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 |


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 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.

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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.


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.


Mikaela Teal

Preschool Teacher


Hi, my name is Mikaela. I have been working as a childcare teacher for almost 4 years. I moved up to the north woods 2 years ago with my family, and we  welcomed our son into the world in 2023. I love the outdoors and do a lot of recreational activities. As a family we love to go fishing and hiking. I have 3 cats and a hamster at home. I am very excited to be here and teaching our children of the north woods. 


Jasmine Lee

Infant/Toddler Teacher


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

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.


Amber Eith

Teachers Aid

My name is Amber Eith! I am from Mercer, Wisconsin and I am currently a senior in high school at Mercer Public School. I enjoy spending my free time playing sports, reading, and spending time with family and friends. After high school I am planning to attend UW-Green Bay and further my education.