Shanelle Lambert-Rauh
Shanelle Lambert-RauhExecutive Director
Shanelle is the general camp director and supports the camp in the areas of programming, staff development and helping each camper have a quality experience. This will be her 14th summer at Whippoorwill and 10th as executive director. Shanelle worked at Disney World in Entertainment and was really good friends with Mickey and Minnie! Read Shanelle’s Welcome from the Director letter.
Kelly Broderick
Kelly BroderickNature Program Coordinator
Nature Kelly will be working as your Nature Program Coordinator again this summer. Originally she grew up in Savannah, GA, where she went to several sailing, canoeing, and Girl Scout camps every summer. She moved to Nashville 6 years ago and has loved getting to know the area. From river clean ups to hikes with her 2 cute pups, she thinks Nashville is a great place to be. During the year, Nature Kelly is a Science teacher but on her days off she loves to garden, climb trees, and just get dirty! She has 2 bearded dragons and a hedgehog that will make guest appearances this summer at camp. Nature Kelly’s favorite camp activity is looking for salamanders under the waterfall. She can’t wait to meet you all.
Abi Yann
Abi YannLog Cabin Director
This is Abi’s third year at Whippoorwill and she is so excited for another summer of fun! Abi is currently an Elementary Education major at Mississippi State University, but Nashville will always be home. She enjoys her off time crafting and playing with her black lab, Wendy Lou. Her favorite camp activity is going on a creek hike and she can’t wait to share Whippoorwill with you!
Hannah Weinstein
Hannah WeinsteinBear Cub Director
Hannah is so happy to be at camp for her third year! Hannah is a senior communication major in her last semester at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga! She helps with all of camp’s social media and marketing. Her favorite activity at camp is creek hike, and she cannot wait for camp this year!
Dakota BrisonTeepee Director
Dakota is returning to Whippoorwill for his ninth summer and his first summer as Teepee Director. After taking last summer off, he is really excited to be back at one of his favorite places in the world! Dakota is also the nursery and youth director at his church. When not at camp, he is either hanging out with his 3 nephews or playing games with his friends.
Katie CollierLeadership Challenge Director
Katie, or TK, is back for her third summer at Whippoorwill! She is a Social Work major with a minor in theatre and family studies. Katie currently plays rightside for her volleyball team at Freed-Hardeman University. When not at camp, she can be found in the gym with a volleyball or curled up with a good book. Some other interests of hers include: sewing, kayaking, and acting. Katie is the oldest of five and has a passion for kids. Her favorite camp activity is the flying squirrel! She cannot wait to hang out with all the Leadership Challenge kids this summer.
Jackson Biedebach
Jackson BiedebachCaretaker and Ropes Coordinator
I absolutely love the outdoors so you will often find me rock climbing/bouldering, riding my motorcycle, kicking down the street on my longboard, and/or flowing down the local rivers on my kayak! When I’m not working at camp during the summer, I work for an independent moving company based out of Nashville and tend to travel across the country for work! My favorite part about camp is being able to interact with all the young faces while enjoying the beautiful Mother Nature and exploring all she has to offer! I love introducing kids to new outdoor experiences as well as helping experienced rock climbers, horseback riders, kayakers, tree climbers, etc., advance their own skills! I will always be a kid at heart so this is the perfect place for me to be! See you on the farm!
Kate Brison
Kate BrisonOffice Coordinator
Kate is a Nashville native and has been working in the camp office for the past 6 years! She has a background in psychology as well as a passion for organizing and making things simpler for our wonderful families and staff! When camp is not in session, you are likely to find her traveling through New England, watching golf, or spending time with her husband and french bulldog, Francis.
Henry Murrey
Henry MurreyBusiness Manager
Henry helps maintain the camp’s infrastructure and works with financials. He says: “It’s all about the kids!”