Year Round Staff
Max - Executive Director of Camping Services
Years at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 7 Years
Hey there! I have been serving the YMCA Camping Community for over 17 years. Getting my start as a camper at YMCA Camp Jackson in Colorado, I developed a deep appreciation for the wilderness experience and camaraderie that camp provided me. I have a Bachelor's Degree in History and Political Science and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. I have always believed that relationships play a key role in a camper's experience and that resilience is built through challenging, safe, engaging programming. I live at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya year-round with my wife and 2 young children, we can all be caught at our various family program weekends. My favorite thing about camp is that it provides kids with the opportunity to engage in outdoor wilderness experiences.
Kathy - Office Manager
Years at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 8 Years
I began my career working in education where I gained a wide variety of experience in organizational management and human resources. My two children grew up attending camp and I was able to watch them grow and flourish with each experience. During my time at U-Nah-Li-Ya I have been able to use my work experience to provide resources that support camp in achieving its mission of "Improving the World through Improving People" and allowing every kid to get the camp experience they deserve. My favorite part of camp is coming in every morning and seeing all of the kids smiling and happy.
Paul - Property Manager
Time at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 3 Years
I was born and raised in Wisconsin about 30 miles from Camp Unahliya. As a child I had the opportunity to attend camp several times while in grade school. I thought it was a fantastic place back then, and never dreamed I’d be working here later on in life. I joined the Y’s Men club in 2018 and volunteered time to the camp at the work weekends. Earlier in 2019 I was hired on as the Property Manager. It’s more than a full time job with 32 plus buildings and structures to maintain. But it’s for the kids. And we here in facilities and property maintenance are a happy people, and we are here to help. When I see all the happy smiling kids it reminds me of my youth when I was here years ago.
Winter/Spring Season Staff
Yo! My name is Cali, I have been working at Unie since 2019 but this is my first season of Outdoor Ed! I absolutely love working with kids here at camp and learning just as much from them as they learn from us. I have a background in Theology and Environmental Science from Viterbo University, I love learning about fashion history, and my favorite artist is Justin Bieber.
Hey Unie, I’m Brad and this is my second season teaching Outdoor Environmental Education. I love everything about nature from animals to the rocks beneath our feet, but I have a soft spot for anything about water. So much so, I went to college for Fisheries and Water Resources. I even wrote the lake management plan for Chute Pond before I started working here.
2023 Summer Staff
Jordan B. - Summer Camp Director
Loonie Unie! I am SOOOO happy to be returning to U-Nah-Li-Ya this year as the Summer Camp Director. I have been working at camp for 10 years and just recently transitioned from a full time camp career to stay at home Mom. Now my son is almost two and the whole family will be spending the summer in Wisconsin! I love campfires, mountain biking, and kayaking. My goal this summer is to develop incredible staff who will provide your campers with a safe, formative, and memorable summer camp experience. I truly believe that summer camp makes the world a better place and I can't wait to serve your families this summer.
Kat F. - Assistant Director
Hi fellow Unie lovers! I am so beyond excited to be back at camp this summer! This will be my third summer here! I love any and everything to do with the outdoors! My ultimate goal is to spread that love to everyone I can! Camping, hiking, campfires, and star gazing are just a few of my favorite things to do! Currently, I am a preschool teacher at YWCA in Green Bay, but I have decided to take a break and head back to camp for the summer! I have been a counselor, the Marksmanship Director, and now I am so grateful to take on the role of assistant summer camp director! I am thrilled to see what Unie has in store for everyone this year! I can’t wait to see you all out there ‘On The Loose’!
Aubrie T. - Girls Camp Director
Helllooooo Looney Unie!!! My name is Aubrie and I have been coming to camp before I could walk! I basically live and breathe camp! I have been a camper, teen, tripper, resident counselor, and lumber jack for those who know during summer 2019! :) I’m so jazzed to come back and be the Girls Camp Director this summer! I’m currently in the Secondary Education Social Studies program at UW- Milwaukee. My passion is to work with kids, especially in an outdoor education field which is why I love camp! I love to go thrifting, canoeing, hanging out with my animals, and especially camping! I can't wait to see what this summer brings with returning campers and new campers and all of the wonderful experiences we’ll have making friends out on the loose!
Mitch T. - Boys Camp Director
Hey Camp Unahliya! I have been lucky to be involved with camp once I was old enough to go. I have always enjoyed the experiences offered at camp. In prior summers I have worked briefly on trail, resident staff, and as a teen leadership counselor. I am proud to be involved with camp this summer as the Boys Camp Director! I graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire with a degree in Broadfield Education in January of 2022. My most important goal for this summer is to have campers enjoy camp the way I have, and to create memories with new friends and with new experiences. Outside of camp I enjoy thrifting, anything to do with fish and frogs, hiking, and playing card and board games. I am very excited to have your campers experience summer at Camp Unahliya, see you out there on the loose.
Casey S. - Waterfront Director
Hey Camp Unie! Long time camper Casey S. here, and thrilled to be back as the Waterfront Director. As long as I can remember my favorite camp activities have always been on the water so I feel right at home in my new position. I am currently enrolled in the fire technician and emergency medical services programs at Fox Valley Tech so I work hand and hand with safety and water. I’m a big outdoors kinda guy canoeing down rivers, playing rounds of disc golf, or just simply throwing up a hammock on a nice sunny day. I’m certainly excited to infuse this summer with fun and energy and give back to the campers the wonderful experiences I got as a camper.
Anna W - ACDC Specialty Area Director
Hi Camp Unie! My name is Anna, and I can’t wait to be back at camp this summer!! U-Nah-Li-Ya is a magical place that I’ve been lucky enough to a part for many years as both a camper and a staff member. One of my favorite activities to do at camp is arts and crafts. I helped work in the ACDC specialty area last summer, and can’t wait to be back as the specialty area director! I’m currently a senior at UW-Milwaukee majoring in Elementary and Middle Education. I love teaching and working with kids and, at camp, I love helping campers create unforgettable memories. I also enjoy live music, reading, camping, hiking, and being outdoors. I’m looking forward to another great summer at camp! I can’t wait to see you all out there on the loose!
Cavan M. - Trips Counselor
WOOOO-EEEE! How’s it going Unie!? I’ve been coming to camp since I was just a baby and I am beyond stoked to return to camp for my second summer on staff and first summer as a trips counselor! I am currently a senior at UW Madison studying finance and international business. I love all things outdoors whether it’s kicking back in a hammock, kayaking, hiking canoeing, or biking. Camp has always been a magical place for me and I am so excited to help provide the same magic to new and returning campers this summer!
Jackson M. - Watercraft Specialty Area Director
Greetings fellow campers, Jackson here!!! Last summer was my first year working at Camp Unie. Since then, I have made so many cherishable memories with my friends, and I’m excited to make a whole summer’s worth more. I am currently a Junior at UWGB working on a Philosophy major and a Mathematics minor. I enjoy making music with my guitar, working outside, and above all that, making a difference in people’s lives. My favorite thing to do at camp is to go canoeing out on the Ol’ Chute Pond. Whether it be to Jumping Rock or a cruze around Peterson Bay, I find water travel to be a great way to explore nature. I’m really excited about this summer and what great memories it will bring!! See you out there on the loose!
Oscar G. - Teen Leadership Counselor
Hello U-Nah-Li-Ya! I’m Oscar, and I’m coming back for my third year on staff. I came to camp many times when I was a kid, went through the Teen Leadership program, and am excited to keep giving kids the experiences that were given to me. I love canoeing, fiction (both reading and writing), and singing, especially with my guitar. I like to think I’m pretty good at those things, too. I’ve just graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Philosophy and Theater, and am further pursuing phlebotomy training from the Red Cross. I'm looking forward to another great summer at the place of friends.
Kira G. - Trips Counselor
What’s up, everyone! My name is Kira and I am so pumped to be an official trips counselor this summer! This will be my third year on staff and my tenth(??) summer at camp. I led a couple of trips last summer including the Nor’Wester and I can’t wait to get back out there with you guys! I am currently a sophomore at the University of Minnesota studying Youth Studies and Sustainability. Outside of camp, I love to hike, thrift, cook/bake, workout, read, and attempt random hobbies. I cannot wait to shred it up on the dance floor with all of you at camp dance (one of my favorite parts of camp) this summer! We‘re going to make so many amazing memories, this is going to be the best summer ever!! See you out there!
Hayden B. - Trips Counselor
What’s up Camp Unie?! This is Hayden, and I am absolutely ecstatic to be a Trips Counselor this summer! Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya has given me so many memories, lessons, opportunities, and lifelong friends and I can hardly wait to spend another summer working at camp. I love being outside and meeting new people, and I am always down for an adventure. I love skiing, backpacking, camping, reading, running, hot dogs, and busting it DOWN at camp dance. I also can make a mean charcuterie board. I currently attend Michigan State University and spend a lot of my time with either the outdoors club, rock climbing club, or the ski club (I am also a telemarketer hehe). I am looking forward to a summer filled with lots of laughs, smiles, boogieing, exploring, sharing, growing, and trail food. See you guys soon!
Anthony H. - Trips Counselor
Howdy Campers!! This will be my second summer on staff, first on trip staff. I love all parts that the outdoors has to offer, but what I enjoy the most is pushing myself and the others around me in both mental and physical challenges. That is why I am pumped to be on trip staff this summer, because no better place to be challenged than out in the wilderness. I have experience from attending two NOLS courses as well as many trips to the BWCA, lead by my Dad (a Unie alumni). I am technically a sophomore in college but decided to take this spring semester off to work as a Lift Operator for the Winter Park Mountain Ski Resort. I was introduced to camp when was younger, and although I only attended a few summers I am glad I found my way back. I cannot wait to teach you guys all about comfortably surviving in the wilderness while having all the “type 2” fun!!
Emily T. - Trail Director
Hello camp Unie friends! My name is Emily, and I cannot wait to be back at Unie this summer!!! I have been coming to camp since I was 9 and have been on staff for the past 2 summers as a counselor and the Marksmanship director. In my 11 years at camp the moments that I truly remember the most are the 3 trips I have done and I am beyond excited to be the Trail director and give campers the same experience I had as a camper on trail. When I am not at camp I am currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay studying Elementary Education and I am a teacher at New Leaf Preschool/New Leaf Prep Academy. I have worked with children 0-18 years old for 4 years and I love nothing more than teaching and seeing growth in a child, especially at camp! I love anything to do with music and theater and you will usually find me singing a song. At camp some of my favorite things are campfires, canoeing, overnights, and songs. My goal this summer is to have campers who are going on trips and overnights to have a safe and enjoyable time like I once did. I cannot wait for summer to come and have an awesome summer with you all. And I will be looking forward to our summer Out On The Loose!
Catherine S. - Camp Counselor
Hey-hey Unie fam! My name is Catherine, but you can call me Cat! I am beyond excited to share this summer with you all! This is my first year as a counselor, so I have nothing but high hopes for the weeks ahead. I love learning and traveling, so my passions are not limited - only yet to be discovered. I am excited to share and grow in all of the activities offered at camp with all you kiddos. Campfires, stargazing, canoe trips, and dance parties are just around the corner! So drop your phones, grab your bug spray and sunglasses, and I will see you out there!!
Zoe C. - Camp Counselor
Hey Camp Unie!! I’m Zoe and it's my first year being a Resident Counselor. I have been a camper when I was younger and absolutely loved it. I'm so excited to be able to help the kids have an amazing summer and to have fun. I have worked with the YMCA doing arts and crafts with younger kids which was always a highlight of my week because they can create so many unique projects. So excited to meet everyone and to have a great summer at camp!!
Grayson T. - Camp Counselor
Hey there Camp Unie 😊 I’m Grayson, (he/him) and I’m so excited to be on staff this summer! This will be my first summer as a camp counselor but I’ve been coming here since I was 7 and I’ve absolutely loved it. Now to be the one giving instead of on the receiving side of things is really special to me and I’m so down, so ready, and so cheesed to be able to give other ‘lil guys an amazing camp experience!
Terrance N. Camp Counselor
Hey Campers and Family! I am so very excited to return this year! I am a 2nd year student at UWEC and my major is undecided. I love to hike, fish, exercise, and golf in the summers! I absolutely loved my summer working at Unie last year! The survival specialty area was specifically one of my favorites! Guiding campers to a different appreciation of mother nature is such a blast, from kicking back and watching a bobber plunge underwater, to building a shelter from nothing but the forest floor, survival is such a unique part of Camp! U-Nah-Li-Ya has such a special spot in my heart and I am beyond exited to continue to the memories out there on the loose!
Lydia J. Camp Counselor
Hey Unie people! I’m Lydia and I am so excited for my first full summer on staff! I've been coming to camp now for almost a decade now and I absolutely love it. In my free time I enjoy hiking, paddleboarding, and the general outdoors. I also love to read and I am a big baker. I’m super excited to hang out with you all and make some super loony Unie memories!
Georgia M. Camp Counselor
What’s up Camp Unie!! My name is Georgia and I am a first-year Resident Counselor. I can’t wait to get to camp and meet you all. I love hiking, swimming, skiing, singing, dancing, and anything outside, and I can’t wait to share my summer with all of you! ! I am so beyond ecstatic to spend all summer at Camp Unie and learn everything it has to teach me. Some of my favorite memories from growing up happened right here at Unie and I can’t wait to make even better memories with everyone :)
JJ R. Adventure Sports Specialty Area Director
Hola everyone, JJ here!! I’m so excited for my first summer camp with you guys. I love working on camps and I’ve been doing it since 2017 in Mexico. I was camper for all my child years and now I have the opportunity to be who I used to admire.
I love every kind of sport, climbing, golfing, skiing and water sports. I adore going outdoors and having new adventures, I just love creating memories with new people. Right now I’m currently studying International Commerce and Economics in Mexico, and go camping when I am able to. This summer I’m looking forward to meeting new people (staff and campers), developing new skills, practicing my English and of course giving a great time to everyone.
Steffanny B. Camp Counselor
Hellooo Camp Unie!!! This is Steffanny, but please call me Steff. I am extremely happy because it's my first year as a camp counselor and I love the idea of spending this summer with you all. I enjoy working with children cause there's not a single day when i don't have fun and learn from them. I also love outdoor activities such as fishing or cycling, so I am too excited to share all my energy, passion, and abilities with you to make this summer one of the best of your lives. I cant wait to see you campers and create memories that will last a lifetime. See you Soon!! :)
Alison R. Camp Counselor
Hellooooooooooo future Unie camp family! I can’t wait that the summer already starts. My name is Alison, I always have dream being part of a camp, now I am so excited because that will be true, and the best part, I am going to share with awesome little people whose lives will change my world and I love the idea that I can contribute to them teaching or only sharing beautiful memories. This will be my first year as a resident counselor and I feel so motivated and lucky for being part of this amazing camp. I am an English teacher, I am from Colombia and I love hiking, enjoy the nature, swimming and exchanging viewpoints with people. I love reading, learning and teaching because I am totally sure that education is one of the most powerful tools to transform the society together with the passion and love based on the main principles that God give us “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” Mark 12.31. I am so happy and euphoric to know you. See you soon! 😊
Becca S. Camp Counselor
Hi Camp Unie! I’m so very excited to be coming to camp this summer! I was a camper back when I was about 12 years old and I absolutely loved my time here. This is my first year as a resident counselor and I’m very happy that it’s with Camp Unie! I’m currently studying political science and law at St. Norbert College and I enjoy spending my free time hammocking and reading around campus when it’s warm enough! I also enjoy a good book, music, singing and dancing, running, and swimming. I love spending time out in the sun, so I can’t wait to create memories with all of you this summer!
Mitch L. Camp Counselor
Hail and well-met campers! My name is Mitch but most of camp refers to me as military mitch. This will be my 3rd year on staff and second as Res staff. I’m excited to bring my knowledge from a year of trip staff! If my nickname didn’t already give it away I’m in the Army National Guard and a senior at Ripon College with a major in English and a minor in Education and Military Science. I love competing to be the loudest counselor on camp and the best marksman at the archery range. I can’t wait to spend my summer with all of you and maybe this is finally the year that we see OLE PETERSON!
Juan E.R.G. Camp Counselor
What’s up Unie Camp Family! I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Unie family this summer as we embark on an adventure of a lifetime. I've heard so many amazing things about this camp and I can't wait to experience it all for myself. I know that we are all going to have an absolute blast as we explore the great outdoors, make new friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime. I'm excited to be a part of it all.
This will be my first time as a Resident Counselor. I am a last-semester student of a Foreign Languages Degree in Colombia. However, I have already had some experience as an English teacher and researcher. My teaching skills and values will be at your service when needed. So, here's to a summer full of adventure, laughter, and new friendships.
I'm excited to get to know each and every one of you. Let's make it the best one yet, Unie!
Maddie W. Camp Counselor
Heyyooo Camp Unie! I am Maddie and I am super excited for this summer with you all! I went to camp back in summer 2018 for the CIT program, and just fell in love with the place and the magic of it all. I am so glad I made my way back to camp, and can’t wait to create so many more memories here. My experiences at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya and so many other amazing camps, helped me decide in becoming a special education teacher. I currently am a senior who is student teaching for special education through UW-Stout, and graduate in May. Outside of my college career and camp, I love camping, hiking, hammocking, kayaking swimming, and just about anything outdoors (but who doesn’t love those things that work at camp). I am also a huge thrifter, concert goer, and lover of game nights with my friends. I also have a slight obsession with my family dog Buddy Gibbs, who is a Westie.
Lily K. Camp Counselor
Hey Camp Unie! My name is Lily and this will be my first year as a Resident Counselor! I have been going to Unahliya since I was 10 and have enjoyed resident camp along with many of the trips camp has to offer! I have so many amazing memories from summer camp and I’m so excited to get to create so many more this summer! In the fall, I plan to study Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. Some of my favorite things to do are read, dance, nap, and spend time outdoors! I am super thrilled for all the dance parties, campfires, and laughs coming up and I can’t wait to get to know all of you soon!!
Lilliana G. Camp Counselor
Hello Camp Uni friends! My name is Lily, and this will be my 11th summer at camp! Last year was my first year on staff, and to say the least, I had a blast helping Unahliya be a special place for everyone, as it has always been a special place to me. Outside of camp, I enjoy reading, hiking, camping, volunteering, and playing with my kitties. I will be studying pre-law and policy at the University of Richmond in the fall! I look forward to spending time in Chute Pond, camp dance, overnights, and being silly with all of you! I am certain that this summer will be one to remember fondly! :)
Juan J.U. Camp Counselor
How’s it going Unie Camp?! My name is Juan, and I’m very excited to be part of this family. I can’t wait to share and enjoy with all of you, we will have fun! This will be my first year as a Resident Counselor and I hope to make great friends. I’m a student of a Foreign Languages Degree in Colombia and I’m in the eighth semester right now. Outside of studies, I’m a swimmer instructor. I have worked in this position since my last year of high school where I have taught children between 2 and 13-14 years old. I also love nature, I enjoy a lot hiking, running and obviously swimming. Besides, I really really love music. Almost all the time I’m listening to music. Even, when I was a child I used to play the piano and the violin. I can’t wait for summer to come. See you soon Unie Fam!
Ian M. Camp Counselor
What's up Camp Unie! I'm super excited for my 1st year on staff! In my free time, I like to run, climb, and longboard. Otherwise, I love to read, try out fun new recipes, and spend time outdoors! In fact, my love for the outdoors began at Camp Unie, and I can't wait to share those experiences with the next generation. I am currently in my last semester (fingers crossed) studying physics at the University of Minnesota. This is going to be a great summer!
Owen T. Camp Counselor
Hey guys! It good to be back to camp Uni this summer! It will be my 11th summer at camp Uni and first full year on staff. In my free time I enjoy tennis, hiking and anything the great outdoors has to offer. Camp has been a magical place for me and I think it is high time to start making magical memories for the campers coming to camp this year! See all of you this summer!
Resident Camp Counselors
Teen Leadership Counselors