Year Round Staff
Max - Executive Director of Camping Services
Years at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 6 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: 4 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: 1 Year
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.
Josh - Facility Technician
Time at U-Nah-Li-Ya: 1 Year
Howdy friends! I grew up in the area surrounding Chute Pond and love everything about the outdoors. As the facility technician I am responsible for making sure that camp is always running in tip top shape! You'll often find me carrying tools and wearing a flannel. Sometimes the kids even mistake me for the legendary camp lumberjack, "Ole Peterson." My favorite thing about Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya is hearing the kids and guests laugh and play in the distance.