With an attempt to have more energy than his dog Lily, Charlie tries to “Live More” each day. Charlie grew up in California, exploring the outdoors with his brother, Tyler who passed away in 2010. Camp Tamarack is the perfect setting for Charlie to continue to share the Anderson boys’ love for adventure and the outdoors and he is excited to share his passion for education, exploration, and personal growth with others.
Otter’s passion for education began 20 years ago when she found herself in a stream full of macroinvertebrates and 5th graders. That journey has since taken her to OSU where she earned a degree in Fisheries & Wildlife Science and Environmental Education, to the tide pools at Hatfield Marine Center, and to the villages of Malawi, Africa where she served in the Peace Corps. Otter brings an amazing focus on excellence, crafting our programs to maximize the opportunities for learning and fun! She is happy to spend her days helping to create and shape our programming!
Cedar’s journey with education began when Santa Claus delivered her a whiteboard for Christmas. She spent countless hours as she grew up in Northern California practicing the art of teaching in her playroom. In high school, Cedar had the opportunity to teach at a local nature preserve, and quickly realized the only classroom she wanted to be in was the great outdoors! From there she moved on to the University of Nevada, Reno to earn her degree in environmental science. When she is not at camp, Cedar spends her free time skiing, visiting family and crafting away!
Growing up in Central Oregon, Woodchip has many fond memories of adventure in the beautiful Oregon Wilderness. However, the place that holds the fondest for him, surely is Camp Tamarack. Woodchip was lucky enough to be a camper at Camp Tamarack before he began spending most of his time as a High School Volunteer. During that time he was passionate about recreating the experience he had felt so lucky to be a part of. Now, in his adult life, Woodchip is still lucky that he gets to be a part of Camp, and to work to create and share the experiences he holds so dear with his community.
GRANTS & COMMUNITY LIASON
Born and raised in beautiful Alabama, Osprey has made herself a nest at Camp Tamarack since the Spring of 2015. She's a Spanish-speaking, semi-trained inflatable kayak river guide, up-and-coming Pilates teacher, and a grant writer extraordinaire! Osprey works closely with our community as a whole to write grant proposals and support our programs to the fullest. She's most likely to be seen at camp with a pocket full of dog treats or doing yoga and Pilates on the dock in the mornings!
Ewok grew up in Long Beach, California but has since lived in 7 different states! He has been cooking professionally for more than 20 years. He loves his dog Betty White, who he rescued in February 2019. His greatest passions other than cooking are musical theatre, traveling and watching movies. He graces our kitchen with amazing food and singing every day!!
Canyon was born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. He earned a degree in Recreation Management with a minor in Psychology. He then joined the Nevada Conservation Corps, where he worked on a chainsaw crew and supervised a trail building crew. His time with the NCC deepened his passion and appreciation for the power of nature, which eventually led him to start a 4 year career in Wilderness Therapy. Canyon has a passion for working with youth and teens and helping to facilitate their growth and development. We're so excited that Canyon has brought this passion to our community here at Tamarack!
EVENING PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR
Growing up in Oregon, Kiwi discovered her passion for outdoor leadership during her time volunteering at Camp Tamarack as a high school counselor. That passion has since led her to work towards joining the staff team at Camp! She is so grateful to continue sharing her passion with the community at Tamarack, as well as to continue creating positive experiences for all that visit. When not at Camp, Kiwi enjoys spending her free time crafting, photography, and going on adventures!
Dice grew up outside of Portland, OR., and graduated from Oregon State University with a Biology Degree in 2022. As a wee child, he spent a lot of time exploring the woods of Mt. Hood, making stick forts with moss carpet, and swimming in the Zigzag river. You can often find him reading Warrior Cats, crafting, or listening to funky music. Maybe you'll even hear him running in the mornings around the lake. His favorite animals are Orca Whales and Anteaters, and his favorite color is green.
Trinket was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and moved to Tuscan, Arizona to pursue a psychology degree with minors in Spanish and East Asian Religious Studies. She has found herself at Camp Tamarack as a result of her deep love of the natural world and passion for empowering children. In her free time you can find Trinket journaling, hammocking, giggling, and going to music festivals!