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

Chief Fun Officer & Camp Director
A portrait of camp director Andy Moeschberger
A portrait of camp director Andy Moeschberger
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 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.

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!

Leadership Staff

Astro

Head Counselor
Astro

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Manchester, England

School:

University of Leeds

Favorite food:Mediterranean Sea food
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Doctor Who, imagine all the amazing things you could say you've seen!! Who wouldn't want to see the future?
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting loads of amazing new people, and being out in the sun again!

Books ⭐️

Sailing Director
Books ⭐️

Sailing Director

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

Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor
Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

The University of Michigan

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

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd love to be the White Ranger from Power Rangers Dino Thunder! However, as a camp counselor, I'm gonna aim to be Jerry from Soul!
What you're most looking forward to:I cannot wait until I get to be back to GAC! I'm looking forward to sleeping under the stars and disconnecting from my phone.

Goldie

Food Service Manager
Goldie

Food Service Manager

Hometown:

Melbourne, Australia

School:

Rusden (a long time ago!)

Favorite food:Hummus. Wild rice pilaf. Pancakes. - not together, ha ha.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The rat in the movie Ratatouille because he whips up culinary adventures.
What you're most looking forward to:Being surrounded by happy, positive, energized and enthusiastic campers and staff. The GAC life in the mountains.

Grizzly

Program Director
Grizzly

Program Director

Hometown:

Glasgow, Scotland

School:

University of Glasgow

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?Mike Dangles PI because he is a case cracking and crime-fighting detective extraordinaire!
What you're most looking forward to:Puppet Palooza and Macaroni Cheese and Hot Dog Day!

Hooper

Waterfront Director
Hooper

Waterfront Director

Hometown:

Wanaka, New Zealand

School:

University of Reading

Favorite food:Goldie’s Chicken Pot Pie
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dory, so I could always be with my Nemo.
What you're most looking forward to:Being surrounded by nature with the most awesome group of people I know.

Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director
Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director

Hometown:

Nottingham, UK

School:

University of Hull

Favorite food:Toad in the Hole
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Peter Pan because I never really want to become a grown up.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and seeing old friends. Also unplugging and breathing the fresh mountain air.

Kronk

Shaver Island Director
Kronk

Shaver Island Director

Hometown:

Woking, UK

School:

University of York

Favorite food:Mussels and chips
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Kronk, obviously! He's trusting, kind-hearted and loves food - my idol!
What you're most looking forward to:Sunsets and evening campfires on Shaver!

Magic ⭐️

Waterfront Director
Magic ⭐️

Waterfront 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

Head Counselor
Mec

Head Counselor

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

Super Counselor
Peanut Butter

Super Counselor

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?Samwise Gamgee because he is a selfless and loyal friend.
What you're most looking forward to:The dance parties, friendships and overall magic of GAC!

Rocks

Horse Director
Rocks

Horse Director

Hometown:

Lincoln, UK

School:

Bishop Burton College

Favorite food:Marshmallows especially toasted ones
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hiccup, I think he has the coolest world to live in! Imagine having your own dragon friend and going flying together it would be just so much fun! Also, he is very kind, speaks his mind and is absolutely loyal which I admire
What you're most looking forward to:Can’t wait to get back out on the beautiful lakeside trails with the horses and campers playing the stick game through the pines.

Sephy

Head Counselor
Sephy

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Stourbridge, UK

School:

University of Nottingham

Favorite food:Fajitas
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd be Matilda because we're both a little bit magical & great at making pancakes
What you're most looking forward to:Campfire s'mores & spending days out on the lake at Shave

Sundae ⭐️

Head Counselor
Sundae ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Davis, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Favorite food:Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lilo from Lilo and Stitch because she is super caring and loves the beach!
What you're most looking forward to:Making genuine connections and Shaver Lake swim parties

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 ⭐️

Group Counselor
Alpine ⭐️

Group 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!

Anmut

Group Counselor
Anmut

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Huitzilac, Mexico

School:

Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Favorite food:Crêpes
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Scooby-Doo. He was always my favourite show. I find him very interesting, courageous and special.
What you're most looking forward to:To learn a lot from others.

Barrow

Group Counselor
Barrow

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Nottingham, UK

School:

West Bridgeford Comprehensive School

Favorite food:Chinese
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Mowgli from jungle book, because I feel like I belong in the jungle.
What you're most looking forward to:The scenery around camp, I can't wait to go on walks and to see everything that that part of the world has to offer

Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor
Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

The University of Michigan

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

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd love to be the White Ranger from Power Rangers Dino Thunder! However, as a camp counselor, I'm gonna aim to be Jerry from Soul!
What you're most looking forward to:I cannot wait until I get to be back to GAC! I'm looking forward to sleeping under the stars and disconnecting from my phone.

Cheddar

Group Counselor
Cheddar

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Slinger, WI

School:

UW La Crosse

Favorite food:Raspberries
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 be Spongebob because I am always laughing and I love the color yellow.
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to meeting new people and forming relationships with the campers and other counselors!

Crash

Group Counselor
Crash

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Chester, UK

School:

University of Leeds

Favorite food:Burritooooos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd be Hammy from Over the Hedge because I get excited about everything!
What you're most looking forward to:Making loads of great new friends and eating marshmallows over the fire with them.

Curly ⭐️

Group Counselor
Curly ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

School:

Case Western Reserve University

Favorite food:Cheez-its
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Peter Pan because I would be able to fly and I would be young forever!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in nature and meeting new people in person!

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.

Elsa

Group Counselor
Elsa

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Winchester, England

School:

Winchester University

Favorite food:PASTA! Do sweets count?!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Definitely Mama Odie from The Princess and the Frog as shes a little bit mad but has a heart of gold.
What you're most looking forward to:Making friends for life and inspiring children to be the best versions of themselves, as well as the campfires!

Foxtrot ⭐️

Group Counselor
Foxtrot ⭐️

Group 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.

Mayo

Group Counselor
Mayo

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Southampton, England

School:

Moorlands Theology College

Favorite food:Käsespätzle (German noodles)
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lucy Pevensie (Narnia) because she’s imaginative and adventurous, but she also cares about her family and shows love to all those around her even when they might not be good people.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people (kids and counsellors) with the beautiful nature around us.

Minty

Group Counselor
Minty

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Manchester, England

School:

University of Sheffield

Favorite food:Pickles.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lava girl! She is compassionate and selfless, not to mention her pink hair and ability to shoot fire. Also, who wouldn't want to visit the land of milk and cookies?
What you're most looking forward to:Spending the summer outdoors, meeting new people, and being a part of other people's adventures.

Mowgli

Group Counselor
Mowgli

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England

School:

Nottingham Trent 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?I would say that I’d be Woody from Toy Story! He always looks out for his loved ones and loves an adventure!
What you're most looking forward to:Making loads of new friends and being outdoors!

Skittles

Group Counselor
Skittles

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

UCLA

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Rosetta from Tinkerbell, so I could help create Spring and take care of animals.
What you're most looking forward to:Being away from the city and spending time in nature.

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.

Sundae ⭐️

Head Counselor
Sundae ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Davis, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Favorite food:Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lilo from Lilo and Stitch because she is super caring and loves the beach!
What you're most looking forward to:Making genuine connections and Shaver Lake swim parties

Tripps ⭐️

Group Counselor
Tripps ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Santa Maria, CA

School:

Chico State

Favorite food:Avocado toast
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:Morning assembly dance parties

Ziggy

Group Counselor
Ziggy

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Marlborough, UK

School:

University of Bristol

Favorite food:Chocolate, always!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tigger - I'm bouncing around full of energy!
What you're most looking forward to:Experiencing camp life and meeting new people

Waterfront Counselors

Brownie ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Brownie ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

School:

Fresno State

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Chicken Nuggets
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy because I want to be a surgeon and have a cool, TV-worthy life!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to being at camp in the outdoors and just being with friends in nature!

Clover

Waterfront Counselor
Clover

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Avon, IN

School:

Indiana University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pizza
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Elsa from Frozen, for her magical powers.
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to meeting so many new people and spending time outdoors!

Cub

Waterfront Counselor
Cub

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Barkby Thorpe, UK

School:

Glasgow Kelvin College

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Toasted teacake with tonnes of butter
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hmm probably the Falcon, it would be awesome to have some form of personalized flight.
What you're most looking forward to:Just being on the water as well as getting away from the rain.

Hamster

Waterfront Counselor
Hamster

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Derby, UK

School:

John Port School

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Curry
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Fry from futurama so I could see 1000 years into the future.
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing the United States and getting the summer camp experience

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.

Hooper

Waterfront Director
Hooper

Waterfront Director

Hometown:

Wanaka, New Zealand

School:

University of Reading

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Goldie’s Chicken Pot Pie
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dory, so I could always be with my Nemo.
What you're most looking forward to:Being surrounded by nature with the most awesome group of people I know.

Kiwi

Waterfront Counselor
Kiwi

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

California State University, Fresno

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pasta and Bread Sticks
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Moana because I love her free spirit and passion for adventures.
What you're most looking forward to:Spending my summer in the beautiful mountains and meeting lots of new friends and making memories.

Kronk

Shaver Island Director
Kronk

Shaver Island Director

Hometown:

Woking, UK

School:

University of York

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Mussels and chips
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Kronk, obviously! He's trusting, kind-hearted and loves food - my idol!
What you're most looking forward to:Sunsets and evening campfires on Shaver!

Magic ⭐️

Waterfront Director
Magic ⭐️

Waterfront Director

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

School:

High Point University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Pesto Pasta
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!

Rāngi

Waterfront Counselor
Rāngi

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Auckland, NZ

School:

TAFE

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Fries
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Eliza Thornberry because she can speak to animals and has great traveling adventures.
What you're most looking forward to:Tropical Tuesday, Jersday Thursday, Shaver sunsets everyday.

Razz ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Razz ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Mountain View, CA

School:

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Razzmatazz Smoothies from Jamba Juice
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be King Julien from Madagascar because I love to move it move it.
What you're most looking forward to:I cannot wait to eat CALZONES... and spend hours out on the lake every day!

Sage ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Sage ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Long Beach, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:BREAD
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Merida from Brave, she is fearless, powerful, adventure seeking, independent, and has the coolest long red hair!
What you're most looking forward to:I can't wait to sleep under the stars, meet new friends, see old friends, enjoy nightly campfires, and breathe the fresh air!

Shaggy

Waterfront Counselor
Shaggy

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Casper, WY

School:

University of Wyoming

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Salmon Chowder
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Probably Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, he’s smart enough to handle himself and solve crimes but super goofy and oblivious!
What you're most looking forward to:Teaching these kids the wonders of the waterfront!

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

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

Books ⭐️

Sailing Director
Books ⭐️

Sailing Director

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

Catavee ⭐️

Sailor
Catavee ⭐️

Sailor

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!

Remix ⭐️

Sailor
Remix ⭐️

Sailor

Hometown

Oakland, CA

School:

University of Colorado Boulder

Favorite food:Burger or any Mexican food
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Indiana Jones because I like traveling and I'm a history nerd.
What you're most looking forward to:Feeling the Sierra Nevada sun on the sailing dock!

Rocks & Ropes Counselors

Banzai ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Banzai ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Fountain Valley, CA

School:

University of Southern California

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Sushi
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lilo! She’s fearless, creative, and loves to have fun. (plus she has an alien as a pet!)
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting lots of cool people, spending summer outdoors, and helping campers face fears and discover new passions!

Falls ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Falls ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Half Moon Bay, CA

School:

University of Denver

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Popcorn
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Tiana from The Princess and the Frog because she works hard to follow her dreams and has so many positive values.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people, having fun with campers, watching sunsets, and being in the mountains all summer!

Free

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Free

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Craiova, Romania

School:

Coventry University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Italian
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Phoenix. So I would always reborn as a better version of myself.
What you're most looking forward to:Inspire people around me.

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.

Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director
Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director

Hometown:

Nottingham, UK

School:

University of Hull

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Toad in the Hole
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Peter Pan because I never really want to become a grown up.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and seeing old friends. Also unplugging and breathing the fresh mountain air.

Lyric ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Lyric ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Studio City, CA

School:

Los Angeles Valley College

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:BBQ Chicken Pizza
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Simba from The Lion King because he is always looking for adventure, selfless, and is willing to help his family and friends.
What you're most looking forward to:Going back to live in the great outdoors, meeting new friends and creating new ones, and going on the High Ropes Course

Mariachi ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Mariachi ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

Tecnologico de Monterrey

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Sushi
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dr. Strange, because he is a wise character with incredible powers
What you're most looking forward to:Having fun and helping campers achieve their goals!

Roo

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Roo

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Sydney, Australia

School:

University of Wollongong

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Definitely Spiderman! I have always loved superheroes since I was a kid and Spiderman was for sure my favourite. He's just an ordinary kid that can do extraordinary things. He went from being a friendly neighbourhood Spiderman to one of the Avengers, saving the world. Although, as much as I love Spiderman and would love to be him, I wouldn't touch a real spider with a ten-foot pole! 🙂
What you're most looking forward to:Absolutely everything!! I'm excited to meet new people, make some amazing memories, and just have the best summer ever!

Skadi

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Skadi

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Riverside, CA

School:

Riverside Community College

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:I love spicy food, LOVE it.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Pocahontas, I admire her fearlessness and willingness to protect those closest to her. She understands the complex balance of nature and loves exploring the land.
What you're most looking forward to: I'm looking forward to disconnecting from technology and having a great summer surrounded by very interesting people.

Sneaks ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Sneaks ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Hermosa Beach, CA

School:

University of Utah

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:My Mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies
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!

Land Activity Counselors

Funfetti

Target Sports Counselor
Funfetti

Target Sports Counselor

Hometown:

Belleville, Illinois

School:

Southern Oregon University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Bananas Foster
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tinker Bell because I would love to fly and create new things!
What you're most looking forward to:I can't wait for everything! If I would have to choose one single thing that I am looking forward to the most is archery.

Hood ⭐️

Target Sports
Hood ⭐️

Target Sports

Hometown:

Santa Barbara, CA

School:

University of Portland

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Toasted bread with just the right amount of butter.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Robin Hood so I could run around living in a forest with my merry men and my bow, helping those that need to be helped.
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing my old friends and making new ones with new memories and fun stories to tell.

Spotlight ⭐️

GACting Counselor
Spotlight ⭐️

GACting Counselor

Hometown:

Burbank, CA

School:

California State University Fullerton

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Chicken Fried Rice
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Olaf from frozen because I love warm hugs just like he does!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to the great food and the new friends I will make this year!

Swift

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Swift

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacan, Sinaloa, México

School:

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Lasagna
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!

Backpacking Counselors

Celery

Backpacking Counselor
Celery

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Berkeley, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbra

Favorite food:Waffles and smoothies!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Dug(the dog from UP) because he is super adventurous, loves to be around people, and cares a lot about his friends!
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friends and spending the summer in the mountains!

Dew

Backpacking Counselor
Dew

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Targoviste, Romania

School:

Kings College London

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be SpongeBob because I look like him!
What you're most looking forward to:Exploring the mountains!

Oats

Backpacking Counselor
Oats

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Grass Valley, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Favorite food:Avocados and Potatoes 🙂
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 penguin from Surf's Up because he is always down for an adventure, super funny, and courageous. Plus, he never gets cold because he has a built-in wet suit!
What you're most looking forward to:I can't wait to meet everyone, have amazing adventures in the outdoors, and lots of laughs.

Trekkie

Backpacking Counselor
Trekkie

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Exeter, UK

School:

University of Reading

Favorite food:Crumpets
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dora the Explorer because I love going out on adventures with my rucksack.
What you're most looking forward to:Escaping social media and getting back to camping and spending time with and getting to know new people.

Wranglers (Horse Activity Counselors)

Luigi

Wrangler
Luigi

Wrangler

Hometown:

Mellrichstadt, Germany

School:

IFS Schweinfurt

Favorite food:Crispy stone-baked bread
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would definitely be Spirit because he is brave and free, always explores and goes his own way. I also admire his unconditional loyalty towards everyone he loves!
What you're most looking forward to:Absolutely everything! I'm excited to meet lots of awesome people, create amazing memories and really get away from technology over the summer!

Rocks

Horse Director
Rocks

Horse Director

Hometown:

Lincoln, UK

School:

Bishop Burton College

Favorite food:Marshmallows especially toasted ones
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hiccup, I think he has the coolest world to live in! Imagine having your own dragon friend and going flying together it would be just so much fun! Also, he is very kind, speaks his mind and is absolutely loyal which I admire
What you're most looking forward to:Can’t wait to get back out on the beautiful lakeside trails with the horses and campers playing the stick game through the pines.

Photo & Video Staff

3D ⭐️

Videographer
3D ⭐️

Videographer

Hometown:

Edmonds, WA

School:

University of Idaho

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?Tony Stark (Iron Man)
What you're most looking forward to:Learning more about my passion and meeting new people!

Lensy

Photographer
Lensy

Photographer

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!

Papaya ⭐️

Photographer
Papaya ⭐️

Photographer

Hometown:

Huntington Beach, CA

School:

University of San Francisco

Favorite food:Pasta
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Megara from Hercules because she's sassy and free-spirited!
What you're most looking forward to:Making tons of new friends, sleeping under the stars, and having lots of fun!

Pops

Photographer
Pops

Photographer

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

Almond

Kitchen Assistant
Almond

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

School:

Hillsong College

Favorite food:Hamburger
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I definitely will be Milo James Tach from the Disney movie Atlantis. I love languages and adventures 🙂
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to be as happy as I can 🙂

Bishop

Kitchen Assistant
Bishop

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa, México

School:

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Favorite food:Hot dogs
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Easy! Superman for what he represents: the truth, justice, and the American way. Yes, the powers are amazing but he uses them to inspire people, make them hopeful of a better tomorrow, inspire them.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people, making friends, learning new things and enjoying nature.

Blueberry

Kitchen Assistant
Blueberry

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

Instituto Tecnológico de Apizaco

Favorite food:Pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Vanellope Von Scheweetz, because she is a naughty girl full of curiosity, cheerful, optimistic and very determined, she always looks for a way to achieve what she wants. She is also very active and has a sweet heart.
What you're most looking forward to:See my friends again, make s'mores at the campfires and enjoy nature

Butterfly

Lead Kitchen Counselor
Butterfly

Lead Kitchen Counselor

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

UVT

Favorite food:Chicken pot pie and waffles
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Judy Hoops from Zootopia, because she is fiercely optimistic, independent and follows her dreams. She cares deeply for the well-being of others.
What you're most looking forward to:Another awesome summer at GAC, my happiest place in the world 🌎

Chula

Kitchen Assistant
Chula

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

BUAP

Favorite food:Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Patrick Starfish because he's funny.
What you're most looking forward to:Always be happy and enjoy every day.

Goldie

Food Service Manager
Goldie

Food Service Manager

Hometown:

Melbourne, Australia

School:

Rusden (a long time ago!)

Favorite food:Hummus. Wild rice pilaf. Pancakes. - not together, ha ha.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The rat in the movie Ratatouille because he whips up culinary adventures.
What you're most looking forward to:Being surrounded by happy, positive, energized and enthusiastic campers and staff. The GAC life in the mountains.

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.

Skyscraper

Kitchen Assistant
Skyscraper

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Antalya, Turkey

School:

Pamukkale University

Favorite food:Lahmacun
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Ben Ten, because he always turns into different and perfect heroes.
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to learning other cultures , spending time around the campfire and sleeping under the stars✨

Tiger

Kitchen Lead Counselor
Tiger

Kitchen Lead Counselor

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

UVT

Favorite food:Salmon
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Aquaman, because I love the sea and would like to discover every single corner of the ocean.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking for another great summer, with so much fun, enjoying one of my favorite places in the US!

Tiny

Kitchen Assistant
Tiny

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Apizaco, Mexico

School:

Instituto Tecnológico de Apizaco

Favorite food:Seafood
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Woody, because he is loyal and considers each of his friends as his family, he always supports them and never leaves them alone. He is a great friend.
What you're most looking forward to:Make new friends, enjoy nature and make unforgettable memories this summer.

VANTA

Kitchen Assistant
VANTA

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

UPAEP

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The Flash, time seems to be slower when he runs and has a great costume.
What you're most looking forward to:New experiences.

Wolf

Kitchen Assistant
Wolf

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Antalya, Turkey

School:

Pamukkale University

Favorite food:Stuffed Grape Leaves
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Yami Yugi - very talented and determined.
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friendships, watching the stars and reading a book on the dock.

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

Guane

Operations
Guane

Operations

Hometown:

Bucaramanga, Colombia

School:

Universidad cooperativa de colombia

Favorite food:Pasta
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Nightcrawler, so I could escape the traffic with a jump.
What you're most looking forward to:To make friends and memories I will never forget.

Roof Rack

Operations Manager
Roof Rack

Operations Manager

Year at GAC:

3rd

Hometown:

Allen, TX

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Destination GAC