Lisa Hensley, Arroyo Grande, CA
Cal Poly Administration
Lisa Hensley works at Cal Poly as a Personnel Analyst in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and has a home based business selling Arbonne Skin Care and Nutrition products. In her spare time she serves on numerous boards focusing on youth development. She has passion for Camp Fire because she was a youth member in the 1970’s, a club leader in the 2000’ s, and now serves as a board member because of the gifts Camp Fire offers our youth. “This program helps every child experience things they would not have the opportunity to do, and helps them grow and develop skills they don’t learn in school. The best part is they have fun doing it and don’t even realize the benefits.”
John Hutchison, Grover Beach, CA
John’s history with Camp Fire began when his mother was Camp Director and father was Camp Maintenance Man at Camp Natoma. He spent 2 summers as a camper, a few years later worked as chore boy, and later took over the role of Maintenance Man. His Sisters were also involved with Camp Fire. John was asked to join Camp Fire’s Board of Directors in 2012 and has been serving ever since. This is his second year as Vice President.
Shari McCarthy, Arroyo Grande
Shari has been involved with Camp Fire for the past 18 years. She was fortunate to have been a “stay at home” mom and volunteered in various activities throughout her two daughters’ school years. She was a Camp Fire leader for her youngest daughter, Lorna, (2009 WoHeLo recipient) for 12 years. She has been serving on Camp Fire Central Coast’s Board of Directors for the past 3 years and is starting her 2nd year as Board Secretary. As a Club Leader, she chaired almost every committee and is now working hard with the Board on council fundraisers. She is most proud of mentoring her Club to complete their WoHeLo project and receive their WoHeLo award in 2009. She enjoyed helping them discover their individual “sparks” through Camp Fire’s Club programming.
Dorothy Truesdale, San Luis Obispo, CA
Retired Insurance Business Owner
Dorothy has been involved in Camp Fire through many program and management changes for over 50 years. She began her service with Camp Fire as a leader, then became involved in board committees. For four years Dorothy served as Executive Director of the Boulder Colorado’s Council. In 1975, she left Colorado to move to San Luis Obispo to replace the retiring Executive Director, Anita Richardson, of the Natoma Council. Since her retirement, Dorothy has returned several times to serve as interim executive director and to serve on the Camp Fire board.
Jennifer Fonteneau, Santa Maria, CA
Rabobank Vice President
Jennifer works as an AVP Banking Services Officer for Rabobank. She is a long-time resident of Santa Maria, married, has two children and a grand-daughter. She has served as treasurer of the Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce and has volunteered for Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Interview Leadership Program with Orcutt Jr High since 2008, Relay for Life since 2006, Math Superbowl in 2009, and Boys and Girls Club to help them raise money 2005-2006. Her passion is for youth programs that enhance youth development in our community.
Keri Schwab, Ph.D., San Luis Obispo, CA
Cal Poly Assistant Professor
Keri is currently an Assistant Professor in the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration Department at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. She teaches core undergraduate courses including Introduction to RPT, Evaluation and Assessment Methods, and Programming and Leadership. Her M.S. and Ph.D. studies focused on positive youth development and family leisure. Her professional experiences in the field include work in several youth and family-focused programs such as after school recreation, early childhood dance/movement, home-based early intervention, and as a grant writer for Head Start.
Jamie Stockton, San Luis Obispo, CA
Jamie is retired from a career in restaurant management, followed by 20 years with the SLO County Sheriff’s Department. He and his family have a long history with Camp Fire on the Central Coast. His Mom was a Camp Fire Girl in the 1940’s and attended Camp Natoma in it’s first year ever–1941. His Dad was the Camp Natoma Committee Chairman in the 60’s and 70’s. Both his older and younger sisters, as well as his daughter, went through the entire Camp Fire program. Jamie first stated volunteering at Camp Natoma in 1967 by assisting his dad. Jamie considers Natoma to be his “second home” and you can still find him working at the camp many weekends in the Spring and Fall, along with his fellow Amotanians.
Jeremy Thompson, San Miguel, CA
Maria Ramsey, Arroyo Grande, CA
LIS Project Manager
Maria Ramsey has her BS in Biochemistry and has been working in the healthcare field for 26 years. She is a Laboratory Information System Project Manager at Central Coast Pathology where she has worked at since 2003. She has been actively involved with the Camp Fire program for over 12 years; all four of her children have participated in the program. Her two oldest daughters are WOHELO recipients; her youngest daughter is a candidate for the award. Their participation taught them many life skills and lessons in addition to the importance of “giving back” to the community. Maria and her family continue to volunteer at Camp Tacanneko, Cielo and Natoma along with numerous community events, candy sale, and enchilada making. In her spare time she enjoys working on her property in the flower and vegetable gardens.
Julie Tizzano-Schumann, Santa Maria, CA
Julie has roots in printing and mailing. Her 5th-great-grandfather signed the Declaration of Independence as the Postmaster General. Her first job was a paper route (she broke the gender barrier against female workers at the time by using her brother’s name.) After studying business and foreign language at University of San Diego, and noteworthy achievements during 12 years of employment at Diablo Canyon, Julie rediscovered her calling in data, printing, and mailing when she started SLOCO Data in 1987. In addition to serving on Camp Fire’s board, she is President of the Rotary Club of the Five Cities Eco, Vice Chair of the Better Business Board, and serves in the Pismo Beach chapter of the International Footprint Association. She is a proud mother of three adult children, a certified scuba rescue diver, and enjoys trips to Mexico with her husband Steve, with whom “life is never dull.”
Wes Armstrong, San Luis Obispo, CA
Recently retired from 44 years as a dentist and rancher Wes enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities. They include Scouting, 4H, mountaineering, skiing, scuba diving, skydiving, racing motorcycles, trail building, logging, snow surveying, calf roping, rock climbing, backpacking, sailing, triathlons, and marathons. In addition Wes past experiences include being an Air Force veteran, First Aid and CPR instructor, commercial fishing boat captain, pilot and flight instructor and a planning commission member. He and his wife, Marilyn, have 5 grown children and 9 grandchildren. He always looks forward to sharing the excitement and wonder of the outdoors with young people.