New Mountain Friends Camp Staff of 2018!
Kylie Hunter: Hi all! I just graduated from Cherry Creek High School in Denver, CO. I’m a 2018 Boettcher Scholar studying Computer Science and Leadership at CU Boulder in the fall. I’ve been coming to MFC since I was 11 years old and the friendships I’ve formed and the lessons I’ve learned there have changed my life. I’m super excited to be part of your counselor staff this summer and share a second session full of fun and Light.
William Reddig: Though I’m a first-time counselor, I’m no stranger to Mountain Friends Camp. I’ve attended in the past as both a camper and a counselor-in-training, and I’m ecstatic to return for this upcoming summer! I have a deep love for the outdoors, and I love to hike and ride my bike around in my hometown of Flagstaff, Arizona, where I’ve lived my whole life. I also love to read, write, draw, and perform. I’ll be attending The College of Wooster in Ohio as a freshman this fall.
Lois Haley: Growing up in my family we traveled around the United States camping at different places. During one of those camping trips is where I met my husband Larry. I currently live and work in Winterhaven CA where I work as a teacher on a native American reservation called the Quechan. In 1999 I moved to Santa Fe New Mexico where I worked with my sister Beverley at the Tree House Camp. I love being in the outdoors and I’m looking forward to working as a camp cook and getting to know everyone at Mountain Friends Camp this year.
Neil Norby: I bring greetings from the Canyon Road Monthly Meeting in Santa Fe. I’ve been at MFC for a few years, most recently as a KIT, and I decided to become kitchen staff this summer. In the fall, I’ll be busy with my third semester in college, so being back at camp helps me remember my Quaker values. I’m looking forwards to cooking delicious food for everyone!
Jennifer Bellin: While my son was growing up I volunteered at Peace Village, Ruidoso camps as a kids yoga teacher, was a Cub Scout Den mom and managed a USSSA baseball team one year. I have also volunteered at Windriver Therapeutic Horseback Riding with visually impaired children, and worked for the Town of West Yellowstone and the City of Las Vegas, NM as a Camp Counselor. I began to work in schools as a Substance Abuse Preventionist in 2004 doing a parenting program in Lincoln County, NM, and am currently employed at the Mora County DWI Prevention program as a Preventionist in Wagon Mound and Mora Schools. I love working with children and youth in different settings and look forward to learning new skills as a cook this summer in Mountain Friends Camp, both in the kitchen and in the context of team building.
Logan Tozzi: Hi there, this will be my first year ever at Mountain friends camp. I am excited to meet everyone, and have a great time this summer. I was born and raised in California, but moved to New Mexico almost a year ago. Now that I am here, I am studying at New Mexico Highlands University as an English major. I like to read and write (all the time), hike, play violin, and listen to an eclectic range of music. I am excited to join this camp and make friends with everyone.
Sky Ford: This will be my second year as staff at Mountain Friends Camp, and I’m excited to return and bring more music, theater, and outdoor exploration to camp! I use they/them pronouns and am a New Mexico native. During the school year I study environmental anthropology at Reed college, and also teach 5th grade science. I enjoy improv, baking, and historical fiction, but mostly I’m just a forest dweller who spends most of their time perching in canopies.
Mark Sailor: I grew up Quaker in Logan Utah before attending Earlham College, where I earned a degree in Peace and Global Studies. Once I graduated I moved to sunny Portland, Oregon where I have lived ever since. In 2012 I had the great honor of serving as a counselor at Mountain Friends Camp and after six long years away from camp I’m excited to finally be returning this year as a medic. I can’t wait to meet everyone at camp this year and be part of creating a joyful and loving community with you all.
Lydia Bateman: I am excited to return to Mountain Friends Camp for my second year as a counselor. At camp, I enjoy crafts, working with campers in small worship-sharing groups, and exploring the outdoors. I look forward to reconnecting with returning campers and meeting new campers this summer. In the fall, I will be returning to Soka
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 seventy 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 #7 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, coloring and puzzles. 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’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on TV. In March, I went to the DWTS tour show in Albuquerque. 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 Logan Friends Meeting, in beautiful northern Utah. Since then I’ve studied, worked and traveled in Sichuan China, New York City, Pendle Hill PA, Pahoa HI, and currently live in Washington DC where I worked for the William Penn House and and studying for an MBA and non-profit management certificate at George Washington University. During college I spent a great summer as arts and crafts director and 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. Ten years later, here we are getting ready for the ninth season of Mountain Friends Camp! I am looking forward to hikes, art, building Quaker community and having a great time with friends new and old this summer. See you soon!