Meet Our Staff

2021 Camp Staff

Theo, smiling slightly with purple vest, outdoorsTheo Bloyd: Hello! I’m Theo, use he/him pronouns, and live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I’m attending college right now, and hope to become a published sci-fi & fantasy author in the future. I’ve been at MFC as a camper, kitchen staff in training, counselor in training, zoom tech support/counselor, and this year will be a counselor. I’m looking forward to spending time out in nature with everyone, and hope we have a great year!

Toni, in pink floral shirt, smiling with mask around chin in front of treesToni Frank: I’ve always wanted to be a nurse for summer camp, and this turned out to be the right time and place for it. I’ve been an RN for many years, most recently, School Nurse (at Santa Fe Indian School) for the last 7 years.

Nicola Gacy: Hello! My name is Nicola and my pronouns are she/her/hers. Nicola, in black and grey, smiling outdoorsI’m from Lafayette Colorado and I will be a Junior at Earlham College this fall (hopefully attending my semester in France!) I have grown up Quaker in Boulder Friends Meeting and have made lifelong friendships at MFC as a camper, counselor in training, and counselor. This year I will be a counselor and coordinate the CIT program. Some of my current loves include knitting, reading, playing the piano, spending time outdoors, and making and sharing tasty food. I am so excited to be heading back to Mora for another year of Mountain Friends Camp!

Mary Gray, in purple, smiling in front of a yurtMary Gray McGee: I’m delighted to be here at camp with my grandchildren.  It’s exciting to be camping out in my own tent surrounded by so many young people having so much fun.  I taught elementary school 25 years.

Orion Moss: I’ve been going to camp for 8 years and I have so many good Orion, smiling outdoors in front of a postmemories here. This is my first year being staff so I’m a bit nervous but I’m really happy I get to still be a part of this magical camp. I’ve been going to Quaker meetings on and off most of my life and I have a lot of respect for the Quaker community and values. Past work experiences include assistant staff at a local farm school and at a wilderness program, as well as being a CIT at online MFC last year. This past year has been difficult for everyone and I think it’s amazing we get to have camp in person, let’s make this a session to remember!

Neil Norby: Hi everyone, I’m Neil. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Neil, in red, smiling outdoorsattend the Santa Fe Monthly Meeting there. I’ve been at Mountain Friends Camp ever since 2013, as a camper, kitchen-staff in training, and kitchen staff. Every time I’ve been there has been fun! Unfortunately I wasn’t part of Zoom MFC this last year; I’m very glad it is happening in-person this year. I will be helping Beverly out in the kitchen, making sure everyone has enjoyable meals, so don’t be surprised if you don’t see me around very often.

Adriana Puente-Reinhardt: Hello! My camp name is Moony (she/her) and IMoony, smiling, indoors will be serving as your Program Manager this year! I grew up attending Tempe Monthly Meeting in Arizona and am dreaming of the greener (and cooler!) pastures of Collins Lake Ranch.  My passions are reading mystery books by the lake, hiking up glorious mountains, and talking about my future tiny house! I have been a part of Mountain Friends Camp for over a decade and I am looking forward to making sure everyone has the fun, safe, and supportive camp experience that they deserve.

Dario Tonatiuh Puente-Reinhardt:My name is Dario, he/him, and I’m Dario, smiling with boba teafrom Arizona. I enjoy the finer things in life such as chilling with my cat and lounging on a hammock while reading a book. I grew up attending Tempe Monthly Meeting and I have been to MFC a couple times as a camper. I look forward to getting to know everyone.

Liam Ryer: Hello I’m Liam Ryer, Counselor for MFC this year. Typically I Liam, smiling in blue in front of a walllove cooperative games of all sorts, writing, drawing, and food. This will be my second summer at MFC and first as a full counselor. I’m excited to see everyone this year!

Jamie, happy on a mountainJamie Slick: Hi! My name is Jamie, and I use he/him pronouns. I’m from Louisville, CO, and I’ll be a sophomore at Colorado School of Mines this coming fall. I’m studying computer science, and my interests also include video games and reading. I’m excited to be at camp for my eighth year, and my second year as a counselor, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone!

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 three grandsons, William,Thomas and Obadiah. I’m 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 #10 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 longHeather, wearing periwinkle jacket, in front of a pond and trees 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.

Anastacia, wearing a blue shirt, in front of a small waterfall and treesCamp 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 with my husband, Ari, and our baby, Desmond. I just finished my 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. Now here we are, getting ready for the TWELTH season of Mountain Friends Camp, and I’m bringing my toddler with me! 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!