How many summers did you spend in the Canyon?
About 9 summers. 1976 thru 1979: (camper at Echo); 1980: work crew (at Echo); 1981: Assistant cook at Echo and Singing Hills; 1983 thru 1985: Counselor at Echo.
What are you up to these days?
Married to Kerri for about 19 years with a 17 year old boy, Kolby, and 12 year old daughter, Halli. I own and run Grout Tile and Stone Masters, LLC in the Austin area specializing in ceramic tile, natural stone restoration; garage and exterior hard surface coatings.
Do you have a favorite camp memory?
Not one in particular. There were too many! Just always laughing! Being a camper and later in various staff positions brought different memories. Cooking and being in the kitchen was a blast; however being a counselor was more rewarding and fun in a different way.
What do you miss most about your summers at camp?
The carefree nature of it all. The camaraderie of everyone there and knowing it was Christ-centered fun. The dust. The Frio. The sounds of fans blowing in all the cabins. The closeness. The hugs. Round-Up. Being totally out there and being yourself with no fears. Getting closer to people in 2 weeks that the other 50 at home. Relationships.
How does LLYC still impact your life today?
I suppose it really got me going in my walk with Christ and kept me going during the year away from camp. Frog gave talks that really got to me, and lingered with me over the years. I still have mostly “camp friends” as friends and we are always able to pick up where we leave off. There is a palpable bond and closeness among us or between us. God is all about “relationship” at so many levels, and that lingers most with me as it pertains to LLYC specifically.