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.
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.
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.
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).
Cedric is a graduate of Northwest Academy of Law and Transportation. He has been connected to Sherwood Forest since 2010, when he first worked at camp in the kitchen. Since then, he has worked a variety of roles including Counselor, Outdoor Education Instructor, and Adventure Sports Department Head. He also has 2 brothers that graduated from Sherwood Forest’s leadership program and another brother who is currently in our program. Cedric loves working with kids and hopes to start his own Boys and Girls Club in North Saint Louis someday.
Aliyah recently graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a degree in Business Marketing. She has been with Sherwood Forest for a long time, starting as mini camper to graduating from the Leadership program in 2012. For the past six summers, she has worked in many seasonal positions including Group Leader and Village Director. In November 2018, Aliyah joined the professional team and looks forward to starting her career. In the future, Aliyah plans to go back to school for her Master’s in Nonprofit Management.
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.
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.
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.