The people are a huge part of what makes Sherwood Forest more than just a camp, but a home away from home. The work that Sherwood Forest does wouldn’t be possible without our incredible team of year-round staff and our dedicated board of directors.
Sherwood Forest’s highly qualified staff has more than a century of combined experience. It includes individuals with advanced degrees in social work, education, public policy, and nonprofit management. Staff regularly contributes to the growing body of knowledge in these areas through volunteer leadership roles with the American Camp Association, St. Louis Graduates, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Missouri Foundation for health. Our year-round staff members are passionate about helping kids discover the best in themselves so they can grow up to do good in the world. Meet our team:
Addie holds undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Elementary Education from Arizona State University. Prior to joining Sherwood Forest in 2004, she worked at Camp Kamaji for Girls as the Assistant Director. During her tenure at Sherwood Forest, Addie has performed a variety of roles including Registrar and Director of Operations. Addie enjoys volunteering and spending time with her husband and four kids.
Angela is an accomplished fundraiser and communications professional who has worked in healthcare, secondary, and higher education. She specializes in relationship building, strategic planning, data management, and branding. Angela earned her Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations at Webster University and her Masters of Arts in International Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and cheering for the St. Louis Blues Hockey team.
Tim Carey began working as a member of the Facilities team at Sherwood Forest in March of 2020. He studied Creative Writing, History, and Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia before going into careers in Construction and Property Management. In his free time Tim can be found relaxing at home with his wife and animals, while enjoying a good book, album, or TV show. He is also passionate about writing and performing music, and experiencing all the natural beauty that living at our Lesterville Facility affords.
Ellen (she/they) is on track to receive an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2023 and is pursuing clinical licensure. Ellen joined Sherwood Forest in 2022 as a practicum student, working to promote gender-inclusive practices and policies at camp. She joined the year-round team in 2023 as the Health and Wellness Coordinator, working to support the mental, behavioral, and social health of program participants. Ellen loves gardening, spending time outside, reading nonfiction, and making things out of clay.
Alexis is a second generation Sherwood Forest Alumni and Leadership graduate (2001). As the current Camp Director, she has been part of the Sherwood Forest family since the age of two. Alexis has worked as a seasonal staff member, volunteer and most recently a board member. Alexis earned her BA from the University of Central Missouri in Public Relations and Tourism and continued on to gain her MA at Webster University. There she studied International Relations, EMP in Human Rights and Humanities. She has a passion for all things St. Louis & Mizzou Sports, horticulture, community service, good food experiences and her family. Alexis also enjoys being out in nature with her daughter (Sherwood Forest Camper) and their dog Coco Walter (Camp Dog)! A personal goal for Alexis is raise her daughter as die-hard Cardinal fan, a scholar, activist, and philanthropist who cares about the environment.
Emily graduated with a BA in English Literature from Saint Louis University, and is a licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L). She has worked in various realms of human service for over 15 years, and before joining Sherwood worked as a Transition Coordinator for high school students and was a trainer of the Neurosequential Model in Education. She is grateful to continue her journey with the Sherwood Forest family, as both a student and teacher. Emily loves spending time outdoors, listening to live music, and hanging with loved ones (animals included).
Darnell has worked for Sherwood Forest since 2008 in various seasonal roles, and became a full-time staff member in August 2017. Previous positions have included Group Leader, Summer Program Director, and Outdoor Education Instructor. He is a graduate of East St. Louis High School and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
Kate joined Sherwood in 2022. She has over 25 years’ experience in non-profit grants and project management. Prior to joining Sherwood Forest, she spent over 20 years at Parents as Teachers National Center. She also worked at the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Having worked for so long in an organization focused on Early Childhood, moving to an organization with a focus on Elementary–High School felt like a natural next step.
Kate really enjoys the challenge of assembling grant proposals, so she was excited for the opportunity to focus on doing that for a thriving organization like Sherwood Forest. Knowing that the grants we receive go directly to supporting deserving youth in the region is very rewarding.
Kate grew up in Canada. She has her Bachelor’s of Science from McGill University and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.
Her hobbies include playing ukulele, walking, estate and garage sale shopping, and listening to great folk music.
Daisy’s connection to Sherwood Forest runs deep as she was a camper in 2009. Having experienced the magic of Sherwood Forest firsthand, Daisy returned as a seasonal staff member for three years, working in the IDEAS department managing the library and reading program. Daisy’s love of books helped her inspire campers to develop the same passion for reading.
In 2022, she spent the summer as the camp photographer. Here, she found her passion capturing the story of camp. Now she spends her time sharing the story on social media and planning promotional events for Sherwood Forest, such as the Blue Jean Ball and Trivia Night. Her love for the camp and the community it creates is evident in everything she does, and she is committed to ensuring that every camper has an unforgettable experience at Sherwood Forest. In her free time, Daisy loves to continue pursuing her passion for photography, capturing beautiful moments and creating art through her lens.
Lauren, an UMSL alum, joined Sherwood Forest’s development team in the fall of 2018. Having previously held roles at the Missouri Botanical Garden and St. Patrick Center, she has experience in a variety of non-profit development areas including database operations, volunteer management, grant writing, events, and stewardship. Lauren’s other interests include gardening, fixing up her new home, and spending quality time with her dog, Greta.
Bobby Goldberg was born to travel, learn from different cultures, and help the young enterprising spirits of the world. Born and raised in the melting pot of New Jersey, he stayed East, graduating college in New England. From there, he decided to go further East, teaching in academies in South Korea. There he met his wife, and helped create two beautiful, feral children. Soon after, they decided to move (you guessed it!) East to find Home in the mid-West. In his wife’s home-state of Missouri, he learned that Acts of Service was his Love Language and decided to learn how to work with his hands. After framing houses for two years, he found an opportunity to use his developing trade skills to help the young enterprising spirits of Missouri. When he isn’t working at Sherwood Forest, he is running wild with his growing-too-fast feral babies and his all-too-brilliant, star-crossed lover.
Tom worked as a carpenter for most of his life before joining the Sherwood Forest team in early 2018. Supporting his wife and 4 children as a member of Carpenter’s local 1839. He has been described by recipients of his work as an old-world craftsman and his wife likes to claim there is nothing he can’t fix. He enjoys his work at Sherwood Forest and is proud to be a part of an organization that offers so much to the youth it serves. He can often be found in his workshop when at home, frequently working on a home improvement project. When he has a moment to relax he enjoys reading, Cardinal’s baseball, and spending time with his wife, dogs, children, and grandchildren.
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The Board of Directors represents Sherwood Forest’s core volunteers, setting and guiding its direction through both stewardship and governance.