Hey there! My name is Ali and I’m the Groups and Retreats Director. In 2011 I started working at a YMCA camp in Iowa. Throughout my summers in college, I intended to work just one summer, but I immediately fell in love with camp and haven’t really left the camping world since. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in 2013, I spent time working in camping and outdoor education in Colorado and Minnesota before coming to Camp Edwards as a program specialist in 2015. I love the atmosphere and the impact camp can have on a person’s life and I’m excited to continue serving others here in the best classroom there is, the great outdoors!
In my free time I love being outdoors doing anything from hiking to kayaking to rock climbing or just relaxing in my hammock with a good book. I also enjoy playing almost any sport, board games, and cheering on the Packers.