI member since 1990's
Prefer a camp fires over television

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Eager and ready.

We currently live in Colorado, but are willing to move anywhere and are available in the next month or two. We would love to talk with you about the possibility of serving at your camp. Feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule a time to talk.

PHONE or TEXT 818-538-4662