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Staff and Leadership

Lindsey Christ

Executive Director

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.




(427x640)Chanika Svetvilas

Program Manager/Office Manager

I grew up in the Southern Tier of New York State and graduated from Skidmore College with a BS in Studio Art and hold a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. 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.  I also have volunteered with the Ohio Arts League and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH.



rj2Ronald Joseph Weider III

Facilities Manager/Caretaker

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!