Meet The Staff

Meet Our Awesome Staff

We strive to provide you with personal customer service. You probably hear that a lot...but we REALLY mean it!

Dave Burfeind
Camp Director

Dave's leadership keeps camp going by doing a lot of work that usually goes unrecognized. Learn more about our Director.

Dave Burfeind
Lora Snow
Food Service Manager

Lora's leads her team in preparing a huge variety of delicious food, that will cater to all of yours needs. Learn more about our Food Service Manager.

Lora Snow
Melissa Holestine
Administrative Assistant

Reservations, guest services, facilities management...Melissa manages all your groups' details. Learn More.

Melissa Holestine
James Munroe
Maintenance

Tasked with many odd and dirty jobs, James fixes and maintains camp. Learn More.

James Munroe
Elliott Lavery
Challenge Course Coordinator

Elliott takes good care of our site and all things challenge course. Learn More.

Elliott Lavery

Lazy F Summer Staff

To make sure our staff fulfill the highest standards you expect, we take a large number of measures!

All of our Lazy F Summer Staff go through the following...

- Are overseen by leaders who have over 50 years combined camp experience

- Complete a comprehensive Application and Interview process

- Go through a National Background Check

- Complete 2 weeks of Intensive pre summer training

- Are trained in CPR and First Aid

- Adhere to strict ACA (American Camping Association) Guidelines

LAZY F SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!

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But here is a look back at our 2019 Summer Staff......
Brianna Smith

HAPPY FEET

Summer Camp Coordinator

Hi everyone my name is Brianna Smith! I go by Happy feet at camp and I have been studying abroad here in London this Spring semester. I normally attend Gonzaga University and I am majoring in Political Science and Sociology. I am thrilled to be back at camp for a 2nd summer on staff!! I absolutely love hiking, swimming, and TRAVELING.  I’ve been coming to Lazy F since I was a camper and I’m so excited to experience camp this year!! See you all at camp this summer!

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Jessica Lewis

CRESCENDO

Assistant Summer Camp Coordinator

Hello camp family and future campers! My name is Jessica Lewis, aka Crescendo, and I am back for my third summer at Lazy F! I am super excited for summer 2019 and have been eagerly planning for many amazing things for this year at camp! I am currently in my last year at Central Washington University and will graduate with my bachelor degrees in Music education and English Language Arts/Literature education this summer. An interesting fact about me is I can play at least 25 different instruments, but my favorite instruments to play are cello and piano.
I have been working at Lazy F Camp and Retreat center as a summer counselor, activities coordinator and then in the other parts of the year as a retreat host and support staff. Lazy F Camp and Retreat center is a fantastic place to be, especially at summer camp. The camp provides a camping experience in a fun, positive, encouraging and supportive environment that gives campers a safe haven to be themselves and experience the outdoors with friends. Some of the activities that we do in the summer include: challenge course, Lazy F 500, Messy Olympics, Water Olympics, Capture-the-flag, hikes, craft cabin, archery and much more! I am excited to be back at camp this summer and can’t wait to see what God has planned!
(P.S. The picture above, I am in the center!)

Hayley Galla

JUICE

Activities Coordinator

G’day all the way from Sydney, Australia! My name is Hayley Galla. I am thrilled to be joining the team this year at Lazy F! Some of my passions include performing arts, drama, acting, music and I love working with kids of all ages. Currently I run a children’s playcentre in Australia and spend my spare time exploring new adventures! I am keen to skip winter back home and have fun in the sun all summer. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all, to explore our wonderful faith together, make life long friends and with God’s love have the best summer of our lives! Bring it on!

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Nathaniel Lackey

FLASH

Media Manager

Hey! I’m Nathaniel Lackey, but this summer you’ll know me as Flash! I’m from Covington, WA and this coming fall I’ll be starting my Sophomore year at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. There I’ll be double majoring in Business and Economics while also considering a third major; Religion. Outside of school I spend lots of time learning new instruments, hammocking, or going for a swim! At camp I’m sure to be having fun joining hikes, meeting other campers, going on a run, or most likely; taking pictures and videos of all of you as the new Lazy F Media Manager!! Well I’ve got some work to do at camp, see you there soon!

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Erin Ferguson

EPI

Camp Nurse

Hi! My name is Epi. I've been the summer camp nurse at Lazy F since 2010. In the off season I am a school nurse. I take care of two schools, with ages ranging from 3 to 19. In my limited free time I like to make crafts, cook and bake. My favorite thing to make is something that I can share. The reason I love camp is that you get to be yourself, your best self, in a community that helps remind you on your bad days how loved you are. My hope for the summer is that we learn some of the many aspects of becoming peace makers in this world, that peace is not a destination but a process, and how to take care of ourselves when we engage in this challenging work.
Ariel Bender

ARIEL

Camp Registrar

Hey, hey, hey! My name is Ariel Bender and I am the Camp Registrar here at Lazy F! As Camp Registrar I process registrations, payments, and help to answer questions. You will also see me on check-in day! A little about me. I'm from the “westside” of Washington, having lived all up and down the Puget Sound. Currently, I’m a student at Central Washington University working on my Bachelors in Event Management. After I graduate I plan to pursue a career in youth and young adult ministry. I’m passionate about this kind of ministry because I believe that we need to lift up our young people and not just listen to but hear what they have to say. The young people are the ones who will inherit the church and it is SO important for us to build a foundation of success for them. That is why I love our camps (partial to Lazy F of course!) because it’s a great way for young people to experience God in a different way, growing their faith through worship, witness, and PLAY!!
Olivia Grob

GOOSE

Camp Counselor

Hello! My name is Olivia Grob, but this Summer I'll be going by my camp name Goose. I am from Bonney Lake, Washington which is around an hour South of Seattle. I go to Gonzaga University (Go Zags!) and am studying psychology here. I love playing any sport, playing the piano, hiking, and bowling. This will be my 16th Summer that I've gotten to spend time at Lazy F and my 2nd Summer working as a staff member. An interesting fact about me is that I am an intermural softball champion at Gonzaga. I am most looking forward to getting to be silly and experience the joy that comes with being at Lazy F and being in community with everyone there. I also am a huge fan of Messy Olympics! I can't wait for campers to get here and to enjoy Summer at Lazy F again!

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Emily Toycen

NALGENE

Camp Counselor

Hey, my name is Emily Toycen, but this summer I will be going by Nalgene! I am SOOO excited to be a part of Lazy F summer staff 2019! I’m from Covington, WA and will be starting my sophomore year at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA this Fall, where I am a Spanish and Environmental Studies double major, a trip leader for the Outdoor Rec program, and on the Women’s Rowing team. I have grown up in the outdoors and love to backpack, rock climb, camp, hike, kayak, and white water raft. I have also grown up going to Lazy F and have been coming out to camp multiple times a year since I was one month old! Something fun about me is I play guitar an love to worship! I am so excited to see what God has to teach me this summer and to see how He will use me in the camper’s lives!

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Zach McGuckin

SEAL

Camp Counselor

My name is Zach McGuckin a.k.a Seal and I'm very excited to be working at Lazy F this summer. I have been going to Lazy F since I was a primary camper. I am from Pasco, WA, the county seat for Franklin County. Some fun facts about me are I have a very distinctive laugh and I'm an Eagle Scout. I look forward to meeting all the campers and making sure camp is a safe and inclusive space where campers feel safe to be themselves and feel loved unconditionally.

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Juan Rodriguez

MOOSE

Camp Counselor

Hello my name is Juan Rodriguez, but this summer I’ll be going by my camp name Moose. I Was born in in Michoacan Mexico, but live in Pasco Washington. I go to Columbia Basin College and I am studying Music Composition. I love the outdoors, playing video games and going on different types of adventures. This will be my 3rd summer working at Lazy F I’ve been going to Lazy F for longer though as a camper and volunteer. An interesting fact about me is that I really enjoy photography and videography and have been doing it for over 8 years.I, like Goose, am also a big fan of messy olympics. I can’t wait to work at camp as a counselor again this summer!!!

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Aislinn Claudette

DETTE

Camp Counselor

Hello my name is Aislinn Claudette, I’m from San Luis Potosí, Mexico. I’m currently studying international business and commerce, I will be finishing my studies in about two years. My favorite sport is volleyball, I love listening to music, watching movies, enjoying a good play, and everything related to art, my favorite hobby is to spend time with my family and friends as well as traveling and getting to know new places enjoying everything that has to do with animals and nature. This will be my first year working as a International Staff member in lazy F, and I'm very excited! I'm sure it will be a great experience for everyone, for all the activities we will do, the sports we will practice, the new friendships, surrounded by a great environment and above all a spiritual growth because as always the center of us will be the love of God...!
Greetings and see you soon.

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Avery Fisk

HAMMER

Camp Counselor

Hi my name’s Avery Fisk and this will be my first year as a counselor at Lazy F. I’m from Ellensburg, WA I graduated from Ellensburg High School, and I am currently enrolled at Central Washington University and majoring in Biology. I am also on the Track and Field team at CWU and throw shot put, discus, and hammer. Something interesting about me is I have lived in 5 different states Kansas, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington.
Something I am looking forward to this year is just getting to meet lots of new people, and get to be an influence in kids’ lives and see how they influence mine, and learn more about God’s word this summer

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Valeria Olguin

JAZZ

Camp Counselor

Hi, my name is Valeria Olguin, and I am from San Luis Potosi, México, that's right! I'm part of the international staff!, this is my second time as international staff member and my first in Lazy F and I'm really excited about that, I'm just about to finish my trade and international business career at the Universidad Autónoma of San Luis Potosi. I also have practice dance a lot. Of course I love to dance, the theater, reading, swimming and exercising .One fun fact about me is that I'm dancer in musical plays and we have done adaptations of Hairspray, Beauty and the beast, and we are now working on Mamma Mia! Can't wait to meet you all and share all the amazing things that make us unique, but most of all to share about my culture and spend a great summer together to make this one unforgettable!

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Marlee Smith

SPLASH

Camp Counselor

Hey Guys!! Please enjoy my lil blurb… My name is Marlee, I’m 20 years old, and this fall I’m going to be a senior at Gonzaga. I am majoring in Biology and French, and I hope I can find a job that combines both of those. Travel is something I’m super passionate about, and I just got back from living in Italy for 5 months. The thing I love most about traveling is meeting new people and having unique and special experiences. This is one reason I was really drawn to being a counselor at Lazy F this summer. Everyone coming to camp this summer can look forward to having a great experience that is full of fun and personal growth. I can’t wait to see you all at camp!

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Ryan McGuckin

T-Bone

Camp Counselor

My name is Ryan McGuckin and my camp name is T-Bone, which is short for trombone.  I live in Pasco which is one of the Tri-Cities. I’m going to Columbia Basin College in the Tri-Cities and am graduating this spring. In the fall I’ll be starting at Central Washington University. A couple interesting things about me are that I’m a big fan of the Star Trek franchise and I’m an Eagle Scout. What I’m most looking forward to getting to meet new campers and see some of my previous campers again.

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