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

Aloe

Backpacking Director
Aloe

Backpacking Director

Hometown:

Madrid, Spain

School:

Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes

Favorite food:Any breakfast food
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Pete the Cat because I am always singing and I like his 'it's all good' philosophy
What you're most looking forward to:Being in nature and meeting new people.

Alpine ⭐️

Head Counselor
Alpine ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Manhattan Beach, CA

School:

Indiana University

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

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Funshine, the yellow Care Bear, because he always is willing to put sunshine, brightness, and happiness into people's lives!
What you're most looking forward to:Creating new friendships, sleeping under the stars, enjoying all the fun activities, and having the best summer ever!

Bagel ⭐️

Head Counselor
Bagel ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Pacific Palisades, 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 positive, adventurous, friendly, and makes the most of his summer
What you're most looking forward to:Being outside all the time with the best people

Bravo ⭐️

Junior Counselor Director
Bravo ⭐️

Junior Counselor Director

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

The University of Michigan

Favorite food:Sweet Potato Fries w 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 loves to help clean the earth, is curious, and loves Hello, Dolly!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in the Sun in the Sierras

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

Dinky ⭐️

Head Counselor
Dinky ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

La Cañada, CA

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Favorite food:Hash browns
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would want to be Olaf from frozen!! Love his joy and positivity!!
What you're most looking forward to:I can’t wait to be back in the beautiful Sierras with the the best people in the world!!!

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 !

Liono ⭐️

Waterfront Director
Liono ⭐️

Waterfront Director

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

Universidad Anáhuac México

Favorite food:Chilaquiles
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Liono from the Thundercats, I´ve always admired Liono because he is always eager to help anyone in need and he is a character that I have always looked up to since my childhood.
What you're most looking forward to:To making so many new friends and to having one of the best summer experiences of my life.

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!

Mec

Assistant Director
Mec

Assistant Director

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.

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.

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!

Group Counselors

Alpine ⭐️

Head Counselor
Alpine ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Manhattan Beach, CA

School:

Indiana University

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

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Funshine, the yellow Care Bear, because he always is willing to put sunshine, brightness, and happiness into people's lives!
What you're most looking forward to:Creating new friendships, sleeping under the stars, enjoying all the fun activities, and having the best summer ever!

Altair

Group Counselor
Altair

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Rionegro, Colombia

School:

Universidad Católica de Oriente

Favorite food:Pulses
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Sherlock Holmes because he is cut out to solve conundra, and more often than not, life boils down to observation, logical reasoning, and deduction.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm raring to travel all over the world whilst establishing rapport with every single person I encounter along the way.

August ⭐️

Group Counselor
August ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Carlsbad, CA

School:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Elle Woods from Legally Blonde because of how cool it would be!
What you're most looking forward to:Being back at GAC!

Bagel ⭐️

Head Counselor
Bagel ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Pacific Palisades, 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 positive, adventurous, friendly, and makes the most of his summer
What you're most looking forward to:Being outside all the time with the best people

Bambi

Group Counselor
Bambi

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Tauranga, New Zealand

School:

University of Waikato

Favorite food:Macaroni cheese
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lilo from Lilo and Stitch cause she’s always at the beach, she lives in Hawaii, her best friend is stitch and that seems pretty cool to me!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people!

Bravo ⭐️

Junior Counselor Director
Bravo ⭐️

Junior Counselor Director

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

The University of Michigan

Favorite food:Sweet Potato Fries w 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 loves to help clean the earth, is curious, and loves Hello, Dolly!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in the Sun in the Sierras

Dinky ⭐️

Head Counselor
Dinky ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

La Cañada, CA

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Favorite food:Hash browns
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would want to be Olaf from frozen!! Love his joy and positivity!!
What you're most looking forward to:I can’t wait to be back in the beautiful Sierras with the the best people in the world!!!

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!

Echo ⭐️

Group Counselor
Echo ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Venice, CA

School:

UC Berkeley

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

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Anna from Frozen because I’m goofy, loyal, optimistic, and determined to protect those that I love!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting all the people and sleeping under the stars.

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.

Gatsby

Group Counselor
Gatsby

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

UPAEP

Favorite food:Tacos dorados
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Gatsby! He knows how to make parties!
What you're most looking forward to:Have a new life experience that can help me to develop as a better person.

Gilly

Group Counselor
Gilly

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Colorado Springs

School:

Colorado State University

Favorite food:Grilled 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 Mater from Cars because he is funny, supportive, and finds joy in the little things
What you're most looking forward to:Making friends with all the great people at camp while getting to enjoy nature!

Ibis

Group Counselor
Ibis

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Reading, England, UK

School:

University of Exeter

Favorite food:Sushi (my way! no fish, no sesame)
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Fantastic Mr. Fox since he's always happy to help others, not afraid of hard work, and makes the best out of any situation.
What you're most looking forward to:That feeling when you finally sit down after a long, hard day, look around you and feel incredibly satisfied. Oh yeh, and some sunshine (PLEASE!)

Manta

Group Counselor
Manta

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Menlo Park, CA

School:

University of Washington

Favorite food:Nachos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be the Mandalorian because he fights lots of epic battles, and uses lots of really cool gadgets. He also has good morals in his adventure to help baby Yoda find other Jedi.
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to all the awesome activities and people! I feel like everyone at camp is going to have so much fun!!

Mowgli

Group Counselor
Mowgli

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Berkhamsted, Herfordshire

School:

Nottingham Trent University

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Peter Pan, because he never grows old! (And can fly!)
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting loads of new people and trying new things!

Nero

Group Counselor
Nero

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Saratoga, CA

School:

Graduated from Saratoga High School

Favorite food:Otter pops!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Bing Bong, so I could always take people to the moon!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting and learning from so many different people.

Nugget ⭐️

Group Counselor
Nugget ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

University of Oregon

Favorite food:Chicken nuggets 🙂
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lizzie McGuire because she's so relatable and good at finding silver linings.
What you're most looking forward to:Spending the summer outdoors and making new friends!

Peaches

Group Counselor
Peaches

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Ladera Ranch, CA

School:

University of California, Santa Barbara

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Anna from Frozen because I’m optimistic and love adventure!!
What you're most looking forward to:I’m most looking forward to making new friends!!

Sis ⭐️

Group Counselor
Sis ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Orange County, CA

School:

Washington State University

Favorite food:In-N-Out Burger
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Ariel from The Little Mermaid because when she wants something she is determined to get it!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to making new friends and having campfires!

Sneaks ⭐️

Group Counselor
Sneaks ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Hermosa Beach, CA

School:

Santa Barbara City College

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'd be Sokka from Avatar the Last Airbender. He's really kind, adventurous and is great at looking out for other people, but also finds humor in any situation and just wants to make people happy and laugh!
What you're most looking forward to: I really can't wait to be back in the mountains with the best counselors and campers I could ever meet! Really looking forward to helping people conquer their fears and challenge themselves on high ropes and naturals.

Soap

Group Counselor
Soap

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa, México

School:

Escuela Libre de Derecho de Sinaloa

Favorite food:Pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Buzz Lightyear - enough said!
What you're most looking forward to:Having an outstanding summer surrounded by awesome people and learning lots of new things.

Splash

Group Counselor
Splash

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

School:

Nottingham Trent University

Favorite food:Pasta
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Donna from MaMa Mia, because she is an independent, smart and powerful woman that lives on a beautiful greek island.
What you're most looking forward to:Making the most amazing memories l, in the sun and meeting so many new friends!

Storm

Group Counselor
Storm

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Devon, UK

School:

University of Bristol

Favorite food:Banoffee Pie!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Ashley from King of the cloud forest, he makes friends with yetis (how cool) is courageous, and spends a lot of time outdoors. He is also extremely kind-hearted.
What you're most looking forward to:SMORES and CAMP SONGS! Making new friends and incredible memories, spending all summer outdoors and getting to visit Shaver Island 🙂

Swift

Group Counselor
Swift

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacan, Sinaloa, México

School:

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Favorite food:Lasagna
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hermione Granger. She is super smart, brave and kind. I would love to be able to do magic like her. (Also, I'm super tiny so I'd finally use magic to reach things from top shelves.)
What you're most looking forward to:Sleep under the stars, eat a lot of smores and make friends and memories to remember forever!

Thanos

Group Counselor
Thanos

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

ITAM

Favorite food:Ravioli
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I were a fictional character I would love to be Harry Potter. I would love to study at Hogwarts, learn to cast spells and enchantments, but, most of all, to be part of all the adventures Harry, Ron, Hermione, and friends had.
What you're most looking forward to:I expect to have a lot of fun during the summer, getting to know new and different people and to grow as a person

Turquoise

Group Counselor
Turquoise

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Southampton, UK

Favorite food:PASTA
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Absolutely Tiana, from the Princess and the Frog because of her determination and passion!
What you're most looking forward to:Making friends and campfires with the campers!

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!

Cheeto

Waterfront Counselor
Cheeto

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacan, Sinaloa

School:

Escuela Libre de Derecho de Sinaloa

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Lasagna
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Deku (Izuku Midoriya) from My Hero Academia, because he was born a nobody in a world full of somebodies, to later become the greatest hero of his time.
What you're most looking forward to:The experience of disconnecting from my previous environment and meeting new people , making friends and trying s'mores for the first time.

Cruiser ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Cruiser ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Santa Rosa, CA

School:

The George Washington University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Street tacos
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Percy Jackson, because I love the water and I love camp!
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping outside, teaching campers new skills, and creating memories to last a lifetime

Hilly

Waterfront Counselor
Hilly

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Rushden, Northhamptonshire, UK

School:

Nottingham Trent

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Fajitas
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Hiccup because you get to go on adventures on the back of a dragon and there's nothing better than having your own dragon.
What you're most looking forward to:Looking forward to spending time outdoors and getting to meet new people.

Liono ⭐️

Waterfront Director
Liono ⭐️

Waterfront Director

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

Universidad Anáhuac México

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Chilaquiles
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Liono from the Thundercats, I´ve always admired Liono because he is always eager to help anyone in need and he is a character that I have always looked up to since my childhood.
What you're most looking forward to:To making so many new friends and to having one of the best summer experiences of my life.

Loon

Waterfront Counselor
Loon

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Leicester, UK

School:

University of Nottingham

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Beans on toast (cannot go wrong with a bit of extra cheese and some worcestershire sauce
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Robin Hood so I could bring happiness to those who deserve it
What you're most looking forward to:Helping campers overcome their fear of heights

Magoo ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Magoo ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

San Marino, CA

School:

Elon University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:French Fries
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Sandy Cheeks! She's smart, resourceful, loyal to her friends, and she gets to live underwater!
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping under the stars, hanging out at the lake, and making friendship bracelets!

Shutter

Waterfront Counselor
Shutter

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Dallas, TX

School:

University of Oregon

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food: Pizza
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Superman so I could fly everywhere and have super strength.
What you're most looking forward to:Getting to enjoy the beautiful outdoors every day!

Slug ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Slug ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

University of Oregon

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Veggie Breakfast Burritos
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls because I live in Oregon, I love exploring, I am very creative and I am enthusiastic!
What you're most looking forward to:I am so excited to be back in the sunny Sierras and get to go back to my favorite place on Earth for the summer!

Squid ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Squid ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Menlo Park

School:

University of Notre Dame

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation because she dreams big, cares about others, and loves waffles.
What you're most looking forward to:Watching sunsets, having a blast with my campers, and spending everyday on the lake!

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!

Truffle ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Truffle ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Burbank, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Coffee!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Vanellope from Wreck-it Ralph because of her spunk, sassiness, and she's a very fun-loving friend!
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to creating lots of memories and making new friends!

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!

Sprints ⭐️

Sailor
Sprints ⭐️

Sailor

Hometown

San Diego, CA

School:

University of Washington

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

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Olaf from Frozen because he is outgoing, friendly, and LOVES SUMMER!!
What you're most looking forward to:Jumping in the lake, campfires, dance parties at morning assembly, and of course WILL-OOOO!!

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.

Vision ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Vision ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Long Beach, CA

School:

Long Beach City College

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Candy
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Marlin from Finding Nemo- I'm loyal, caring, and a bit jumpy.
What you're most looking forward to:Campfires!

Land Activity Counselors

Matcha

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Matcha

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa

School:

Universidad Casa Blanca

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Sushi and Charcuterie boards
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Probably Moana, I love her personality and it would be amazing to have the ability to communicate with the ocean. Besides that having a piggy as a companion would be fun!
What you're most looking forward to:Having lots of fun and making memories and of course, meeting tons of new people!

Penguin ⭐️

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Penguin ⭐️

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Provo, UT

School:

University of Utah

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Sushi Burritos!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Cody from Surfs up! We are both penguins who have a lot to prove!
What you're most looking forward to:Water coloring by the lake in Valhalla!

Backpacking Counselors

Aloe

Backpacking Director
Aloe

Backpacking Director

Hometown:

Madrid, Spain

School:

Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes

Favorite food:Any breakfast food
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Pete the Cat because I am always singing and I like his 'it's all good' philosophy
What you're most looking forward to:Being in nature and meeting new people.

Wranglers (Horse Activity Counselors)

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Photo & Video Staff

Moon

Photographer
Moon

Photographer

Hometown:

Culiacan, Mexico

School:

Tec de Monterrey

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 would be Tanjiro, because he is a person that always takes care of his friends and family.
What you're most looking forward to:Meet new people, inspire everyone attending the camp and enjoy the most of it!

Munchkin

Photographer
Munchkin

Photographer

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

School:

Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lilo! She's tiny, cute, kind and a fun, loving person who cares deeply about those around her. Also, her best friend is an alien who knows how to rock Elvis? Yes, please!
What you're most looking forward to:Having a fun summer while making new friends and memories that will last a lifetime 🙂

Otter ⭐️

Photographer
Otter ⭐️

Photographer

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

Texas Christian University

Favorite food:Pepperoni Pizza
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 I love a good adventure and I’m always enthusiastic!!
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing all my camp best friends and watching the sunsets over Huntington Lake!

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!

Reggie

Photographer
Reggie

Photographer

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa

School:

Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, ITESO

Favorite food:Chicken noodle soup
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Princess Mononoke, she stands for what she believes in and, I mean... she hangs with kodamas, ONLY the cutest forest creatures ever.
What you're most looking forward to:Campfires, and being surrounded by nature and an awesome group of people! (& s'mores)

Skillet ⭐️

Photographer
Skillet ⭐️

Photographer

Hometown:

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Food Service Staff

Alaska

Kitchen Assistant
Alaska

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Popayán, Colombia

School:

University of Cauca

Favorite food:Salmon and Chinese food.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder Woman because I believe in women power, equality and help other people.
What you're most looking forward to:Just to be happy and help other people if they need but also to make some things to change at least a little the world.

Candy

Kitchen Assistant
Candy

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Anthony, NM

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Crash

Kitchen Assistant
Crash

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Riosucio, Caldas, Colombia

School:

Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira

Favorite food:Beans, pizza, burger, vegetable, and fruits.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Crash Bandicoot, a play station character. I like it so much because he likes adventures in the jungle, collecting fruits, and his friends are other animals. I personally like animals too and enjoy the environment while walking and admiring life. Challenges are also part of my life as well as Crash's.
What you're most looking forward to:Personal and professional grow. I hope to improve my team and leadership skills and to know new people as well as new places.

Falcon

Kitchen Assistant
Falcon

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Pitalito, Colombia

School:

University of Tolima

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Po from Kung Fu Panda. I love Po and I would like to be him to have the courage of being always brave and in spite of the challenges have the spirit of never quitting.
What you're most looking forward to:To make a lot of friend, have new experiences in a new camp, new environment and share moments i will never forget.

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 !

Jelly

Kitchen Assistant
Jelly

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Xalapa, Mexico

School:

Anahuac

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

What you're most looking forward to:To meet everyone and have an amazing summer!

Kyoto

Kitchen Assistant
Kyoto

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Pitalito, Colombia

School:

University of Cauca

Favorite food:Colombian Sancocho
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I could be a fictional character, I would like to be Doc Emmett Brown from “Back to the future” because I admire the story of this character. To have the possibility to travel in time is one of the most recurrent desires and dreams of human beings, I have always appreciated people who work with something related to sciences. Also, I am a lover of history, and it would be insane to have the possibility to travel throughout the different periods of humanity to see all the greatness of humanity.
What you're most looking forward to:What I’m looking forward the most is to have meaningful relationships with all the staff and the campers, and I would like to have a huge positive impact doing my best at work every single day. I'm also looking forward to know a different city, a different camp, and to live an incredible adventure in such amazing atmosphere as Gold Arrow’s atmosphere.

Mixi

Kitchen Assistant
Mixi

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Puebla, México

School:

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Favorite food:Green spaghetti with crispy roasted chickpeas, fried plantain.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would like to be the Black Panther, as he is a character that has many values, he is peaceful, intelligent, respectful, spiritual, cares for the people he loves, is able to exercise power in his position as king in a respectful way for the people of Wakanda, analyzes situations and makes decisions based on ethics and morals.
What you're most looking forward to:Connect with nature, have lots of campfires, make friends and help prepare delicious food for everyone!

Sapphire

Kitchen Assistant
Sapphire

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Pereira, Colombia

School:

Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I were a fictional character, I would undoubtedly be Moana because she is brave, a dreamer and takes care of her family above all else. Also, Moana is free and loves the ocean, just like me!
What you're most looking forward to:My highest expectations are meeting lots of people and making tons of friends!

Vienna

Kitchen Assistant
Vienna

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Mesillas, Concordia, Sinaloa, Mexico

School:

Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be definitely somebody in Harry Potter's world!! I love magic and feel like I have the power to do anything I can imagine!!
What you're most looking forward to:Enjoying the outdoors and time off from technology would be great!! Sleeping under the stars, make a lot of friends and have an amazing summer!!

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!

Support & Operations Staff

Bety

Nanny
Bety

Nanny

Hometown:

Santa Ana, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Cowgirl

Nurses' Aide
Cowgirl

Nurses' Aide

Hometown:

Beaumont, Texas

School:

Texas A&M University

Favorite food:Grilled cheese sandwich 🙂
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hermione Granger. I have admired her for years! She is confident, intelligent, and takes care of those around her. Also, how cool would it be to cast spells?!
What you're most looking forward to:Spending time in nature and meeting new people!

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

Destination GAC