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Meet our Environmental Educators!




Tanner Lilly


Hello, my name is Tanner. I am from Jacksonville NC. I am returning this fall for my eighth season at Camp Don Lee. My favorite program animal is Arthur, our Eastern King Snake. I also LOVE Ranch!





Paige Lucas


Hi! My name is Paige Lucas and I am from Nashville, TN. I went to Elon University and recieved a degree in Environmental and Ecological Science. This will be my third season at Camp Don Lee. I love Dunkin Donuts Coffee and learning new facts about nature.





Nicole Firing


Hi! My name is Nicole Firing. I am from Southwest Virginia but growing up I summered in Pine Knoll Shores. I am a Marine Biologist from Auburn University. This is my first season at Camp Don Lee. Previously I worked as a researcher in the Bahamas studying sharks and stingrays. My favorite animal is a lemon shark because they are one of the few shark species that can bite their own tail.




Jenna Engelking


My name is Jenna Engelking. I am from Northern Illinois and I studied Animal Ecology at Iowa State University. This is my second season at Camp Don Lee. My favorite animals are snakes, bats, and insects; but I've never met an animal that I didn't like.




Jeremy Crawford


Hello! My name is Jeremy Crawford. I am from Western New York and I went to Keuka College where I studied Environmental Science. This is my fifth season at Camp Don Lee. I love anything outside or sports related especially turtles and basketball!




Taylor Lilly


Hey, my name is Taylor Lilly. I am from Jacksonville, NC and this is my fourth season working at Camp Don Lee. My favorite program animals at Don Lee are the Diamondback Terrapins.

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Sam Pipo

Hello! My name is Sam and I am from West Falls New York. I went to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry where I studied Environmental Biology. This fall will be my sixth season at Camp Don Lee. I love coffee, birds, and know a lot about plants!



Mark Carr


Hey!!! My name is Mark Carr. this is my 8th seson with the NC United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministry Inc. I have a recreation management degree from UNCW and am currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Campbell University. My favorite animals are grey squirrels and my favorite program activity to lead is Challenge.







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