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.
Hi, my name is Darren Gealta. I am the founding director of The BYU-Idaho chapter of Camp Kesem. I am from Southern California and a senior at BYU-Idaho. I am studying Exercise Physiology, and I am pursuing a career in Medicine. I love life, family, friends, and fun.Growing up in Los Angeles Gave me the privilege of being surrounded by millions of people. I quickly noticed the great need we have as people to take care of one another and the incredible power and magic of people coming together for a good cause. For all of these reasons I LOVE CAMP KESEM and the impact that we are able to have in the lives of our awesome campers.
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.
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 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!
My name is Captain and I am from Denver, Colorado! I love sports, the outdoors, the cello, and most of all my wife Emily.
Hi, my name is Brad Peck, I’m 24 years old and studying Neurobiology at BYUI. I like riding dirtbikes and anything that involves going fast. I want to be a doctor someday. I Kesem because everyone deserves a chance to unwind!
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.