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.

Update on Geneva Glen Leadership - November 23, 2021

Dear Geneva Glen Camp Family,

The Geneva Glen Board of Directors is excited to announce that Christa Diederichs Redford and Reid McKnight have been named the camp’s interim Executive Directors.

Both Christa and Reid are lifelong members of the Geneva Glen family, having started their Geneva Glen experience as campers, collectively spending nearly 20 summers of their youth in the magic of Indian Hills. Over the ensuing decades, they experienced every facet of camp life and operations, initially as seasonal staff and then quickly ascending to year-round positions.

While they are familiar faces to campers and families alike, they are no strangers to the leadership and administrative responsibilities at Geneva Glen. For the past 13 years, Christa has served as Geneva Glen’s Assistant Director while Reid has been Geneva Glen’s Administrative Director since 2006. Reid’s tenure with the American Camp Association, where he currently serves as the Chair of the Rocky Mountain Region, gives him a direct window into emerging best practices in camp management and operations, whereas Christa’s previous camper-centered responsibilities, from Head of Girls Hill to Camper Support and Family Relations, ensures that all camp decisions will continue to flow through the lens of creating the most magical camper experience possible.

“Christa and Reid embody the spirit and magic of Geneva Glen. They join an esteemed group of previous directors and are perfect to lead Geneva Glen through the summer that shepherds the camp into its next century of operations. We are looking forward to our 100th season in 2022, and we are grateful to announce that we are nearly full for next summer. We couldn’t be more excited for the entire camp community,” said Board President Ford Allison.

As Winter and Summer programming approaches, be on the lookout for communications from our new Co-Directors Christa and Reid, along with updates from the Board on the ongoing search for a permanent executive director.

Sincerely,
The Geneva Glen Board of Directors



Christa Diederichs Redford

Interim Executive Director

christa@genevaglen.org

Contact me about camper enrollment and wait list information

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. Everett and Wyatt, Christa’s sons, keep her laughing and joyful every day!

Reid McKnight

Interim Executive Director

reid@genevaglen.org

Contact me about employment at Geneva Glen or for information about our horseback riding program

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 on the board of directors for the Colorado Camps Network. Reid is the proud dad of two GG campers, Beckett and Ainsley.

Anne Baalman

Accountant

anne@genevaglen.org
Contant me about your current balance, deposit questions, or accounts payable.

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.

Grace Campbell

Program Director

grace@genevaglen.org
Contact me about programming and fall weekends

Grace started at Geneva Glen in 2003; she wanted to come to camp just as her two older sisters did. She was a camper for 12 years and a seasonal staff member for 5. Grace was a counselor as well as Head of Sports and Head of Bracelets. During Covid, Grace volunteered many hours to help with our summer 2020 programs. She has a BA in Communication Studies and a Minor in Business and Sociology from the University of Kansas. Right after college, Grace started as our Program Director in 2021 and is very excited to develop and create an exciting program for our campers! She has 18 years of Geneva Glen experience and is very excited to be a part of the administrative team! She loves spending time with her family and loves being an aunt!

Jimmy Dickson

Development Director

jimmy@genevaglen.org
Contact me about how to make a donation, support camperships, planned giving, employer matching gifts, time grants, and other ways to give to camp.

Jimmy spent many summers as a camper and seven years as a counselor at camps in New Mexico, Colorado, and Minnesota. He grew up in Durango, CO, and has a BA in U.S. History from the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to joining Geneva Glen staff, he worked as an executive for the Boy Scouts of America and was a Campaign Manager and consultant for legislative, school board, and municipal candidates running for elected offices. Jimmy’s role at GG is to help the camp achieve its fundraising goals to improve the property and support the amazing program!

Nick Kolomitz

Facilities Director

nick@genevaglen.org

Contact me for anything regarding our facilities.

Nick first came to Geneva Glen in 2003. He spent 9 years as a camper and was a participant in our Trainee program. He worked at camp seasonally from 2014-2020 as a counselor, head of our Wilderness Exploration program, and as Head of Boys Hill. Nick is currently enrolled as a student at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. In 2021 Nick started his new position as Facilities Director. He has years of experience at Camp and knows our buildings and property very well.

Pete Mahan

Property Manager

pete@genevaglen.org

Contact me for anything regarding our facilities, land manangement, or the Pendragon Society

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.

Kathy Thornton

Administrative Specialist

kathy@genevaglen.org

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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