Meet Our 2021 Staff!
Josie and John Brown
Founders and Executive Director
Josie and Farmer John bring so much love and life to camp every year. Leading games and activities, including everyone's favorite, Ranch Day at their very own 7B Ranch. LCC would not be here if it weren't for all the love Josie and Farmer John put into camp and our community every year.
Head Chef Extraordinaire
Hope has been cooking at Lost Coast Camp for longer than anyone can remember. She brings not only the kitchen but all of camp alive. She helps out when we need her but always makes sure to make it to the river. Hope is always cooking up something sweet and is the best person to see when feeling homesick, she always has just the thing to make anyone feel better.
Assistant Chef Extraordinaire and TLC Counselor
Moose has been coming to camp for more years than anyone can count. He has been in almost every position at camp. Starting as a camper, backpacker, Junior Counselor, Counselor, and Chef. He has found his place at camp, doing two things he loves the most, cooking and backpacking.
Program and Accreditation Director
From day camper to camper, backpacker to a junior counselor, and counselor to the director, and now to her brand new role as accreditation director. Tanna has done it all! There are some people who think about camp 4 weeks out of the year but she lives for camp every single day of the year. LCC wouldn’t be the same without her great energy, valuable friendship, organizational skills, a love for nature, and her passion for making camp great.
Custodian, Prep Cook, and Camp Photographer
Moses has been a part of camp since day one. He's there every day, helping keep camp tidy, joking around with staff and campers, making coffee and prepping vegetables in the kitchen, and getting the best pictures of videos of all things camp. LCC would not be as lively and happy without Moses around to keep us all company.
Sam has been working with camp since 2015. 2018 was her first year in a directing position. After camp in 2017, Sam moved to the tiny island of Saipan where she where spent two years expanding her love of nature and learning more about being a team leader. Now living back in Oregon, she can't wait to get back out to the Lost Coast, Sam knows LCC very well, and with the help of her expert planning abilities, we are looking forward to having her at LCC this summer!
Savanna has been coming to camp since she was 9 years old and has been working as a staff member on and off since 2013. In 2018, Savanna created and designed the TLC program on her own. Savanna brings to camp the energy that we all love and appreciate. She also brings her incredible acting and drama skills which help light up every campfire with laughter and smiles. We can't wait to have her back this summer!
Maria started coming to camp as a backpacking camper and has come back every summer since. She has been a JC, worked with Day Camp, been Art Director, a Counselor, Head Counselor, and her most significant role as Backpacking Director. This will be her third year leading the trip and we are beyond excited to have her outdoor experiences with us again this summer!
Day Camp Director
Roxanne is the kind of person everyone wants to be best friends with! She's a gentle leader with stories and songs to keep everyone entertained (open, shut them🤲✊). She will be back this year to take all the out Junior Adventure Day Campers around camp and show them what it will be like one day when they are old enough t be at overnight camp. We are so grateful and thankful for all she has done for camp and so happy she is going to be back this summer!
Dana found camp in 2019 through the Y.E.S. House at Humboldt State. In 2019, she taught Folklorico to Performing Arts during Makers Camp, bringing something new and exciting to everyone at camp, from those dancing to everyone watching the performance. This year we are so excited to have Dana back leading our Sun Cabins (Madrone and Cedar) and helping us to make sure camp is safe and full of life.
This will be Kira's first summer working at camp. She has worked her way up from camper, to JC, and now finally a Counselor. Kira is extra special to camp because she embodies so much of our camp traditions. She knows the ins and outs, all the songs and games, and her love for camp is unmatched. We have all loved watching Kira grow into who she is today and we are so proud of who she has become and so happy that she keeps coming back!
Art Director and Kitchen Assistant
Noa started coming to Lost Coast Camp when she was 6, coming to Day Camp. Noa has since been to every session, worked in the kitchen, been a JC, and is taking on the role again this year as Art Director. Noa loves to express herself creatively and help others to find ways to do it themselves. Noa is planning a lot of fun new art activities for all of us to partake in this summer. We can't wait to have her teaching art and helping in the kitchen to make our lunches!
Jerry started working at camp in 2019, bringing with him laughter, a love our the outdoors, leadership, and disc golf. Jerry has been helping to get LCC accredited behind the scenes. This summer, Jerry will be leading our Moon Cabins (Alder and Tan Oak) with more energy and leadership than ever before. As one of our favorite people, Jerry is sure to make you have a good time too.
This will be Ali's first summer working at Camp and we are so ready for her to be out here! She said as the energy to lead campfire and make sure everyone is tucked into bed at night. We are so excited to have her working with us this summer and can't wait for her to teach us all some dance moves!
Soli started camp as a Day Camper and worked his way up to Counselor in 2015. After taking a few years off, Soli will be back this summer to help us lead TLC and the Backpacking Trip. Soli knows a lot about a lot of stuff and he will probably have the answer to anything you ask him. He is also skilled in everything he sets his mind to, mastering it in a short amount of time. We cannot wait to have Soli back this summer, teaching us all something new.
Jack has been working at camp since 2018, coming to camp through his friend (and a Counselor favorite) Red. Jack has worked as a Counselor for overnight camp twice and this will be his second time working with TLC. We are so excited to have Jack and his fun energy back and we can't wait to be having Medallion talks with one of the best listeners around.