Staff

Alex Kretzinger

Executive Director

Alex first worked at Y Camp in 2011 while finishing college. He didn’t know at the time, but he would get hooked on camp pretty quickly. Starting full-time in 2013, Alex led the Summer Camp and Family Camp programs for 5 summers. In August of 2019 he took the reins...

Amy Joanning

Camp Executive Assistant

Amy is a lifelong Boone gal who was looking to start her career in administration in 2002 when the position of office manager opened at camp. Over the years she has taken on many office roles and currently holds the title of Camp Executive Assistant. She lives in Boone with...

Sean Gundersen

Sr. Summer and Family Camp Director

Sean Gundersen is an experienced Camp Director with an extensive background in risk management and camp operations. He is passionate about the camp experience and the transformations seen through summer camp. Sean has both a B.S and M.S in Recreation Management and Administration from Northwest Missouri State University. Sean has...

Sierra Kuisle

Sr. Education and Group Camping Director

Sierra might be a new face to the Y Camp staff but definitely not new to the camp life! She is originally from Mediapolis, Iowa and spent her childhood going to different camps as a camper and CIT. She went on to spend 6 summers as a camp counselor/lifeguard at...

Melanie Mellinger

Program Director

Originally from Texas, Melanie began her Y Camp journey as a camper in 1997. She became a Y Camp leader in 2015 and has served in a variety of roles at Y Camp ever since. Melanie met her husband Ollie for the first time at Y Camp when Ollie was...

Eric Jaeger

Food Service Supervisor

Eric joined the Y Camp staff team in 2004. Originally from Guttenberg, Iowa, Eric now lives in Boone with his wife, Marie, and has five kids: Storm, Virginia, Nikki, Madison and Jacob. He’s an outdoorsman at heart and camp is the perfect place for him. He enjoys hunting, fishing and...

Chris Williams

Buildings and Grounds Supervisor

Chris is a talented and hardworking guy who first started working for camp in 2010. He has established himself as an essential part of the Y Camp staff team and is responsible for the maintenance of camp’s buildings and grounds. Chris is originally from Boone and currently lives near Frasier,...

Sue Hadaway

Housekeeping Supervisor

Sue joined the crew in 2017 to take on the Housekeeping Department and Y Camp has been cleaner ever since! Sue lives on a farm outside of Boone with her husband Ole, but is originally from Marshalltown, Iowa. She has two children, Jansen and Danie. She really enjoys working around...

Matt Dunn

Buildings and Grounds Assistant

Matt serves camp in our Property and Facilities Department alongside Chris, and loves every minute he gets to spend making camp a safer and more functional place for campers, families and leaders. Matt grew up in nearby Ogden, where he still lives with his wife, Dana, and raises all kinds...