CULTURE MATTERS

Many people think a company’s culture is defined by lighthearted moments in the office. Ping pong tables, happy hours, and nerf guns. We believe it goes much deeper than that. It is the blending of our values, our passions, and our purpose.

Our culture is the manifestation of who we are as people. Guided by our core values, we’re an unapologetically quirky team rooted in professionalism and personal growth. Why does this matter? Because you deserve to know who you’re doing business with. CampMinder is not a product; it’s a culture.

If culture matters to you as much as it does to us, you might want to join our team.

OUR CORE VALUES

Put Team First

With empathy and humility, we seek win-for-all solutions.

Own it

We hold ourselves accountable for outcomes, good and bad. We don’t pass the buck.

Be Admirable

Honoring our word and choosing candor, respect, and kindness.

Wonder

Seeking to understand with curiosity and vulnerability.

Find A Better Way

A culture of innovation and continuous improvement. Constantly seeking personal and professional growth.

Give Joy

Laugh. Be grateful, positive and hospitable. Make people feel good.

MEET THE CAMPMINDER TEAM

We’re an eclectic mix of artists, foodies, gamers, hipsters, musicians, readers, runners, skiers, dog owners, camp counselors, and all around adventurers.

Unlike the majority of the team, Allison traveled east to end up at CampMinder. Hailing from California, she loves sushi and puzzles. In the office, Allison can be found answering the support line and replying to help tickets. While she doesn’t consider herself a collector, she has a sweet spot for fun socks.

Spirit Animal: Meerkat

Allison Doering

Client Success Manager
One summer at camp, Amber’s campers wanted to throw her a surprise birthday party. 45 campers woke up early and decorated the rec center before breakfast for a party, complete with donuts and music. After an experience like that, how could you not love camp? Now, Amber spends her time in the office helping camps with their questions about CampMinder. After work, you might find her in a hammock by the river reading books by Bill Bryson.

Fun Fact: Amber can wiggle her ears.

Amber Knapp

Client Support Manager
Since her days as an editor of her high school newspaper in Iowa, Analiese has always had an interest in what drives human behavior - an interest that led her to study Anthropology at George Washington University. As CampMinder's Director of Talent & Culture, she makes sure the company is hiring great people and keeping them engaged. Analiese can often be found working out or spending time with her husband. She is also a self-professed bibliophile who devours literary fiction, business and leadership non-fiction, and cookbooks with equal fervor.

Fun Fact: Analiese is on a mission to bake the perfect gluten-free almond butter blondie.

Analiese Brown

Director of Talent & Culture
Our resident pastry chef who frequently supplies the office with excessive amounts of sugar in the form of delectable confections, Becca’s culinary gifts are appreciated by all on the CampMinder team. She's a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict, Mexican food connoisseur, and has one of the strangest collections we’ve come across: pajamas. She has over 50 pairs! Meeting her best friend at summer camp is her all time favorite camp memory.

Dream Job: Astronaut

Becca Vorel

Tier II Client Support Representative
With a degree in Outdoor Education and a passion for the transformative power of nature, Beth Anne is an experienced outdoorswoman who once spent a solo night in the woods with nothing but a rain jacket and the howls of a nearby coyote pack for company. When she’s not leading backpacking trips, this sour beer aficionado and self-described Saturday Night Live fanatic loves laughing and making others laugh; as a frequent party-thrower, she admits to occasionally forcing her guests to play her favorite board games. When not helping clients as a member of CampMinder’s Client Support team, Beth Anne enjoys running and nurturing an obsession with corgis.

Fun Fact: Beth Anne has worked at different camps for the past 6 consecutive summers.

Beth Anne Casstevens

Client Support Representative
Betsy is an avid road cyclist who enjoys reading and traveling. You’ll always find a hot cup of coffee at her desk and plans for her next outdoor adventure. Prior to moving to Colorado and working for CampMinder, Betsy loaded up her truck with a bike and camping gear and toured the west for 2 months camping, hiking and riding. Adventure seems to be a theme as she also rode her bike cross country at one point. Oh, and by the way, she was once in a rodeo. Seriously.

Fun fact: Betsy's travels have taken her to Gibraltar, which she describes as Las Vegas meets Mackinac Island with monkeys!

Betsy Hilgendorf

Quality Assurance
A San Diego native, Brian was a surfer in a past life, but traded in the sea for mountains when he moved to Colorado, after spending 14 years in ``Music City,`` i.e. Nashville, TN. With an explorer’s heart and over ten years of Product experience, Brian brings both curiosity and wisdom to his role as CampMinder’s Director of Product. His superpower lies in his willingness to ask “why?”, a simple act that yields important insights about how to design the best possible solutions. As a gifted strategist, speaker, and writer, Brian has put his leadership skills to use in myriad ways: as a former Young Life leader and camp counselor, and, currently, as an entrepreneur, husband, and father of three.

Brian Peterson

Director of Product
Byron Uy may be one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Working from his home office in New Jersey, Byron is the exterminator, ensuring that CampMinder is bug-free and solid. He is also responsible for building custom reports when camps have very specific needs. When he isn’t sifting through code, Byron loves to play video games. His favorite is Legend of Zelda.

Favorite Food: Pasta. Namely lasagne.

Byron Uy

Software Engineer
With a background in Social Work and a passion for supporting others, Carly channels her desire to help people as a Client Support Representative. An avid runner, she enjoys training for races and cooking health-conscious meals – particularly ones that involve spiralized sweet potatoes. Carly comes from an impressively creative family; many of whom are artistically and musically gifted and Carly herself enjoys drawing and photography. On a typical weekend, she can be found hanging out with her Dalmatian Blue Heeler mix, Basil, hiking, camping, or reading about alternative healing modalities.

Myers-Briggs Type: INFJ

Carly Choteau

Client Support Representative
Carrie, CampMinder’s only Ironman finisher, takes her love of the outdoors to a whole new level. She’s climbed Long’s Peak three times, rock climbed Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, and can do a 360 on a wakeboard. At CampMinder, she works on our development team splitting her time between writing code and leading our new internal documentation initiative.

Favorite Food: Crawfish

Carrie Kroutil

Software Engineer
Whether it's teaching kids how to snowboard or teaching clients how to use a new feature, Charlie is a natural at connecting with others and guiding them on the right path.

His camp story began as a nine year old kid who showed up for summer camp one year at YMCA's Camp Thunderbird in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over a decade later, after serving as a Cabin Counselor, General Athletics Chief, and Assistant Land Director he joined CampMinder to continue helping camps provide amazing experiences to their kids.

When he's not talking to Camp Directors and staff, you might find him shredding down the ski slopes in the winter, hiking up those same mountains in the summer, or jamming out at a Red Rocks concert in between.

Spirit Animal - Bear

Charlie Chesson

Tier II Client Support Representative
Chris is a walking piece of art with all four limbs adorned in tattoos that tell the story of his life - everything from Pepe’s Pizza in his home state of Connecticut, to the train on his forearm that is an homage to Colorado. A natural botanist and horticulture enthusiast, nothing makes Chris happier than tending to his garden. Chris is a part of the Product Team at CampMinder, where his passions for creating valuable features and intuitive systems help him design and implement enhancements and updates.

Chris Masella

Product Team
Chris is a problem solver. At CampMinder, his inquiring mind lends to finding the most efficient solutions to our clients’ needs. He loves being active, whether it’s cycling, climbing or skiing the fresh pow-pow of the Rocky Mountains. Not only is he a master programmer, he’s also a master chef.

Fun Fact: Chris performed autopsies for 8 years.

Chris Voeller

Software Engineer
Christine was born and raised in Washington D.C. but her family moved to Boulder when she was 9 to live in the Rocky Mountains. She attended Cal Poly and studied business marketing and accounting before moving to Lake Tahoe where she worked in an Irish pub. After three years in Tahoe, she decided to come back to Boulder to pursue a CPA certification, however, after realizing that she didn’t want to work alone with numbers, she shifted course briefly into real estate before landing at CampMinder. While traveling abroad in Italy, Christine discovered a passion for fine food and wine that she still carries with her. Her favorite meal is a butternut squash ravioli with a sage butter sauce and a side of brussels sprouts roasted with apple and bacon.

Spirit Animal - Golden Retriever

Christine Johannes

Client Success Manager
Dan began building web applications when he was 13, way before it was hip. When he was 20, he won a VH1 myMusic Award for best fan website for The Dave Matthews Band. His love for music didn’t end there, as he learned the guitar at camp and later went on to record an album of his own. As the company’s founder, Dan is the keeper of the culture, making sure the company lives its values each and every day.

Fun Fact: Dan once dressed up as the Hamburglar in NYC and doled out McDonald’s Hamburgers to fans.

Dan Konigsberg

CEO/Founder
Hailing from Miami and tired of the humidity, Danny moved west and joined his brother Javi at CampMinder. Sticking to his roots, Danny is the office barista who makes fresh Cuban espresso for all of those who need an afternoon jolt. It’s strong, trust us. Danny is constantly smiling and laughing as he trains new camps. At home, you will most likely find him reading Terry Goodkind, Raymond Feist or R.A. Salvatore.

Spirit Animal: Liger

Danny Pire

Client Success Manager
David (aka D-Lane, Coach Dave) turns ideas into user interfaces. If you’ve clicked on a button or typed into a textbox in CampMinder, chances are David was involved in creating it. When not typing feverishly on his keyboard, or iterating on design specifications, you might find him wearing another hat (literally), coaching his daughters’ softball teams. Coach Dave has had the opportunity to teach the in's and out's of hitting, fielding and running to over 100 girls during his management tenure.

Favorite U.S. President: Lyndon B. Johnson

David Lane

Software Engineer
David’s ideal day includes tromping through the forest foraging for mushrooms while admiring wildflowers. Afterwards, he sits down to a meal of salt-crusted, dry-aged ribeye with a fava bean risotto and maitake mushroom reduction that takes him nearly five hours to prepare. Following dinner, David enjoys a cocktail of two parts Templeton, one part Lillet Rouge, one part Benedictine, a third part agave syrup, and two dashes of his homemade aromatic bitters while re-reading Snowcrash by Neil Stephenson. It’s this attention to detail that makes CampMinder’s Director of Database Operations a prodigious artisan of queries.

Fun Fact: David’s mom insisted he learn Gaelic as a child.

David Whitehurst

Director of Database Operations
Doug began his love for computers when he interned for a local computer shop in Dallas; however, he abandoned it quickly for his other hobby: lighting design. His first paid lighting gig was at 16 and he was hooked. One summer, Doug and friend drove around the United States on an amusement park tour. They rode 79 different roller coasters. His moving around didn’t stop there as life took him from New Orleans to Orlando to Nashville to Tampa (for a day) back to New Orleans. When Doug was 34, he and some friends started a theater production company and he moved to Boulder where he met his wife. She encouraged him to go back to school to study computer science, one of his original hobbies. Now Doug works with CampMinder’s development team building APIs and data tables and doing what he loves - writing code.

Doug Stillings

Software Engineer
Some people just love to smile and make other people happy. Esther is one of those people. Originally from Western NC, she will always hold a soft spot for the Carolina Panthers and the Appalachian State Mountaineers. What makes her especially happy is dancing at concerts, particularly STS9 at Red Rocks. Although she loves being around people and making them happy, some days she would rather just hang out with her cat. We can all relate.

Fun Fact: Every time Esther goes camping, she always leaves a fairy circle on the site for others to find and enjoy.

Esther Sanchez

Client Support Representative
In 2009, as a color war captain, Ethan took the Gold team to victory in one of his most memorable summer camp experiences. As a third generation camper, summer camp has always held a special place in his heart. Speaking of camp history, Ethan is a Level 3 Import Wizard when it comes to getting historical data into CampMinder. And to quote Apu from the Simpsons, “The New York Mets are my favorite squadron.”

Favorite Food: Grilled Cheese

Ethan Greenberg

Database Operations
Never pull a prank on Frank Fagan. This master prankster and diehard Gators fan keeps everyone on their toes. He is known to frequently frighten those around him by jumping out from dark corners or from beneath desks. Frank has been in the summer camp industry for over 25 years. He met his wife at camp, and they have two campers of their own.

Fun Fact: Frank cries at weddings and when he watches Sleepless in Seattle

Frank Fagan

Account Executive
A self-taught programmer and juuuust old enough to legally gamble, Greg helps develop new system features and also makes sure the system is bug free and running smoothly at all times. He loves technology; everything from robotics to smartwatches. If Greg could be any animal, he would be a Komodo Dragon because they have very little trouble feeding themselves and are the apex predator in their ecosystems.

Favorite Food: A reuben or turkey club sandwich.

Greg Zimmers

Software Engineer
An Albanian from Montenegro, a small Balkan country along the Adriatic Sea, Jah moved to New York and learned to write code as a young man. As one of our earliest developers, Jah has been involved in the development of most of CampMinder's Signature Systems. Some of them actually work. Just kidding. In his free time, Jah likes to ski, hunt, and hike with his family.

Spirit Animal: Eagle

Jah Hasangjekaj

Software Engineer
James grew up at camp... Literally. His family has owned and operated Camp Greystone since 1920 and he was raised just 200 feet from the dining hall. James spent his time during the off-season working on the maintenance crew digging ditches, painting, and doing whatever else was necessary to get the camp in order for the summer. For nearly 10 summers, James worked on the kitchen staff at camp before eventually taking the family’s RV to Durham Town Plantation - a motorsports complex outside of Athens, Georgia. He spent that summer living in the RV, working, and riding dirt bikes. In 2015, after completing his business degree at the University of Kentucky, James packed up his belongings on the east coast and moved to Colorado to work at CampMinder where he continues to help camps just as he did growing up (however, there is less manual labor).

Fun Fact: James is the fifth in a long line of James's. The third was widely known as ``Jimdaddy``, the fourth then became ``Jimboy``, and the fifth, ``Jimfant``.

James Miller

Client Support Representative
Javi is the Sherlock Holmes of the database, although he would prefer to be known as Colossus, his favorite superhero. Few people know that Javi took ballet classes in high school, and performed stand up after college. Javi cries himself to sleep every night because of something he insists on calling “The Impending Doom” even tho he won’t give any details. We’re worried about him. He loves Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Childhood Aspiration: Investment Banker

Javier Pire

Database Operations
The best word to describe Jesse is passionate. From his enthusiasm for video games to his love of fitness and his obsession with all things Broncos, Jesse goes all in on anything he puts his mind to. At CampMinder, Jesse channels his passion for technology into his role as a developer, creating beautiful and functional software to serve our clients. Outside of work, you’ll catch him writing his own apps; his goal is to start his own tech company someday.

Fun Fact: Jesse spends almost every Sunday with his grandmother, watching movies or Broncos games.

Jesse Tellez

Software Engineer
What began as a way to woo women in high school by writing poetry (Jim calls it terrible poetry, but most poets would), has turned into a lifelong passion for Jim. In his 20s Jim fiddled around writing screenplays, but found the Hollywood hustle was not his style. Keeping his passion alive, Jim began writing thriller and mystery novels. He has now published twelve books. Living abroad in Australia, Jim and his girlfriend spent two years working and traveling to places like New Zealand, Thailand, and Singapore. By the time they left she was his wife.

Favorite berry: Jim values the huckle above all other berries.

Jim Heskett

Learning Design
Though his formal education was in the humanities, Kade has a penchant and passion for technology. After finishing a Master's degree in Writing, Kade spent the better half of a decade as an electrical engineer specializing in quality processes before joining CampMinder. When not writing and executing test plans as a QA Specialist, Kade loves spending time with his wife and son, exploring Colorado's great outdoors. His other passions include woodworking, fly fishing, hiking and science fiction.

Fun Fact: Kade and his wife said “I do” at the top of Mt. Bierstadt at 14,065 feet.

Kade Drobeck

Quality Assurance
Kevin is one of the few Colorado natives on the CampMinder team. We can’t blame him. Who would want to leave this place? You’re likely to find Kevin collaborating with the development team to build new systems or improve existing ones. You might also find him playing lawn games with friends. We dare you to challenge him to a game of horseshoes or ladder golf.

Fun Fact: Kevin refuses to watch broadcast television

Kevin McKeever

Software Engineer
Growing up, Lazar enjoyed spending time in the forests, mountains, lakes, and rivers near his hometown in Bulgaria. This love of nature has followed him throughout his life and across the globe to Colorado, where he continues to enjoy the outdoors by skiing, biking, hiking, camping, and cultivating a talent for nature photography. As CampMinder’s Director of Software Engineering, Lazar leads the team responsible for building the CampMinder platform. But it is a passion for people above technology that drives him. He finds fulfillment in building relationships with team members and colleagues, and in knowing that through his work he is contributing to camps and positively influencing future generations. Outside of work, Lazar can often be found spending time with his family, preferably outdoors.

Lazar Gintchin

Director of Software Engineering
When she was 22, Liz learned welding, diesel mechanics, and survival skills in Zambia - a far cry from the perfect cul-de-sac neighborhood when she grew up in Ft Worth, Texas. Liz is a diehard Rangers fan, as she grew up going to games watching Nolan Ryan pitch. She also had a two-year stint playing roller derby until she had a career-ending leg injury. Having spent her youth attending & later working at a camp in the Texas hill country, she jumped at the opportunity to join the CampMinder team when her former camp director (and fellow CampMinder employee) Amber, reached out. When she isn't on the job, Liz can be found with her husband & their mutt venturing in to the mountains for a weekend adventure or covered in dirt tending to her vegetable garden.

Dream Job : An alpaca/goat farmer

Liz DeZeeuw

Client Support Representative
Marty has visited 48 states and 25 national parks. Of all the parks he’s visited, Marty says none compare to Glacier. Prior to joining the CampMinder team, he was a camp director for 16 years. His passion for the camp industry is evideas he recently completed a 14-year volunteer stint with the ACA Rocky Mountain Field Office, including a 3-year term as Chair. A child at heart, his favorite food is still Fruity Pebbles.

Childhood Aspiration: NFL Football Player

Marty Ferguson

Account Executive
At camp, Mason once built a makeshift catamaran equipped with a giant water balloon launcher, out of logs, rope, and three canoes. His camp ingenuity translates over to his role at CampMinder where he loves coming up with creative solutions to help clients. Want to become Mason’s best friend? Bring him a breakfast burrito, but hold the potatoes. Mason is disgusted by potatoes.

Spirit Animal: Seahorse

Mason Meyer

Client Support Manager
Matt lived in Croatia, Hungary, and Bosnia and Herzegovina before his family returned home to Washington D.C. Growing up in Eastern Europe, coupled with the patriotism of living in the nation’s capital, inspired him to want to become James Bond when he grew up. Unfortunately, that did not happen. Although he didn’t end up as an international spy, Matt still gets to be a hero as he helps camps defeat the evil villains of administrative headaches.

Spirit Animal: Sloth – he was bred to chill

Matt English

Account Executive
Melany has been involved in the camp industry her whole life, first as a camper and later as a counselor for campers with special needs. As an Account Manager at CampMinder, she puts her relationship-building skills to good use and enjoys acting as an extension of customers’ teams. A recent transplant from Michigan, she is a big fan of the Great Lakes, Coney Island, and the Detroit Tigers. She loves to point at her hand when you ask her where she is from.

Favorite Dance Move: The Running Man

Melany Hallgren

Account Manager
Do you know that person who genuinely enjoys making good things better? Well, if you don’t yet, you do now. Mike is a process freak – and we say that lovingly. Before recently joining the CampMinder team, he spent over 30 years creating programs, methods and operational efficiencies in a variety of industries and organizations throughout the world. Although there is still debate around the issue, Mike claims to be the world’s greatest uncle. And as you read this, he is busily compiling KPIs to confirm the accuracy of this claim.

Fun fact: Mike is so enamored by Costa Rica that he would welcome reincarnation as a pisote.

Mike Lavilla

Chief Operating Officer
Do you know many people who had a pet goat in high school? Molly did. As an animal lover, you’ll always find her dog Francis nestled beside her desk. She also has a passion for horseback riding. In fact, growing up, she wanted to be a steeplechase jockey. Molly spends her time at CampMinder testing development before it goes live.

Favorite Food: Cheese

Molly Wafle

Associate Product Manager
Although Nate grew up in sunny California, he prefers the coziness of a rainy day: the kind that makes you want to relax with a cup of coffee and a good book. In fact, this musically-inclined coder met his wife at a coffee shop! As a front-end developer, Nate enjoys working on the parts of the CampMinder platform that clients interact with.

Spirit animal: Owl

Nathan Reginato

Software Engineer
A recent Colorado transplant, Nick remains a Detroit Lions fan…for now. His loyalty to the Harry Potter series will never waver though; he’s been a die-hard fan since reading the first book at the tender young age of 23. He feels an affinity for the Slytherin House, stemming from his admiration for Severus Snape who he claims is widely misunderstood. As CampMinder’s UI/UX Designer, Nick enjoys the opportunity to take something complicated and make it simple. When not designing the CampMinder platform’s user experience, Nick enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with his wife and their Shiba Inu, Simon. He’s also a grill master who makes a mean (or perhaps simply misunderstood) grilled meatloaf.

Favorite Food: Deep-fried chimichangas

Nick Conflitti

UX/UI Designer
Since a young age, Paul’s loved making things. Whether it’s playing music, designing user experiences, or writing business plans, he has a passion to create. This creativity translates into many of CampMinder’s Signature Systems, marketing efforts, and strategy. Moving from Washington D.C. to the Rocky Mountains in order to ski, backcountry camp, and see as much live music as possible, Paul enjoys everything about the Colorado lifestyle.

Instruments: Guitar, Piano, Bass, Mandolin, Drums

Paul Berliner

President
Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Simon moved to Colorado after working for 8 years at River Way Ranch Camp in California. As the company’s resident Kiwi, Simon spends his days as a member of CampMinder’s Client Success Team. When not helping clients, Simon enjoys skiing, playing rugby, and indulging in fan theories about the Marvel Universe and Game of Thrones. He is pretty sure that – spoiler alert – Tyrion is actually half Targaryen.

Fun Fact: As a social butterfly, Simon loves parties, especially 80’s-themed parties.

Simon Cundall

Manager of Client Success
A former marine, Stuart was in the 2nd Marine Air Wing before joining CampMinder in 2004. As CampMinder’s first software engineer, Stuart is responsible for developing CampMinder’s coding methodologies and overseeing the stability of the system. Stuart grew up at camp, as his family has owned and operated a summer camp in North Carolina since 1920.

Favorite Food: Ribeye, medium rare, of course.

Stuart Miller

Software Engineer
Travis is officially a Colorado native, but grew up mostly in rural Oklahoma, where he had an old red tractor in the front yard, a pickup named ol’ Yeller in the drive, and a hound dog named ol’ Blue that milled around in the shade. After weathering years of Oklahoma’s sweltering heat, tornadoes, and general lack of mountains, in 2004 he moved to back Colorado and hasn’t looked back. Travis spends his days at CampMinder working to elevate the camp industry as a whole, and, as a by-product, introducing camps to the ‘awesome’ that is the CampMinder platform.

You might also find him wielding a large camera, donning a welding helmet, turning wrenches, throwing his kids in the air, drinking iced mochas (aka chocolate milk) from Ozo Coffee Co., or working on his family’s small fleet of Volkswagen buses (#vanlife).

Fun fact: Travis has owned more than 200 classic vehicles.

Travis Ramos

Marketing Manager
Are you interested in being part of a purpose-driven, values-led team that’s elevating the summer camp industry? CampMinder is hiring! Learn more by checking out our current job opportunities by clicking Careers in the menu at the top.

Spirit Animal: Camp Counselor

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