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CHEERIO STAFF 2017

Frank ThomasFrank Thomas is coming back for a second summer this year to Cheerio as a Senior Counselor. Frank enjoys working on cars and computers and is excited to return to Cheerio this summer to give campers the best week of their year. Frank is from Pinehurst, NC and is studying Computer Engineering at Caldwell Community College. For his free time, Frank enjoys being with his friends and his favorite foods are steak and fruit gummy snacks.

Ellie BaldwinEllie Baldwin will be one of our Junior Counselors this summer. She is from Greensboro, NC and attends Greensboro Day School. When asked why she is excited to work at Cheerio, Ellie responded, "I'm choosing to work at Camp Cheerio this summer because Camp Cheerio is my home away from home. It is a place where I feel completely safe and happy... Also, I love the people who work at camp and I love working with kids". Ellie's favorite snacks are grapes, peanut M&Ms, and Cheez Its.

Luke StoddardLuke Stoddard will be a Junior Counselor for us this summer during Coed Camp. Luke's favorite snacks are chips, salsa, sour cream, and Moe's queso. For his free time, he enjoys cross fit, reality TV, and hanging out with friends. Luke is from Concord, NC and one day plans to pursue studies in the medical field. This will be Luke's 9th summer at Cheerio and he is so excited to give back to camp and take on more responsibility as a staff member. Luke enjoys playing with his dogs and being outside.

Lauren EllingtonThis will be Lauren Ellington's 5th year at Camp Cheerio. She will be a Senior Counselor during Coed Camp. Lauren is from Cary, NC and attends North Carolina State University. Spending time with children brings joy to Lauren and she plans to pursue a career in Elementary Education. Lauren loves sushi, spends her free time doing fitness activities, hanging with friends and family, and her cat, Cheeto. Her favorite snack is chips with guacamole and her favorite camp food is cold cuts.

Alicia SipeAlicia Sipe is joining us for her first summer at Camp Cheerio as our Riding Director. Alicia is from Douglasville, GA and will be graduating from Montreat College in May. In Alicia's free time, she likes to explore local areas, likes to read, watch movies, catch up with friends and family, and go horseback riding. She is looking forward to helping children learn how to ride horses and while having a wonderful time at camp. Cheerio having her two favorite things, kids and horses, brought Alicia to our staff to create a fun and adventurous experience.

Nicole DelissioNicole Delissio, known to most as Nikki, will be joining us for her first summer on staff at Cheerio. Nikki has been a part of Camp Cheerio for 8 years as a camper. Nikki is from Winston-Salem, NC and plays as a goalie for her high school field hockey team. Dogs, children, family, church, chocolate, and friends bring joy to Nikki, as does listening and talking to children. When Nikki was a camper, the staff made a large difference in her life and she now is excited to provide the same experience to other campers. Nikki loves goldfish and taking her dog to the dog park.

Susie GriffinSusie Griffin is a new staff member to Camp Cheerio. Although Susie grew up in High Point, she has never attended Cheerio. This summer Susie will be serving as a member of our Climbing Staff. As a student at Appalachian State University, Susie has grown to love the sport of Climbing. She is excited to teach children what she has learned and have the opportunity to spend her summer in the mountains and outside. One day, Susie hopes to build her own home, but in the meantime, she is excited to build new relationships at Cheerio, both with campers and fellow staff.

Elizabeth WeathersbyFor her 9th summer at Camp Cheerio, Elizabeth Weathersby will be serving as our Assistant Climbing Director. Elizabeth is from Greensboro NC and attends Ole Miss. She loves working with children because they are so impressionable and it is an honor to help them become people that love themselves and others. During free time, Elizabeth likes to kick-box and volunteer at a local elementary school. She considers herself to be a neat person and is studying Banking and Finance, with a pre-Med focus.

Elena WoodallElena Woodall is going to be a Senior Counselor again during Coed Camp this summer. Elena attends East Carolina University and is studying Communications and Business with a concentration in Marketing. She hopes to one-day work in the Music Industry. Elena is from Raleigh, NC and enjoys listening to music, reading a good book, and hanging outside with friends. It is Elena's goal to positively affect a child's life, no matter how small.

Sarah Grace CouvillionSarah Grace Couvillion is from Gainesville, GA and plans to attend UGA in the fall. This will be Sarah's second year as a Junior Counselor and her 10th at Cheerio. She loves working with children because they have such a positive outlook on life and find happiness in all of their endeavors. Sarah plans to pursue Nursing in the future for her love of helping others. Her favorite snacks are chips and salsa and her favorite camp meal is chicken tenders and curly fries.

Teddy SarianTeddy Sarian will be a new Junior Counselor for Cheerio this summer. Teddy is from Cary and has been associated with Camp Cheerio for 4 years. Teddy enjoys flying airplanes and gliders and hopes to one day obtain his pilots license. At camp, Teddy's favorite meal is chicken patties and his favorite snack is chocolate covered pistachios. During his free time, Teddy plays the drums, trains for boxing, researches fashion, and hangs with his friends. Teddy is looking forward to working with the campers this summer and developing friendships amongst the staff too.

Annie ToupinAnnie Toupin is returning as a Junior Counselor this year. Annie is excited to be back at Cheerio to see all of the campers. Children always make her summer more meaningful and she couldn't imagine not spending it at Camp Cheerio. Annie is from Raleigh, NC and plans to attend Alabama in the fall, where she is trying out for the cheerleading team. She hopes to study nursing and become a neonatal nurse one day. This will be Annie's 12th summer at Cheerio and she can't wait to have some chicken patties.

Matthew KeenanMatthew Keenan began his time as a camper at Cheerio in 2002, became a staff person in 2011, and is still with us. This summer Matthew will be assisting our Food and Wellness Director, Martyn Armstrong. Matt is from Huntersville, NC and attends UNC Chapel Hill. He will be graduating this May with a double major in English and Religious Studies and a minor in Philosophy. Matt's favorite camp food is bacon and his favorite snack is McVities Biscuits, the little cookies the Brits use with their tea.

Kate BachmannAnother new staff member for us this summer is Kate Bachmann. Kate has been a camper and a CIT for 7 years and is looking forward to spending another summer at Cheerio working with the campers, helping them have the best experience possible. In her free time, Kate likes to play her guitar, listen to music, and hang out with friends. She also has a Corgi, named Winston, that she loves being with. Kate's favorite camp meal is Taco Night!

Anna WinsteadAnna Winstead is happy to spend another summer at Camp Cheerio, her favorite place in the world. This summer she will be serving on the Climbing Staff and is looking forward to being outside. She enjoys working with children because of the carefree spirit they carry. Children are not usually afraid to speak their mind and they make you remember the truly important things in life. Anna's favorite snacks are Xtra Cheddar Goldfish or Gushers.

Garrett WoldGarrett Wold is from High Point, NC and attends Appalachian State University. Garrett has been a camper at Cheerio and a Counselor, but this summer, Garrett will serve on our Target Sports Staff. Sitting around a fire, listening to music, and chatting with friends, is Garrett's favorite way to spend his free time. His favorite snack is beef jerky and favorite camp food is cold cuts. Garrett is studying Public Relations, with a minor in Political Science.

Brett GleasonIn his own words, this is Brett Gleason's "Rookie Season" at Camp Cheerio. We welcome Brett to the Cheerio staff, working on our Target Sports Staff for Girls Camp and as a Senior Counselor during Coed Camp. Brett is from Apex, NC and attends UNC Charlotte where he is studying Elementary Education. Brett has traveled to 6 different countries and his favorite food is a cheeseburger from Five Guys. He is looking forward to his summer at Cheerio to create lifetime memories for both his campers and himself.

Meri Beth HiersMeri Beth Hiers will come to camp for her 12th time this summer. She will be returning as a second year Junior Counselor and is thrilled to be back up on the mountaintop. Meri Beth is from Charleston, SC and loves to have dance parties at camp. Things that bring joy to Meri Beth are sunrises over the water, the mountains, a good cup of coffee, and her bible. Goldfish and peanut butter are her favorite snacks and in her free time, Meri Beth enjoys cooking, reading, riding bikes, and going to the mountains.

Alex CheyneyAlex Cheyney will be serving as our Climbing Director this summer at Camp Cheerio. Currently Alex attends North Carolina State University and is studying Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, with the intention of being a Camp Director one day. Alex is from Charlotte and this will be his 7th year at Camp Cheerio. He is looking forward to another opportunity to impact children's lives and be a positive role model for each camper. Alex admits to being messy, loves a peanut-butter sandwich, and always cheers for the Wolfpack!

Reynolds WardReynolds Ward will be a first year Junior Counselor this year during Girls Camp. She is from Wilmington, NC and this will be her 5th summer at Camp Cheerio, so she is very excited to celebrate her Milestone year. When asked why she wanted to work with campers this summer, Reynolds replied, "I love building relationships with children and being a good role model for them. It's great to be able to make a positive impact on a child's life". During her free time, she enjoys the beach, running, babysitting, and being with her friends.

Joanah SmithJoanah Smith is joining us for her first summer at Camp Cheerio from Orlando, Florida. She attends Keiser University in West Palm Beach and is studying integrated marketing and communications with plans to work in sports marketing for baseball or football. Joanah, called Jojo by most friends, is excited to spend the summer in a new environment, creating wonderful camp experiences for the campers. Her favorite foods and snack are mac and cheese and fruit.

Maggie WiscoThis summer we are excited to have Maggie Wisco with us, working in our office and helping keep the rest of us organized. Maggie is currently a teacher in Greensboro NC and is excited to get to spend her summer with us on the mountaintop of Cheerio. Maggie has spent many summers of her life at Camp Thunderbird, so camp life is in her blood. She is pumped to participate in the evening programs and simple be a part of making a great summer for all the children. Welcome Maggie!

Hannah MorrisseyHannah Morrissey attended Cheerio as a camper and was also a CIT. However, this will be her first summer on staff. She will be working as part of our Riding Staff for girl's camp and is thrilled to be back at Camp Cheerio. Hannah will be attending University of South Carolina in the fall where she plans to study journalism or become a veterinarian. She enjoys playing tennis and her favorite snack is Smartfood Popcorn. Hannah hopes to make camp a fun experience for the campers as it was for her.

 

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