Summer 2020 Staff

Aiden G. – Hey everyone, my name is Aiden! I’m from Danville, California, and I study civil engineering at the University of Michigan. This is my seventh summer at Kennolyn, and my second on staff. My favorite thing to do in the outdoors in play all kinds of sports. I’m so excited for an awesome summer!


Allison S. – Hi, my name is Allison Seiler! This is my thirteenth summer at Kennolyn, and I’m so excited to see what camp has in store this year. I attend Chapman University in Orange, Ca where I study Psychology and Education Studies. Cannot wait to be together under the redwoods!


Amy L. – Hi y’all! My name is Amy and I’m from Los Altos, California. I’m studying Classical Humanities at University of Wisconsin, Madison. This is my 8th summer at camp and my second on staff, and I love to hike, share stories, and make friendship bracelets (with varying success). I can’t wait to meet everyone and have a ton of fun this summer!


Anna G.


Avia B. – Hi, My name is Avia! I grew up in Santa Cruz, CA. I love the outdoors and spend a lot of my free time hiking, surfing, and enjoying nature. Drawing and painting also have a significant role in my life and I enjoy finding new ways to express my creativity. Right now I am pursuing a degree in environmental science at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. I am so excited for this summer!


Conor M. – Hi, I’m Conor! I just finished my third year at UC Santa Barbara as a Mathematical Sciences major, and this will be my fifth year on staff. I love doing ropes, archery, and stained glass at camp, and I can’t wait to finally get out of the house to work at my favorite place this summer.


Davis M. – Hi I’m Davis McRorie, I like being outside and in nature, but I also like comics and board games. I’ve lived in the Santa Cruz area my whole life and this will be my sixth summer at Kennolyn and my second on staff. I look forward to meeting you.


Elyse O. – Hi I’m Elyse and I’m from Soquel, California. I am a rising fourth year at George Washington University majoring in political science and double minoring in history and criminal justice. This will be my third summer at Kennolyn and you would normally find me up at the equestrian centre. I love everything about being outside, from training to hiking to trail/hack riding, but my favourite thing at Kennolyn is outpost/overnight ride.


Frank S. – My name is Frank Smith I am 21 years old from Redwood City California and this is my tenth summer at Kennolyn second on staff. I have just graduated from Sonoma State with a BA in history. During my four years of college, I played rugby and during my last year, I was made captain. In both my junior and senior years I made the NorCal collegiate rugby all-star team. I enjoy making jokes, laughing, and having fun with the people I’m with.


Hannah L. – Hi! My name is Hannah and I am so excited to return to Kennolyn for my 13th summer! I love hiking, art, and all things camp!


Jamie M. – Hi everyone! This will be my sixth summer working at Kennolyn and I’m so excited to be back! While not at camp, I am pursuing my graduate degree in marine biology. My favorite camp activities are the ropes courses and outdoor cooking!


Kai A. – I’m from Aptos and I am studying sociology. I have been with Kennolyn for one summer and it was really fun, I like going on hikes and riding my bike in out outdoors.


Katie O. – Hi, my name is Katie O’Regan! I grew up in Soquel, right down the street from Kennolyn. This spring I graduated from San Jose State with my master’s in speech-language pathology, and I’ll begin working as an SLP this fall with a local school district. This will be my 7th summer on staff at Day Camp.


Keegan S.


Kirin K. – I’m from Flagstaff, AZ studying elementary education at Northern Arizona University, this will be my second summer working at Kennolyn’s Day Camp and I love to do archery and go on hikes.
Leah A.


Liv D. – Hey all! My name is Liv Davis and this is my 9th summer at Kennolyn 2nd on staff. I am going into my sophomore year at Indiana University, Bloomington where I study International Studies, Geography, and Russian Language. My favorite camp activities are board diving, Outpost, and going to monkey palace. I can’t wait to meet you all this summer!


Lizzy A. – HI! I’m Lizzy. I’ve lived in Santa Cruz my whole life and I’m going to attend UCSB next fall as a freshman. I’m going to study Computer Science there within the school of Engineering. This is my first year at Kennolyn and I’m really excited to explore the beautiful property with all the campers! For the past couple of years, I have been a really avid runner and so that has helped me explore the beautiful forests and bluffs around Santa Cruz! I also love to hike, swim in the ocean, and play soccer in the outdoors.


Maggie C. – Hi there, I’m Maggie! I am from Santa Cruz, California, but during the school year, I am a student at UC Davis. I just finished my first year there, where I studied Environmental Engineering; however, I plan on changing my major to Human Development in order to pursue a career in teaching due to my love for working with kids. Growing up, I was a camper at Kennolyn from third grade until sixth grade, but I also had the amazing experience of living in a house on the camp’s property from 2008-2018. Living there not only gave me a huge love for summer camps, but also a love for the outdoors. I love being outside, whether that is going for a hike in the redwoods, playing in the waves at the beach, or watching a sunset wherever I am!


Mali B. – Hi, I’m Mali. I am 23 years old and I just graduated from UCSC studying Education and Spanish. I am a very energetic and adventurous person who loves to play soccer and ride horses. I have traveled extensively to exciting places like Brazil, Australia, Greece, and Spain.

And something you should know…I love working with kids!


Marina S. – I was born and raised in Santa Cruz and I’m studying psychology. This is my first year working at Kennoyln but I was a camper for multiple years and loved it! I am an all-around outdoors enthusiast, but I especially love backpacking, rock climbing, and surfing.


Mitch N. – Hi guys, I am from Los Gatos and I am a sophomore attending to Azusa Pacific University. I am studying business management. I enjoy going hiking and being outdoors, I am full of energy and love to learn new things!


Mitchell T. – Hi there my name is Mitchell Townsend I am from Soquel, California. This is my seventeenth year at Kennolyn. I love doing my favorite activity outside which is flying trapeze.


Natalie D. – Hi my name is Natalie and I am from Santa Cruz, CA! I am studying Speech Pathology at the University of Washington. This will be my second summer working at camp but my tenth summer overall! I love ropes and hiking outdoors!!


Nina B. – Hi I’m Nina Ballow, a local to the Santa Cruz Mountains. I am currently a student at UC Berkeley getting my bachelor’s degree in Physiology. I went to Kennolyn for many years as a kid and this will be my first year as a camp counselor at Kennolyn! My favorite activity is hiking in the mountains and lounging under the colossal redwoods.


Patrick W. – Hi, my name is Patrick and I am from San Jose, CA. This is my 10th year at Kennolyn, 1st on staff. I am currently studying mechanical engineering at the University of Vermont (Go Cats!). Some of my favorite activities are playing hockey, skiing, and going whitewater kayaking.


Raylene A. – Hey everyone! My name is Raylene Allen and I live just up the road! During the school year, I attend Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, I just finished my freshman year. This will be my first year at Kennolyn but my 4th year as a lifeguard, and I am very excited to see what this summer holds. I love to run, surf, and just be in the ocean. I also always take a trip to Yosemite each year to hike and camp, and I will be road-tripping to backpack the Grand Canyon in August! Have an awesome summer!


Rikki R. – Hi! I’m Rikki Radliff, and I’m Santa Cruz born and raised. I’m currently pursuing an Environmental Studies Bachelor of Science degree at UC Santa Barbara. This is my first year at Kennolyn! I LOVE being outside, whether it’s in the trees or in the seas; I’m a big fan of surfing, diving, hiking, and camping!


Sam A. – Hi there! My name is Sam, this will be my third summer at Kennolyn. I’m from Watsonville, California and I’m really excited to back outdoors in the redwoods. I love hanging out at the beach and playing all kinds of sports-karate and fencing are my favorite but anything that involves running around is a great time to me. I’m studying at UCSB and will be a senior next year in the Global Studies department with a minor in Social Justice. I can barely wait to say hello again and meet you all this summer!


Simran K. – Hi, I’m Simran. I’m 20. I’m from Santa Cruz, but I go to college in LA at USC, studying Screenwriting at the film school. This will be my second summer working at Kennolyn. When I’m outside, I love to hike and play volleyball!


Taegan D. – Hi I am Taegan, I have lived in Santa Cruz my whole life and have been a camper at Kennolyn twice but this is my first year as a counselor. I love hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors.


Tess S-K. – Hi! My name is Tess Solot-Kehl and this is my twelfth summer at camp, second on staff. I am a rising sophomore at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. There I plan on being a Sociology and Studio Art double major. I love all activities at camp ranging from the pool to the crafts area and everywhere in between, but I think my favorite activity to do there must be the climbing wall.


Zak M. – Hi, I’m Zak from Leicester, England and this is my 8th year at camp, 2nd on staff. I’m currently studying Aerospace Engineering at UCLA where I row crew. I love being outside doing anything from hiking to playing soccer to just chilling in a hammock. I can’t wait to see everyone at camp this summer!