2018 Staff

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NINA OVERSTREET: COUNSELOR

My name is Nina Overstreet! I’m a rising senior at Creekside high school in Jacksonville, Florida. This is my 12th year here at TAW and I could not be more excited to spend my summer here as a counselor to the most amazing group of girls I’ve ever met! This summer I’ll be teaching a lot of fitness related classes like volleyball and running, so I hope to see everyone staying active this summer!


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HANNAH PETERSON: COUNSELOR

Hello! My name is Hannah Peterson and I’m from Hanover, Pennsylvania. My major at Juniata College is International Studies and French. I spent every summer of my childhood at summer camps so I’m thrilled to be a counselor now. I am going to be a nature crafts and music instructor; two of my favorite things! I look forward to all the fun we will have at camp this summer!


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SUZANNE PERMAN: COUNSELOR

Hiya! I'm Suzanne Perman, everyone calls me Suzie. I'm currently studying Outdoor Adventure Leadership at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. I wish to become a Watersports Instructor in the future, as well as to keep Ballroom and Latin dancing alongside as a hobby. I am so excited to go to camp this summer and I can't wait to spend my time with a great group of campers and counselors!


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CLARE PRATHER: COUNSELOR

Hi everyone! My name is Clare Prather and I am from St. Petersburg, Florida. I attend Florida Atlantic University and I hope to become a anesthesiologists assistant or physical therapist one day! I have played soccer since I was four years old and I love sports. I am super excited to play the sports at camp and help teach classes. I am excited to meet all of the first session staff and campers, because I have gone to every other session and have yet to experience a summer with first session.


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ABIGAIL ROBERTS: JUNIOR COUNSELOR

Hey!  My name is Abigail Roberts and I live in Miami, Florida.  I'm a junior in high school at Ransom Everglades.  I was a camper at TAW for nine years, and I was chief and co-chief of the Navajos!  Even though I play waterpolo and soccer at home.  I will hopefully be helping out with archery because it was always ny favorite activity.  I cam't wait to come back to see both the new and the old campers!


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MAGALY ROSALES: COUNSELOR

Hi friends!! My name is Magaly Rosales, and I am from Gaithersburg, Maryland(20 mins. from Washington DC) I currently attend the University of Alabama and I am hoping to become a Social Worker one day :) I love playing soccer, basketball, zumba dancing, and trying new activities. Camp has given me the opportunity to go out of my comfort zone and do certain activities I never thought I would do. I am beyond excited to be teaching Rocks this year,and I look forward to meeting everyone!! Go Mohawks!!


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AMY STROZINSKY: COUNSELOR

Hello! My name is Amy Strozinsky and I’m from Fernandina Beach, Florida. I currently attend the University of Georgia and this will be my second summer working as a counselor at Camp Ton-A-Wandah. I’m looking forward to another summer filled with s’mores, songs, and spirit. Go Mohawks!


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TATE SHERMAN: COUNSELOR

Hi guys! My name’s Tate and this is my 2nd year being a counselor at Camp TAW. I’m so excited to be back! I currently attend the University of Central Florida and I’m studying to become a Speech Language Pathologist. Around camp you’ll mainly find me in Little Rec teaching Cheerleading and Gymnastics! I was a competitive Cheerleader all my life and I’m in love with the sport. Cannot wait to see everyone this summer!


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MADELEINE MAURY SHULER: COUNSELOR

Hello TAW ladies! My name is Madeleine Maury and I am so excited to return to TAW this summer. I am from Sumter, SC and just finished my freshman year at the College of Charleston. You can find me in the arts and crafts room or the riflery hut! Go Navajos!!


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JENNA SIMPSON: COUNSELOR

Hey ya’ll! I’m Jenna Simpson, from Atlanta Georgia (well, a small city an hour north but saying Atlanta is cooler). I traveled to the sunny state to attend college at Florida Southern to study Marine Biology! It’s my first year as a camp counselor at TAW and I am SO pumped to start this summer. Can’t wait to meet everyone!


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SHELLY SUMMERS: COUNSELOR

Hello Hello Hello!!!!!!! I’m Shelly Summers and I am from Chicago, Illinois! I’m so excited to come to camp this summer with my two best friends in the whole world, Dina and Morgan. I love being outside and I love nature so I’m pumped. I go to Augustana College in the Quad Cities and I am a double major in Spanish and Religion with a minor in Women and Gender Studies! A fun fact about me is that I have been singing since I was 3 years old! I CANT WAIT!


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MIRIAM S√úNDERMANN: COUNSELOR

Hi everyone! My name is Miriam Sündermann. I am from Cologne in Germany and very excited to join you this summer, as it will be my first time in the USA. At the moment, I am working at a hospital and it is my dream to start studying medicine this winter. Before doing so, I am looking forward to having a great summer at Camp TAW. I love swimming and playing tennis and thus cannot wait to be a lifeguard and have long days on the tennis court! I count the days left until meeting you!


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JULIA TAYLOR: JUNIOR COUNSELOR

Hi guys! I’m Julia Taylor and I am from Vero Beach, Florida. I’m going to be a rising senior in high school and I hope to attend University of South Florida in Tampa. This will be my tenth summer at TAW and I am excited to be spending it in the archery hut! I love to read and have been a club swimmer for 8 years. I am counting down the days until camp starts!


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MARGARET TAYLOR: COUNSELOR

Hi Ton-A-Wandah! My name is Margaret Taylor, and I am a student at the University of Virginia, from Vero Beach, Florida. I love being excited about baking cookies and then forgetting about them halfway through baking (sorry Mom), reading, trying to see how early I can get to bed, going to the beach, and eating breakfast for dinner. I’m a student-athlete here at UVA (which explains my general excitement for a goodnight’s sleep!) and I am so very excited to be teaching fitness classes this summer. Cannot wait to get back to North Carolina and all of you lovely ladies!


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DAKOTA TITTLE: COUNSELOR

Hey Guys! My name is Dakota Tittle, and I am from Hendersonville North Carolina. I currently attend Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk NC, where I am studying Criminal Justice and Psychology. I hope to go into Law Enforcement after graduation and become a criminal investigator. I play on the women’s tennis team here at LMC, and I am so excited to be teaching tennis for my second summer at TAW! I am beyond excited for chaco tans, S’mores, and Tribe day (Go Cherokees!), and I cannot wait to see what this summer holds for all of our amazing girls this year!


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SUSIE UPCHURCH: COUNSELOR

My name is Susie Upchurch. I’m 18 years old and this is my 11th year at camp! I am a Navajo and I teach horseback riding. At home in sunny St. Augustine Florida, I play lacrosse, volunteer on mission trips, and can be regularly found at the beach. I will be attending Mercer University in the fall to study criminal justice. I can’t wait to have another great summer at TAW!


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MEGAN URENA: COUNSELOR

Hey y’all! I’m Megan Urena and I am from Alexandria, Louisiana. I am a junior at Northwestern State University of Louisiana majoring in Psychology. After graduation, I plan on becoming a Youth Director. I am beyond excited to experience my first summer at Camp TAW!!! I can’t wait to see y’all this summer!


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JULIA VAN WARNER: COUNSELOR

Hello lovely ladies! I’m so stoked to be able to return to TAW for my 12th summer! I will be there for all 3 sessions as a counselor & lifeguard, and will also be leading the play! I just finished up my freshman year at the University of Florida as an Event Management major, along with a Theatre minor. I am so stoked to see all my returning campers shining faces and meet all the new ones as well, oh and as always go Cherokees!


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GRACE VARSAMES: COUNSELOR

My name’s Grace Varsames and I’m from Tampa, Florida! I was a camper at TAW for 4 years and I’m so happy to be back as a counselor!! I’ll be going up to Harvard University this fall to start my freshman year, and I will be a setter on the volleyball team there. Of course I’m passionate about volleyball, but being from Florida I also love the beach and being outdoors. I can’t wait to see you all this summer! Go Cherokees!!


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DINA VAVARUTOS: COUNSELOR

Hi everyone! My name is Dina Vavarutsos, and I’m from Lombard, Illinois! I go to school in Chicago at Loyola University, where I study Environmental Science and English. I love nature, climbing, and yoga, and I cannot wait to share some of these things as a counselor for TAW! I am so excited to get to know everyone and help them conquer the high ropes course this summer!