Support Staff

Anahi Cano Alejandrino

Anahi Cano Alejandrino Kitchen Staff

Hello everyone my name is Anahi Caño I am from Mexico, I study industrial engineering, and I love to dance. I can't wait for camp and to make new friends!

Christol Paschal

Christol Paschal Lead Cook

Hello everyone my name is Christol Paschal and I'm from Clinton, N.C. I have been a Chef for over 10 years now and I graduated from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. In my free time I love to spend time with my grandbaby and watch her stand on her stool to help me in the kitchen. Fun fact about me I love to smile and brighten someone else's day. I'm super excited and ready to meet all the staff at camp.

Denise Velez Hernandez

Denise Velez Hernandez Kitchen Staff

Hello, my name is Denise Velez Hernandez, I am 23 years old, and I live in Puebla, Mexico. I love to dance, I enjoy exercising, and listening to music. My favorite food is chilaquiles and sushi. I'm looking forward to this summer.

Diana Gutierrez  Solis

Diana Gutierrez Solis Kitchen Staff

Hi everyone! My name is Diana Paola Gutiérrez Solís, and I am from Chiapas, Mexico. I am 20 years old and currently studying English Language Teaching at the Autonomous University of Chiapas.
My favorite book is "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and my favorite food is tacos de pastor. When I'm not studying or working, I enjoy going out with my best friends and exploring new places. I live just an hour away from the beach and two hours away from the Tacaná volcano.
I am excited to come to camp and be a part of an amazing team of staff members who share a passion for the outdoors and adventure. I am looking forward to learning new skills, making new friends, and creating unforgettable memories. In my free time, I enjoy singing, reading, and watching movies. I am also an avid traveler and have been fortunate enough to explore many beautiful places around Mexico.
I am particularly interested in hiking and exploring new trails. One of my favorite hikes was to the top of the Monte Bello National Park, where I had a breathtaking view of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas. I cannot wait to hit the trails at camp and discover new and exciting hikes.

Erika Olaldes Morales

Erika Olaldes Morales Kitchen Staff

Hello, my name is Erika Yazmin but I prefer be called Erika. I'm from Mexico. My favorite movie is The Parent Trap. I love listening to music and my favorite band is ABBA, I enjoy going to the gym and want to go to camp because I consider that will be a great experience.

Jessica Giovanna Palomeque

Jessica Giovanna Palomeque Kitchen Staff

Hi everyone!
I’m Jessica but you can call me Jessi. I was born in Kansas City Missouri but I’m currently living in Mexico. One of my biggest dreams is to be an English Teacher. Actually, I’m studying the degree “English language teaching”. A fun fact about me is that when I was 4 years old, I was allergic of beans. Isn’t that weird and funny? I don’t have a specific favorite song but I can tell you that one of them is “As it was” of Harry Styles. It definitely puts me in a good mood. Furthermore, I like to listen to Maroon 5, Coldplay and Adele. I love to spend time hanging out with my friends and family.
Being honest, I want to go to camp for many reasons; I have heard that it is a very nice experience and I would love to live it. I would like to meet new people and work together. I am very excited about this summer, can’t wait to meet you girls and have a great time! Fun fact: This will be my first summer at camp!

John Haynes

John Haynes Kitchen Staff

Howdy y'all, I'm John Haynes. I am the son of Kim and Ben Haynes, and the grandson of Captain Billy and Miss Judy. I've spent my whole life at camp, and up until past year have not lived more than eight miles away from it. For the past four years, I have been a part of our kitchen staff. I am currently attending Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Virginia, where I study government and soon-to-be philosophy. My favorite song must be Soulshine by the Allman Brothers. I run four miles every day. If you want a good hike in Henderson County, my biggest recommendation is just to follow the trails of Dupont; trust me, you'll find your way.

Julia Maxwell

Julia Maxwell Kitchen Staff

Hey, guys and gals! My name is Julia Maxwell and I am from Rutherfordton, NC, a friendly small town. I have a beautiful family of two girls and a stepson who is 22 this Dec! My mate, Austin, is at Camp Wayfarer as the Head Chef and was the one who helped me get a job here! I generally enjoy mom/dad jokes, making funny faces on accident, and I am a huge Nerd. I am here during the week, but on weekends I go home to my family. I love them so much and they are my everything. Did you know that an ant can carry 20x's it's body weight?!? That's crazy!

Maria Cisneros

Maria Cisneros Kitchen Staff

Hi everyone! My name is María José Cisneros Álvarez and I am from Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. I attend the Autonomous University of Chiapas where I study English Language Teaching. Something that I find interesting about me is that I was born on the same day as my Mom. I was born on July, month seven, day seven, at seven o'clock, which is why 7 is my favorite number. One of my favorite actresses is Rachel McAdams, and some of my favorite singers are Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat, Adele, Katy Perry, etc. I am super excited to attend Camp TAW this summer! It makes me feel excited to finally be in touch with another culture and also to learn as much as I can. See you in May!

Vania Dominguez

Vania Dominguez Kitchen Staff

Hello everyone! I'm Vania, and I live in Puebla, Mexico. I attend the National Autonomous University of Mexico and hope to become a sociologist one day! A fun fact about me is that I have been in a lot of activities in my free time: in Hawaiian, tae kwon do, marching band, swimming, lindy hop, salsa, first aid, languages, and a lot of very different activities. Can you believe it?
I don't have favorite things because I get bored quickly and I always like to learn new things. I can't wait for this upcoming summer at camp and connecting with friends old and new!
I want to go to the Camp because there is a wonderful atmosphere, beautiful people and great activities - everything is beautiful!