All-Star Staff 2013
Shauna (Director, Queen Bee)
Shauna McGlamery is honored to be the “Queen Bee” of her Fenster Ranch Summer Camp hive. Shauna is a third generation native Tucsonan. Her fondest memories as a child were hiking up Sabino Canyon, playing in Sabino Creek, catching rainwater with her tongue, and of course soaking up the sun’s rays. Shauna continues to share these same activities with campers at Fenster Ranch Summer Camp. This is Shauna’s seventh summer expressing her visions, creative energy, passion for the environment, and enthusiasm in building a dynamic Fenster hive. During the school year Shauna is the Art Teacher, Yearbook Adviser, and Head of the Fine Arts Department at Flowing Wells Junior High. Shauna wakes up every morning eager to share her passion of creating art with students daily. Shauna graduated with honors receiving her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, with an emphasis in Administration and Principal K-12. Shauna’s dream is to create her own fine arts outdoor academy where students can excel in the great outdoors through experiential education, self exploration, and creative thought. With the support, love, and inspiration from Shauna’s family, friends, and community she knows that dreams do come true and looks forward to making her vision reality. Shauna’s passions extend beyond the classroom environment and into nature and all aspects of her life. Shauna has worked in the camping and outdoor world for the past decade as a Camp Director, Camp Counselor, Art Director, CIT Director, Outdoor Educator, and Teacher in Arizona, Wisconsin, and Colorado. Shauna creates a balance in her life by hiking with her dog Lola, practicing yoga, painting & drawing, attending farmer’s markets, supporting the arts, traveling, learning about cultures, celebrating diversity, creating a peaceful community, living environmentally conscious, and spending quality time with family and friends as well as making new ones!
Born and raised in Tucson, Andy is incredibly happy to call this desert oasis home. After ten years living, working, volunteering, studying and traveling in 35 countries on 5 continents, Andy has returned to the healing heat of Tucson and is overjoyed to be spending his third summer at Fenster Ranch Summer Camp! Andy draws on extensive experience working with students of all ages both in and out of the classroom and looks forward to the opportunity to provide a fun, challenging, supportive, playful and exciting, environment for kids to explore their full creativity, confidence and potential! When not traveling or teaching, you can find Andy rock climbing, playing ultimate frisbee, practicing Acroyoga, juggling, reading, drumming, speaking Spanish, riding his bike or exploring a cave! Andy is a certified Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard, Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver, Shiatsu Massage Therapist, and Yoga Instructor. He loves summer camp for the smiles, the friendships, the playfulness, the ropes course, and for helping an incredible group of awesome kids have the best summer of their lives!
Matt (Bike Guru)
Matt considers Fenster Ranch Summer Camp his home away from home!! He enjoys every minute of summer camp and wakes up every morning with camp on his mind. Matt does an exceptional job of having safe fun as the Bike Guru at camp. His passion for exploring new trails, building jumps, and making sure everyone is having a blast is noteworthy in his creative bike program. Matt can’t wait for camp to start!
Heidi (Art Queen)
A Colorado native, I have enjoyed the past three years exploring beautiful Tucson I now happily call home. With a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and Masters in Art and Visual Culture Education, I spend the school year as a middle school art teacher at BASIS Oro Valley Charter School and couldn’t think of a better way to spend my days than as an art educator! My art educational interests are based in creating multicultural, art historical, exploratory lessons. I especially love integrating any and all other subjects into my lessons, especially ecological integration. This will be my first summer spent at Fenster Ranch Summer Camp and spending it in beautiful Sabino Canyon with art and nature. I have a feeling this summer is going to be fun filled, action packed days and are going to be the best ever! Summer camp! Summer camp!
Caroline is a native of Arizona, save for 5 years when her family temporarily transplanted to Cincinnati, Ohio. It was there she was fortunate enough to spend summers attending YMCA Camp Ernst, located across the river in Burlington, KY. During magical summers at camp she fell in love with the outdoors and summer camp! After graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Caroline went on to do several years of conservation work. She did 4 seasons of trail crew leading for the Student Conservation Association’s Summer High School Trail Crew program and was a leader for the Southwest Conservation Corps’ Leadership Development crew in 2007. She put down her pickaxe in 2008 and moved to Moscow, Idaho where she worked as an AmeriCorps member teaching environmental education at the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute. In 2011 she received a Master of Education degree in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University, and she currently teaches science at Flowing Wells Junior High School. In her free time Caroline loves to cook, attempt gardening, do yoga, dance, crochet, and backpack. She is excited to be joining the Fenster Ranch Summer Camp team for her first summer, and she looks forward to sharing her passion for nature, exploration, physical movement, songs, and community building with campers!
Hello! My name is Drew Stanley. I am a Tucson Native and I enjoy doing almost everything outdoors! While being an Adventure Education major at Prescott College, I will be joining the Fenster team for my first summer. I attended Pima Community College, studied music at the University of Arizona, and I’m now this summer’s Ropes Course Director! I heard that this was a very special place and I’m looking forward to meeting the staff and campers and getting to know everyone! Currently I am working on an urban adventure project involving running in Tucson’s underground tunnels with a headlamp! Some have called it crazy, others have joined me. Running, yoga, climbing, backpacking, photography and silk screening are just a few of my passions with which I enjoy sharing with the rest of the world.
My name is Justin Curran and this will be my 4th summer at FRSC. I am a School Counselor at Robins K-8 and the Head Assistant Varsity Coach for Salpointe Catholic Women’s Basketball during the school year. I enjoy reading, music, photography, traveling and live an active lifestyle centered around sports and exercise. I keep coming back to FRSC because of the community that has been fostered and the relationships that exist between both the staff and campers.
My name is Alec Prouty and I am a student at the University of Colorado studying Neuroscience. This will be my 5th year at Fenster and I’m excited to be back working with great campers and an awesome staff. Living in Boulder, CO gives me many exciting opportunities to rock climb, hike and snowboard. I love coming to Fenster and seeing campers enjoying the same things I love at the coolest summer camp ever! Watching kids gain confidence and build trust on the ropes course is the ultimate reward at Fenster, but I still love the morning games and performances every week.
Hello to all! My name is Prido Polanco and I am one of the lifeguards here at Fenster! My mission: ensure safety and happiness. I am returning for my 4th year! In the four years that I have been at Fenster, I have never met so many wonderful kids. The kids make camp awesome, so parents give yourselves a hand, because your kid(s) rocks! When I am not guarding lives I can usually be found running, swimming (of course!), biking, hiking, camping, reading playing guitar and singing. I look forward to a wonderful summer working with the best staff anyone could ever ask for! Three cheers for Fenster hip hip hooray! Ill be at the pool, so please come say hello whenever you get a chance!
Hey my name is Travis Whetzel, I’m a lifeguard/swim instructor at FRSC and this will be my 5th year working here. I’ve lived in Tucson, Arizona most my life but enjoy traveling and seeing new places. My life passion is music whether it be performance, recording, writing, or playing for fun. My main instruments are guitar and piano but I also do quite a bit of vocals and singing. I’ve played in numerous bands but am currently going solo, I enjoy sending my musical message out to all people. I love being active and staying fit. Some activities I take pleasure in are biking, longboarding, free running, and snowboarding. Being outside and embracing nature is a very empowering feeling to me, I particularly like night escapades. What I enjoy most about FRSC is being surrounded by good energy from both the staff and campers. I also like knowing I can help everyone be safer around the pool and encourage everyone to be better swimmers. I look forward to another exciting summer.
Kelly (5-6 Head Counselor/CIT Director)
Hello Everyone! My name is Kelly and I’m very excited to be back at Fenster for the summer. I’ll be graduating from Northern Arizona University in the Spring of 2014 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I love skiing, hanging out with family and friends, and of course being a camp counselor at Fenster. I look forward to a fun and exciting summer full of sweet memories and having tons of fun in the sun with my little campers!
Erin (5-6 Head Counselor)
My name is Erin Tinker and I am one of the head counselors for the 5-6 group. This is my third summer at Fenster Ranch Summer Camp, summers past I’ve been with the 7-8 year olds but I am super excited to be with our younger campers this year! During the school year, I work at Valley View Early Learning Center as their Art and Music Specialist along with being an inclusion assistant. I teach the whole school my love of art and music in fun interactive activities. Along with working at Valley View, I am also the Assistant Manager at Canyon View CARE. I have a passion for learning and adventure, along with safe fun.
Taya (7-8 Head Counselor)
My name is Taya. I’m 19 and am currently a student at Pima. I love to dance and play games. I was a camper at Fenster for 6 years and this will be my sixth year returning as part of the amazing STAFF! Tucson weather is so beautiful, I love to spend my time outside hiking, swimming and playing. Fenster camp has changed my life, I can’t imagine a summer without it. I love camp because I get to be silly, hang out with the best kids and laugh all day long, and thats my job! I cannot wait for another awesome summer.
Ben (7-8 Head Counselor)
My name is Ben Pawlowski. I grew up near Allentown, Pennsylvania. I came to Tucson back in August to pursue my MA in Art Education at the University of Arizona. I have taught elementary Art in Allentown for three years and have spent two years in Thailand as a Peace Corps education volunteer. I am interested in Art, bike riding, computer programming, DIY projects, and being out of my comfort zone. I love to travel and try new weird things. This will be my first summer with Fenster Ranch Summer Camp and I am very much looking forward to being part of this amazing community.
Kevin (8-9 Head Counselor)
One does not simply take Kevin out of camp! Having attended Fenster as a camper and staff, it truly has a place in his heart. The campers, the smiles, the activities and the adventures found at Fenster keep Kevin coming back! Kevin brings such a special and unique vibe to camp! He loves being weird and going on adventures, not just in but outside of camp as well. He loves the outdoors, spontaneous activities, all music and is always looking for something new to learn! Kevin can’t wait for this summer, it is going to be a great one!
Maddie (8-9 Head Counselor)
Hello, my name is Maddie! I am almost 19 years old and just finished my first year of college and the University of Arizona. I am pre-business student and later will be majoring in marketing. In my free time I love to dance, hang out with friends and cheer on the wildcats in all the games. I recently got a job at BJ’s Brewery as a hostess and have been enjoying that as well. This will be my 6th year working at Fenster, and I am very excited to be back! Fenster is a great part of my summer, and I look forward to returning all year long. My favorite part about working here is spending time with amazing people and helping kids have an unforgettable summer. I cannot wait to have more amazing adventures and make more wonderful memories!
Alli (10-11 Head Counselor)
I am Alli and I love summer camps! I attended many summer camps as a kid, and Fenster Ranch Summer Camp is the fourth camp that I have worked for. To me, there is no better way to spend your summer than to play games and laugh and hike and swim and meet new people, among many other things! During the school year, I am an art teacher for Flowing Wells High School. I am originally from Montana, although Tucson is definitely my home away from home. I am married to a wonderful man named Jarrod, and we have two dogs named Fixie and Missoula. On weekends, we love to take our dogs backpacking all over the Southwest. I also enjoy riding my bike, gardening, painting/creating artwork, rock climbing, yoga, being with my friends and pretty much everything else I do! This is my second year working for Fenster Ranch and I am really looking forward to all the amazing activities and games we all get to be a part of this summer. I am also very excited to be working with my lovely friend Shauna, our Queen Bee! This just might be the best summer in the universe!
Michael (10-11 Head Counselor)
My name is Michael Raneri and I will be your head counselor of fun for the 10 and 11 year old group. I will be a freshman this next year at UA and Pima. I have been going to Fenster Summer Camp for ten years, first as a camper then CIT then Junior Counselor. I am looking forward to returning as a Head Counselor. I am really glad I get to work here because I have had such fun experiences and learned so many things. I have learned mountain biking, rock climbing, repelling, belaying, and something new every week with special activities. I want to help others have a fun and an exciting time just like I did as a camper. Summer was always my favorite time and I want to make sure the campers experience the same feeling. Currently I am most interested in exercising and bodybuilding. I have competed in two Natural Regional shows and hope to do more. My goal is to study health and wellness and promote healthy living in our community. I do a lot of kickboxing and MMA to keep in shape. I also like swimming, hanging out with friends, listening to music, and traveling to different places.
Hellooooo! My name is Ferris Ramadan and I am absolutely psyched for what’s going to be my 7th year with the FRSC family! From a camper to CIT to Junior Counselor I have had the pleasure of working with some truly great people. This fantastic community has been a huge part of my life, and has introduced me to some amazing experiences such as zip lining and yoga to name a few. Outside of Fenster I enjoy staying active with hikes, swimming and biking. I love spending time with friends, seeing movies and in general learning new things! I will also be attending the UofA this year as a freshman having just graduated from Catalina Foothills High School. In short, I can’t wait for another amazing year with this amazing group of people!
My name is Galen Vincent and I have been involved in FRSC for the past 9-10 years. Four of those years I have worked here, and the others as a camper. I love FRSC as my summer home and I love working with all of the kids who go to camp here. When I am not working at Fenster you can probably find me playing soccer with my friends, which I have been doing since I was very young. I also enjoy mountain biking around Tucson and Colorado. Over the years that I have been involved with Fenster, I have developed a love for the place that I don’t think I have for anywhere else in the world. Hope to see you this summer!
Hey there! I’m Stephen and I have been with Fenster for about 7 years now, 2 years as a camper and working here for 5 years. I am 18 years old and will be attending Barrett Honors College at ASU as a Health Science major. My passion is biking and that’s what I love to do at Fenster Camp. I love bringing this passion to the kids and seeing how much fun they have with it. The kids and the endless adventure keep bringing me back to this wonderful place and I can’t wait to make all the kids experience at this amazing place!
Hiya! I am Rachel and I just finished my sophomore year at Sabino High School. I am involved in the Drumline as well as the JV girls’ basketball team there. I am interested in music business, as well as photography and hope to incorporate that here this year. I have been a part of Fenster for ten summers now and I have always been in love with the energy! I can never get enough of the awesome community and people we have here, and I cannot wait to make the experience just as amazing for the campers! I am always learning new things about the desert and all its beauty here at FRSC and I cannot wait to write another chapter with some of the most inspirational people I have ever met.
Hi! My name is Isaac McQuillen and I’ve been involved with Fenster Ranch Summer Camp for four years now! This year I will be doing my part as a Junior Counselor within the family that is FRSC. I am currently a senior at Catalina Foothills High School and will be off to Santa Clara University come this September. I play the trumpet in my school’s wind ensemble and I dabble in guitar, but my first love has always been playing soccer and I have been doing so for the past 13 years of my life. Time flies when you’re having fun! The same can be said about Fenster. Every year it amazes me how fast the weeks go by and how quickly my time at camp expires! I am a little kid at heart and I love interacting with kids of all age groups. There’s always at least one camper each summer that I connect with on a deep level and, to me, that’s one of the best parts about camp. The games and activities we have set up every summer are always a blast and I enjoy them just as much as the campers. FRSC really is a family and we all come together to create one thing…an AMAZING SUMMER!
My name is Santino and next year I will be a junior at Catalina Foothills High School. I have been with fenster for 11 years now and I love it! This will be my second year as a Junior Counselor and before that I was a C.I.T. for 3 years, and a camper before that. Besides working with the amazing kids at Fenster, in my free time I volunteer for an organization that works with children with special needs. I don’t play any sports or have any major hobbies, because I am extremely busy with my other job and my volunteer work. Also, I am so happy to be able to experience yet another amazing year with the Fenster staff and campers, I can’t get enough of the positive attitude and friendly vibes that are everywhere in the awesome community!
My name is Jillian Dawley and after this summer I will be a senior at Catalina Foothills High School. I’m a very energetic person and I love being outdoors! Some of my favorite activities to do in my free time include running, hiking, snowboarding, reading, volunteering, and hanging out with my dog, Tucker! I also play soccer and run cross-country. I myself was a camper at Fenster for six summers and this will be my seventh summer being a part of the staff. Fenster was a huge part of my childhood, so I’m so glad I’m able to share it with others. I love Fenster Ranch Summer Camp because it is a unique, fun, and versatile environment where campers get to stay active, conquer their fears, tap into their creativity, and meet new friends!
Hi, my name is Michael Godbout. I am 17 years old and I am going to be a senior at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. I run cross-country and track for my school, but love to play many different sports during my free time. I have been involved with Fenster Ranch Summer Camp for a very long time. I started as a camper when I was about 7 years old, and now I am a Junior Counselor. Fenster has giving me many great experiences and I can’t wait to work there again this summer. My favorite part of Fenster is the ropes course and the pool. I love to have fun climbing the rock walls, as well as diving off of the diving board and playing games in the pool. Fenster Ranch Summer Camp is a fun and amazing experience that I can’t wait to be a part of again this summer.
Hi! My name is Maddy Barrow and this is my 10th summer back at Fenster. I am going to be a Sophomore at University High School this coming school year and I love to learn and meet new people. I am an enthusiastic soccer player and I also am a part of my school’s Drama program. Fenster has been a part of my life since forever! My favorite activities here include Swimming, the fantastic Ropes Course, and hanging out with the awesome campers! FRSC is such a great place to go if you want to have fun 100% of the time! In my time at Fenster I have made some of the best friends I could ever dream of, and every summer becomes the most fabulous and memorable one!
Hi! My name is Hannah Orbach-Mandel, and I was born and raised here in Tucson. I will be 16 this August and will be a junior at Catalina Foothills High School in the fall. I have lettered in cross country and swimming and I competitively swim on a club team all year long. I have attended Fenster since I was 7, first as a camper, this will be my third summer working at the camp. I love everything about Fenster, especially the rocks and ropes course and overall the safe and fun environment surrounding the camp! In my free time, I swim almost every day, love watching Michigan sports, and love to read and travel. I can’t wait to make this summer at Fenster the best one yet!
My name is Kirk Nelson and I have been at Fenster since I was five. I love anything that has to do with sports whether it is watching or playing. I currently play soccer during my free time. The part I love most about Fenster is meeting new people and having fun in the desert.
My name is Kaley and even though I was born in San Diego, I am proud to say that I have lived in Tucson for most of my life. I am going to be a junior at Catalina Foothills High School. I went to Fenster Camp as kid for 7 years and had enough fun to want to come back and help others have the same amazing experiences that I had. When I’m not at Fenster I am playing softball, hanging out with friends, or helping the high school put on a play behind the scenes. I can’t wait for this summer and all the memories we’ll make in in the creek, rocks and ropes course, and the pool.
It’s Griffin Johnston and some of my main hobbies are playing lacrosse with my friends, and building computers. I’ve been involved in Fenster since I was 8 years old, after I was a camper I became a CIT and worked at the camp for 3 years, and now I’m going to be a Junior Counselor. I love playing with the campers and making sure that they have fun at the camp, I think I can bring a lot of positive energy to the camp, and I look forward to working again this summer.
As an 11 year old camper, FRSC was one of my favorite parts of the year. And now eight summers later, I still look forward to coming to camp. My name is Laura DeMers and I am a part of this 2013 staff as a bubbly, energetic junior counselor. I find there’s no better way to spend the summer than enjoying the Tucson desert and all the cool things you can do outside, than at camp. I love to hike, run and talk to anybody about absolutely anything. In the fall, I will be going off to play soccer at the University of New Mexico, but in the meantime I am looking forward to seeing old faces as well as meeting new members of the Fenster community.
Hi I’m Zoe! I’m a freshman at Catalina Foothills High School! I love to play basketball, especially for my amazing Foothills team. I have been at Fenster Ranch Summer Camp since I was seven years old, 5 summers as a camper, and 3 as a CIT. One of the many reasons I love working at FRSC is that there is a feel of community, family, and of course the fun! Being able to spend my summers outdoors, having fun with children is one of the best parts about my year. I can’t wait to jump into summer 2013!
My name’s Marlee! I’m a Sophmore at Anderson High School in Austin, TX. I’m actively involved in the Varsity Woman’s Choir and on the debate team! I dance on a team at Alisa’s Dance Academy and I do a lot of volunteer work at local shelters and nursing homes. I’ve been going to Fenster since I was 7 years old and was a CIT from 2010-2011 and this is my second year as a JC. I love the sense of family I get not only with my coworkers but also with my incredible campers and their families! I’m so excited to be here for another year and look forward to this summer!
Hi, my name is Matthew. I am turning 16 this June. I go to Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, and am going to be a Junior there. I play football for PRCA and have been playing since I was 7. As far as academics go, I’m am an all-honors, straight-A’s student, and this year; I was part of student government for the freshman class. I have attended FRSC ever since I was 8, and I have always absolutely loved being there. My favorite part of this incredible camp is the fun activities: Mountain Biking, Rocks and Ropes, Swimming, Arts and Crafts, Discovery, and Special Activities. If I had to choose one that was my favorite, I would probably choose the mountain biking because the trails are awesome, and then you can cool off by jumping into the nice pool.
My name is Hayden and I am sixteen and I have been having a blast at Fenster since I was seven. I became a CIT when I was 14 and the following summer I became a Junior Counselor. I have had a wonderful experience with the Fenster family. During the school year I play volleyball for Catalina Foothills High School. I will become a Junior this up-coming year. I volunteer at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona as much as possible. Being able to come back to camp every summer makes me feel very fortunate to be a part of the fun and joy that is Fenster.
My name is Zachary Whitney and I am graduating high school this year!! Fenster has been my home away from home for the last 7 years and I have loved more than anything over the summers. Fenster has brought me so many amazing experiences and has taught me more than I could have hoped for! Next year I plan on attending either the University of Arizona, or Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon! My ambitions have no limits! I am very interested in pursuing a promising career in Business Management or Marketing, but my dream is to be a Marine Biologist and study sharks and other predatory sea creatures. I was a camper at Fenster for 2 years, a Counselor in Training for 2 and this year will be my 3rd being a Junior Counselor! Other than school, I am very involved in competitive soccer, and hope to play collegiately at Pacific University. Along with soccer I enjoy bouldering, which is like rock climbing but without the ropes, scary right! I also enjoy spending as much time as I can with my friends and family! Fenster is my favorite part about the summer and I am always more than delighted to spend my summer here with the children!