Meet Our Leadership Team

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BILLY & JUDY HAYNES - CAMP OWNERS

Camp Ton-A-Wandah has been owned and operated by members of the Haynes family for three generations. Billy is a graduate of Wofford College with a B.A. in psychology. Judy Haynes is a native of Jacksonville and an alumna of the University of North Florida with graduate studies in sociology as well as elementary and secondary education. The second of Donnie Haynes’s grandsons to follow in her footsteps, Billy and his wife Judy became the owner an operators of Ton-A-Wandah in 1988.  For over thirty years, Billy and Judy have made it there mission of making TAW a place where young women can come and grow in a sisterhood the fosters the development of Women of Substance. Together, they are proud to see that this mission is being carried on through their son and daughter in law.   

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KIM & BEN HAYNES - CAMP DIRECTORS

Kim and Ben met at Camp Ton-A-Wandah in the early 1990’s. Ben, son of Captain Billy and Ms. Judy, graduated from Presbyterian College with a degree in Political Science. Kim graduated from Converse College with a degree in Accounting and Finance and then later went on to get her Masters in Business Administration from Clemson University. Ben has worked at camp since his high school years in various operational positions and Kim began her camp career as a camp counselor teaching tennis. Kim later became a CIT coordinator, a program director and continues to run our camp office and financials. They were married in 2000 and have three children – John Carswell, Ellie and Brayden. They feel that camp plays an integral role in developing skills such as independence, self-confidence, social skills, and responsibility that impact the happiness and growth of children outside everyday routines.

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MAGGIE LEWICKI - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Maggie graduated from Rollins College with a degree in both Biology and Political Science. While working at Ton-A-Wandah in the summer as a counselor during her college years, she discovered and developed a passion for teaching and working with youth. She extended this passion not only during the summer, but throughout the school year where she became a peer educator and became involved in various outreach programs. Maggie and Olive can be seen around camp playing with sticks and lending a helping hand (and paw!). They are most excited to see TAW's campers and staff grow and become women of substance. When camp is not in session, Maggie continues to contribute to youth development by assisting in classes at a local dance studio, teaching young dancers ballet, tap, jazz, and conditioning! Maggie is eager to continue her career at Ton-A-Wandah and give back all that the TAW team gave to her!

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SHAWN GRIFFITH - KITCHEN MANAGER & MAINTENANCE TEAM

After serving in the Navy during the Persian Gulf War, he found himself staying in the port city of Charleston, SC and returning to the restaurant industry. After achieving an associate degree in Business, a management opportunity presented itself and Shawn took employment with Long Island Café. He was fortunate enough to work alongside talented chefs and was mentored by two incredible restaurateurs.

 

In 1999, after vacationing for years in Bat Cave, NC, Shawn decided to pack up and moved to Hendersonville. He took a job at the Cypress Cellar, a Southern Louisiana restaurant with bands every Friday and Saturday night.  In 2006, Shawn took his talents to Biltmore Estate.  During his 12-year tenure he worked on both sides of the Estate. Cedric’s Tavern located in the center of Antler Hill was Shawn’s next adventure where he managed the dining room, bar, and bandstand. After a few years, he added the Village Creamery and Smokehouse to his resume as well as a construction concession stand for the contractors who were building the Antler Hill Village Hotel. From casual lunches to 5 diamond celebrity weddings and multiple candlelight services.

 

Three years ago, Shawn left the corporate grind and came to Ton-A-Wandah as lead cook. In 2020, he took on the role of kitchen manger. It is here at camp, during the summers when the place is filled with laughter, joy, and energy, that Shawn fell in love with TAW. It was a silent frosty winter morning alone, while the steam rose from the lake and the stillness was broken by a couple of ducks calling out before they landed that he realized…he had once again found his home.  TAW is not just a place-but a place in his heart.