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 29 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.

Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Chief Fun Officer & Camp Director
Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Chief Fun Officer & 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.

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
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.

Office Staff

Amy “Glitter” Bolton

Office Manager/Registrar
Amy “Glitter” Bolton

Office Manager/Registrar

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!

Leadership Staff

Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & Marketing Director
Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & Marketing Director

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

Foxtrot ⭐️

Head Counselor
Foxtrot ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Menlo Park, CA

School:

University of Washington

Favorite food:Ice Cream
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Baby Yoda because he's fun to be around, goes on adventures, and occasionally saves the day!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in nature, reconnecting with old friends, and making new ones.

Gem ⭐️

Assistant Director
Gem ⭐️

Assistant Director

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

Santa Clara University & Fresno State

Favorite food:Mac n' cheese
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Jo March
What you're most looking forward to:Good campfire convos!

Goldie

Food Service Manager
Goldie

Food Service Manager

Hometown:

Melbourne, Australia

School:

Rusden (a long time ago!)

Favorite food:Indian curries
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wall-e, as this robot likes to clean, stack boxes, and never gives up.
What you're most looking forward to:The sights, sounds and smells of full camp !

Magic ⭐️

Junior Counselor Director
Magic ⭐️

Junior Counselor Director

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

School:

High Point University

Favorite food:Pesto Pasta
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Peter Pan so I never have to grow up!
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to all of the incredible friendships that will be made this summer!

Pops

Media Director
Pops

Media Director

Hometown:

Hull, England

School:

The Market Weighton School

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Wonder Woman because she is really brave and a born leader. She is also very caring.
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to seeing all the new counsellors I will be working with!

Tigger

Assistant Director
Tigger

Assistant Director

Hometown:

Valencia, CA

School:

UC Riverside

Favorite food:Pizza and ice cream - not necessarily in that order
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Olaf from Frozen because he's super positive, full of joy, and he loves summer like me!
What you're most looking forward to:Hanging out with the best people in my favorite place in the world! Spending the summer in the awe-inspiring Sierras.

Group Counselors

Duck

Group Counselor
Duck

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Belfast

School:

Newcastle University

Favorite food:Lasagna
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd be Thor (only because being able to fly would be really cool)
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing the mountains and forests; the landscape looks like it's beautiful!

Foxtrot ⭐️

Head Counselor
Foxtrot ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Menlo Park, CA

School:

University of Washington

Favorite food:Ice Cream
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Baby Yoda because he's fun to be around, goes on adventures, and occasionally saves the day!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in nature, reconnecting with old friends, and making new ones.

Zucchini

Group Counselor
Zucchini

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Irvine, CA

School:

UC Santa Cruz

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Spider-Man because I've always really liked him and I want to swing around the city looking cool and fighting crime.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting lots of new people!

Waterfront Counselors

Buffy ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Buffy ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

New York University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:In-N-Out Burgers
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd be Buffy the vampire slayer! She's strong, loyal, and always has the perfect one-liner.
What you're most looking forward to: I'm most looking forward to spending time back on the lake with campers!

Surf ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Surf ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

Auburn University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Steak
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine because he is outgoing, optimistic, and has the smarts when needs be.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and having a fantastic summer!

Sailing Counselors

Goose ⭐️

Sailor
Goose ⭐️

Sailor

Hometown

Boise, ID

School:

Smith College

Favorite food:Mac and Cheese!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Mr. Peabody from Mr. Peabody and Sherman, because he gets to travel through time and experience history, plus he has a cool bow tie!
What you're most looking forward to:I am so excited to be back at camp to see all of my old friends and to make a ton of new ones, while getting to be outdoors and on the lake!

Rocks & Ropes Counselors

Cookie

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Cookie

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

1

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Jazz

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Jazz

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Pereira, Colombia

School:

Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Fried Chicken
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Saitama from One Punch Man - He's the most powerful superhero of anime, and still humble. He worked so hard until he got his purpose. I think that this is what makes a character so interesting.
What you're most looking forward to:I love meeting new people and learning from them. I really like to make new friends and learn new skills. I want to make sure that me and my campers have the best experience with me at camp.

Land Activity Counselors

Coming Soon!

Backpacking Counselors

Coming Soon!

Wranglers (Horse Activity Counselors)

Coming Soon!

Photo & Video Staff

Pops

Media Director
Pops

Media Director

Hometown:

Hull, England

School:

The Market Weighton School

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Wonder Woman because she is really brave and a born leader. She is also very caring.
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to seeing all the new counsellors I will be working with!

Food Service Staff

Coming Soon!

Support & Operations Staff

Bety

Nanny
Bety

Nanny

Hometown:

Santa Ana, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Doc

Operations
Doc

Operations

Hometown:

Tollhouse, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Lupe

Maintenance
Lupe

Maintenance

Hometown:

El Paso, TX

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Mireya

Maintenance
Mireya

Maintenance

Pancho

Operations
Pancho

Operations

Hometown:

El Paso, TX

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Sumo

Support
Sumo

Support

Hometown:

Kingsburg, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Sushi

Operations
Sushi

Operations

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Yeya

Kitchen Manager
Yeya

Kitchen Manager

Hometown:

Avondale, AZ

School:

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA de CHIHUAHUA

Favorite food:GAC Burgers
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder Woman!
What you're most looking forward to:Making friends and having fun!

Destination GAC