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!


Dennis Lipp

Executive Director

715-543-8808 ext. 202 |


Joe Raasch

Operations Director

715-543-8808 ext. 209 |

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.

Kim Tassi

Finance Manager

715-543-8808 ext. 205 |

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.


Jenn Davis

Office Manager / Registrar

715-543-8808 ext. 201 |

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 pets. 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 |

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.


Jessie Volinek

Office Assistant & Facility Use Coordinator

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Jess is new to staff at Camp Jorn as of Spring 2023. She was born and raised in Manitowish Waters. Jess attended our resident camp program from 2001-03 and is excited that her kids are able to enjoy Camp Jorn from child care, to day camp, to resident camp. She still resides in Manitowish Waters with her husband and children. When she is not working, Jess likes to spend time on the MW bike trails, attending community events, and spending time with her family (most of which still live in Manitowish Waters themselves!).

Camp Jorn YMCA Childcare & Preschool Center

Located on the Camp Jorn YMCA property, we offer a full day, year round quality child care program using a play-based curriculum which allows each child to grow at their own pace in the areas of social, emotional, physical and academic development.

Warm, caring, educated staff provide care in a casual, relaxed setting where the needs and interests of both child and parent are recognized.

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Kirby Gindorff

Infant/Toddler Teacher


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.


Regina Call

Infant/Toddler Teacher


My name is Regina. I am a Mother and Wife. I have an inquisitive 12 year old son; and an adventurous 2 year old daughter. We’re also expecting Baby # 3 in January 2024. My family and I greatly enjoy boating, camping, fishing, cooking and attending live-music. I’ve proudly lived in Northern Wisconsin for a little over 10 years. I was born and raised in the fast paced city of Joliet, Illinois (Well known for The Blues Brothers and Route 66.) I spent a big portion of my life in the beautiful patriotic state of New England, where my family is from dating back to the 1800’s. I’m a CPR certified Lead Teacher. My number one priority is ensuring safety and maintaining a positive professional learning environment. My time here with your children at Camp Jorn has inspired me to continue my education. Everyday I am excited to work teach ,learn, and grow with the children of Camp Jorn! To the Parents and Families of Camp Jorn; Thank you for this opportunity!!!

Tessa England

Tessa England

Preschool Teacher

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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

KenoQuaz Cloud

Preschool Teacher


My name is KenoQuaz Cloud, I am from Keshena, WI but have been living in Lac du Flambeau for sixteen years. My significant other is Walter Durant, we have four children together who keep us very busy. We love to travel, go to powwows, cook, and play sports together. I received my associate degree in early childhood education in Spring 2022, this fall will be my fourth year working in ECE. I love to spend time with my family, play volleyball, and bead. I am so excited to be your child’s teacher and I cannot wait to see what this year brings!

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Lexi Engler

Preschool Teacher


My name is Alexis Engler, I go by Lexi. I am from Mercer, WI. I received my associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Gogebic Community College in 2018 and have been working in this field ever since. I enjoy being involved in my community any way I can, whether it be through volunteering or coaching. I am very excited to be here as your child’s teacher!