Camp Whitewood's Staff is a closeknit group of unique, camp-loving individuals dedicated to bringing you the very best in camping. Folks agree when they see the staff together they function like a happy family. When you visit Camp Whitewood be sure to stop and talk to each of the staff members; of course, that isn't hard to do when they are all so friendly!
Andy enjoys living the 4-H Motto, “To Make the Best Better” with every aspect of Camp Whitewood. Andy started working in the camping field at 15 years old. He has worked at 4-H and other camps on the east and west coasts. His experience running expedition programs, working with local park departments, and OSU extension have provided the broad set of experiences he brings to camp. Always striving to find balance in this position, Andy enjoys every aspect of making Camp Whitewood great. Whether he is working to improve programming, updating facilities, working with staff, or driving the office desk, Andy is ready for the challenges and fun that come with life at camp.
As a father of four, Andy and his family call Camp Whitewood home. Together they enjoy being stewards of the camp while raising their many pets. When they are not roaming the woods of camp, they can be found hiking and biking local trails or kayaking and sailing on Lake Erie.
Andy looks to develop and strengthen relationships with schools and other user groups as well as provide leadership to the 4-H summer camping program at 4-H Camp Whitewood. Andy will continue to foster strong relationships and work to actively engage new dynamic programs and events at Camp.
Ashley enjoys being on the water every chance she can get. She comes to camp after being the 4-H Educator for Portage County and Camp Director for that week of camp for 7 years.
Ashley has worked for different camp and Parks and Recreation Departments in her tenure including Camp Micah, Kent State University PEAK Summer Camp, Cleveland Metroparks, Army Corps of Engineers as a summer Park Ranger, and so much more.
Ashley and her husband, Jim, enjoy Lake Erie and inland lakes as much as time allows during the summer months. They love to fish for walleye and spend time outside together.