2017 Owatonna staff


Click here to meet our year round staff.


Senior Staff

  • REID CHARLSTON  Director

    St. Louis, MO

    Read Reid's extended bio:
    www.newfound-owatonna.com/year-round-staff


  • DUNCAN WILDER  Program Director

    New York, NY

    This will be my 17th summer at Owatonna and 4th summer as Program Director. While I consider camp my home away from home, I live in New York City the rest of the year working as a freelance videographer. I can't wait for another awesome summer witnessing incredible growth from campers and counselors alike!


  • ANDREW PARSONS  Head Counselor

    Seattle, WA

    My name is Andrew Parsons, I'm from Seattle, Washington and have been coming to camp off and on since I was a scout in 1998. This will be my 14th summer! I'm very excited to have the opportunity to serve on the senior staff this summer as head counselor. I've loved being a cabin counselor and am looking forward to stepping into this new role of leadership here at Owatonna. When I'm at home in Seattle I work as a professional free-lance photographer, specializing in portrait and fashion photography. The thing I love the most about camp is being able to share my love of Christian Science with those around me and watch everyone grow in their understanding of it all.



Head Staff

  • BREWSTER GLASCOCK  CIT Head

    St. Louis, MO

    I come from Saint Louis. This is my thirteenth summer at camp and I am one of the two CIT heads. I am very exited to head up this program and to watch these young men grow throughout the summer. I am very glad to be a part of the CIT program and will be thrilled to see what this summer brings.


  • ZEYA KYAW  CIT Head

    San Diego, CA

    I am from San Diego, California. I am going to be a senior at Principia College. This year I will be a CIT Counselor with my wonderful Co and best friend Brewster. This is my third year on staff and I am so excited for this summer. It will be a new experience for me. I am really looking forward to bonding with the CIT's and giving back to camp!


  • NATE RICHARDS  Tripper

    Elsah, IL

    I am originally from Central Mass but have been going to school at Principia College in Illinois. I will be participating in an extended study of one semester this fall in order to finish my double majors in Educational Studies and Global Studies. I am returning as a wilderness guide or tripper at camp Owatonna for my 8th summer. I am returning to camp because I believe it is the place which makes the greatest positive impact in a young adult's life.


  • SKIP SCHNEIDER  Boatmaster

    Braintree, MA



Cabin Counselors

  • JOVAN BANKS  Cabin 13

    Greenbelt, MD


  • TYLER WINTERBOTTOM  Cabin 13

    Duxbury, MA

    Hi! My name is Tyler Winterbottom, I live in Duxbury Massachusetts, and I am currently attending Principia College. I'm going to be a sophomore in the fall, and am studying Business Administration. I'll be teaching in the Woodsman Program this summer, and I'm very excited to teach campers about the nature that is around us, and how they can use it to their advantage! This is my eleventh year at camp, and I cannot wait to make 2017 a memorable year for everyone involved in camp!


  • JACKSON HOFFMAN  Cabin 12

    Long Island, NY

    I am from Long Island, New York. I am a senior sports management major at Endicott College in Beverly Massachusetts. I am teaching fly fishing this summer. This is my 10th year at camp. I am excited to be at camp, because camp brings out the best in everyone, and I love every moment of it.


  • KYLE HANSON  Cabin 12

    Yorktown Heights, NY

    I am from Yorktown Heights, New York. I just graduated from high school and am going to attend Pace University in the fall majoring in computer science. I will be teaching swimming down at the beach this summer. This is my third year at camp,  and I am excited for camp to begin so that we can start making memories.


  • ZACH MATTHIESEN  Cabin 11

    Roxbury, NJ

    I am from Roxbury, New Jersey. I am going to be a senior at Principia College this fall. I will be teaching the rocks and ropes program at Owatonna this summer. This is my first year at camp. I am excited to facilitate spiritual growth in my Sunday school classes and help campers develop courage on the ropes course.


  • ELI ABBOTT  Cabin 11

    Worcester, MA

    Hi all! I'm Eli Abbott, and I am from Massachusetts. I just graduated from high school at the Link School in Buena Vista, Colorado. Next year I will be at a trade school focusing on computers and networking. This summer I will be using my love for rock climbing. I will be one of the instructors for Rocks and Ropes. This will be my 8th summer at camp and second year on staff. I am super excited to be here with your boys and experience every moment of good here at camp.


  • DENNY VEIDELIS  Cabin 9

    Holliston, MA

    Hello! I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts but have been attending the Principia Upper School as a boarder for the past 3 years. This fall I will be attending Principia College as a freshman. This summer I have the opportunity to teach sailing, something that I love to do. This will be my 10th year at camp and my second summer on staff. I am excited to be at camp this summer because of the outstanding spiritual support that it provides for campers as well as counselors!


  • HENRY OSBORN  Cabin 9

    Weston, MA

    I am from Weston, Massachusetts. I am currently going into my senior year at Weston High School. I will be teaching swimming at the beach this summer and this will be my 14th summer at Owatonna and my first year on staff. I am super excited to give back to camp and watch my campers grow!


  • DAVID MCLEOD-WARRICK  Cabin 9

    Boston, MA

    Hello, my name is David McLeod-Warrick, and I am originally from Massachusetts. I am now living in St. Louis where I attend Principia College. I am very excited to be on ski staff this year. Long Lake is a beautiful place to ski. This will be my first year attending Camp and I am looking forward to a wonderful summer watching your sons grow.


  • MITCHELL GILL  Cabin 8

    Exton, PA

    Hello, I'm Mitchell, and I am from Exton, Pennsylvania. I just graduated from Downingtown East High School, and this fall I will be attending Principia College. I am very excited to be teaching team sports during my 10th summer at camp. I am excited to be at camp this summer because I love seeing everyone having fun and enjoying themselves.


  • PAYTON SELLERS  Cabin 8

    St. Louis, MO

    I am from St. Louis. I am currently attending Principia College. This is my first summer on staff, and I will be teaching team sports. I am looking forward to a summer of growth for myself as well as the campers. I hope to help to teach the campers how to push themselves out of their comfort zones!


  • FOREST ANDRESEN  Cabin 7

    Easthampton, MA

    I am from Easthampton, Massachusetts, and will be a sophomore at Principia College in the fall! I have one small startup as well as a few other businesses I want to start. I will be teaching sailing this summer. I have been to camp on and off for my whole life, but this is my first year as a cabin counselor. I am excited to be at camp this year to grow spiritually and serve my campers.


  • BARRETT PIERCE  Cabin 7

    Scottsdale, AZ

    I am from Scottsdale, Arizona. I just graduated from Principia Upper School and will be attending Principia College next fall. This summer, I will be a swim instructor down at the beach. This is my first year at Camp Owatonna and I am so excited to give unselfishly in an environment that reveals the beauty of pure manhood through the practice of Christian Science.


  • AIDEN SNOREK-YATES  Cabin 6

    Carlisle, MA

    Hi! I am from Carlisle, Massachusetts. I'm about to enter my senior year of high school. This will be my 7th summer at camp and I will be teaching rocks and ropes. I'm so excited to see all of the campers learn new skills and grow over the course of this summer at camp.


  • TYLER FLAVIN  Cabin 6

    Wicasset, ME

    My name is Tyler Flavin. I am from Wiscasset, ME. Currently, I am a student at Principia College studying Theatre and Music Technology. The activity areas I will be teaching are fishing and team sports. This is my first year at Camp Owatonna, and I'm so excited to see so much growth in Christian Science through each and every camper.


  • PIERSON GILL  Cabin 5

    Exton, PA

    My name is Pierson Gill, and I am from Exton, PA. I am a senior at Principa College majoring in Business and Education. I am on the Principia men's soccer team and the Principia waterskiing team. I will be teaching waterskiing on the lake this summer. This is my 11th year at camp and my 5th year on staff. I am so excited to be at camp this summer because of the unique brotherhood and our ability to live and demonstrate Christian Science.


  • BEN KEARNEY  Cabin 5

    Boulder, CO

    Hi! My name is Ben Kearney, and I am from Boulder, Colorado. I will be a senior in high school this fall. I am super excited to be down at the beach this summer to teach swimming! This is my 3rd year at Camp. I am excited to be back at camp because of the great friends and memories you make over the summer!


  • GAVIN MACKENZIE  Cabin 4

    St. Louis, MO

    Hi y'all! My name is Gavin MacKenzie. Currently, I attend Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina as a sophomore. This is my 9th summer at Owatonna and my 2nd as a counselor. I will be teaching kayaking this summer and am very excited to do so. My favorite part about camp is witnessing the character development that goes on here. I'm very excited to be a part of the growth.


  • SEAN THORNTON  Cabin 4

    Godfrey, IL

    I am from Godfrey, Illinois. This fall I will be going into my senior year of high school. This is my 3rd summer at Owatonna and I am excited to be teaching archery! I am looking forward to being at camp this summer because I love the high level of brotherhood and love that I see constantly expressed here.


  • TODD ZIMMERMAN  Cabin 3

    Nashville, TN

    I am from Nashville, Tennessee, and I just finished my first season as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Principia College. This will be my second year on staff at Camp Owatanna, and my second year teaching Team Sports. I cannot wait for the campers to get here so that I can share my love of sports with them all summer long.


  • PETER GRISWOLD  Cabin 3

    Chicago, IL

    I am originally from Chicago, although I live in St. Louis now. I will be a junior at Principia College in the fall where I play tennis, which is what I will be teaching in my second summer at Owatonna. I am so glad to be at camp because I want to set a great example for young Christian Scientists and to be someone they can look up to as they grow.


  • CARSON HUSSEY  Cabin 1

    Boston, MA

    I am originally from Boston, but I am currently living in St. Louis. Next year I will be entering my second year at Principia College. This summer I am lucky enough to be working on ski staff. It is my first summer at Owatonna, and I am so excited to help give other young men the chance to grow together with the common bond of Christian Science.


  • EDDIE BARGMANN  Cabin 1

    Oceanside, CA

    I am from Oceanside, California, and I am going into my senior year of college at Principia College. I will be a ski boat driver and fun producer. This will be my third year at camp and I am very excited to see my old campers and my new campers.



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