Our team are the heart and soul of the South Mountain YMCA Camps. Our services and programs are about developing people, and it takes a dedicated and passionate team make them happen.
Chief Executive Officer
Bill joined the South Mountain YMCA team in April 2023. An Austin, Texas native, attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine playing Division III basketball and earning a degree in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. After graduating from college, Bill took a job as the Program Director at his childhood camp, Camp La Junta for Boys. He has 3 children Andrew, Laine and Luke. Bill has led YMCA camps for over 20 year at Camp Classen YMCA in OK, YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow in TX, YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin in MI, and YMCA Camp Santa Maria in CO, YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha in MI. Bill is an avid outdoors person that loves to ski, hike, sail and bike. He has also been trying his hand at Blacksmithing/Bladesmithing.
Director of Development & Alumni Relations
Michael was raised in the Reading area and first came to Camp in 1974 as a Bynden Wood day camper, and then a Conrad Weiser camper. While attending Duquesne University, he returned as a counselor and summer staffer in a variety of positions. After earning an MBA from Penn State in 1990, Michael relocated to California where he spent 10 years in the wine and spirits industry. He then embarked on a 20-year career as a manager with Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Pittsburgh before returning home to Reading. Michael lives in Blandon with his girlfriend Lisa, their six dogs and three cats.
Tracey joins us on the mountain after serving in the U. S. Coast Guard for 30 years. She is a graduate of Trident University International with a degree in Business Administration, Human Resources. Tracey is the voice of camp she can help you with any questions that you may have about our programs. Tracey lives in Denver with her husband Norm and their daughter Emily along with their Dogs and Cats. When Tracey isn’t at camp you may find her on a golf course with her family or sitting on the beach getting some vitamin “sea”.
Chief Operations Officer
Cory hails from upstate New York and comes to the mountain with 17 years of professional camping experience ranging in the fields of Aquatics, Archery, High Adventure, Teambuilding, Outdoor Science, Trip Leading, Day Camp, and Camp Programming. Cory oversees Camp Conrad Weiser and is always planning new and exciting activities to serve the members of our community. Cory lives on the mountain with his wife Sarah, son Daniel and the dogs. You may find Cory sailing, paddling, hiking, or snowboarding all around the east coast.
Kelly grew up in Illinois in a town nestled between Milwaukee & Chicago. She has been working with the YMCA since she was 16 years old. Kelly started her career at Hastings Lake YMCA as a youth sport coach and has experience at YMCA Camp Grady Spruce as a Naturalist, YMCA Camp Duncan as a Program Director, YMCA Camp Tockwogh as the Retreats Director, Willow Grove YMCA as an Aquatic Team Leader and currently South Mountain YMCA as the Outdoor Center Director. Kelly holds a degree in Physical Education and Health with a minor in Aquatics from Slippery Rock University. Along with her course work she was also a varsity Field Hockey and Water Polo athlete for the university. Most days you can find her roaming the local trails or finding a new ice-cream location with her partner and dog.
Assoicate Program Director
Stuart, our Associate Program Director joined us in 2023 after working seasonally for several years in both summer camp and the outdoor center. He background before camp was in theater which has served him well at many camp fires and rainy days. Stuart is from just outside of Williamsport, PA the home of the Little League World Series. When he is not on the mountain he enjoys going to the movies or exploring new places.
Dale comes to the mountain with over 12 years experience in property and grounds maintenance. Dale’s background includes overseeing budgets, capital improvements, energy conservation, safety, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment. Dale is responsible for the efficiency, effectiveness, safety and aesthetics for 90+ buildings and over 600 acres for programming at the South Mountain YMCA Camps.