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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Katy Bost

Executive Director

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Camp Jorn YMCA has just completed its search for a new CEO and is happy to announce the hiring of Katy Bost to fill this position. During the search for a new CEO, the Camp Jorn YMCA board of directors interviewed various candidates who applied from locations throughout the country. Katy Bost stood out among the rest. Her energy, vision and many years of passion and dedication to Camp Jorn are exactly what the board was looking for in their next CEO. Katy, a native of Lake Forest, IL, has vast experience as an attorney advocating for children and families while living in Gainesville, FL for the last few decades. The Camp Jorn YMCA board is extremely confident in Katy’s ability to provide fantastic leadership within the organization for years to come. "I am thrilled to rejoin the Camp Jorn YMCA family," said Katy Bost. "Camp Jorn is the backyard in which my roots grew and linking with the Board of Directors to carry out our mission and execute what is best for camp is an absolute honor!" The Camp Jorn YMCA board is very excited to welcome Katy to the Northwoods! Katy will be joining the Camp Jorn team in June and will closely collaborate with Interim Director Dennis Lipp to guarantee a successful summer in 2024 and a seamless transition.

Kim Tassi

Finance Manager

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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

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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 children. 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.


Jessie Volinek

Office Assistant & Facility Use Coordinator

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Jess joined the Camp Jorn staff in the Spring of 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!).

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Tyler Magnuson

Property Manager

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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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Alec Obradovich

Assistant Property Manager

Alec joined the Camp Jorn staff in the Fall of 2019 as our Assistant Property Manager. Though born and raised in Waukesha, he moved onto undeveloped land in the small township of Oma during the Summer of 2019 with his best friend and has been working on carving a small farm into the property ever since. He raises goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, and grows many fruits and vegetables during the summer months. When not at work or on the farm, Alec enjoys hiking, hunting, and fishing.

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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Mikaela Teal

Child Care Director

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Hi, my name is Mikaela Teal, I recently moved up here two years ago with my family. I am excited to be here at Camp Jorn as the Director and to become a part of the Northwoods community.

A little about myself I started working in childcare four years ago I have been a preschool teacher, since the very beginning. Almost a year ago, we welcomed our son into the world. I have three cats. I love to go hiking exploring anything outdoors.

I enjoy being part of fundraisers and anything to help benefit the community. I am looking forward to not only teaching our children, but  being able to also lead our staff here at Camp Jorn YMCA!


Tessa England

Preschool Teacher

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I am Tessa England and I am so happy to meet you! This is my fifth year working at Camp. I know this year is going to be great with lots of new friends, fun activities, but most of all awesome learning experiences. I am passionate about helping your child succeed in school and I love getting to know my students and building strong relationships with them. I've learned that laughter and smiles are the best tools.

My goal is to encourage and support my students to think critically, solve problems, communicate, collaborate, grow, and reflect on their learning and decision making .I hope to instill and inspire lifelong learners!

I completed my courses from Wisconsin Department of Children and Families last and am planning on taking more courses in the near future. Thank you Camp Jorn and Families for this opportunity. 

On a personal note, I am happily married to my husband, William. I am a self-taught artist who finds joy in drawing and painting, particularly focusing on nature, flowers, and animals. During my free time, I indulge in cooking, baking, DIY crafts, sewing, and exploring the kalimba. Weighted Hulahooping is my preferred workout, alongside dancing with my students and leisurely walks with my furry companions. My husband and I find solace in gardening at our lakeside garden and caring for our indoor plants during the winter. Camping and traveling with our camper trailer are cherished pastimes. Our household includes three dogs, two cats, and a chipmunk named Nugget. Family and friends hold a special place in my heart, and I cherish every moment spent with them.

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Clifford Dischinger

Toddler Teacher

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Hello my name is Cliff! My family has lived in Manitowish Waters since 2017. We really enjoy what the area has to offer and being a part of the community is important to us. I started at Camp Jorn in early 2023. I hope to get to know families that also enjoy our community and hope to see and hear of your experiences. 


Paige Girton

Toddler Teacher

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Hello! My name is Paige Girton. I am from Mercer, WI and I am 22 years old. I’ve lived in Mercer my whole life and spent all of elementary and middle school there. I then transferred to Hurley High School where I graduated and received my diploma. I am now taking classes to become a lead teacher. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to work with kids, especially the little ones. When I got the job here, I was really excited because it is such a wonderful opportunity! I’m so glad I get the chance to do what I’ve always wanted to do. I am so excited to be able to meet all of the kids and their families!


Jasmine Lee

Infant/Toddler Teacher

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My name is Jasmine! My family and I recently moved up to the Northwoods(Mercer) from Northeastern Wisconsin! I am a Mother to Odin and 2 fuzzy cats named Mildred and Dolores. Some of my favorite things are reading books, crocheting, listening to podcasts, being in nature, taking pictures, spending time with my family, and drinking tea. I love Renaissance fairs and have only been to one, but plan on going to many more! I have been in child care for 3 years and I’ve been a lead teacher for almost 2 years. I have been trained on WEMLS curriculum, Conscious Discipline, SIDS Certified and CPR Certified. My goal is to help the children learn and grow in the best way possible!

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Kirby Gindorff

Preschool Teacher

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Hello, I'm Kirby, and I was born deaf, using American Sign Language. Originally from southern Wisconsin, I am a parent of 7 CODAs (children of deaf adults). Alongside being an artist, I enjoy playing volleyball and supporting my kids as their number one fan in sports and life.

Since 2022, I've been working at the childcare center. Witnessing children evolve and develop their unique personalities has always been a rewarding experience for me. My ultimate aim is to foster your children's growth and learning through a blend of creativity, activities, diversity, knowledge, experiences, ability, compassion, all within the center's nurturing environment.


Amber Eith

Teachers Assistant

My name is Amber Eith and I started working at Camp Jorn in the summer of 2023. I live in Mercer and have lived there since I was a little kid. I am a senior at Mercer High School and am involved in volleyball, basketball, softball, and track & field. In my spare time I enjoy reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends & family. After high school I plan to go to college and major in accounting & business.


Brieanna Volinek

Teachers Aid

Hi there! My name is Brie and I am so excited to be working with your kids! I have spent the majority of my life   living in Rhinelander, but I recently moved to Mercer. I started at Camp Jorn in April of 2024. I come from a very large family and have always loved spending time with my younger siblings. I love being around kids and helping them learn and try new things! I really enjoy arts & crafts, specifically diamond art! I enjoy water activities, movie nights, and game nights!