Seth Aland is the younger brother of fellow staff member, Jake Aland. Seth is a student at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Seth is an RA at UNF and is very involved with his campus ministries. This will be Seth’s second year at Falling Creek as a cabin counselor and teaching fishing. Seth is a very accomplished fisherman. He has competed in both salt and fresh water fishing tournaments around the Southeast.
Jared Hurt is from Burlington, NC, and attends Appalachian State University majoring in Recreation Management. At school Jared stays active with sports officiating youth league soccer games for the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department. This will be Jared’s second year at Falling Creek leading backpacking trips.
Jake Lee is from Elkins, AR, and is a student at Vanderbilt University majoring in child studies and studio art. At Vanderbilt, Jake is very involved with Vanderbilt’s WilSkills program. The entirely student-run course is designed to integrate academic study with practical experience in the wilderness. It utilizes both the classroom and the environment, combining lectures, films, and discussions with trips to the surrounding areas. Jake is also a member of the Vanderbilt Club baseball team and a Pre-School Mentor for a local Nashville elementary school. This will be Jake’s second summer at camp leading the mountain biking program.
Mary Lobianco is very familiar with Falling Creek. Mary and her family lived in Hendersonville for many years and are family friends of Director Emeritus Chuck and Jean McGrady. Mary’s oldest son attended camp and along with his friend Steve McGrady. Mary works as a registered nurse in Charleston, and this will be her second year joining our medical team during August Camp.
Gina Mallay will be a member of our medical team during our Main Camp session. Gina is from Charlotte, NC, and is a school nurse with Carolina’s Health Care System. Gina has many interests that keeps her busy when she is not taking care of her students. She is a dance instructor for the Carolina’s Latin Dance Company, volunteer with Hands On Charlotte and a Mentor for the Brairwood Elementary Young Ladies.
Dwayne Maynard attends Berea College in Kentucky. This is his fourth summer at camp teaching Mountain Biking. Dwayne is very active and has worked with kids at Divers Den teaching scuba classes and sharing his passion for scuba diving. Last summer, Dwayne was one of the great trip leaders for our second CRANK mountain bike expedition to Colorado. Dwayne will once again be leading another unforgettable trip back out west this summer. Make sure you sign up for an awesome mountain bike ride this summer at MOAB.
Chuck Niemeyer returns this summer as a camp nurse. He orients new nursing staff at the beginning of each session and helps out with our Father/Son Weekends. Chuck is a former camper and lives in Gastonia with his wife Bridget and children. His sons both attend Falling Creek. Chuck is a graduate of NC State and Emory University and is a Physician’s Assistant at Carolina Orthopedics.
Will Vogan is a third year student at Hampden- Sydney College majoring in history. Originally from Norfolk, VA, Will learned about FCC from former Tribal Leader Watson Mulkey. At HSC, Will is a founding brother for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and is a singer with the Accousticals, a Capella group. This will be his second year on staff as a cabin counselor and Wood Shop instructor.
Evan Wescott is from Jenkintown, PA and is the oldest of eight brothers and sisters. Evan attends Catholic University in Washington, DC and is majoring in mathematics and secondary education. When Evan is not busy with class, he plays on the schools ultimate frisbee team and enjoys exploring our nation’s capital. During high school, Evan was very active with the YMCA as a lifeguard and swimming instructor. This will be Evan’s second summer at camp as a member of our cabin staff and will teach swimming and ultimate frisbee.