The Galilee staff is a dynamic team of people from across the country, striving to do our part to make the world a better place. Guided by Galilee’s mission, we seek to be thoughtful stewards of the camp and to welcome warmly all the people we serve. We invite you to get to know us!
Stuart Campbell Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuart has lived and breathed Episcopal camping since his first week as a camper at age 7. Stuart graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine, where he studied History and Art History, and brings a decade of experience serving at Camp Stevens, the Episcopal Camp for the Diocese of San Diego and Los Angeles. Stuart joined Galilee as its first Executive Director in 2007. He lives at Galilee with his wife Monica and their two daughters Ava and Gracie, and spends his free time hiking the Rim Trail or paddleboarding on the lake.
Chadwick Clark Head Chef
I’m Chadwick Clark! I’ve been at Galilee since I was 23 years old. I started here as a maintenance and grounds worker, but have since found my place in the kitchen. My initial curiosity has turned into a true passion for creating delicious meals. I love planning menus, coming up with new dishes, testing recipes, and figuring out what takes a meal from something to eat to something to remember.
I was married in 2017 to a wonderful, beautiful, hilarious, amazing, clever, talented, intelligent woman whom I live with in South Lake Tahoe. We have filled our home with dogs and spend a lot of our time exploring the outdoors with them. We love to go hiking, running, camping, and any activity that allows us to enjoy the mountains. I am very into cycling during the warmer weather. I’ve logged many hours and feet of climbing on the bike around Tahoe and the surrounding areas. My favorite place to ride is the Hope Valley, particularly in the fall when the aspens are at their brightest shades of yellow and orange. During the winter months you can find me back country and cross country skiing with the dogs, or perhaps on the slopes enjoying the downhill ride.
All in all my, heart belongs to my family, the wilderness, to my food and those it nourishes.
Melody Molina Retreat Coordinator Travis Bethmann Operations Coordinator
Melody and Travis arrived at Galilee after traveling the country with their lovely pooch, Lola. They lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina before exploring west. Melody, the Retreat Coordinator, is a mixed media artist and is aspiring to forage and work with the local medicinal plants. Travis, the Operations Coordinator, also works with wilderness medicine as a Wilderness First Responder, EMT-B, and he volunteers for the local Search and Rescue team. They both love being outdoors and love living in the peaceful paradise of Galilee, and the greater Tahoe Basin.
Eva Labonty and Greg Clensy, and daughter Molly Food Service Director and Retreat Staff
Eva is serving as Food Service Director and Greg will be taking over as Assistant Director in the coming months. They moved from Portland, Oregon to make the next step in their adventures in camping. Eva and Greg ran Camp Latgawa, a Methodist camp in southern Oregon for 15 years and have several other experiences working in the camping and retreat center world. They have now been with us at Galilee for 3 years and have made major contributions to the programs and operations. Their daughter Molly turned 6 in July and has started school in Carson this fall. Her favorite things are bugs, animals, and bugs.
Basden Clark, Galilee Staff Person
Basden grew up in north Georgia, but traveled to Tahoe in 2011 and fell in love with the never-ending mountains and alpine lakes. After a short stint living in South Lake Tahoe and working part-time for Galilee, he moved to Dallas, TX where he met and married his wife Molly. They moved back to Tahoe together in March of 2018. With his free time, Basden runs for hours at a time in the mountains. He just ran his first 100-mile ultramarathon and looks forward to completing tougher challenges in the near future.
Galilee Program Director and Canon for Education at Trinity Cathedral, Reno
The plains and Black Hills of South Dakota formed Mikayla, and it’s from there that she came to Galilee in June of 2018 to serve as Resident Chaplain and Summer Camp Program Director.
After attending seminary at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, Mikayla was ordained a priest in June 2016 to serve the Cheyenne River Episcopal Mission. She now serves Galilee and Trinity Cathedral (Reno), where she is Canon for Education.
Travel, dogs, and books have always been of great interest to Mikayla. She loves to learn about other religious traditions and be entertained by historical fiction. When she’s not playing with her mutt (Luya) or pretending she enjoys running, Mikayla is likely cooking up some new project for her Sunday schoolers or daydreaming about her betrothed, Charlie.
She also holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from the University of South Dakota. And maybe—just maybe—that education has some role in her goings on today.