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Mike first worked at Beaver Camp in 1989 as a maintenance assistant and started in 1995 as Program Director, just a few days after graduating from college. He is married to Jeanna and the father of two wonderful kids, Caleb and Mackenzie. Mike grew up in a home where a personal relationship with Christ was emphasized, and his faith really began to become his own in late middle school and high school. His first memories of Camp were as a young child coming to a family weekend and then as a timid 9 year old coming to spend the week at resident camp. Observing staff at Beaver Camp living out their faith played a big role in his own faith. When not at Beaver Camp and Maple Ridge Center he loves to work on their house (they have renovated two older homes), spending time with his family, and reading (especially any book written by Jeff Shaara).
Todd and Marcia Ortlieb
Facility Manager and Food Service Director
Todd and Marcia have been on our staff for seven years. Before coming to Beaver Camp, Todd served as a diesel mechanic in the Army and then worked for a paper mill; Marcia worked in day care before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Todd came to Beaver Camp several times growing up with his church. Marcia first visited in 1991 for a church service and baptism with Todd while on leave from his station in Germany. The two of them were here in the mid-90s for a couples’ retreat, and were woken up that Saturday morning by an earthquake! Todd accepted Christ in elementary school, but struggled in his walk throughout high school and young adulthood. In 1995 he rededicated his life to the Lord. Marcia grew up in the Catholic Church, and faithfully dedicated her life to the Lord along with Todd in 1995, when they were both baptized. Todd is an avid outdoorsman, loving the time he can spend hunting, fishing, ATVing, show shoeing and cross-country skiing. Marcia enjoys cooking, collecting recipes, photography and sewing.
Adam grew up in Lowville, and was a camper with our summer program for many years. He graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School before attending Gordon College, where he studied history and recreation & leisure studies with a concentration in outdoor education. He later graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2011 with a Masters of Divinity. In the past, Adam has served as counselor, outpost leader and wilderness trip leader, among other jobs. He is excited to share Beaver Camp with his wife, Nicole, and two sons.
David came to Beaver Camp as a summer camp counselor; that year introduced a love for the Adirondacks and upstate New York. He's excited to be back in the area to help manage our programs and marketing efforts. David enjoys reading biographies and historical fiction, watching the newest Pixar movie, drinking sugary coffee, and traveling with his wife, Sarah.
Linda has loved Beaver Camp since her days as a camper. Before coming on year-round staff as our Bookkeeper, she served on the summer staff team as a counselor and wilderness trip leader. Linda and her husband, Marvin, also often bring their whole family to volunteer during Service Days. Their kids (Paul, Jacob, Bekah and Emma) also enjoy Beaver Camp as campers and, in the past few years, summer staff. Linda graduated from Goshen College with a degree in accounting. She enjoys reading, cooking, crafting and teaching her preschool Sunday School class at Lowville Mennonite Church. Her favorite color is pink.
Maintenance Asistant and Housekeeper
My first experience at Beaver Camp was Short Resident Camp in 2000. I remember being so nervous before I arrived. I wish I could tell my 9 year old self that, “You’re going to love it here so much that someday you’re going to live here.” My hobbies include collecting and tinkering on cars. (I currently have 4). I also enjoy listening to music and spending time outside and with my friends and family. I also love spending time doing things here at camp to make and keep it beautiful for others.