Our Board of Directors
Christina Beckwith, PharmD
President, Executive Director
Wapiti Mama has almost 30 years of experience working with Camp Hobé 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 believes that Camp Hobé is the best place on Earth!
Cathy Haskins, MSW
Cathy has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah, with an undergraduate degree from Utah State University. She has been a volunteer at Camp Hobé since 2004 and a member of the Board since 2005.
Kathy Boben, RN
Kathy joined the Board in 2009 and has been the board Chairperson since 2016. She is Registered Nurse at Primary Children’s Hospital in the Immunocompromised Care (ICS) Unit. She has also become a familiar face at Camp Hobé , volunteering her time there as part of the onsite medical staff, beginning in 1995. She has also been a volunteer at Operation Sunshine since 2007. Kathy received her BSN from St. Joseph’s College in Maine. One of her favorite activities is hiking in Utah.
Bruce is the Human Resources Manager at TOSH – The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital – part of Intermountain Health Care. He has SPHR Certification from the Society for Human Resource Management; and MPA and BS in Botany from BYU. Bruce has been a volunteer at Camp Hobé since 2000.
Vicky is a stay-at-home mother who has made a great contribution volunteering for various charitable organizations and schools. She has been on the Camp Hobé Board since 2011, and has worked with Make-A-Wish Foundation, Freedom Elementary PTA, and Fox Hollow Elementary. As a parent of a Camp Hobé camper, she brings to the Board a special perspective and understanding of campers’ needs.
Vannina is the Language Program Coordinator for Intermountain Health Care. She has a Master’s degree in Radiological Sciences and undergraduate degrees in Foreign Languages, Zoology and RT. She is a certified medical interpreter and translator. She has volunteered for various healthcare organizations in Peru, China and Hong Kong. She joined the Camp Hobé Board in 2016.
Craig Halbasch, JD
Craig is a Regulatory Affairs/Staff Attorney for the Nutraceutical Corporation in Park City. He received his JD from the University of Nebraska College of Law and has an undergraduate degree in Communications. He has been on the Camp Hobé board since 2016. A big outdoor enthusiast, Craig likes living in Park City where he is close to hiking, mountain biking, skiing and other adventures.
Allison joined our Board in January 2017. She is the Vice President/Salt Lake Regional Branch Manager at First National Bank of Utah. She has been in the banking business in Utah since 1993, working for various financial institutions. In addition to volunteering at Camp Hobé, Allison has served on the Board of Community Health Charities and is a President’s Ambassador for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Gaylis Linville has served on the Camp Hobé board since 2013, helping with public relations and communications. She is a transplant to Utah from Seattle where she worked in the marketing, advertising and economic development arenas. Ms. Linville has a B.A. in Journalism from Central Washington University and completed a year of post-graduate work at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
She currently works for SMG/Salt Lake, the company that manages the Salt Palace Convention Center, South Towne Expo Center and the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park on behalf of Salt Lake County. She is the Director of Communications and Public Relations, and a standing member of the Employee Action Committee. The EAC has worked with Camp Hobé for several years, donating materials left over from conventions – such as backpacks, lanyards, water bottles and other useful items – to benefit the camp.
Austin is the CEO of RetouchUp, a photo editing company serving photographers and photo labs nationwide. He has an MBA from UVU, and a BA in Spanish. He attended Camp Hobé as a sibling camper in 1994. He joined the Camp Hobé board in 2018.
Mary Ann Owens, MSW, MBA
Mary Ann joined the Camp Hobé board in 2018 and is excited to join the team. She has held clinical and operations leadership positions with healthcare management organizations including Aetna, ActiveHealth Management, Human Affairs International and Magellan. Mary Ann is married with two children. She and her family enjoy skiing, hiking, sailing, traveling and walking their dogs. Mary Ann’s community involvement includes Girl Scouts of Utah camps and as a long-time sponsor family for the Niños of Skis program. She has also participated in corporate sponsorships supporting the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the American Lung Association in Utah. Originally from Upstate New York, Mary Ann has lived in Park City for 30 years.
Rebecca joined the Camp Hobé board in 2018. She was born and raised in northern Virginia but has lived in Utah for about 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has worked in human resources her entire career, currently at a Salt Lake City nonprofit that works to reduce risk to the security and reliability of the western interconnection of the electric grid. Rebecca is the mom of four kids and stepmom to two more. After many years of one-off volunteering for various organizations, she is looking forward to dedicating her spare time to one worthy cause.
Zevin Spears, CMP
Zevin joined the Camp Hobé board in 2018. He is new to Salt Lake City and works in the Event Management Department at the Salt Palace Convention Center. This native Texan moved to Washington, DC to plan events at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University. Zevin has a great wealth of experience in planning programs around the country. His events have been featured in media outlets such as CNN, Lifetime Movie Network, and The Washington Post. Zevin was nominated by DC’s Metro Weekly Magazine as the November 2016 Cover Man of the Month for being an advocate and influencer in Washington’s LGBTQA community.
Alex joined the Camp Hobé board in 2018. Alex is a third-grade teacher at Parkside Elementary. He attended The Citadel for his undergraduate degree and The University of South Carolina for his Master’s in Education. Alex went to Camp Happy Days and Special Times, a camp for children with cancer and their siblings in South Carolina, as a sibling. He was both a camper and counselor at that camp.