Meet our Staff of 2015!
Adriana Puente Reinhardt: I’m a young Friend from Tempe, Arizona. I’ve been a part of the Mountain Friends Camp family since the first year, and I’m very excited to come back as a counselor! My hobbies include hiking, painting, drawing, and active games, so I look forward to leading various activities with campers this year. I’ll be attending Soka University in the fall, making these camp sessions my final chances to spend time in the sun before my nose is put to the grindstone. I look forward to getting to know everyone this year!
Betsy Lombardi: My adventure in parenting led me to become a public school teacher so that I could share the joy of learning. I have fun singing, dancing, reading, making art, gardening, and playing with food. Being outside in New Mexico brings me happiness because I like studying plants, observing wildlife, rock-hounding, and stargazing. I am an active member of Santa Fe Friends Meeting and I feel immeasurable gratitude for our wider Quaker community. I look forward to being part of Mountain Friends Camp this summer.
Conor MicMilton: I am a new friend from San Francisco, California. I am looking forward to becoming a part of what sounds like an amazing community. I know that I will do whatever I can to contribute to Mountain Friends Camp in a positive way. I’ve spent much of the past ten years living throughout the United States and abroad, participating in different programs and serving various communities. I enjoy the outdoors, music, anthropology, and sports.
Isahbo Hawley: I am a friend from Taos, New Mexico. I attend the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I plan on entering the Peace Corps upon completion of my BA at UNM. I’m new to Mountain Friends Camp but I’m very excited to get started. I love being outside, reading, hiking, singing and laughing.
Lewis Bailey: I am Friend from Taos, NM. I have been working at summer camps since 2007. This is my third year at Mountain Friends Camp. I recently returned from a year studying in China with LIU Global College, and in the fall I will be doing a research project in Mexico. I loves the outdoors, poetry, music, games, and jokes. My favorite parts of camp are hiking, singing, telling jokes, and being active.
Lucy Bauer: I was born and raised in England, but have now spent half of my life in Colorado. I live in the mountains in a small log cabin outside Bailey with Dave and the younger three of our six kids, where we homeschool, raise chickens and play lots of music. I trained as an ecologist at college and enjoy gardening and planting 300 trees each year on our 43 acres each year. I also love to play my doublebass, Hugo, in the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. I was raised a Quaker, and attend Mountain View Friends Meeting whenever I can get down there.
Erica Samuel: Hello! I had so much fun last year at Mountain Friends Camp, I had to come back again this year. I am a member of Las Cruces monthly meeting and active with IMYM. I am on the Board of Directors for Mountain Friends Camp and will be filling varies roles as needed at camp. I look forward to spending some time with ya’ll this summer.
Sam Reddig is a Friend from Flagstaff Arizona where he has grown up with Quaker values and an appreciation for nature. This is his second year working with Mountain Friends Camp, and he looks forward to sharing what he has and growing alongside friends new and old.
Eric Wright: I’m a member of Mountain View Friends Meeting in Denver, and have been a Quaker all my life. I think my favorite job was working as a counselor and program director at Camp Dark Waters in New Jersey, when I was in high school and college. More recently I’ve helped run a Family Resource Center in Denver. My wife Judy and I have two grown daughters, Maya and Jenny and two grandsons, William and Thomas. I’m sixty-seven this year, retired but pretty busy. I like being outdoors, cooking, playing guitar and singing, and getting to know people in a group.
Beverley Weiler: I have been part of summer camps for 50+ years,
starting with Girl Scouts, ‘way back when’! During the rest of the year I sew, make quilts and work with pre-schoolers to adults doing art therapy and re-evaluation co-counseling. Although I was raised Catholic, and still go to mass each week, I also have been attending the Santa Fe, N.M. meeting for about 30 years! I have been cooking for crowds since childhood and I’m looking forward to year #4 at MFC; sharing my energies and skills in the kitchen and during arts and crafts times.
Heather Bertram: I was born in Washington State, but I have lived in NM for a long time with my aunt Beverley. I like music, traveling, pen pals, collections, embroidery and I have a disability called Asperger’s so you might think I’m shy, but it just takes me a while to get used to things. I really like watching ‘American Idol’. Last year we went to their concert after camp. I have been practicing my singing this year and look forward to sharing and learning some new songs. I go to Quaker Meeting in Santa Fe, and I help with the First Day school almost every week.
Camp Director: Anastacia Ebi: I grew up in Utah and became a member of Logan Friends Meeting right before moving away at age 17. Since then I’ve studied, worked and traveled in Sichuan China, New York City, Pendle Hill PA, Pahoa HI and Washington DC, and I am always glad to come back to Logan and connect with friends and family. During college I spent a great summer as arts and crafts director at cabin counselor at Friends Camp in Maine. I talked it up so much to the IMYM Senior Young Friends that we decided to form a committee and start our own summer camp. Seven years later, here we are getting ready for the sixth session of Mountain Friends Camp! I am looking forward to building Quaker community and having a great time with friends new and old this summer in beautiful New Mexico. See you soon!