Our staff is made up of a diverse group of people, each with unique talents, backgrounds and perspectives. But what we all have in common is a dedication to the purpose and spirit of Camp Manito-wish YMCA. People here share the values of hard work and healthy living, collaborate with their co-workers and embrace the chance to contribute their skills and insights. We’re passionate about what we do. Which goes a long way towards having a positive impact on the youth we serve.

Seasonal Staff

Camp Manito-wish employs nearly 250 seasonal staff members each year. A large percentage of our seasonal employees return each year, and an overwhelming number of staff alumni credit the renowned leadership training they gained here for successes in their careers and communities.

Seasonal staff are eager for campers to arrive

Year-Round & Long term seasonal Staff Directory


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judy tegtmeyer

Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Pereles

Jeff Pereles

Development Director
Karmen Tornow

Karmen Tornow

Director of Finance & Administration
Ben Hoffman

Ben Hoffman

Operations Director

Sara Farrow

Director of Marketing &



Becca Elliott

Program Director - Leadership
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Ione Sanders

Program Director - Wilderness Programs
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Katherine Brown

Program Director - Summer Camp
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Henry Carruth

Seasonal Outpost Director


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Becky Jirikowic

Business & Finance Assistant
Trish Menzia

Trish Menzia

Office Assistant
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Dina Casso

Administrative/Business Office Assistant
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Director of Annual Giving &
Alumni Engagement


Tim Sheehan

Tim Sheehan

Property Manager
John McMenamin

John McMenamin

Assistant Property Manager
Jerry Hartigan

Jerry Hartigan

Maintenance Technician

Dave Meyer

Camp Custodian
Emalyn Schultz

Emalyn Schultz

Camp Custodian

ELMER OTT's Emerging professionals in camping interns

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Kevin Gibbens

E.P.I.C Intern
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North Seiberlich

E.P.I.C Intern

Board of Directors

Since 1970, Camp Manito-wish YMCA has operated as an independently chartered YMCA. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors whose boundless energy is rivaled only by their unwavering enthusiasm for our mission, vision, and commitment. From fundraising for new facilities to establishing new programs to reinforcing the priorities and values that make Manito-wish so exceptional, our Board has always provided the guidance, wisdom and helping hands needed to achieve our mission.

2023 Board of Directors

  • Judy Barry - Manitowish Waters, WI
  • Thomas Basting Jr. - Edina, MN (Past President)
  • Spencer Bonnie - Phoenix, AZ
  • Ian Brown - Reston, VA
  • Ryan Collopy - Milwaukee, WI
  • Judy Conlin - Rhinelander, WI
  • Mike Dockry - St. Paul, MN
  • Daniel Donoghue - Barrington, IL
  • Jeannie Fenceroy - Milwaukee, WI
  • Gretchen (Petterle) Flueckiger - Madison, WI
  • Gregory Friese - Stevens Point, WI
  • Annalee (Gunlicks) Good - Madison, WI
  • Sarah Kendrick - Waunakee, WI (Vice President)
  • Eric Lorenz - Mequon, WI
  • Nancy Meyer - Indianola, WA
  • Kirsten (Fabke) McKee - Madison, WI
  • Scott Nagle - Madison, WI
  • Marcie Navratil - New Plymoth, New Zealand
  • Sverre Roang - Madison, WI
  • Mary Beth Rygh - Cedar Falls, IA
  • Dave Stevenson - Washington, DC
  • Judy Tegtmeyer - Boulder Junction, WI (Chief Executive Officer)
  • Caroline (Bone) Templeton - Oregon, WI
  • Richard Valiga - Waukesha, WI
  • Daniel Winter - Evansville, WI
  • Elizabeth Ziegler - Evanston, IL (President)


Camp Manito-wish YMCA thrives because the thousands who have experienced it truly believe in it. We are fortunate to have so many dedicated individuals volunteering their time and talents throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities are available both at Camp and from your home. If you are interested in helping with any one of the following, please contact us. We are happy to share more detailed information.

  • Annual Fund Drive Appeals
  • Memorial Day Work Weekend
  • Host an Information Night or Help Distribute Camp Information
  • Summer Camp and Outpost Opening Days
  • Birthday Card Club
  • Other opportunities and special projects throughout the year