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 camps in Louisiana and Mississippi because she loved camp so much! After graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Management, she was hit with the travel bug and decided to take a teaching job in South Korea for a year and worked at a resort in Saipan for two years before returning to camp life in 2016 working as a program specialist at a camp in North Carolina.
She recently moved back to her Iowa roots after working as a foster care recruiter for Arrow Child & Family Ministries in Beaumont, Texas. Camp ministry has and always will be her passion and she is very excited to be back in the field of camping, meet everyone that Y Camp has impacted, and be part of the Y Camp family!
Fun Fact: Sierra became a cat foster parent while living in Texas and has been able to continue that passion after moving back to Iowa! Don’t be too alarmed if the names and types of animals are always changing in her home, you never know what fosters she might have hanging around!