Director Bios



Darren “THOR” Gealta

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.


Missy “AbbaZabba” Hatch

I grew up in sunny Southern Californai! I am a senior at BYU-Idaho and am a second year founding director for Camp Kesem. Camp Kesem kind of fell into my life but has permanently changed me for the better! I Kesem because it’s fun! Every time I see a camper smile it makes all the hard work worth it.


Harmonee “AK” Kirkham

HI! My name is Harmonee Kirkham, otherwise known as AK! I am one of the three directors for Camp Kesem at BYU-Idaho. I am a Recreation Management Major and will be graduating here in December.
My Kesem Story: Camp Kesem holds a special place in my heart because my dad was diagnosed with cancer when I was a senior in high school. I have a strong desire to help kids who are facing the same situation and emotions that I felt and still feel to this day. I want to help these kids know that it is ok to have those feelings and still be a kid at the same time!