2019 Staff

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CHELSEA LOVEY - CIT COORDINATOR

Hey y'all! My name is Lovey and I am from the great city of Houston, TX. I am currently attending Southern University and A&M College as a Psychology Major, Political Science and English Minor. I have a multitude of hobbies that include dancing, reading, hand lettering, and meditating. I have a strong passion for camp life and I am super stoked about experiencing my first summer at Camp TAW as a CIT Coordinator!!

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NADIA CLARK - CIT COORDINATOR

Hello to my lovely Camp Ton-A-Wandah friends and family!! My name is Nadia Clark and I am from Saint Louis, Missouri! I am finishing up my senior year at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio as a Education Major! This will be my fourth summer at TAW but my first summer as a CIT Coordinator (whoop whoop). I am looking forward to this amazing experience and watch the CITs this summer grow into wonderful, strong leaders. Counting down the days until I see everyone’s beautiful faces again!

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JENNIFER DIXON - COUNSELOR

Hey everyone! My name is Jennifer Dixon and I live in Sheffield, England! I am currently at Sheffield Hallam University studying Education with Psychology and Counselling, and I hope to become a teacher in a few years! I am a Black Belt in karate and have been training since I was 5 years old - as well as teaching karate at Camp TAW again this year, I am also incredibly excited to be an instructor on the high ropes course! Bring on summer!!

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ELKE CRAIG - JUNIOR COUNSELOR

Hey, Y'all! My name is Elke Craig and I have been a camper at TAW for 6 years and I am so excited to finally fulfill my dream of becoming a junior counselor!  I live in Waynesville, North Carolina and just completed my junior year of high school, and I hope to become a Psychologist after college.  I will be teaching Rock Climbing and Cooking this summer and those have always been some of my favorite activities! I love to swim and my favorite part about camp is all my sisters I have found here.  I am so excited for an incredible summer with all of you!  See you all soon!!

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GRAYSON ALTMAN - JUNIOR COUNSELOR

Hey Everyone! I'm Grayson Altman and I am from Walterboro, South Carolina. I am a rising Senior at Colleton County! I'm super excited to be a Lifeguard on the Waterfront here at TAW ! I love running and all things camp! I cannot wait to meet everybody this summer! Go Mohawks!!

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REID BROWNLOW - JUNIOR COUNSELOR

Hello Ton-A-Wandah family! My name is Reid Brownlow, and I just completed my junior year at Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, NC. This will be my seventh summer at TAW and I am beyond excited and honored to have the opportunity to work as a Junior Counselor at my absolute favorite place on earth. This summer, you can find me on the waterfront working as a lifeguard as well as teaching several sports. As a Junior Counselor, I will strive to give back to the place that has given me so much by creating amazing memories for current campers like the ones I experienced as a camper. I can't way to see all of your shining faces this summer! Go Cherokees!

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SMITH COOKE - JUNIOR COUNSELOR

Hey, Y'all!! I'm Smith Cooke and this summer will be my 10th spent at Camp TAW and I cannot wait to finally work as a Junior Counselor! I recently completed my junior year at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC. You will see me around camp working as a Lifeguard on the waterfront as well as in the teaching classes in the Arts & crafts room! I am beyond grateful for all the life-changing summers Camp TAW has given me and I am so excited to assist you all as you grow and thrive this summer. I am so blessed to be a part of your journey. See y'all soon! Go Mohawks!

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SALLY BIRDSALL - HEAD STAFF

Sally Birdsall here, mother of Bea (TAW camper and proud member of the Navajo Tribe). We live in Jackson, MS. This is our third summer at Camp Ton-A-Wandah; we look forward to our three weeks here all year long! While on staff at TAW, you'll see me pulling weeds, pruning limbs, hauling off dead trees, arranging flowers, and beautifying our already gorgeous camp grounds. See you at the start of third session!

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CRIS GRISSOM - HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT

Hey y'all!! I'm Cris, and I am from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a Nursing Assistant working toward becoming a Registered Nurse. I am so excited to be back at TAW for my second summer as a part of the Infirmary Staff. I cant wait to see all of the familiar faces and meet all of the new ones this summer at camp!