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.
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Creative Programming Officerjohnny@genevaglen.org
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Johnny spent five summers as a camper at Geneva Glen, finishing as a highly decorated veteran of the GG Olympics before beginning a seasonal staff career in various roles from 1997-2005 such as a member of Work Krew, Head of Shields, CIT Director, Head of Boys’ Hill and Program Director. After graduating from Colorado State University’s Journalism school, Johnny was hired at Sanborn Western Camps as an Outdoor Education Facilitator as well as the Program Director for Big Spring Ranch for Boys. A brief adventure in the Caribbean as a Youth Activities Counselor on the Disney Magic cruise liner immediately preceded Johnny’s return to Geneva Glen in 2011 as the CPO (Creative Programming Officer), helping to facilitate each summer’s special programming as well as health and registration paperwork intake.
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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 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 future GG'ers, Beckett and Ainsley McKnight.
Christa Diederichs Redford
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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!
Property Manager & Land Stewardjeff@genevaglen.org
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Jeff’s earliest memory of camp was sitting on Mr. Gilmore’s lap when he was 3 or 4 years old (his mother, Lynne Deason was a Gilmore era staff member). He went on to be a camper, counselor, area head, work crew boss, GG parent, pendragon volunteer, board member, and seasonal property manager. Jeff met Molly at GG in 1983 and they were married in 1989. Their two kids, Cass and Sam, were also long time campers and staff members. Jeff holds a B.S in Biology (Georgia Bulldog) and a M.S in Special Education (University of Colorado Denver). He served as an educator for 17 years. Construction management and Land Surveying followed his teaching career until he rejoined the year round staff as property manager.
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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.