Program Staff

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JENNIFER DIXON - Trips Coordinator

Hey everyone! My name is Jennifer Dixon and I’m from Lincoln, England. I completed my undergraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University last year, where I studied Education, Psychology and Counselling. I am currently working as a Teacher’s Assistant which I love, and I hope to become a Teacher or an Educational Psychologist in the future. Believe it or not, I have been a Black Belt in Karate since I was 11 years old! I am so excited to be returning to camp this summer, and I cannot wait to meet so many new people and see old friends!

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KRISTIN FINLEY - Camp Staff

Hello all!  I am Kristin Finley and I live in Apollo Beach Florida. My daughter Carly is a current counselor and has come to TAW for 13 Years.  I was head staff for seven years and love being at camp!  I am a retired elementary school teacher and enjoy teaching creativity now to include cooking, sewing, crafts and even book clubs.  Fun fact I never read the Harry Potter series until recently, and I am a Hufflepuff! In my spare time I enjoy kayaking, reading, pickleball, tennis, yoga and taking walks.  I look forward to spending summer in my favorite mountain home!

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ADORA HENSON - Activities Coordinator & Area Head Staff

Hi everybody! My name is Adora and I am so excited to be this summer's Activity Coordinator and Hillside Area Head! In May I will be graduating from Saint Leo University with my B.A. in Elementary Education, along with my K-12 Reading Endorsement and my K-12 ESOL Endorsement. This will be my third summer at Ton-A-Wandah, and I am so excited to see everyone back for another summer at TAW and can't wait to share all of the fun activities I have planned for you guys!

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MARCI IRAZUZTA - CIT Coordinator

Hello Ton-A-Wandah family! 
I'm Marci and I am so glad to be spending my 8th year working at TAW as one of the C.I.T. coordinators. I spend the offseason working part-time at a therapeutic boarding school in the Asheville area and taking my dog Freya on long walks. Our favorite hike is currently the Cedar Rock loop in Dupont state forest. I feel passionate that camp can be an important part of youth development and cannot wait to spend summer with each and every one of you!

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NINA MÉNDEZ-MARTÍ - Photography & Social Media Coordinator

Hi! My name is Carolina Méndez-Martí, but everyone calls me Nina! I was born in 1983 in Puerto Rico. I received a BFA from Syracuse University, a masters from EFTI Photography School in Madrid, a Scholarship to École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, France and an MFA from International Center of Photography-Bard College. I see life through a camera lens, and then it all comes together and makes sense.

I have dedicated my professional career to Art Education by working in various museums and art entities such as Studio in a School, Museo del Barrio, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Abrons Art Center (NYC); Museo de Arte de Arte de PR, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo and Museo de Arte y Diseño de Miramar (PR). I have also lived, worked and exhibited my art work in Spain, France, Germany, California, New York City, Chicago and her native Puerto Rico.

Most importantly, I was a camper at Ton-A-Wandah from when I was 6 years old to when I was 15; Iwas chief and co-chief of her nation and won the Goofus & Doodle award for best camper. Ton-A-Wandah will always be my happy place. It was where I discovered myself as a girl and can't wait to go back to define myself as an adult and share my creativity.

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KENNEDY MIROCHA - Trips Coordinator

Hey y’all! I’m Kennedy Mirocha and I’m a senior nursing student at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA. After I graduate, I am hoping to pursue a career in pediatric oncology! I love One Direction, Marvel movies, shrimp tacos, and Disney. This will be my 3rd year at TAW, and I am so pumped to be one of your trip coordinators for the summer! I can’t wait to join you all on some wild new adventures, so go ahead and get your road trip playlists ready and your cameras charged up and I’ll see you out there!

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CHARLOTTE MORRISON - Waterfront Director

Hello! My name is Charlotte, I live in England and I am currently getting my masters in Neuroscience at King’s College London.They say things happen for a reason…so when presented with the opportunity to return to TAW as Waterfront Director, there was NO question! I am beyond excited to be back in my second home this summer. I am most looking forward to seeing all my returning Ton-A-Wandah sisters, both campers and staff, and I can’t wait to welcome new TAW ladies to the sisterhood. And of course, I cannot wait to be back in Lake TAW - blobbing, diving, swimming and sliding! Bring on SUMMER 2021!

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MEREDITH ROBERTS - Nutrition Consultant/Kitchen Liaison

Hi guys! I am Meredith Roberts and I am from Winston-Salem, N.C. I am in school at UNCG studying to hopefully become a dietitian. In my free time, I love to run, hike and be outside with my friends. I will listen to pretty much any type of music, but my favorite artist is John Mayer. I am so excited about returning to camp and being with everyone again!

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MAGALY ROSALES - Trips Adventurer

Hey everyone!! My name is Magaly Rosales, but all of my camp friends call me Mo! I am from Gaithersburg, Maryland, and I'm a senior at UMBC studying to be a social worker! This will be my 9th summer at camp, and I am super excited to be back at my favorite place! This year, I'm going to be your Trips Adventurer and Off Night Coordinator! I am so excited to share some new experiences with all of you and have one of the best summers yet! I am so ready to get my Chaco tan on, see some old friends and make new ones along the way!!

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JULIET TAFT - Are Head Staff

Hello TAW family! My name is Juliet Taft and I am so excited to be returning to camp this year with my sidekick dog, Howie. I was a long time camper/ counselor and am over the moon about being able to return to my roots. I will be working as Lakeside Area Head Staff and working closely with  Maggie and Kim . I can't wait for camp to begin!

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MEGAN URENA: - CIT Coordinator

Hello everyone! I'm Megan Urena and I am from Alexandria, Louisiana. I am a recent graduate from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. I am so excited to be returning to Ton-A-Wandah as one of the CIT Co-Coordinators. I can't wait to see everyone back at camp this summer!
 

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ANNA WILHELM - Adventure Director

Hi! My name is Anna Wilhelm and I live here in Hendersonville, NC. I grew up coming to camp and liked it so much that I moved here! During the "off season" I teach third grade, but here at camp I am the adventure director. My three favorite hikes all begin with the letter P. Join me this summer and see if you can guess what they are!