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 25 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

Email: [email protected]

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.

Mo Hampton

Mo Hampton

Program Director

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Hey, I’m Mo! I’m super excited to be working with Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center as program director! I’m originally from a small town in Eastern Illinois, but have been living in Idaho since May of 2021, working with Lutherhaven Ministries. I arrived at Lazy F on January 3rd and have learned so much about the history and culture of camp! I can’t wait to see what the future of Lazy F looks like and how I can be part of shaping it.

Henry Wegener

Henry Wegener

Program Specialist / Media Manager

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Hi, I’m Henry, known to many as “Voiceover” at Lazy F.  In September of 2020, I moved in to camp and put my creative skills to use as camp’s volunteer media manager.  Fast forward to the present, I have stepped up into a new role – Planning, organizing, and leading our camp programs. Additionally, I work with camp’s online presence, facilitate challenge course, lend a hand in the kitchen, clean our facilities, and do whatever else needs to be done… It’s a great gig!

My involvement with Lazy F began in 2016 when I attended High School Camp with a friend.  In the following summers I jumped in to the role of camp counselor, and may I say those were truly the best summers of my life.  I have experienced Lazy F to be a place of personal and spiritual growth – A place of acceptance that encouraged me to be myself and share my gifts with others.

I always have some sort of project to keep me busy.  In my free time you may find me recording music, making short films, or out on a hike.  Thank you for taking time to read about us!  I hope to see you during your visit to Lazy F.

Alex Tidwell

Alex Tidwell

Challenge Course Manager

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Hi, friends! I’m Lazy F’s challenge course manager, Alex (aka Timber). I have a passion for all things outdoors. When I’m not involved at camp, I also work as a facilitator for Northwest Teambuilding, LLC. 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! This past summer, I served as Lazy F’s program director. This season, I look forward to staying involved with camp and providing you with an awesome experience on our challenge course. If you have ideas or questions for me, I’d love to talk. Please feel free to call or email any time!

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.