Meet the Staff!

Our camp staff are so excited to spend the summer with the campers!  We love to play, be silly, and get dirty, and we hope you do too.  Here is a little bit about each of us:

Ben

  1. What is your name?My real name is Benjamin, but I go by many different nick names cause I love them all. But benni is my main!
  2. What have you been up to over the last year?I go to Lsc full time and I play rugby at UMD, I also was teaching lessons and catching lifts on the hill!
  3. What is your favorite part about camp?Beach and fishin!
  4. How many years have you been a part of Chester Bowl?Since i was 8 or so so about 10 years

 

Brittany

  1. What is your name? My name is Brittany Kara O’Donahue, formerly Shields, my name changed October 22, 2016 after marrying my high school sweetheart, Joe O’Donahue.
  2. What have you been up to over the last year?  I am an education major at the University of Wisconsin Superior, and spend the school year working hard to become the teacher your students deserve.
  3. What is your favorite part about camp?    I love summer camps because they are fantastic opportunities to meet new people, and enjoy the outdoors.
  4. How many years have you been a part of Chester Bowl?  This is my first year at Chester Bowl and I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone and playing lots of games.

 

Ellen

  1. What is your name? My name is Ellen Roubik, but last year the kids called me Cranberry. 
  2. What have you been up to over the last year? I go to the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and this past winter I was in a musical in Minneapolis! I also did a lot of hiking up the North Shore. Winter was a good ol’ time.
  3. What is your favorite part about camp? My favorite part is making arts and crafts and being outside ALL DAY!!
  4. How many years have you been a part of Chester Bowl? This is my second year of Chester Bowl summer camp and I have worked at ski lessons during the winter for 3 years!! But I’ve been hanging out at Chester all my life!!

 

  1. What is your name? Jared Bartz- I go by Jared
  2. What have you been up to over the last year? I recently graduated from UMD with a degree in Environment and Sustainability.  This past winter I spent a lot of time traveling and snowboarding.
  3. What is your favorite part about camp? My favorite part about camp is the excitement of meeting new people and trying new things.
  4. How many years have you been a part of Chester Bowl? This will be my first summer as a counselor at Chester Bowl.

 

Joel

  1. What is your name? My name is Joel Tiburzi.
  2. What have you been up to over the last year?  This past winter I was busy adventuring Montana and skiing off cliffs!
  3. What is your favorite part about camp?  My favorite part of summer camp is taking long boring hikes and listening to birds.
  4. How many years have you been a part of Chester Bowl?  I’ve been a part of Chester bowl since I was 6 or 7 years old! Started off skiing then did summer camp later.

 

Josh

  1. What is your name? Campers can call me Josh.
  2. What have you been up to over the last year?  I went to Marshall School.
  3. What is your favorite part about camp? I like going on hikes around the park and in the city.
  4. How many years have you been a part of Chester Bowl? I learned how to ski at Chester Bowl 13 years ago.

 

Siiri

  1. What is your name? My name is Siiri Truckey and I don’t have a nickname.
  2. What have you been up to over the last year? I go to East High school.
  3. What is your favorite part about camp? My favorite part about camp is playing capture the flag.
  4. How many years have you been a part of Chester Bowl? I have been apart of Chester for almost all of my life. I started skiing at Chester when I was 4!

 

Wyatt

  1. What is your name? Wyatt Stone Carlson
  2. What have you been up to over the last year? I went to East High School but took a gap year to New Zealand last year.
  3. What is your favorite part about camp? My favorite part about camp is the Park Point beach days.
  4. How many years have you been a part of Chester Bowl? I have worked the camp last year and have been snowboarding at Chester since 3rd grade.

 

Sam

  1. What is your name? My name is Sam Luoma. I prefer to be called Sam but have also been called “captain” by some of the staff at camp.
  2. What have you been up to over the last year? I spent the winter snowboarding at Chester and other places with my son Charlie.
  3. What is your favorite part about camp?  My favorite part about camp is getting to spend everyday outside playing!
  4. How many years have you been a part of Chester Bowl? I have been a part of Chester Bowl for 14 years. I have been in my current role for 4 years.

 

Dave

  1. What is your name? David Nelson Schaeffer the First, commonly called Dave.
  2. What have you been up to over the last year? Playing outside as much as possible with family and friends, including running, skiing, playing ultimate frisbee, and hiking near and in Chester Creek.
  3. What is your favorite part about camp? I love getting to know each of the campers that comes through our program, and seeing the faces of parents when they see how dirty their kids are at pickup at the end of the day! (tip- keep a towel in your car for your child to sit on for their trip home)
  4. How many years have you been a part of Chester Bowl? My family starting participating in Chester Bowl programming in 2012, and I started working here in 2014. My very first day after moving to Duluth in 1998 I spent hiking along Chester Creek!

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