STAFF

*All Camp Ever Greens Staff have completed LiveScan Background Checks, and maintain current CPR/First Aid Certification*

heatherCamp Operator – Heather Black

As the creator and Director of Mixed Greens, I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work with many awesome families over our years here.  As our family has grown, and our children have grown up, it became apparent that we didn’t want the Mixed Greens Community experience to end at preschool graduation!  Together we decided that we would like a place for our older children to keep on being Green, even after their days at “big” school.  Through our partnerships and memberships with the Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education and the American Camp Association, we learned and took the steps necessary to become an Organized Day Camp so that we could extend our services to our extended family.  We are so excited to continue learning, growing, and being Green with all of you as we extend and enjoy the magic of childhood and the beauty of community!  If you would like to learn more about me, you can check out my bio on the About:Director page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Administrative Assistant – Alyssa Rumrillalyssa

Hello, My name is Alyssa and I am thrilled to be the Admin Assistant for Camp Ever Greens!  My son and I have been a part of the Mixed Greens family for the last 7 years so I was very excited to join the amazing Mixed Greens staff in this new after-school program.  I was a nanny in my early twenties to 3 amazing children who were also raised in a Waldorf/Reggio/Montessori philosophy,  so I have had experience with this style of learning for quite a while.  I took an extended break from childcare to become a travel agent, working with family trip planning and traveling the world meeting many amazing people in many different cultures.  Life has circled back around and allowed me to again enjoy the beautiful company of little ones, watching them grow and learn and have FUN with our Camp Ever Greens program.  I earned my Day Camp Director certification from the American Camp Association, and look forward to sharing my excitement with your children.  When I am not fielding Camp emails, you can find me subbing for teachers at Mixed Greens, playing with my husband and son around town, making art, and of course TRAVELING!

 
 
 
 
 
Head Counselor – Grace McKenna
 
 
 Hi! My name is Grace McKenna I am super thrilled to be starting another year at Camp! I have been working at Camp Evergreens for about six years now (since beginning as a CIT when I was only 14) and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! I graduated from ArtQuest and am currently in school to become an elementary school teacher. This job has definitely done nothing but reassure my career goal. I spend a lot of time with my three younger siblings,(10 and under), two of which went to Mixed Greens. I love them to the moon and back; if not for my siblings I never would have been introduced to the Mixed Greens family. I’m looking forward to the crafts, games, learning experiences, and activities that are to come this year at Camp Evergreens!

I’m a huge animal fan…in my freetime I love spending time with my two Boston Terriers, Stallone and Shumway! If I’m not out walking the dogs or subbing at Mixed Greens, I’m thinking of new crafts and activities that we can enjoy at Camp Evergreens.

 

Counselor – Cole Brady

Howdy! My name’s Cole Brady, and I’m very much looking forward to starting work at Camp Ever Greens and Mixed Greens! I’m 20 years old and currently working my way through college to become a music teacher/working musician. I have a passion for playing the drums, I’ve been playing them for about eight and a half years without an end in sight.  You may have seen me and my band playing at Mixed Greens Art from the Start! I have been babysitting 3 kids (10 and under) of a family friend for the past two years, and have spent a whole lot of time with them. Whenever I see them, we spend our time together doing anything outdoors. From playing tag to jumping on a trampoline… sometimes a music lesson sneaks in too; whatever we decide to do it’s guaranteed fun! My mom is an elementary school teacher, and from a young age I frequently helped her out in the classroom. It has sparked my interest in teaching and getting to know more about kids and how they see the world. In the future, I hope to combine my passion for music and education/creativity to enhance my skills for a career in teaching. I’m excited for this year at Camp Evergreens & Mixed Greens, I have nothing but high hopes!

 
 
 

Counselor: Courtney Hunter

Hi everyone, I’m Courtney Hunter, and I’m very excited to be a part of the Camp Ever Greens & Mixed Greens team! I’ve worked at the Mixed Greens Farmstead camp for the past 2 years, and have been happily working with the camp kids as well for the past year or so!   I’ve been working with kids for the past 15 years as a preschool teacher, nanny, summer camp counselor, and field trip teacher. In 2008 I received my AA in Child Development at the SRJC right here in Sonoma County where I was born and raised.

Being a part of a young child’s learning experience is an incredible gift and learning lesson for all involved! Taking time to slow down and explore our curiosity about the natural world, figure out how things work and experiment with creative expression through art/movement/music/building/language are things that I love to encourage in children at any age (including us “grown ups”)!

Besides teaching, some of my other passions include gardening, creating visual art + music, traveling as much of the globe as possible, and volunteering in my community.  I look forward to meeting you all and continuing this learning journey together!

 
 
 
 
 

Heather & Violet

Substitue Counselor : Heather Harrison

Hi there, my name is Heather Harrison. I am more than thrilled to be a part of this amazing community of Mixed Greens! I completed teacher training hours at Mixed Greens years ago, and have been the Director/Counselor at Camp Ever Greens and a teacher at both Mixed Greens campuses for about 4 years now. I am focusing fully this year on teaching preschool at the OG campus, but will always be available for my Camp Crew too!  Ever since I was a little girl, I have always had a passion for the outdoors. Gardening, camping, and running cross country were a few of my favorite activities. I have also had an extreme connection with animals, always training my dogs’ basic obedience and specialty tricks as well. I was a very active FFA (Future Farmers of America) member in the Campbell, CA Chapter, competing in speech competitions and raising and showing animals, receiving 2 blue ribbons…I raised three pigs, a lamb, two turkeys and shared a steer with a fellow FFA member!

One of my greatest memories when I was younger was attending science camp. Remembering how much joy it brought me singing songs and learning about the earth around me fascinated me and I am so excited to be given the opportunity to share that same joy with other children.

I have my Camp Director certification from the American Camp Association, and earned my Child Development teaching certificate from SRJC.  I started this new direction in my career because of my daughter, Violet. The day she was born, a love for children bloomed that I had never realized I had before her arrival.  I started taking Child Development classes to ensure that I was doing everything I coud to become the best mother possible. In doing so, I realized I have a talent for teaching and a passion for guiding new sprouting minds! Working for Mixed Greens and Camp Ever Greens, I am given an opportunity to extend my knowledge of development and nurturing to benefit other children as well as my own.  I am so excited to get to know all of these wonderful children and their families!

 
 
 
 
 

Substitute Counselor:  Lauren Johnson

Hi, my name is Lauren Johnson and I am so happy to be a part of the Mixed Greens Family!  I’ve been taking care of children and infants for over five years. I grew up as the oldest of five children in my family, so I love being around young, imaginative minds. I’ve always wanted to work with children, helping them grow into loving and respectful members of the community and now I get to live my dream. 

Coming from a very artistic family, I love helping children discover their creative side. I have loved music all my life and enjoy playing ukulele and guitar in my free time. On top of that, I enjoy the creative and therapeutic benefits of painting and other mixed media art forms. I consider it a wonderful opportunity to be able to share these passions of mine with children of all ages.