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

Administrative Assistant
Amy “Glitter” Bolton

Administrative Assistant

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

Agave

Rocks & Ropes Director
Agave

Rocks & Ropes Director

Hometown:

San Luis Obispo, CA

School:

Cuesta

Favorite food:Red beans and rice!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Feyre, she's from my favorite fantasy series and a total boss.
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing all the connections and friendships that develop through camp!

Amy “Glitter” Bolton

Administrative Assistant
Amy “Glitter” Bolton

Administrative Assistant

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

Favorite food:Chips & Guacamole
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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!

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!

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.

Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & Marketing Manager
Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & Marketing Manager

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

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 🌎

Catavee ⭐️

Sailing Director
Catavee ⭐️

Sailing Director

Hometown:

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

School:

Cal Poly SLO

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

Yes

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

Dinky ⭐️

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!!!

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.

Hooper

Program Director
Hooper

Program 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

Program Director
Kinder

Program 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.

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.

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.

Slim

Junior Counselor Director
Slim

Junior Counselor Director

Hometown:

Biloxi, MS

School:

Mississippi State University

Favorite food:California Burrito, no pico or cilantro
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Matrim Cauthon from The Wheel of Time. He's beyond lucky, wants to hang out with friends, enjoys dancing, and would love to avoid physical labor.
What you're most looking forward to:REALastionships, sweating through my Hawaiin shirt at the dances, and dad jokes at morning assembly

Tiger

Lead Kitchen Counselor
Tiger

Lead Kitchen 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!

Tripps ⭐️

Head Counselor
Tripps ⭐️

Head 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

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

Bearclaw ⭐️

Group Counselor
Bearclaw ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

Duke University

Favorite food:A solid burger
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd want to be Sokka from Avatar. He knows how to have a fun time but isn't afraid to lead when he needs to.
What you're most looking forward to:Getting to spend the entire summer outdoors among good friends!

Boulder ⭐️

Group Counselor
Boulder ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Albany, CA

School:

Cal State Fullerton

Favorite food:Lumpia
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Bilbo Baggins because I am always up for an adventure but like Bilbo I needed a little push to get started.
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to spending a whole summer outdoors.

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.

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!!!

Ember

Group Counselor
Ember

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Liverpool, England

School:

University of Sheffield

Favorite food:Bagels
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Kim Possible - She’s determined, courageous and gets to save the world on a regular basis, plus she looks good doing it! What more could you want?
What you're most looking forward to:Spending my summer outdoors and making friends and memories that’ll last a lifetime!

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.

Goldfinch ⭐️

Group Counselor
Goldfinch ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Richmond, Virginia

School:

University of Maryland

Favorite food:Sushi, pasta, 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 Charlie Brown because I would get to have the coolest dog and friends ever!
What you're most looking forward to: I am most looking forward to taking a break from technology and having campfires!

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!)

Ludo ⭐️

Group Counselor
Ludo ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

School:

George Fox

Favorite food:Miso Soup!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Belle, because I always try to bring out the best in everyone and in every situation and having dishes that cleaned themselves would be awesome!
What you're most looking forward to:Working with new faces and getting to know GAC better

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.

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, 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!

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.

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!

Tripps ⭐️

Head Counselor
Tripps ⭐️

Head 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

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!

Waterfront Counselors

Bambi

Waterfront Counselor
Bambi

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Tauranga, New Zealand

School:

University of Waikato

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Macaroni cheese
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!

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:

UC Merced

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Gnocci
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Marty McFly, so I could time travel in a Delorean
What you're most looking forward to:Teaching campers how to waterski!

Dash

Waterfront Counselor
Dash

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Cornwall, England, UK

School:

Balby Carr Sports College

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Barbecue or chocolate chip cookies
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Sherlock Holmes - who wouldn’t want his brain
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting lots of new people and having lots of fun with different activities!

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.

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.

Liono ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Liono ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

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.

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!

Noosh

Waterfront Counselor
Noosh

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

London, England

School:

University of Bristol

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Raspberries
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Barbie, everyone thinks she’s just a doll, but she has been the President of the USA, and astronaut, a jockey, just about anything you can imagine. Although she is a little disproportionate, she is an excellent role model, she can do anything and she can do it in heels!
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to meeting all the campers and counselors and spending time in such an incredible location

Pepper ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Pepper ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

Tufts University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Sushi
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Buddy the Elf because smiling's my favorite!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to making friends, bonding at campfires, and being outdoors!

Rāngi

Waterfront Counselor
Rāngi

Waterfront Counselor

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!

Shred ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Shred ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Hermosa Beach, CA

School:

Northern Arizona University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Double Chocolate Cake
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Robin from Lego Batman because he is funny and energetic and wants to help.
What you're most looking forward to:I am most looking forward to meeting everyone and living on the lake again!

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!

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

Catavee ⭐️

Sailing Director
Catavee ⭐️

Sailing Director

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!

Rocks & Ropes Counselors

Agave

Rocks & Ropes Director
Agave

Rocks & Ropes Director

Hometown:

San Luis Obispo, CA

School:

Cuesta

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Red beans and rice!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Feyre, she's from my favorite fantasy series and a total boss.
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing all the connections and friendships that develop through camp!

Chalk

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Chalk

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Camden, SC

School:

Francis Marion University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pulled Pork
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Spider-Man, it would be really cool to be able to fly around a city shooting webs from my hands, and protecting people.
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to building new relationships with exciting and talented people.

Gatsby

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Gatsby

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

UPAEP

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Tacos dorados
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.

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!

Wookie

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Wookie

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Risotto
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon, it would be amazing having a dragon as a friend.
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friends, while living in the woods.

Land Activity Counselors

Dolly ⭐️

GACting Counselor
Dolly ⭐️

GACting Counselor

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

Indiana University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Sushi!!!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Olaf because I like warm hugs!!
What you're most looking forward to:Being back in my second home!!

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!

Peaches

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Peaches

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Ladera Ranch, CA

School:

University of California, Santa Barbara

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Burritos!!!
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!!

Vinci

Mountain Biking Counselor
Vinci

Mountain Biking Counselor

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Sashimi
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Moana, because the line where the sky meets the sea calls me even though no one knows how far it goes.
What you're most looking forward to:Choco tacos

Backpacking Counselors

Celery

Backpacking Counselor
Celery

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Berkeley, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

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!

Funfetti

Backpacking Counselor
Funfetti

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Belleville, Illinois

School:

Southern Oregon University

Favorite food:Bananas Foster
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

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.

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.

Wranglers (Horse Activity Counselors)

Roastie

Wrangler
Roastie

Wrangler

Hometown:

Manchester, England

School:

Ashton Sixth Form College

Favorite food:PASTA
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why? I don’t really have a specific character but I’d love to be a witch... to have the power to influence nature would be amazing!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting so many new people and getting to experience a new culture outside of Europe.

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

Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & Marketing Manager
Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & Marketing Manager

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

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!

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)

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.

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 🌎

Candy

Kitchen Assistant
Candy

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Anthony, NM

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Cappuccino

Kitchen Assistant
Cappuccino

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

La Virginia Risaralda Colombia

School:

Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira

Favorite food:French Fries
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 like to be princess Mulan because she is brave!
What you're most looking forward to:Make friends at camp

Chocoatzin

Kitchen Assistant
Chocoatzin

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Puebla, México

School:

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Favorite food:Red chilaquiles and on top of it sour cream, cheese, chop onion and cilantro! With a a fry egg on a side!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Monkey D. Luffy He is always true to himself, fights to fulfill his dreams and always gives everything he has to protect what he loves, sometimes he acts a little selfish and childish, but I think we should always remember how to be a child and that does not mean not taking responsibility of our actions and responsibilities but always remember how to laugh, cry, run, sleep, be curious, live to the fullest as a child!
What you're most looking forward to:Being surrounded by nature!

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: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.

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.

Marshmallow

Kitchen Assistant
Marshmallow

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico

School:

Universidad de Sonora

Favorite food:Pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Timmy Turner, it would be nice to have fairly oddparents
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and discovering new places

Merida

Kitchen Assistant
Merida

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico ❤️

School:

Instituto Tecnológico de Puebla

Favorite food:Tacos and pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Merida of Brave (my favorite movie). I am passionate about the vision it shows, the character, and the empowerment it represents.👏🏼
What you're most looking forward to:spend an incredible summer, make many friends, see new places and have fun like never before...🙌🏻🙌🏻

Milo

Kitchen Manager
Milo

Kitchen Manager

Hometown:

Lake Elsinore, CA

School:

Cal State Fullerton

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why? Velma Dinkley because I would love to travel around the world and solve mysteries with my best friends!
What you're most looking forward to:Spending time outdoors and reconnecting with friends

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!

Sigma

Kitchen Assistant
Sigma

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala (UATx)

Favorite food:Pizza, Cakes, Macarons, Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Thor because he protects his home and planet earth alike, that seems cool to me furthermore he has interesting abilities that could help me in some circumstances.
What you're most looking forward to:Meet my new coworkers, live in the woods, make some campfires, live the GAC experience.

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✨

Sweet

Kitchen Assistant
Sweet

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

School:

Univesidad Durango Santander

Favorite food:Carne asada
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Superwoman, so I could have super powers and save the world
What you're most looking forward to:Have fun and make new friends

Syndra

Kitchen Assistant
Syndra

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

ITST

Favorite food:Green enchiladas.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Arlo from The Good Dinosaur, he´s very strong to face his fears.
What you're most looking forward to:New experiences and enjoy nature

Tiana

Kitchen Assistant
Tiana

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

Technological Institute of Puebla

Favorite food:My favorite food are the salads
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder woman because she's smart
What you're most looking forward to:Meet many people and see all the GAC staff & campers again

Tiger

Lead Kitchen Counselor
Tiger

Lead Kitchen 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!

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!!

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

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.

Sushi

Operations
Sushi

Operations

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Vanta

Operations
Vanta

Operations

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.

Destination GAC