Coordinator Bios

Outreach Team


Since birth Evan was born with an innate sense of adventure. At the young age of 15, Evan became a river guide where he would guide 1000 plus kids and adults in kayaks down the Salmon River. Later in High school Evan competed in many sports like wrestling, boxing, swimming and track. Being no stranger to hard things, Evan’s Older Brother was diagnosed with grade IV brain tumor and passed away about a year and a half later. Letting this fuel him, Evan joined Camp Kesem to add his support and voice to fight cancer.


Jonathan Bryan
I am from Flordia, Ohio and Alabama. I am studying exercise physiology with the goal of becoming a surgeon. I love playing and watching all sports. I am the number 1 Ohio State fan! One of my favorite things is music. I love to sing, play the guitar and dryms. I got Involved with Camp Kesem because I know how important it is for those who are in a stressful situation to keep a place they can let go and feel free from their worry.

Development Team


Hi I’m Joe, A.K.A. Smalls. I am from Mesa, Arizona. I have been married for over 3 years. I am a pre-med student studying exercise physiology . I am here with Camp Kesem because my mother in law had cancer when my wife was a teenager. It still affects her to this day. My mother –in-law survived but it still has a lasting effect. I want to help these kids have fun and enjoy their time at camp.


Hi, my name is Ari House, A.K.A Chipmunk! I am a Senior at BYU-I, studying art, design and business so I can start my own clothing design company. I am a California native, I love meeting new people, and from time to time make my own words to songs. I heard about camp kesem through my husband “Chancho” who is also a coordinator. After learning about all the children and families Camp Kesem has brought joy to, I knew I wanted to get involved! I can’t wait to meet these kids and help them just be kids for a week.


Hey my name is Kyle House, my camp name is Chancho! I’m from Fort Collins, CO. This will be my second year with camp Kesem. I Kesem because I want to help those families affected by cancer. My mom has an auto immune disease and growing up she worked hard to not let her illness affect my childhood. She wanted my childhood to be worry free. I want to help these families do the same for their kids.


Hi I’m Nick and I am a part of Camp Kesem because of the chance to help some struggling families forget about cancer. My mother had cancer when I was younger, and I know how this camp would have been great during those scary years. That is why I Kesem.

Marketing & PR team


My name is Rachael Brooks or “hippo” I’m a sophomore at BYU-Idaho majoring in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. I love eating, being active, dancing and meeting new people. I’m the kind of person who likes to be involved in everything, staying busy and making a difference is my favorite. I try to live everyday with passion, love and enthusiasm.

I found Camp Kesem at a Kesem Pizza party, I went to that party for the pizza but I left for Kesem. After that first introduction, I was caught by the magic and I knew I had to be a part of it. The very mission of Camp Kesem that helps allows kids, affected by cancer, to be kids, spoke to me and I knew I would do anything in my power to help kick off Camp Kesem for children across Idaho.


My name is Jake Nelson, sometimes known as Wizard. I work on the Camp Kesem website and am on the PR coordinator team. I love camp Kesem because of the happiness that I feel when I am a part of it. It feels great to help out those who are in need. I am very grateful to be a part of this awesome team!

Hi, I’m Delaney! I love food, movies and working out. I also love animals because they are just so cute and can make everyone happy. Since I’m from Washington I love the outdoors and adventure. I Kesem because I like to have fun and I think it is so important for kids to let loose and just have fun. Camp Kesem is something that everyone can be a part of and feel good about.

Volunteer Coordinators


After returning home from Santiago Chile after two years volunteering my time to help others, I felt the need to continue volunteer work in my own community. As soon as I heard about Camp Kesem I knew I had to be a part of this amazing organization.
Having been a part of the first year of our chapter of Camp Kesem was a life changing experience and I cannot wait for this years camp!


My name is Captain and I am from Denver, Colorado! I love sports, the outdoors, the cello, and most of all my wife Emily.
I believe that we can change lives by helping those that are dealing with the cancer of a family member. I had tremendous support when my grandmother passed away from cancer.

Operations Coordinators


My name is Cory Daley. I was born and raised in California. I am studying exercise physiology and hoping to go to dental school. I love being outside and active. I wanted to be a part of camp Kesem because I was closely affected by cancer and I want to give back to others who have been affected.


Intro: My name is Tayler Johnson (a.k.a Magic). Im from Los Angeles CA. I study the science of biochemistry, planning on either going to medical school or graduate school.

My Kesem Story: I heard about Camp Kesem from our main man Darren and how I could get involved and make a difference. I Kesem because I love kids and I love being a positive Influence on those around me. Its just who I am. Combine those 2 qualities and you get Camp Kesem!

Hi I’m Blaine. I’m from Missouri and am attending BYU-Idaho. I am a biology major and am working toward getting into dental school. I enjoy playing sports and reading. I Kesem because it feels good to make others happy.