Meet the Staff
Camp Kesem ASU 2012-2013 Co-Chair
Katy “Firefly” Lichtsinn
Hey, I’m Katy, or Firefly at camp. I’m a senior studying Kinesiology and Spanish and will be attending medical school next year! I love traveling, exercising, hanging out with friends, playing sports, acting in our crazy camp skits, and dominating Color Wars with my team! I’m looking forward to my fourth year of camp this summer; I’m sad this will be my last year at camp but am thankful for the opportunity to have been a CK counselor all throughout college!
2013-2014 Co-Chairs/Counselor In Training Program Coordinators
Jill “Snuggie” Swanson
Whazzup?! I’m Jill, better known as Snuggie. Right now I’m a junior studying Psychology and pursuing a minor in Family and Human Development. My favorite things to do are play volleyball, watch Jurassic Park, eat potatoes and laugh…all in my snuggie. I’m stoked for 2013 camp so we can play more gaga ball, dance in the cabin and watch the fashion show!!
Nichole “Sunny” Petteruti
Hello everybody, Sunny here!
Ali “Gator” Lutz
Hey Camp Kesem! My name is Ali aka Gator (get it?!) I am a sophomore at ASU studying Marketing and Supply Chain Management with a focus on the sport industry. Outside of class and camp I love watching and playing sports and working with crazy kiddos. I also enjoy reading and napping in my spare time. My favorite songs are There Was a Great Big Moose and Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh There Once Was a Wizard! I cannot wait for CK 2013!
Rebecca “Boo” Harkness
Hey! My name is Rebecca Harkness or Boo. I am a sophomore at ASU majoring in Anthropology with a focus in archaeology (because playing in the dirt is fun). I like swimming, reading, music, chocolate, traveling and all things ancient. My favorite songs are Tarzan and Princess Pat. Just wait, CK 2013 is going to be the best year yet!
Chelsea “Cupcake” Quaranto
Hey everyone! My name is Cupcake, or as most people know me, Chelsea. I’m a senior at ASU studying Biology and Society and a part of our amazing team of fundraisers for Camp Kesem this year. I love the color pink, anything sweet, having fun, and laughing, which I do a lot! At Camp Kesem I’m able to do all of my favorite things plus much more and I am so excited to go back for CK 2013 and do it all over again!
Matt “Reptar” DiLizia
Hey, what’s up? My name’s Matt, but I also answer to my camp name, Reptar. I’m a junior at ASU studying biochemistry. Besides Camp Kesem, I love running, working out, mountain biking, playing guitar, wakeboarding, hiking, washing cars and pretty much anything else that keeps me active. My lifelong dream is to ride across Australia on a motorcycle (maybe I’ll see the Wizard and ride some dingoes, too). I can’t wait for all the awesome sports and activities at CK 2013!
Cass “Ducky” Possehl
Hi hi hi! My name is Ducky, I’m a sophomore at the best college in the world, Arizona State University. I am studying genetics and hope to one day be a genetic counselor. Outside of CK and spending days in the library I love to read, volunteer, go to the gym, and do anything outside (may be a side effect of growing up in Colorado). My favorite food in the whole world is goldfish, but I will never turn down anything chocolate. But my very favorite thing is Camp Kesem! I cannot wait for another awesome year with our CK family!!
Student Support Coordinators
Chris “Shortstop” Gering
Hi! I’m Shortstop. I’m studying Kinesiology. I graduate soon!
I like: Baseball, photography, the color blue, running, camping, hiking, fishing, HUSKIES, road trips, breakfast burritos, the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, coffee, sushi, food, friends, Ben and Jerry’s chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, Mat Kearney, country music, pumpkin pie, wireless internet, originality, utilization of proper grammar, SUMMER CAMPS…
I dislike: Sprained ankles, getting lost, no clouds, losing, losing things, blurry photographs, shopping, high gas prices, pickles, bad drivers, boring movies, being sick, crowds.
Lindsay “Yahtzee” Boon
Hey guys! Yahtzee here! But you can also call me Lindsay. I’m a junior at ASU getting a major in Biology in Animal Physiology and Behavior hoping to become vet. I love dance, softball, volleyball, and photography. I’m part of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I also really enjoy volunteering at the Arizona Humane Society. I really love pitbulls because they are underappreciated and very sweet. Weird fact: I don’t like chocolate. I have a hamster named Philo and he’s a robo dwarf hamster. I LOVE scary movies and scary things like haunted houses. I found out about Camp Kesem my freshman year at college and was able to go to camp that year. I absolutely fell in love for that moment on and I was able to go to camp again this last summer. I tell everyone about it and its one of my favorite organizations to be a part of!
Camper Care Coordinators
Stacey “Pascal” Tarnovsky
Hi there! I’m Stacey, but at camp you can call me Pascal, just like the chameleon sidekick in the Tangled movie! I am currently a junior at ASU majoring in Human Development with a minor in Speech/ Hearing Science. I’m hoping to go onto becoming a pediatric occupational therapist. I grew up in San Diego and with that I love the beach, the sunshine, hiking and doing yoga! I heard about Camp Kesem last year at ASU, and I have been involved ever since. This will be my second year at camp and I’m excited to get back there, sing our hearts out and have an awesome time!
Sarah “Chewy” Blanchard
Hello there! Whether it is in reference to Star Wars or the granola bar, you can call me Chewy. A loud Wookiee call would probably do the trick as well. I am currently a sophomore at ASU and am majoring in Nursing with a minor in Childhood Development. I am an Arizona native who hopes to one day work in pediatrics as a traveling nurse! My interests include reading, hiking, cooking, playing sports, and, most importantly, watching Netflix in bed with my dog. I also enjoy traveling and would love to go backpacking across Europe and Asia (although that may take a while)! This is my second year in Camp Kesem and I could not be more excited for CK Summer 2013 and the rest to come!