Meet the Mighty Leadership Team

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Vincent Hauser

Executive Youth Director

Vince holds a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University. Originally, he joined the Mighty Camp team in 2015 and currently oversees all Mighty Camps and Kids Clubs at Genesis. Vince is passionate about bringing to life the magic of residential camp that he fell in love with so many years ago.

Vince lives with his beautiful wife, Ally, and their two cats, Ellie and Mikko Catanen. Vince enjoys kayaking, playing inline hockey (Go Puck Norris!), and cheering on the Colorado Avalanche.

Sydney Hawkins

Camp Executive Assistant/Programming Director

Sydney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Truman State University and a Master’s degree in Theology from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the Mighty Camps team, she spent time educating children and coordinating summer camp programming in New Mexico. As a member of the Mighty Camp Team, Sydney is passionate about teaching in the moment with her staff and youth, helping them navigate the challenges of life with cooperative problem-solving and healthy choices. She joined the team in 2018 as a camp director in Missouri and is currently responsible for the creation of our stellar curriculum and the maintenance of our online camp tools.

Outside of camp, Sydney’s love of fun influences her hobbies, including being an avid musician, soccer fan [KC Current!], board-game enthusiast, and ‘budding’ plant parent! 

Will Jones

Mighty Adventure Camp Director

Will holds his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.  A lover of the outdoors, he has been an active outdoorsman and camp fanatic for most of his life.  Before joining the Mighty Camp Team, Will served 5 summers with an Adventure Camp in Manchester, Maryland.  It was here that he developed a passion for engaging campers with nature.  Will believes strongly that getting kids outdoors, and away from their comfort zones, produces character and positive life change. 

“Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts: the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seem to impart a quiet to the mind.”

– Jonathan Edwards

 

Bryan Hayes

Regional Youth Director

Bryan Hayes is a Certified Tennis Professional and a Regional Youth Programming Director for Mighty Camps. Bryan has been teaching tennis and leading the Youth Camp experience in Topeka for over 13 years. In 2016 he was awarded the honor of Programmer of the Year in Genesis. Bryan ran the Marine Corp Marathon for charity raising the Money for Children’s National Hospital and now enjoys traveling to cities he has not been to or enjoys to run adventure races. Bryan has one sister and is proud of the fact that they have always shared a close relationship since they were little.

Bryan is a huge foodie, loves ice cream, and eating at new places when he is traveling. Bryan always looks forward for the opportunity to engage children in a positive way and make a lasting impact on their lives while realizing that they are also making a lasting impression on his. 

 

Barb Soucie

Regional Youth Director

Barb holds a master’s degree in Health Education and bachelor’s degree in English, both from the University of Nebraska. She joined the Mighty Camp Team in 2019 and is responsible for the operations of camp as well as all other youth programs at Genesis Health Clubs in Lincoln, NE. A quote by Henri Nouwen best sums up Barb’s approach to children,

“Our children are our most important guests, who enter into or (lives), ask for our careful attention, stay for awhile and then leave to follow their way.”

Barb thrives on meeting people and building meaningful relationships. Her hobbies include taking care of her horse, cats, dog, and hamster! She also enjoys canning salsa from home-grown veggies, daily exercise, and reading.
Barb is married to her husband of 30 years, Jeff and is mom to her daughters, Lillian who is 21 and Lydia who is 22.

Neva Benton

Regional Youth Director

Neva joined the Mighty Camp team in 2020 and has been working in the camping industry for 20 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Sterling College and is pursuing her Masters in Camp Administration from Gratz college in the fall. Neva is our Regional Youth Program Director for 9 clubs in South Central Kansas. She fell in love with camping as a counselor and has never looked back. Her favorite part of camp is seeing all the kids find confidence in their ability to do the things they never thought they could.

Neva lives with her wife Kelsey of 7 years, Her 4 kids, Adi, Tig, Hammie, and Ora, as well as two dogs, Everest and Ophelia, and three cats, Oden, Koda, and Angus. They occasionally enjoy spending time with other foster kids that join their family from time to time. Neva loves to work in the glass blowing studio whenever she has free time and loves watching the Women’s College World Series Winning Oklahoma Sooners Softball team! BOOMER!

Dallas Adams

Regional Youth Director

Dallas joined the Mighty Camps team as the Regional Youth Director for clubs in Missouri and Kansas after previously creating and driving novel experiences with youth through Kids Club in 2020.  From her leadership experience, Dallas is passionate in cultivating skills to problem-solve, be self-aware, and motivate young people and staff to be good citizens. She is a Southern Missouri native and enjoys the outdoors, hunting, scenic hikes and game nights with friends and family. She is supported by her husband (Jacob), two kids (Brayleigh and Lukas), and two dogs (Bailey and Tundra).

 

Hannah Guzman

Regional Youth Director

Originally a Kansas native, Hannah Guzman serves as our Iowa Regional Youth Director, where she has been leading the youth department with the Des Moines team since 2021. Prior to that role, she served as a Kids Club Coordinator, directly responsible for creating fun and safe experiences for the families in her care! In her professional career, Hannah has cultivated unique experience and a personal passion for varying age groups, facilitating growth, and neurodiversity inclusion. Hannah enjoys spending time with her two kids, aged nine and eight, and two dogs – getting out in the summer sun hiking and attending local live music experiences!

Meagan Luck

Regional Youth Director

Meagan is a southern girl from Oklahoma where she met and married her high school sweetheart. After 20 years together they are raising 3 beautiful and bright  children. A dog lover and foodie with a passion for kids, Meagan is always looking for ways to encourage the development, growth, and success of our greatest asset: the next generation. Meagan views her position as an opportunity to invest in our kiddos and create an environment where families can be confident they’re always in good hands, creating a safe and welcoming space for all the little ones who enter through the gym doors.

 

Ashley Stringfellow

Regional Camp Director

Ashley Stringfellow operates as our Omaha lead for all things camp! She originally joined the team in 2020 in Kids Club and now supports youth operations in the area in addition to her work as a camp director at Genesis Westroads. She loves seeing the growth that happens in campers over the summer months as they take on new responsibilities and problem-solving skills! This is her second summer with Mighty Camps.  Ashley loves being a mother to her two children, Jada and Rome – as well as supporting her community, usually complete with Ben and Jerry’s ice cream as summer treat!

The majority of our team comes from local universities with diverse educational backgrounds. Most importantly, our team is made up of individuals who LOVE kids! All Mighty Camp Team Members have completed extensive background checks, are certified in basic First Aid and CPR, and receive extensive training prior to the start of the camp. Rest assured, we hire the best of the best to work with your children.