Meet Our Staff

Rick Taylor (He/Him)

Executive Director
(206) 826-8926,

Rick joined Camp Fire in 2007 as our Director of Camping & Outdoor Education and has served as Executive Director for 10 years.  He brings more than 30 years of experience directing camps across the country.  Rick & his wife have three grown children and live at Camp Sealth with their dog, Pippin.  Rick believes that Camp Fire’s commitment to inclusivity and empowering youth in small group settings is what makes it such a great organization to be a part of.

Dana Aoyama (She/Her)

Director of Finance
(206) 826-8938,

Dana has worked for Camp Fire in a variety of positions for many years.  A WoHeLo awardee, she also attended Camp Sealth as a child and volunteered at our Day Camps. She adds, “Camp Fire is very close to my heart. I have always appreciated their commitment to inclusion and emphasis on leadership skills.”

Meaghan Baumgartner (She/Her)

Senior Director of Camping, Camp Sealth Summer Camp Director
206) 463-3174 ext. 44,

Meaghan, camp name “Burro”,  has her B.S. in Recreation Management from Oregon State University and worked previously with both our Outdoor Education & Summer programs. Her other roles include wife, dog mom, average runner, road trip enthusiast, and voracious reader. Meaghan feels passionate about Camp Fire’s commitment to inclusive programs and continuously strives to “build a community where staff and campers can find belonging as their most authentic self.”

Rebecca Bobko (She/Her)

Director of Marketing
(206) 826-8934,

Rebecca, also known as Plaid!, has had the pleasure of working in a variety of roles at Camp Fire over the years. She now serves as the Director of Marketing and enjoys sharing the wonderful work of Camp Fire with the community. She lives in Seattle with her wife and two children, and enjoys illustration, graphic design, crafts of all kinds, baking projects, and visiting the beach!

Kristen Cook (She/Her)

Director of Donor Relations
(206) 826-8931,

Kristen joined the Camp Fire team in 2013 and has held several roles throughout her tenure. Originally from upstate New York, she is excited to currently be leading our fundraising efforts and has a passion for connecting donors to Camp Fire’s youth and families. She resides in Seattle with her husband, one very feisty feline and numerous plants. You can often find her exploring the many trails of the Pacific Northwest, lost in the latest historical fiction novel or trying her hand at various arts & crafts projects.   

Josie Kies (She/Her)

Director of Community Partnerships
(206) 826-8945,

After growing up in the Camp Fire program, Josie joined the Camp Fire team in January 2023, returning to her roots. She, overseas our community program activities and staff, including group programs, day camps, and the annual candy sale, and community outreach and engagement. She works closely with our adult volunteers and leaders, and brings a passion for events and growth to our team. Josie adds “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.” Josie lives in the Seattle-area with her sister and a house full of pets and enjoys community fairs and festivals, DIY projects, and any book nearby she can get her hands on.

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Carrie Kishline (She/Her)

Senior Director of Policy & Risk Management
(206) 463-3174, ext. 35

Steve rejoined Camp Fire in 2022 after 5+ years working at the YMCA as Aquatics Director and Senior Membership Director. Originally from the UK, Steve a.k.a. Crash, first worked for Camp Fire as an international staff in 2010 when he was a Horizon counselor, continuing to work in various seasonal roles until 2016. Steve lives at Camp Sealth with his wife Meaghan, his chocolate lab Oakley, and two tuxedo cats Mini and Tige. “Coming back to Camp Fire feels like returning home. I am excited to work with our donors and help make Camp Fire even more inclusive and available to all who need its amazing programs.”

Robin Dein (He/Him)

Outdoor Education & Retreats Director
(206) 463-3174 ext. 34,

Originally from Madison, WI, Robin has been an environmental educator in Washington since 2015. He initially came to Washington as an outdoor environmental educator for Camp Killoqua and liked it so much that he kept finding reasons to stay. He has worked locally with Islandwood, Seattle Aquarium, Pacific Science Center, and the UW Botanic Gardens. He completed his Master of Education degree at the University of Washington in June 2018.

Corey Gerberdolan (She/Her)

Seattle Day Camp Director
(206) 384-5362,

Corey joined the Camp Fire team in January of 2022! She’s worked in a variety of outdoor recreation settings for over 10 years and spent her first year with us as the Office Manager. Corey, A.K.A “TreeTop,” is dedicated to the easy accessibility of nature for everyone. She adds, “I’m thrilled to be a part of a community with strong business skills, as well as a clear love and focus for youth.” Corey enjoys triathlons, disc golf, and anything to do with friendship string.

Chad Lawson

Chad Lawson (He/Him)

Facilities Manager
(206) 463-3174, ext. 24,

Chad has more than 20 years of experience, with more than 10  working at Camp Sealth. Also known as “Pipeline”, he enjoys playing golf and watching sports in his spare time.  He resides at camp with his wife Carrie, son T. Frazier and pets.  His favorite part of working for Camp Fire is problem-solving and creating new opportunities for experiential education.

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Michael McGrath (He/Him)

Human Resources & Accounting Specialist
(206) 826-8937,


Kim (Bizzy) Roeser (She/Her)

Camp Sealth Office Manager
(206) 463.3174 ext. 21,

Kim joins the Camp Fire team with a background in social work (group home management) and small business management and ownership. She continues to cultivate strong ties to her Vashon Island community and an excitement for the camp community as a whole. She pulls from her customer service background to provide a touch point for families to connect with and is available at camp year-round! Kim AKA “Bizzy” is a diehard Packers Fan, a bonus parent to a very cool teen and proudly a member of the LGBTQIA+ family. Her and her partner spend their time baking, gardening, crafting and playing softball. “I am profoundly appreciative of the opportunity to work for a company that has a forefront emphasis on creating a space for everyone. Camp Fire creates the ability to just be you and it is celebrated, I absolutely love that”.

Avari Tawater-Tiedmann (She/Her)

Program Director
(206) 461-8550, 

Avari, also known as Honeybee, grew up in Atlanta, GA but has moved all over before finding a home in the Pacific Northwest. After attending Georgia State University, she held positions in a variety of roles throughout public education, higher education, camp, and outdoor education. When she is not playing at camp, she is most likely swimming, hiking, enjoying tea, or trying to befriend animals. Avari values the environment Camp Fire creates for people the be their authentic selves and still feel safe while doing it. Avari feels blessed to be a part of such a strong team dedicated to connecting all children and adults to the magic and power of the outdoors and community

Casey Westphal (He/Him)

Camp Sealth Maintenance

Casey joined Camp Fire in February 2022. His long and varied background in Facilities Management and Construction, along with his creative thinking, has provided him with the tools to tackle any task. A native of KS, reared in GA, a graduate of Appalachian State University and a long time resident of Vashon Island, his interests are many and eclectic; from music, literature and art to science, history, geology and athletics. He is pleased to be a part of the Camp Fire community.