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Staff & Board of Directors

Meet the dedicated board members of Camp Colley.

Flo Eckstein

President
Flo Eckstein is a founding member of the Camp Colley Foundation board. She is publisher emeritus of Jewish News of Greater Phoenix and a former social worker. She served as chairman of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board and on many civic committees. She and her husband Paul have two adult sons, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

Dale Larsen

Vice President
Dale Larsen is a Professor of Practice, Honors Faculty and Director of Community Relations for the ASU College of Public Programs. He is a 40-plus year executive manager in municipal parks and recreation services, including 27 with the City of Phoenix. He is a noted textbook author and frequent speaker on leadership, management and parks. He and his wife have three children and nine grandchildren.

 

Amy Bratt

Secretary
Amy Bratt is committed to the Camp Colley Foundation’s mission of providing children with opportunities to develop and nurture relationships while experiencing the beautiful outdoors. She is a native of Phoenix and therefore particularly delighted to serve the children of this community.

 

Jerry Waehner

Treasurer
Jerry is a retired Parks Supervisor from the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Currently, he volunteers with Phoenix Rescue Mission and with his church in various capacities, and is a committee member of the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Advisory Committee. Jerry and his wife Mary have three adult children and three (soon to be four) grandchildren.

Diana Brooks

Past President
Diana Brooks is a founding member of the Camp Colley Foundation board and served as its president for nine years. She served as chairman of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board. She benefited from her 10 summers as a camper when she was growing up and believes that all youth should have the opportunity of camp experience. She has two adult children.

Daniel Cleland

Board Member
Dan is the Director of Land Development Southwest Region at Westwood Professional Services.

Don Keuth

Board Member
Don is President of the Phoenix Community Alliance.

Damien Anderson

Board Member
Damien is the Alumni Program Manager for the Arizona Cardinals.

Dan Turbyfill

Board Member
Dan Turbyfill is the Student Programs Manager of the Arizona State University Alumni Association and our newest board member!

Penelope Colley Norville

Lifetime Member
Penelope Colley Norville is a founding member of the Camp Colley Foundation board. She has worked for the City of Phoenix Housing Department for 26 years, providing housing for low-income families and the elderly. She is the daughter of James A. Colley, for whom Camp Colley is named, and shares his vision of providing an outdoor experience for underprivileged youth.

Sarah Porter

Board Member
Sarah is the executive director of Audubon Arizona.

Tim Riester

Lifetime Board Member
Tim Riester is a founding member of the Camp Colley Foundation board.  He is founder and CEO of RIESTER, one of the largest, privately held advertising companies in the western United States. He is a board member for the MaxInMotion Foundation and previously served as chairman of the board for Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters and Arizona Clean and Beautiful, and as a board member for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona. Tim and his wife Mirja have two sons. The Riesters are the former owners of the ranch now known as Camp Colley.

Ken Vonderscher

Ex Officio Member
Ken Vonderscher is a Deputy Director for the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Ken has 25 years’ experience managing parks, preserves and city facilities. Ken, who has teenage children, enjoys hiking and exploring the American Southwest with his family.

Jeff Spellman

Ex Officio Member
Jeff Spellman is a 30-year parks professional who has been with Camp Colley since it opened. He worked for the City of Phoenix, Parks and Recreation Department as a park ranger for 20 years before becoming the camp director of Camp Colley.

Mamie Coffey

Director of Operations

Mamie is passionate about mitigating and eliminating risk in families and communities. She is excited to work to support Camp Colley because it provides opportunities for youth to build relationships and self confidence, essential factors for successfully navigating the challenges of adolescence. Arizona ranks at the bottom of the nation in overall child wellbeing. Mamie is enthusiastic about the preventative strategies of Camp Colley to make a difference in our community- one child at a time.