Meet The Staff

We recognize that a key to a great camp experience is a great staff. We hire the best candidates from around the world and provide them with world-class training about camp and child development. You can see where they come from on this map. We’re also thrilled that so many of our former campers come back to serve as counselors. Those staff members with a gold star next to their name are former campers!

Directors

Alison “Bean” Moeschberger ⭐️

Camp Director
Alison “Bean” Moeschberger ⭐️

Camp Director

Alison is a graduate of Purdue University and was an elementary teacher for five years before she joined Gold Arrow’s year-round staff. Alison has been part of Gold Arrow Camp for the past 26 years as a camper, CIT, and staff member.  She is also a certified Lifeguard Instructor as well as a Wilderness First Aid Instructor. Alison is married to Andy, who campers call "Soy." They spend their summers at camp with their two daughters, Ellie and Greta, and their dog, Henry.

Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Camp Director
A portrait of camp director Andy Moeschberger
A portrait of camp director Andy Moeschberger
Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Camp Director

Andy, who campers call “Soy,” supports the male head counselors and oversees all of the male campers at GAC. He was a high school history and government teacher for 14 years before coming to work full time for camp. He met his wife, Alison ("Bean") while playing tuba in the Purdue All-American Marching Band.

He is also the host of GAC’s own podcast, called The POG Cast, and is also frequently been seen on the Big Campfire stage. Soy and Bean spend their summers at camp with their two daughters, Ellie and Greta and their dog, Henry.

Chelsea “Chelster” Rowe ⭐️

Director of Camper and Parent Services
Chelsea “Chelster” Rowe ⭐️

Director of Camper and Parent Services

Chelsea holds a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Davis. Being involved with camp for more than twenty years, Chelsea has a long history associated with Gold Arrow. Not only was Chelsea a former GAC camper, but her parents were former GAC staff members who met at Gold Arrow. Now, Chelsea and her children, Macy and Elliot, spend their summers at GAC. Together with her husband, Steve (aka “Seismo”), she spends the rest of the year in southern California. Chelsea, who is called “Chelster” at camp, is committed to the welfare of campers, helping to create summer memories that will last a lifetime.

Steve “Monkey” Monke

Chief Executive Officer
A portrait of camp director Steve Monke
A portrait of camp director Steve Monke
Steve “Monkey” Monke

Chief Executive Officer

Steve holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from U.C.L.A. and has been at Camp since 1989. Steve, along with his wife Audrey, is responsible for the business operations at camp and is committed to the development of children and to maintaining the traditions that have made Gold Arrow one of the finest traditional camps in the United States since 1933.  Audrey, who campers and staff call “Sunshine,” and Steve, who campers and staff call “Monkey,” spend their summers at Gold Arrow Camp with their five children.

Audrey “Sunshine” Monke ⭐️

Chief Visionary Officer
Audrey “Sunshine” Monke ⭐️

Chief Visionary Officer

Audrey is a graduate of Stanford University and recently earned a master’s degree in psychology from Fresno State. Her first book, Happy Campers is available now, where ever you buy books!

She is also a Certified Camp Director through the American Camp Association. Audrey has been at Gold Arrow Camp since 1986.  Audrey, who campers and staff call “Sunshine,” and her husband, Steve, who campers and staff call “Monkey,” spend their summers at Gold Arrow Camp with their five children.

Heather “Cheerio” Veatch

Assistant Director
A portrait of Assistant Director Heather Veatch
A portrait of Assistant Director Heather Veatch
Heather “Cheerio” Veatch

Assistant Director

Heather, who campers call “Cheerio,” supports the female head counselors and oversees all of the female campers at GAC. She was an elementary teacher for six years before joining GAC’s year-round staff.

Heather is married to Sam, who campers call “Buzz.” They spend their summers at camp enjoying the fresh air by day and starry skies by night. Heather is committed to helping campers build everlasting friendships and have nonstop fun at camp!

Office Staff

Delta

Marketing Manager
Delta

Marketing Manager

Hometown:

Meridian, MS

School:

Ole Miss

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:chips & guac
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Shenzi Marie Predatora Veldetta Jacquelina Hyena – because I am a leader, strong, and have a loud, cackling laugh!
What you're most looking forward to:Another summer in the beautiful sierras with the most wonderful people AND shoving my face with s’mores

Glitter

Administrative Assistant
Glitter

Administrative Assistant

Year at GAC:

19th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Chips & Guacamole
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Winnie the Pooh, so I could live in the Hundred Acre Woods and eat honey all day!
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing all the happy campers!

Gold Arrow Leadership Academy

Delta

GALA Team
Delta

GALA Team

Year at GAC:

11th

Hometown:

Meridian, MS

School:

Ole Miss

Favorite food:chips & guac
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Shenzi Marie Predatora Veldetta Jacquelina Hyena – because I am a leader, strong, and have a loud, cackling laugh!
What you're most looking forward to:Another summer in the beautiful sierras with the most wonderful people AND shoving my face with s’mores

Slim

GALA Team
Slim

GALA Team

Year at GAC:

9th

Hometown:

Biloxi, MS

School:

Mississippi State University

Favorite food:California Burrito (No veggies)
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Severus Snape because he is a teacher who does what needs to get done without concern for public opinion and everything he does is motivated by love. Plus, he's a Slytherin.
What you're most looking forward to:Dancing until I sweat through my shirt and chatting around the campfire every night.

Books ⭐️

GALAMS Team
Books ⭐️

GALAMS Team

Year at GAC:

12th

Hometown:

Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA

School:

Chapman University

Favorite food:Espresso drinks, especially cortados
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Andy Dwyer from Parks and Rec because he is such a positive and fun loving guy. Plus I also get to be his alter egos Johnny Karate and Burt Macklin, FBI!
What you're most looking forward to:Fresh air, starry nights, and Will-oooooooooooooooooo

Comet ⭐️

GALAMS Team
Comet ⭐️

GALAMS Team

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Mec

GALAMS Team
Mec

GALAMS Team

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Anaheim, CA

School:

Grinnell College

Favorite food:California Burrito
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I think I would be Linguini from Ratatouille because my cooking skills are horrible but I really like French food so I wouldn't mind learning a thing or two from a rat.
What you're most looking forward to:Hanging on Shaver Island, burning like a thousand calories at the dances, doing all the activities, and just being back with the people and the place I've come to consider my second home.

Peanut Butter

GALAMS Team
Peanut Butter

GALAMS Team

Year at GAC:

5thth

Hometown:

San Luis Obispo, CA

School:

Cal Poly, SLO

Favorite food:California Burrito
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Sam from Lord of the Rings because he sacrifices himself for the greater good and his friends.
What you're most looking forward to:Connecting with campers/staff and breaking it down on the GAC dance floor!

Scooter ⭐️

GALAMS Team
Scooter ⭐️

GALAMS Team

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Boulder, CO

School:

University of Minnesota

Favorite food:Anything chocolate!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Ferris Bueller because he's a kid at heart.
What you're most looking forward to:Spending time outdoors, meeting new friends and enjoying some of my favorite activities.

Sneaks ⭐️

GALAMS Team
Sneaks ⭐️

GALAMS Team

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Hermosa Beach, CA

School:

University of Utah

Favorite food:My Mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Han Solo because who wouldn't want to fly around in the Millennium Falcon, go on adventures through the galaxy, and have Chewbacca as your best friend!
What you're most looking forward to:Being away from technology, meeting great people, and spending the summer in the outdoors!

Sully ⭐️

GALAMS Team
Sully ⭐️

GALAMS Team

Year at GAC:

11th

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

UCLA

Favorite food:Korean BBQ
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The BFG! As a short 6' 8" myself the idea of a being friendly giant seems like a good match.
What you're most looking forward to:Going to sleep under the stars and waking up every morning to a beautiful lake view.

Swish ⭐️

GALAMS Team
Swish ⭐️

GALAMS Team

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

Centenary College of Louisiana

Favorite food:Potstickers
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Princess Tiana! She is kind, hard-working, loves her family, and ambitious.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to having wonderful camp fires, being under the beautiful stars, and singing camp songs! Also, stepping away from technology and really getting to be with all the wonderful people at GAC!

Bagel ⭐️

GALACSY Team
Bagel ⭐️

GALACSY Team

Year at GAC:

10th

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

Pitzer College

Favorite food:All breakfast foods.
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Phineas from Phineas and Ferb because he's adventurous, friendly and likes to have fun.
What you're most looking forward to:Being unplugged in the mountains, making new friends and corcling!

Bravo ⭐️

GALACSY Team
Bravo ⭐️

GALACSY Team

Year at GAC:

9th

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

The University of Michigan

Favorite food:Sweet potato fries with chipotle aioli
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?WALL-E, because he is pure-hearted, loves to clean the earth, and loves the musical ‘Hello, Dolly!’
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and unplugging from technology!

Catavee ⭐️

GALACSY Team
Catavee ⭐️

GALACSY Team

Year at GAC:

15th

Hometown:

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

School:

Cal Poly SLO

Favorite food:Chips and guac!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Rapunzel from Tangled because she is brave, kind, and loves to go on adventures with her friends!
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friends, seeing old ones, sleeping under the stars, and WILL-O! Oh, and of course the legendary morning assembly dance parties!

Dinky ⭐️

GALACSY Team
Dinky ⭐️

GALACSY Team

Year at GAC:

9th

Hometown:

La Canada, CA

School:

The University of Texas at Austin

Favorite food:Waffle fries
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Olaf! I think he’s goofy and fun and loves other people well
What you're most looking forward to: I‘m looking forward to seeing old friends and make new ones, and can’t wait to spend the summer in the place I love doing the things I love!!!

Firefly

GALACSY Team
Firefly

GALACSY Team

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

Meridian, MS

School:

Mississippi State University

Favorite food:Pizza!!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Poppy from Trolls because she is filled with positivity and determination, and she cherishes everyone!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people, being in the Sierras, and the dance parties!

Pumba

GALACSY Team
Pumba

GALACSY Team

Year at GAC:

6th

Hometown:

Meridian, MS

School:

University of Southern Mississippi

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I already am Pumba and living with no worries! Hakuna Matata!
What you're most looking forward to:Watching our campers grow!

 

 

 

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