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Meet the Staff: Owen Wise

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Owen Wise

Intern

How long have you worked for Horizons? 2 weeks!

What are you looking forward to most at OLC?: I am excited to learn how a camp is managed and operated. I also want to ride on the horses.

Favorite Quote: I like refried beans. That’s why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they’re just as good and we’re just wasting time. You don’t have to fry them again after all.

-Mitch Hedberg

Best Joke:  Why can’t T-Rexes do push-ups? …   Because they are extinct.

Hobbies:  Unicycling, Juggling, Slack lining

Random Fact: I started a business selling balance training equipment.

An Embarrassing Story: In elementary school during class I pinched my lips closed and filled my mouth with air. I blew too hard and it made a loud fart noise that the entire class heard.

Favorite food:  Crab Cakes

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Meet the Staff: Ashley Fenner

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Ashley ‘Fenn’ Fenner

Intern

How long have you worked for Horizons? 2 weeks!

What are you looking forward to most at OLC?: Hands on experience with the challenge course and some caving on the side.

Favorite Quote:  If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.

Best Joke:  What does the farmer say when he can’t find his snow shovel?…. sno’problem!

Hobbies:  Bouldering and Caving

Random Fact: I can pull out a rib and wiggle it

An Embarrassing Story: In high school my father thought he gave me Tylenol before sending me to school. Instead he gave me ex-lax so I spent the rest of the day in the rest room. It wasn’t until I returned home that my mom told me what I had actually taken.

Favorite food:  Mashed potatoes and brown gravy

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Meet the Staff: Scott Dovel

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Scott Dovel

OLC Maintenance

How long have you worked for Horizons? 7 seasons (almost two years)

Favorite OLC activity: Operation Purple Activity Captain and Counselor

Favorite quote: “You have to believe to achieve.”

Favorite joke:  Why did the farmer give his cow a pogo stick?  He wanted a milkshake.

Hobbies: I make handcrafted paddles for friends. Since the age of 12, I have been moving tons of rock and dirt, mostly by hand, doing landscaping projects in my family yard leaving a mark that will be there long after I am gone.

Random fact: I was in a wheel chair for 6 months after I was the victim of a severe car accident in 2007.

An embarrassing story: While turning around on Lake Philippa’s beach, I got stuck in the muck and had to be pulled out by a big green tractor.

Favorite Horizons meal: Shepherd’s pie served during International Night during Summer Camp or the famous Surf and Turf served during the SGA Leadership Conference.

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Meet the Staff: Devin Hall

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Devin C. Hall

Host Coordinator

How long have you worked for Horizons? 6 years…WOW!

Favorite OLC activity: Camp Fires

Favorite quote:  “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Hobbies: Hobbies include Lego and traveling

Random fact about yourself: I am the owner of a 6 ft x 8 ft Lego castle which I have been working on for 11 years

An embarrassing story: I once stuck a lemon in my nose during preschool sniff day and had to be rush to the ER to take it out 😉

Favorite Horizons meal: My ALL TIME favorite meal at camp…STUFFED CHICKEN BROC!!

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Meet the Staff: Kimberly Lane

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Kimberly Lane

OLC Program Coordinator

How long have you worked for Horizons? I worked for OLC as a part-time employee for a few seasons before taking on the role of Program Coordinator.  I started this position at the beginning of September, 2012.

Favorite OLC activity: Low Ropes Course

Favorite quote:  “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” –Viktor Frankl

Favorite joke: What did the pig say on a hot summer day? …”I’m bakin’”!

Hobbies: I like to paint, cook, participate in sports, watch movies, socialize with family and friends, and learn new things.

Random fact: I can wiggle my toes individually.

An embarrassing story:  When I was in college, I walked out into the dining area only to slip on water, which resulted in a tray-full of food flying everywhere. The crowd clapped.

Favorite Horizons meal: It’s hard to say because I like a lot of the meals.  I have a tie between steak and salmon night and the BBQ chicken with macaroni and cheese.  I also really like their cookies, but that’s not a meal!

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