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Board of Directors

Christina Beckwith, PharmD

Members at Large
  Kathy Boben, RN
Board Chair

Vicky Amdal
Vannina Gwilliam

  Phillip Barnette, MD
Medical Director, Vice President

Craig Halbasch, JD
Cathy Haskins, MSW

  Bruce LeBaron

Gaylis Linville
Travis Mehn

Jeanne Kluse

Christiana Biggs Riter, JD


Christina Beckwith Christina Beckwith
Executive Director, Committee Chair

Wapiti Mama has been with Camp Hobé for over 20 years and has been Executive Director since 2003, overseeing all our programs. She caught the volunteer bug as a teenager and has also volunteered for the 2002 Summer Games and at camps for kids with asthma and muscular dystrophy. She is married and has a grown daughter and 2 toy poodles. Her absolute favorite TV show is Farscape and her favorite movie is The Princess Bride.

Nicole Bailey Nicole Bailey
Arts and Crafts Leader

Nicole joined Camp Hobé in 2003 at the encouragement of her wonderful friend Captain Ron. She enjoys pudding fights, arts and crafts, and causing as much mischief as possible. She is currently pre-med at Westminster College and hopes to specialize in pediatric oncology once in medical school.  She loves her kids and couldn't think of anything else she'd rather do than put a smile on their faces!

Michelle Bunn Michelle “Bunn Bunn” Bunn
Day Camp Director, Volunteer Coordinator

Michelle has been with Camp Hobé since 1999. Originally from Burley, Idaho, she's lived in Salt Lake for more than a decade. She loves Hobé. She's been Day Camp Director since 2002 and is the volunteer coordinator. She's led activities, been a cabin counselor, and part of the Cheesy Macaronia Kids Week kitchen staff. She likes camping, eating s’mores, and little white doggies that jump on you.

Cali Bywater Cali Bywater
Kitchen Director

Cali has volunteered in the Kids Week camp kitchen for 6 years, cooking up all kinds of magic. In 2011, she took on the role of planning and running the kitchen. She lives in Fielding and has 2 wonderful children

Gaby Jensen Gaby Jensen
Kids Week Program Director

My cousin (Jamie Seale) recommended that I volunteer at Hobé as a CIT when I was a teenager. And I’ve been hooked ever since! Camp is the highlight of my summer. It’s a privilege to work with such incredible children and families. I’m excited to join a staff that has such a passion for putting the campers first and making sure their time at Hobé is positive and memorable. The rest of the year, I love hiking and camping, especially in Zion and Bryce Canyon. My day isn’t whole if I haven’t yoga-ed, and I’ve never met a dark chocolate bar I didn’t like.

Alison Keddington Alison Keddington

Two friends volunteered for Hobe in 2011, and thought she would be a great addition to camp. As a school teacher, she has free time in the summer and wanted to spend it in a worthwhile way. Now she’s hooked! She loves singing and anything to do with musicals. She’s even written a musical based on “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” – the children’s book by Louis Sachar.

Stacy Nisogi Stacy Nisogi

Stacy’s first year with Camp Hobé was 2004. She currently volunteers with our Day Camp, working with the youngest campers. She thinks Camp Hobé is great. In her everyday life, she plays a lot of volleyball and works as a safety consultant.

Brittani Rufener Brittani Rufener Neto

Brittani has been volunteering with Camp Hobe since 2005. She currently volunteers as the Drama activity leader. The kids at camp are so amazing and have helped encourage her decision to get her masters in Social Work. She doesn’t know who dreads the end of camp more – her or the campers. She keeps the spirit of camp alive year-round by randomly singing camp songs. She enjoys camping, playing basketball and spending time with her family.

Matt Schmidt Matt "Schmatt" Schmidt
Teen Week Field Games Leader

Schmatt got involved with Hobé after hearing about it from his sister and a good friend. Schmatt loves to ski, play guitar, and eat at Beto’s. He is studying robotics in school and learned to ride a motorcycle in the Peruvian jungle. He loves Camp Hobé! He acts like a kid sometimes, but it seems normal when he’s at Camp!

Jamie Seale Jamie “Navy” Seale
Medical Co-Director

Jamie started volunteering with Camp Hobé in 1999. She is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Primary Children’s Medical Center.

Noelia Siquenza Noelia Siguenza

Noelia and a friend heard about Camp Hobe and knew that they had to volunteer! After one time, Noelia was addicted! She hears that happens a lot. Noelia speaks both English and Spanish, and a little French.

Kevin Stoker Kevin Stoker
Teen Week Program Director

Kevin has been with Camp Hobé since 2002. He enjoys sports of all kinds and his job involves attending most of the UU athletic events (how great is that?). When at camp, he runs field games and mountain biking activities. Go Utes!

Eric Willison Eric Willison

Eric had a roommate who volunteered once year and could not stop talking about Camp Hobé. Then an old boss also recommended he volunteer with Kids Week. So he did, and he’s been hooked ever since.

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