Bob is co-author of CAMP PROGRAM IDEAS and STORIES FOR THE CAMPFIRE, two classics in camp programming. He spent years as the education chair of the American Camp Association in both Southern and Northern California, is a past-president of the California Alpine Club and is still active as a trip leader for the club.
Curtis Benzle is Professor-Emeritus and former chair of Dimensional Studies at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Curtis is a former trustee of the American Craft Council and Past President of Ohio Designer Craftsmen. His art pieces are found in major museums and collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art/NYC and the White House Collection. Curtis maintains a studio in Huntsville, Alabama where he concentrates on sculpture.
Jim Christensen is a C.P.A. who owns his own firm in Orange County, CA specializing in forensic accounting. He was active in Scouting while growing up and still enjoys camping and the out of doors. His hobbies are waterskiing, wake boarding, surfing, stand-up paddling and international travel. Jim is the father of 6 children and 12 grandchildren.
Tim Hassler has attended several camps while growing up and later served as a camp counselor for four years. With a degree in Recreation from San Jose State, he worked professionally as a camp director for several years. He has been President of the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp for the past 15 years, and has held many leadership positions with the Berkeley YMCA. He is past chair of the Berkeley YMCA, and president of Friends of Berkeley Tolumne Camp.
Jan Mayer has his degree from San Diego State University with special distinction in Conservation and Environmental Education. He worked for four summers as a trip leader at Camp Kooch-I-Ching, probably the top canoeing camp in the country. Since leaving Kooch, Jan has stayed active in recruiting teens for the wilderness programs he strongly believes in. He has been a successful art/entrepreneur and has received over 30 top national awards, including three of the highest awards given. In his spare time he is active in surfing, snow and water skiing, and has organized many high adventure sports related trips to Europe, Mexico, Costa Rica and many other countries.
Eugene Troxell has his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and taught Philosophy at San Diego State for 34 years before retiring. During his last 15 years at SDSU he developed and was responsible for the university’s Environmental Ethics program. Gene wrote the chapter on Outdoor Ethics for the Sierra Club book Wilderness Basics. He was a co-founder and partner in Mt. Camp II, which is now one of the top private camps on the West Coast.
Bill Roemmich is a teacher in the El Cajon, CA public schools. In earlier years, he was head counselor at Camp Cuyamaca, program director and camp director of Camp Konocti and director of Camp Aztec. For several years he was an outdoor education program specialist with the San Diego County outdoor school program. He travels extensively and currently organizes the Shakespeare Festival Project, a summer program for high achieving middle school students.
Mike Wallner is the CEO of Wallner Tooling/Expac, Inc. of Alta Loma, CA. His company produces a wire mesh called “expanded metal” which is used in HVAC furnace type filters for both residential and commercial applications. Headquarters are located in Cucamonga, California, with operations in Kennesaw Georgia and Gumi, South Korea. Mike is a 6th degree Black Belt in Kung Fu San Soo. He enjoys rigorous physical training, flying, boating, snow and water skiing. He and his wife Angie have two boys, ages 15 and 17.
Wendy Wilson is the owner, president and CEO of Aero Thermo Technology, Inc. The company provides engineering, advisory, and assistance services from its head offices in Huntsville, Alabama. Wendy graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Business Administration. In 2010, she was honored as the Auburn University Outstanding Graduate in the School of Accountancy. Wendy is married to Curtis Benzle.