our leadership team

The Geneva Glen Leadership Team is a year-round, permanent staff of administrators and support personnel who work to enhance and improve our programs and facilities.

Anne Baalman


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Anne began work at Geneva Glen as the accountant in 2012. After graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in accounting, Anne spent several years in both public and private accounting. Anne’s role at GG is all of the accounting and/or finance related tasks.

When Anne isn’t at GG she can usually be found enjoying the Colorado outdoors.

Maddie Diederichs

Program Director

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Maddie began attending Geneva Glen when she was six years old and was a camper for eleven summers. She returned to Geneva Glen as a summer counselor for five summers and was a two-time Head of Pool as well as the Head of Trainees and Head of Hill. Maddie graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a BS in Public Health in 2019. After briefly working in Child and Family Services with the State of Montana she returned to Geneva Glen in 2020 as a year-round staff member. Maddie spends her free time hiking and trail running, she also enjoys reading books.

Jake Kay

Maintenance Director


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Jake started to attend Geneva Glen when he was 8 years old and had a long career as both a camper and seasonal staff member. As a staff member, Jake took on the duties of a counselor for a summer before spending the rest of his career as a head wrangler down at the G/ Barn. During this time, he also attended Fort Hays State University (Go Tigers!) and studied finance and economics while also participating on the varsity NCAA Wrestling team. After graduating, Jake moved back to camp and hasn’t left since! He helps with the maintenance of the property and taking care of camp’s herd of horses. Spending majority of his time outside of camp coaching, fishing, and exploring the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Pete Mahan

Property Manager


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Pete began as a seasonal staff member at Geneva Glen in 2000 as a CIT. Pete worked as a counselor, Head of the Wilderness Exploration, and seasonal Program Director for 8 summers. He attended Saint Olaf College and Colorado State University, studying Studio Art, Environmental Studies, and Art Education. After a brief stint teaching art in public schools, Pete returned to Geneva Glen in 2013 as year-round Program Director, and moved to the Property Manager role in 2018. Pete has been active with the American Camp Association since 2011, serving as an Accreditation Visitor and Professional Development Chair for the Rocky Mountain Region.

Reid McKnight

Administrative Director


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Reid started his camp career at Geneva Glen in 1987 and was a camper for 10 years. Reid was on the seasonal staff from 1997-2005 serving in many different capacities including crew member, counselor, Trainee Director, and Head Wrangler. Reid attended Texas A&M University and Metro State, majoring in Computer Information Systems and is a certified horseback riding instructor by the CHA. He has been the Administrative Director since 2006. Reid is active in the American Camp Association, currently serving as the Chair of the Rocky Mountain region and member of the National Standards Commission as well an Instructor and Visitor for the ACA Accreditation Program. He is also currently appointed to the Advisory Committee on Licensing of Child Care Facilities for the State of Colorado. Reid is the proud dad of two GG campers, Beckett and Ainsley.

Christa Diederichs Redford

Assistant Director


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Christa began attending Geneva Glen when she was six years old, and camp has remained an integral part of her life ever since. A camper for nine summers and on staff for nine more; she worked in many camp areas and was the Head of Pool, Bracelets, and BBs. Christa went on to be a summer staff supervisor, ran the Teen Trainee program and was Head of Girls Hill for two summers. She has a BA in Social Science from the University of Northern Colorado and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with Inclusionary Practices from the University of Colorado Denver. After leaving camp, she taught elementary school for eight years then happily returned to GG in 2007 and loves being back! Currently, Christa’s role at GG is camper enrollment, staff resource, camper support, and camp family relations. She is an Accreditation Visitor for the American Camp Association. Everett and Wyatt, Christa’s sons, keep her laughing and joyful every day!

Kathy Thornton

Administrative Specialist


Contact me about any general questions you might have about Geneva Glen

Kathy was a camper and summer staff member at Geneva Glen. She has been on the year-round office staff for the past 14 years. Kathy helps in the office with registration, correspondence and other office tasks needing to be done. Kathy has a BA in Organizational Communications and a minor in Management, from Creighton University.

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