I became the Executive Director in December 2011. I grew up in Columbus but spent a number of years living around the country. I graduated with a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and with a MS in Ecology from the University of Florida. I have been working in the non-profit field since 1997 and was the former Executive Director of Keep Franklin County Beautiful, Inc. I also had a retail business in Grandview Heights for 4 years. I currently live in Upper Arlington with my husband and daughter.
Program Coordinator/Office Manager
I grew up in the Southern Tier of New York State and graduated from Skidmore College with a BS in Studio Art. Previously in New York City, I served as the Program Coordinator in the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History and as Grants Assistant for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Currently, I am completing my Master of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Arts with Goddard College, a self-directed, independent study program. I also have volunteered with the Ohio Arts League and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH.
My name is Ronald Joseph Weider III, but you can call me RJ. I was born in Bad Axe, Michigan to Mary and Ron Weider. I grew up participating in numerous Boy Scout camps due to my father being a professional scouter. The camps included D Bar scout ranch, Paul Bunyan scout reservation, and Camp Tapico. I graduated from Davison High School in 2006 and attended Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan where I played football and studied wildlife sciences and forest management. I also attended Hocking College in 2008 where I studied forest management. I worked in maintenance at both Camp Tapico and Hocking College. I have also worked as a beach attendant for Geneses County Parks and as a boat rental manager for Hocking Hills concessions. All of these experiences have led me to you as your camp caretaker. I look forward to meeting all of you!