Head Counselor of Upper Girls
Aya Ortega – As a past Circle F Dude Ranch camper and counselor, Aya is excited to take on the role of girls Head Counselor this summer. Aya joins us from Bogota, Colombia where she is studying economics at the University of De Los Andes.
Head Counselor of Upper Boys
Chris Moon – The familiar face of Chris Moon is returning to camp this summer as boys Head Counselor for the summer. Chris has spent four summers at Circle F Dude ranch camp and has worked his way up from cabin counselor to most recently the Head of Rock Wall. During the school year Chris works as a behavior specialist at a local children’s academy.
Head Counselor of Lower Boys
Jon Buck – With over four years’ experience in the camping industry Jon is ready to join the Circle F Team as a boy’s head counselor. Jon just completed his master’s degree in Entrepreneurship at University of Florida this spring.
Department Head of Water Front
Aaron Medina - Aaron has experience working as head lifeguard at both camps and pools. Aaron has achieved his lifeguard Instructor certification in this last year and looks forward to training both the Circle F Dude Ranch camp staff, but also our pioneer campers in lifeguarding. Aaron has graduated with his bachelors from Trinity College.
Department Head of Photography
Christopher Griffiths – Christopher has spent the last two years of his college career studying photography and is excited to bring his experiences to our photography program. Christopher is joining us from the United Kingdom where he is pursuing a degree in Graphic Design, Photography, and Fine arts from Neath Port Talbot College.
Department Head of General Sports
Gil O’Brien - Gil returns to Circle F Dude Ranch camp this summer after taking several years off to pursue other interests. Returning to his position as Head of General Sports Gil is excited to be back at camp for the summer. Gil spends his winters working as a snowboard instructor and is pursuing a degree in Film at the Colorado Film School.
Department Head of Riding
Tierney Whalen –Tierney Whalen returns to camp this summer as the Head of Riding. She has formally been a cabin counselor and riding counselor. She is looking forward to the challenge of being the head of riding this summer. Tierney currently works at sawhorse Farm and looks forward to pursuing her dream of being a large animal veterinarian this fall. She has graduated from University of Florida with her bachelors in Animal Biology
Department Head of Rockwall/Alpine
Cody Lennon – Cody has spent his last two summers working as a climbing instructor at our Rockwall department. He is looking forward to stepping into the challenge of being the Department head and our new Alpine Tower. He is currently pursuing a degree in history at the University of Florida.
Department Head of Arts and Crafts
Maria Magnus – Maria has had a love of art since she was a child. She has been on a constant journey since then of learning, trying and teaching different mediums of art. She is in her senior year at Boise State University in Idaho pursuing a degree in communications.
Department Head of Skate Park
Chandler Ball – After many years as a camper and spending last year as a jr. counselor we are excited to see Chandler move into not only a full counselor role but as head of the Skate park. Chandler has a passion for skating which shows every time he is out at the skate park. He is currently pursuing a bachelors in psychology at University of West Florida.
Department Head of Camp Craft
Scott Porter - Scott is returning to camp for his second summer. After spending last summer as a wilderness staff counselor he is ready to put his own twist on Circle F Dude Ranch Camps wilderness and camp craft program. Scott joins us from Newberg, Oregon where he has been working with at risk youth.