Meet our Summer Staff!

helping campers find joy and purpose in God's creation
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Scott Whitacre

Assistant Program Director

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: 1 

Name of School: Iowa Lakes Community College

Major: Music Education

1 Random Fact: I was baptized at 18 years old in the pool at Lakeside. 

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside? I am most excited to come back and see campers again

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Lauren Johnson

Assistant Program Director

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: 3 summers as a camper, 4 summers Volunteering 

Name of School: University of South Dakota (Senior)

Major: Media & Journalism-Strategic Communications

1 Random Fact: My absolute Favorite comfort food is a grilled cheese sandwich.

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?: I’m most excited to be back at Lakeside, meet new friends and make amazing memories at a place I call a second home!

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Joemari Felarca

Assistant Program Director

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: (First Summer)

Name of School: Iowa State University

Major: Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis on Health and Well-being prevention 

1 Random Fact: I appeared on National Television as one of the singers of FOX’s ne mystery singing show “I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE”(S2E4 W/ Music Superstar Ashanti)

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?: My favorite season is summer, and I love children and being outdoors.  I grew up in a Christian community back in the Philippines, and I always knew i wanted to make a difference.  The best feeling in the world is when you know you made an impact and changed someone else’s life.  Bringing a smile and joy to their faces is my goal.  The Lutheran Lakeside Camp will help my utilize my skills and gain valuable experience , and it looks like a great environment to work with and learn from one another.

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Maggie Domeck

Assistant Program Director

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: 3 Summers

Name of School: Dordt University (First Year)

Major: Elementary Education with a minor in Health and Human Performances.

1 Random Fact: One random fact about me is that I am very particular about my Handwriting.

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside? I am excited to work at Lakeside this summer because I want to build my relationship with Christ even more, and Lakeside is a great way to do that.  I am also excited to advance my leadership skills.

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Amy Kueper

Assistant Program Director

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: First Summer

Name of School: Spirit Lake School District (Teacher)

Non-summer vocation: Preschool Associate, and high school speech coach.

1 Random Fact: Amy has worked over 20 years in children and youth ministry.

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?: Can’t get enough of Lutheran Lakeside Camp.

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Hunter Campbell

Counselor

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: 1 (Second summer)

Name of School:  DMACC

Major: Psychology

1 Random Fact: I like to write stories

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?:  I am excited to be working at Lakeside this year because it means more amazing and awesome memories and meeting new people.

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Elaine Morgan

Counselor

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: First Summer

Name of School: Morningside University (Freshman)

Major: Psychology

1 Random Fact: I know Sign Language.

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?: I’m excited to spend time with campers and have fun this summer! 

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Autumn Vilebro

Counselor

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: First Summer

Name of School: Morningside University (Freshman)

Major: 

1 Random Fact: I passed the Spanish Seal of Biliteracy test my Senior Year.

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?:  I can’t wait to meet new people!  I’m super excited to be able to grow in faith together while having a great time at camp!

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Kylie Chandler

Counselor

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: First Summer

Name of School: Morningside University (Sophomore)

Major: Special Education and Elementary Education

1 Random Fact: I have 6 siblings, and have a snow globe collection.

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?: I’m excited to meet all the campers and to spread the love and joy of God.

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McKenna Roche

Counselor

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: First Summer

Name of School: Iowa State University (Senior)

Major: Child, Adult, Family Services

1 Random Fact: I have never broken a bone, but I have touched my toe bone.

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?:  I am excited to meet new friends and learn more about my faith and the skills that I have!

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Addison Baker

Support Staff

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: First Summer

Name of School: Spirit Lake Highschool

Major: 

1 Random Fact: I play tennis.

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?:  I like working outside and being around kids!

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Hannah Geiger

Support Staff

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: Camper and Volunteer 

Name of School: Spencer High School

Major: Hopefully to be a teacher

1 Random Fact: I get the privilege to help out with Special Olympics and with the special ed students.

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?:  Getting to meet new people and getting to know the staff better and making good strong friendships with everyone at the camp.

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Kaicer Wulf

Support Staff

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: First Summer

Name of School: Spirit Lake Highschool

1 Random Fact: I love 40’s Rock

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?:  I’m excited to work with the children and have a positive impact on their lives.  Let’s make this summer memorable!

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Rachel Origer

Evening Cook

Number of Summers worked at Lakeside: First Summer

Name of School: University of South Dakota

Major: Health Sciences

1 Random Fact: Both my thumbs and shoulders are double jointed.

Why are you excited to work at Lakeside?:  I am excited to work here because it will be a new and fun experience for me.