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.
Holly FahyBear Cubs Director
Holly has been at Whippoorwill for three summers, and this will be her first summer as a director. She is graduating from UT Knoxville in May with a degree in Journalism and English. She plans to begin graduate school in the fall to pursue library science. She enjoys cuddling with her three dogs, reading, and going for hikes through the woods. Her favorite camp activities are creek hikes, archery, and trail hikes. She can’t wait to spend another amazing summer at camp.
Abi YannLog Cabin Director
This is Abi’s sixth year at Whippoorwill and she is so excited for another summer of fun! Abi graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Education and is back in Nashville teaching 8th grade history. She enjoys her time off crafting and playing with her black lab, Wendy Lou, and snuggling her new kitten, Louie! Her favorite camp activity is going on a creek hike and she can’t wait to share Whippoorwill with you!
Marlon Major-RicksTeepee Director
Marlon’s bio and photo are coming soon!
Allie HorickTeen Leadership Director
Allie Horick is a Nashville native back home due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. She is currently pursuing a MFA in photography through the University of Montana remotely. Allie has always been a nature lover and since graduating from the University of the South in 2015 with a degree in Environmental Studies she has been an Outdoor Learning instructor in Ely, MN. Allie is passionate about bringing kids outdoors and using nature as a teacher and has led teens on numerous backcountry trips, including a 40 day backpacking excursion in the Brooks Range of Alaska. Whippoorwill was Allie’s favorite camp as a kid and she is thrilled to be back as a coordinator.
Rachel CherryKrawdad Kitchen Coodinator
Rachel is a Physical Education and Health teacher who is so excited to be running the Krawdad Kitchen this summer! Rachel loves all things outdoors and is often found playing in creeks, climbing trees, or in the garden gathering ingredients for her next meal. With her love of cooking and all things food we are so excited to have Rachel share her passion with our campers in the Krawdad Kitchen. This will be her third summer at Camp Whippoorwill and we are overjoyed to have her with us!
Kate BrisonDirector of Business and Client Services
Kate is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and a Middle TN native. This is Kate’s eighth year at Whippoorwill. When she is not busy running things in the camp office, she can be found playing with her French Bulldog, Francis, spending time with family and traveling to exciting new places with her husband, Todd. Kate is the friendly voice behind the phone!
Shelia BrownCamp Nurse
Shelia has been a registered nurse for over 10 years and currently works as a school nurse for Centennial Elementary School in Dickson. She loves hanging out with her husband Ben and daughter Charlotte. Together, they love being outside, exploring, and taking new adventures. Shelia attended a summer camp for 7 years as a child and LOVED it. She looks forward to her third year at Camp Whippoorwill!
Henry MurreyBusiness Manager
Henry helps maintain the camp’s infrastructure and works with financials. He says: “It’s all about the kids!”
Gill MurreyCamp Assistant
Gill pitches in with all areas of camp: shopping, gardening, raking hydrilla, and helping out wherever needed. She grew up on the farm and, after a career in communications, headed back to the country!