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Meet The Team

Co-Directors
Brown Bear

Brown Bear

My name is Eric Hendrickson (camp name: Brown Bear) and I am currently a nursing major at BYU-Idaho. I will be finishing up me degree this next semester and then will be applying to medical school. Growing up in California surfing was a major hobby of mine, but since Idaho is not very conducive to surfing I enjoy snowboarding and golfing in my free time. Originally I joined Camp Kesem to become apart of something bigger than myself and serve others. Now after having been with Kesem for three years I have seen how much of a difference it can make in the lives of the kids who attend, and that is what keeps me coming back.

Etch-a-Sketch

Etch-a-Sketch

I joined Kesem because I have some personal connections to Cancer and I really wanted to help out where I could. I always wanted to help people in this situation. So when I heard about Camp Kesem and that an impact could be made, I signed up. It has been great too. Camp was really something special last year. My major is Biochemistry Hobbies: Basketball, anything outdoors in the sun (above 70 degrees preferably), watching Big Bang Theory or How I Met Your Mother. AGE: 21 Favorite Food: Chicken Cordon Bleu with Mustard Dijon Sauce

Yosemite

Yosemite

My name is Yosemite. I joined Kesem because I love summer camp and I also have a passion for helping others especially children. Kesem just seemed like the perfect fit! My favorite food is watermelon and I am studying Recreation Management. I am from Detroit and love all things about Michigan. My goal in life is to teach elementary school in the inner city in Detroit.

Treasurer
Timber

Timber

Hey! I'm Mallory. I joined Camp Kesem a little less than a year ago. My uncle passed away six years ago during hospice care from kidney cancer. I was in the house when he passed and I watched my cousins and aunt go through some of the hardest years of their lives with out him. I joined Kesem to be a voice allowing others to know they can get the help that they need. I love Kesem and the opportunities of healing it brings to families.

Operations
Yellowstone

Yellowstone

My name is Yellowstone and I love Camp Kesem. I am studying Recreation Management and love the outdoors. I am a huge sports fan and love the Red Wings, Tigers, and Lions! I Kesem because there is power in numbers and know that if we unite we can change the world one kid at a time.

POW

POW

Hey I'm Pow! I joined Kesem because I want to see other people find joy in the outdoors. That's the reason I do anything. I love helping others have fun, and primarily in the outdoors. I am 20 years old and I study recreation management which explains my outdoors lifestyle. However, because of that lifestyle I have been introduced to lots of opportunities to help others. When I was 14 I started working as a ski instructor at Arapahoe Basin in Colorado and I still carry on my passion for the outdoors and skiing at Grand Targhee Resort. You can ask any of my friends why I'm always happy. They will tell you it's because I love what I do and who I do it with. However, that's only 90% of my joy. The other 10% of my joy comes from gummy bears. No ski day is complete without them, so the POWder inside of me can't rest until I've had my snack.

Jumper

Jumper

My name is Rebekah Jeppson but my camp name is Jumper, so you can call me that. I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico, also known as, The Land of Enchantment. I am studying Elementary Education with a minor in TESOL here at BYU-Idaho. I am grateful to be a part of camp kesem. It is wonderful!!

Outreach
Hagrid

Hagrid

Hi, my name is Hagrid. About a year ago I was told about Camp Kesem through Mojo, a previous came counselor and my friend. At first I volunteered in order to make my resume for grad school competitive and stand out. As I continued to work I reach the point where I began interacting with the kids of Kesem. Here is where the magic began to happen. This kids are so strong, smart, cleaver, and funny. I would do anything for them. This is why I am Kesem, to be able to give back to those who have had or are currently having difficulties in their lives. To be able to allow kids to feel like kids again. Camp is magic and I hope we will forever by team Kesem and take this spirit of giving, service, and fun into our own families and communities.

Development
Sagebrush

Sagebrush

Hey, guys! I'm Sagebrush and am so excited to be a part of Kesem this year. The reason I got involved is because I have family connections with cancer nad I want to be able to give back where I can. I am studying Recreation Management, and love it! I enjoy the outdoors and doing anything which lets me do that. I love yoga, asian food, and large dogs.

Speedy

Speedy

Hello everyone! My name is Steven Frankenberry, (aka Speedy) and I'm a sophomore at BYU-Idaho. I am studying Exercise Physiology. I joined Camp Kesem because I've seen the positive impact on campers and volunteers alike. I also have seen the effects of cancer, and the need that those around it have. I love being part of an organization that gives so much hope. I also love snowboarding, soccer, track, or any sport, hunting, family time, and of course my wonderful wife.

Crystal

Crystal

My camp name is Crystal and I am super excited to be a part of Camp Kesem! I joined Camp Kesem because of the effect it has on the kids and their families, and I am honored to be a part of that. A little about me, I am a microbiology major and I love all things science. I like to hike, explore, travel, and eat exotic foods.

Maverick

Maverick

Hey I'm Maverick. I love kids, hate cancer, I love sports, and I want to make a difference.

RainDrop

RainDrop

Hi! My name is Jeanette Golden, and my camp name is RainDrop. My major is Recreation Management with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. I joined Kesem to see if working with kids at camps was something that I wanted to do for a career. I am interested to learn what it takes to put on a summer camp, and how summer camps can strengthen and uplift children/young adults. I am 25 years old, and will be celebrating my one year wedding anniversary this February! I love to eat, and be outside. Campfires and stars make me happy. I also love yoga and exercising.

Make the Magic
Clifford

Clifford

Hello everyone! My name is Mason Moore; I am nineteen years old. I was born in Albany, NY, but soon after my family moved to Waldorf, MD. Then when l was four, we moved to Rexburg, ID, and I’ve lived here ever since. I have six siblings; four of which are older, and two that are younger than me. My family’s age ranges from seventeen to twenty-six. Something unique about my family is that there are two sets of twins, and I was born right in between them. I am a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) at Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls. I am currently a sophomore at BYUI, and I’m majoring in biology with an emphasis in human biology. I want to get into medical school, and become a Pediatrician. I enjoy running & yoga, as well as chilling with friends. I got involved with Camp Kesem initially just to get the needed volunteer hours to get into med school, but as soon as I figured how this organization is able to touch so many kids and adults lives, I fell in love with this! Camp last year was such a blast, and I can't wait to meet all of you guys for this upcoming camp!!!! 😁

Volunteer
Ariel

Ariel

Hi! My camp name is Ariel! I wanted to join Camp Kesem to be a part of something meaningful and to have a blast! I am a recreational therapy major from Spokane Washington. I love playing sports, being outdoors, and just being around my family and friends. I am addicted to cereal! I will admit that I eat at least two bowls a day (The favorite right now is fruity pebbles). I am kind of nerd when it comes to the galaxy and stars. I could spend hours looking up at the night sky. I love having fun and I am excited to be a part of camp this year!

Grommet

Grommet

My name is Grommet i'm a senior at BYU-i studying health science with goals to get to medical school in a couple years. I love to play every sport i've ever tried, baseball, football, basketball, golfing, soccer, surfing wake boarding, snowboarding, sports are awesome! I went to the camp for the first time last year and had an amazing time with the kids. Kesem is all about the kids but i got so much out of it. I'm so excited to help make camp happen this year!

Alumni, Marketing and PR
Gilligan

Gilligan

Hi my name is Gilligan! I was born in Utah but I have lived in 3 proviences of Canada and 3 additional states. I currently claim from AZ. I am a GeoScience Computing Major with a Biology Minor. I love hiking, camping and just being out doors. I joined Kesem because I like helping people. I've seen the effect Cancer can have on ones lives and no the importance of feeling like you are not alone.

M&M

M&M

Hello Cute Friends! My name is Macy, and my camp name is M&M! I am 22 years old and I am so excited to be a part of Camp Kesem! I joined Camp Kesem because I wanted to help children feel happy and important while they are going through their difficult time, plus I LOVE tiny humans!! My major is nursing, I will be graduating from the BSN nursing program in July of 2017. I Love Sports! Basically anything with a ball is my jam! I also could eat chocolate all day everyday for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy. Again, I am so excited to be a part of Camp Kesem and get to know you all! Love ya! Love, M&M

Fishy

Fishy

Hi my name is Carlie, aka Fishy. I am 19 years old and this is my first semester at BYU-I. I love the outdoors, especially backpacking and mountain biking with my family. I am so excited to be a part of Camp Kesem. I joined Kesem because I wanted to help make a difference in this community and I can't wait to work with you all!