Camp Jorn Staff

Meet the people who make Camp Jorn one of a kind.

Camp Jorn YMCA is operated by a group of committed and experienced full-time staff that are responsible for the many business facets of delivering mission driven programs. They are pretty fun people too!

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Trueman Hoffmeister

Executive Director

715-543-8808 ext. 202 | trueman@campjornymca.org

Trueman is a passionate camp person with over 30 years of YMCA experience in and around resident camping. He met his wife Wendy at Camp Kenan, and his two children Emily and Kenneth were raised at camp. He has experience directing resident camps our size and most recently was the General Manager of the YMCA of the Rockies / Snow Mountain Ranch.

He brings a wealth of experience in staff and program development, board governance, fundraising, endowments, scholarship programs, successfully implementing diversity initiatives and budgeting.

Trueman and his wife Wendy are outdoor, winter loving people and are excited to be apart of the Northwoods! 

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Joe Raasch

Operations Director

715-543-8808 ext. 209 | joe@campjornymca.org

Joe Raasch, is our Camp Operations Director. Born in Lake County Illinois,  Joe grew up with a passion and love for the outdoors. This love for nature was brought on from the summers he spent as a camper and staff member at Camp Jorn! He spent eight years as a camper and has been on staff since 2015. The last two summers on staff were spent in Leadership positions helping develop and maintain Camp Jorn Programing. Joe went to school at Northern Michigan University for his degree in Communications studies with an Outdoor Recreation and Leadership management minor. 

Outside of camp, Joe enjoys hiking, fishing, making music and spending time with friends and family.
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Kim Tassi

Finance Manager

715-543-8808 ext. 205 | kim@campjornymca.org

Kim has been with Camp since 2009.  She completes the daily tasks necessary to maintain sound financial practices as well as assisting in human resource activities.  She is highly organized, accurate and detail oriented.  Kim lives in Presque Isle. She enjoys downhill skiing, horseback riding and spending time with her son Cale, his wife Kait, and her grandchildren.

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Jenn Davis

Office Manager / Registrar

715-543-8808 ext. 201 | jenn@campjornymca.org

Jenn joined the Camp Jorn staff in March 2018 as our office assistant. In September 2018 she became our full time Office Manager/Registrar. She lives in Mercer with her husband, their children, and their three dogs. When not working Jenn likes to spend time exploring the local area with her family, hiking, riding their bikes on the MW trail system, and tries to spend as much time on the water as possible.

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Tyler Magnuson

Property Manager

715-543-8808 ext. 210 | tylerm@campjornymca.org

Tyler joined our staff in September 2020 as our full time Property Manager. Born in northern Illinois, Tyler grew up fixing anything that he was allowed to tear apart. Learning closely all of his mechanical knowledge from his dad and grandpa. Tyler went to college for automotive service technology and has always loved working on anything with an engine. When not working he spends most of his weekends in the Manitowish Waters area fishing and riding snowmobiles in the winter.

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Kris Bensen

Day Camp Director/Retreat & Rental Coordinator

715-543-8808  | kris@campjornymca.org

Kris began his career with the YMCA in 2013 as a camp counselor in Iowa, and loved it! Since then, he has held a variety of roles working with kids and families through the YMCA. This included a summer at Camp Jorn as a Program Director in 2016. Through this experience, he gained an even greater appreciation and love for camp, and knew one day he wanted to go back. He graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services with an emphasis in Leisure Planning Management.
 
Kris joined our staff in the Spring of 2022 as our Day Camp Director/Rental & Retreat Coordinator. 
 
Kris' hobbies include fishing, camping, biking, and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings 🙂
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Kristin Kumpula

Childcare Director

715-543-8808 ext. 213 | kristin@campjornymca.org

Hi everyone I am Kristin Kumpula and I am the new childcare director. I’ve been at camp for two years now as the preschool teacher. I love working with your children and being a part of their development and growth. I am in my last semester at Nicolet and will be graduating this December 2022 with my associates degree in early childhood education. My next step is to transfer to UW Stout and get my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. In my free time I enjoy spending my time outdoors with my three children. We go camping, fishing and hiking. I am also a girl scout troop leader for my daughter’s troop. I like to draw and paint, read books, and am a Chicago White Sox fan. I grew up in Chicago before I moved to Boulder Junction in 1998 with my family.

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Tessa England

Toddler Teacher

715-543-8808 | tessa@campjornymca.org

Hi all! My name is Mrs. England!!! This is my 3rd year at Camp Jorn YMCA When I look at my students I see unlimited possibilities. Every child is a different kind of flower. All together they make this world a beautiful garden. Working with kids is my passion, so I am super lucky to have a job at the YMCA.

I am happily married to my wonderful husband William. I am a self taught artist. I love to draw and paint. some of my favorite art subjects are animals, flowers and nature. I Love baking and cooking for family and friends. I enjoy photography, diy crafts, sewing, snowshoeing, and learning kalimba. In my leisure time I enjoy planting and gardening at our lake garden and indoor plants for the winter.

Fun Facts:

  1.  I was a cheerleader
  2.  I have two cats and 3 dogs
  3. I am a chipmunk whisperer
  4. I am a plantaholic lady
  5. I love weighted hula hooping
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Valerie Carlson

Lead Preschool Teacher

715-543-8808 

Hello! My name is Valerie Carlson and I am the newest staff member of the Camp Jorn YMCA Childcare Center. It is such an honor to work with your children and be here as they grow and learn new things! As a daycare teacher, I do my best to spend quality time with all the children and show them that they are loved, appreciated, and unique, and they all have so much to offer this world! I have past experience in working at a daycare center for over a year back in my hometown. My aspirations for the future are to continue my education in nursing and enter the field of pediatric and/or neonatal care. 

Fun Facts about Me: 

I am originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

I started here in late July of this year as a summer camp counselor and I loved the area so much I decided to stay! I love listening to music and singing. Back at home I have a very obnoxious cat and dog who I miss very much! My hobbies include running, walking, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, figure skating, traveling and exploring, and spending time with family and friends. I also love to bake, draw and sketch.

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Kirby Gindorff

Infant/Toddler Teacher

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My name is Kirby Gindorff, I was born and raised in Elkhorn, WI.  I attended to the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in Delavan and then graduated at Elkhorn High School.  From there I attended to Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. to become an Art teacher. Due to personal reasons I had to leave before I graduated and had to move back to Elkhorn.  There, I became a mother of 5 kids.  It wasn’t until about 7 years ago I decided to move to the beautiful north woods where I had my 6th child.  I love being involved in events, family outings, going to deaf clubs, being creative with my art skills, making the best of the holidays and above all, watching my girls play volleyball.  I’ve always loved volleyball so watching the kids become good at that holds a special spot in my heart.  I’m also enjoying watching my second youngest son get involved with soccer and my oldest in track.  My family has always been everything to me.  I enjoy spending time with not only my kids but other kids which is why I started working at the Child Care Center. I enjoy finding ways to be creative for them. They inspire me to keep going everyday.

 
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Nathan Helinak

Infant/Toddler Teacher

715-543-8808 

Coming soon!

 
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Skylar Frandy

Childcare Assistant

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I'm Skylar Frandy also known as Miss Sky to the kiddos at camp. I've been at Camp Jorn since June 2022 and worked in the kitchen feeding the kids and staff all summer long! Now being in child care for the year I am having so much fun! In my spare time I enjoy taking walks with my fiancé and our dog Neo. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Olivia Mobry

Childcare Assistant

715-543-8808

Hi my name is Olivia! You may have seen me at pick-up or drop-off before - I am Jaylie and Owen’s mom. We moved to the Manitowish Waters area a year ago to be closer to family and raise our kids. As a former resident camper of Camp Jorn, I feel honored to have my children enrolled at Camp. This sentiment sparked my interest to be a part of the childcare program and help make a difference! I am a part-time dental hygienist as well. I love more than anything to spend my time with my kids. I also love cooking, reading, boating and traveling.

 
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Hannah Bridgwater

Childcare Assistant

715-543-8808 

In the spring of 2021, I started working at Camp Jorn Child Care. I grew up in Stoughton, Wisconsin, and came to Manitowish Waters three years ago. I have three sisters, two dogs, two cats and Eighteen chickens. To pursue a degree in elementary education, I'm currently enrolled in a technical college's university transfer program. When I'm not working or in school, I like to go fishing, play volleyball, go for runs, and visit the zoo.