We are excited to announce a new member of the Camp Fire Central Puget Sound team – Josie Kies! Please join us in welcoming her as our new Director of Community Partnerships.

Josie joined us in late-January just as candy began to fly off the shelves (perfect timing!) She will be responsible for overseeing our community program activities and staff, including group programs, day camps, the annual candy sale, and community outreach and engagement. Since she will be working closely with all of our adult volunteers and leaders, please reach out, say hi, and introduce yourself!

A Note From Josie:

After growing up in the Camp Fire program alongside my three younger sisters, my background has spanned across communities in gaming, aerospace, technology, and more. While I have spent time traveling and planning events around the world, the Pacific Northwest has always been my true home, and I am excited to be returning to my roots and the organization that supported and fostered my development, leadership, and even career! Being back at Camp Fire is honestly a dream come true, and I am so excited to work with leaders and youths in the area for new (and returning) adventures, and being a part of creating moments that not only shaped my life, but the lives of those around me. I can’t wait to get to know all of the incredible volunteers and leaders that have been making that happen over the years, and seeing what we can come up with together to continue Camp Fire’s amazing influence for kids everywhere.

Some fun facts about Josie!

  • My favorite Camp Fire Candy is Almond Caramel Clusters  
  • My favorite hobbies are books! Whether I am writing in them or reading them (or both), you can guarantee a book or notebook is always close at hand
  • I’ve traveled to 18 countries and have lived in 3 different states (including Washington)
  • I have two cats (Gamgee and Apathy) and two dogs (Daphne and Phillip) that I could probably talk about all day

We are excited to have Josie join our team here at Camp Fire! You can reach her via email at JosieK@campfireseattle.org or give her a call at (206) 826-8945. Josie will be based out of our West Seattle office, so please stop by and say hi if you visit!