Our Team

Lazy F Staff

Our year-round staff

Our staff love Lazy F and enjoy inviting others to be a part of this special place. We will work hard to provide you with an experience that will encourage your return.

Dave Burfeind

Dave Burfeind

Director

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It has been a great run here at Lazy F! This is year 24 in this incredible place, and I look forward to the continued improvements and challenges yet ahead. My wife Heather and I were fortunate to raise our two kids, Chris and Megan, now both adults, at Lazy F. It has been a blessing to see the thousands of campers, guests, and staff who consider Lazy F to be their “home away from home.” God truly has called us to this place!

I am proud to have grown up in Minnesota and still follow all sports teams from Minnesota and still waiting for that elusive Viking Super Bowl victory. After graduating from Oregon State University, I moved around to different college campuses working in student affairs before returning to our summer camp roots by coming to Lazy F in 1996. In my free time I like to bicycle, hike, snowshoe, flood our ice skating rink, and cook.

Melissa Holestine

Melissa Holestine

Administrative Assistant

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Hello! I’m Melissa and I have been with Lazy F since March 2018. I love working at Lazy F and working with groups to make their experience at Lazy F a great one! I was born and raised in Ellensburg and graduated from CWU in 2009. I love the outdoors and running half and full marathons. I also enjoy spending time with my family.

I recently had a baby in December 2019. She is the love of our lives. My husband Jacob and I have been married since 2016. We enjoy the outdoors of four seasons in Kittitas County, from hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and off-road 4×4 trails. We love to travel to places like Moab, Utah, and Montana. We own a small farm that keeps us busy with horses, goats, and chickens.

Lora Snow

Lora Snow

Food Service Manager

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Welcome!! My name is Lora and I am the Food Service Manager here at Lazy F! I started in July 2019 but I have handfuls of years in the food service industry. Most of them being in management. At one time, I owned my own deli and coffee shop in Southeastern Washington. Creating foods in a skilled and artful way—in which I can fill bellies with love—is my passion. I love to create foods that fit every diet. I believe that having dietary restrictions shouldn’t feel like you are being held back from the foods you love, but feel that with the love I have for food and people, you will be given a meal that lacks for nothing . . . other than a need for a second helping.

I have a fantastic partner in life. Together we are raising four young children, one of those being our one-year-old daughter. We live here at the camp and enjoy every bit of it. The creek, the trees, the wildlife, the trails, the sunshine, the wind and the snow. Every bit of it speaks to my soul in the most fulfilling of ways. My life is filled with love and lots of laughter. My two adult daughters are my best girlfriends, better than any mother could ask for. If you make it up the Manastash Canyon to the Lazy F Camp . . . stop by, say hey, and have a cup of coffee and let us show you around!

Alex Tidwell

Alex Tidwell

Program Director

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Hi, friends! I’m Lazy F’s program director Alex (aka Timber). Before coming to Lazy F, I attended summer camps in Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee and worked as summer and challenge course staff at Montgomery Center, a Presbyterian camp in Florida. During my time in college, I felt a call to serve the United Methodist Church. That’s what led me to Lazy F! My hope is that Lazy F’s summer programs intentionally grow campers that lead in faith, life, and service. Furthermore, my desire is to train staff who are compassionate coaches that embrace personal growth as a promise of Christ’s resurrection. I firmly believe that faith, life, and camp cannot happen in a bubble, so if you have ideas or questions for me, or just want to chat, please call or email me!

Travis Ramsey

Travis Ramsey

Facilities Manager

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My name is Travis (aka Rip at camp). I was born and raised here in Ellensburg. I have traveled up the Manastash Canyon every year of my life, heading up into the hills to go hunting, camping, Jeepin, or just for family outings. I spend as much of my days outdoors. My passion is the PNW and all it offers—like hunting and all the things I grew up knowing. Now this includes my family, the best part of my life. I live here at the Lazy F which works fantastic for all sorts of camp needs. If you have any questions or needs regarding the camp facilities, please feel free to email me.

James Munroe

James Munroe

Maintenance Person

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Hi, I’m known around Camp as JAM. I’ve been working at camp for more than eight years. Four years as Lead Housekeeper then switched to Maintenance. I’m also the Archery Coordinator and will do other assignments when asked. I love working at camp surrounded by so much beauty, watching the excitement of the youth, making adult friends, and enjoying the change of the seasons. In addition to working at the camp, I regularly volunteer with my Kiwanis Club of Ellensburg and working around my home. Looking forward to seeing you at Lazy F.

We are looking for a few more staff members THIS summer!

We are gearing up for another great summer and need your help! We will have up to 40 staff members during the summer and look for folks who have great spirit, a strong work ethic, love being with people, and are dialed into the mission of sincere Christian hospitality.