MEET OUR STAFF

SONS OF NORWAY FIFTH DISTRICT YOUTH DIRECTOR

 

A key resource from the Fifth District, our Youth Director oversees the operations of camp and is a part of the District Board.

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Youth Director

(651) 208-3333

SANDRA OLSON

Sandra is married to Thomas Olson; they live in Woodville, Wisconsin.  She has three grown children and nine grandchildren.  She has a degree in Human Resources Management and is a member and past president of the Valkyrien Lodge.  She loves everything Norwegian.  She is a firm believer that Masse Moro is a “perfect fit” to carry out the mission of Sons of Norway, which is to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway.

2019 CAMP DIRECTORS

 

Camp Directors are onsite during the camp session and manage all of the day-to-day programming, staff, and functions of camp.

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ZACHARY "OLVIN" GARNER

Olvin is a woodworker by trade, specializing in one of a kind furniture and art. He has been attending Masse Moro since 2000. After several years as a camper, he returned as a member of the staff for many years. Having been a counselor for the better part of a decade, including one year as a woodworking instructor, in 2019 he will return as a Co-Director. He's very excited to make the 40th Anniversary session of camp more special than ever and can't wait to spend another amazing year at his favorite place in the world.

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KEIR "GEIR" KRISTIANSEN

Geir holds a degree from Winona State University, where he also currently works. He has been a part of Masse Moro for many, many years starting his journey as a camper at the age of 9 years old. He has worked on staff as a Counselor, Senior Staff member, and Activities Director. He is thrilled to be part of the leadership team leading Masse Moro into it's 40th summer. 

2019 COUNSELING & ACTIVITIES STAFF

 

Counseling and Activities staff stay onsite during the camp session, stay in cabins (or other camp buildings) and run the programs and activities at camp.

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ELIZABETH "GINA" BOUDREAU

Counselor

Gina is from Nekoosa, WI. She is currently studying Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In her free time she loves to coach softball and loves all things Disney. She has a part of Masse Moro since 2010 as a camper and on-staff. Her favorite camp activities include Allsang, Idrett, and Kveldsprogrammer. 

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KEEGAN "KJETIL" COOK

Counselor

Kjetil is a filmmaker from Texas who enjoys all things Masse Moro! He likes goofing around and continuing camp traditions. Kjetil loves connecting with and sharing his Norwegian roots and can't wait to help deltakere make some life-long memories!

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RACHEL "TINA" FINNES

Counselor

Tina is the director of bands at Westmont High School, a small town in the Chicago-land area. She graduated with a degree in music education from North Central College, with an emphasis in choral and instrumental music.  In her spare time, Tina enjoys spending time with her family and pets.  Growing up, Tina had a family with strong roots in Norwegian heritage and culture. She attended Norwegian language summer camps at a very young age, and fell in love with Messe Moro after her first two weeks. Tina returned to Messe Moro for as long as she was able, and is still connected with many of the people she went to camp with. Tina is thrilled to be back at Messe Moro as a counselor, to help spread the love of Norwegian culture and language, and to help campers make similar, long lasting friendships - just as she did.

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ANNA "INGEBJØRG" MILLERHAGEN

Counselor

Ingebjørg is a student at Winona state university. This will be her 4th year counseling at camp. She is super excited to meet all the campers and have a great year har på Masse Moro.

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JAMES RAY MILLER

Activities Instructor - Wood Carver

James is a woodworker who studied Computer Science, Nordic Studies and Biology at Luther College. Aside from his focus on traditional Norwegian figure carving, he is devoted to researching and preserving traditional folk instruments and music. Although he has never attended Masse Moro in any role, he has taught woodcarving classes, conducted cultural demonstrations, and served as Vice President of Luther College's Norskklubb. He can hardly wait to join Masse Moro this year to be part of the amazing community and pass on his passion for Norwegian folk art.

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AMELIA "KAIA-BIRGIT" MURNANE

Counselor

Kaia-Birgit is excited to be back at Masse Moro for her 4th year on staff. She is currently studying Theatre at Loyola University Chicago and will be graduating next year. She loves roller skating and reading in her free time.

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SONJA "RAMONA" OLSON

Counselor/Business Manager

Ramona holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee. She was a camper for 6 years and has been on staff since 2011.  Her favorite part about camp is teaching the campers about the history of Norway and watching their excitement about the various programs and activities.

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COOPER "ESPEN" WILLIAMS

Counselor

Espen is an avid outdoorsman from Bozeman, MT, where he attends Montana State University. He is excited to be back on staff to enjoy the fun and exciting times we have here at Masse Moro.

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MATTY "KATJA" ZIMMERMAN

Health Aide

Katja has been both a camper and staff member, and this is her 3rd year here on staff as the Health Aide. Outside of camp she is a certified athletic trainer for the University of Dubuque in Iowa where she deals with cuts and bruises, diagnosing and caring for all injuries, dealing with concussions, and controlling life threatening situations. Katja holds a B.S. in Human Biology-Exercise Science and a Master's Degree in Athletic Training, as well as certifications in CPR, AED, supplemental oxygen delivery, and first aid and emergency care. Her background makes camp the perfect place for me in the summer. Cuts and scrapes and injuries are a part of camp life! Katja's around to make sure any injury big or small receives the correct care. 

SONS OF NORWAY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Andrew Johnsen, President

Kathy Secora, Vice President

Darlene Arneson, Secretary

Mike Palecek, Treasurer

Cheryl Wille Schlesser, Sports & Recreation Director

Karen Eberhardt, Publicity Director

Geraldine Lachman, Cultural Director

Sandra Olson, Youth Director

Audrey Severson, Zone 1 Director

Tom Boudreau, Zone 2 Director

Karen Broadhead, Zone 2 Director

Peggy Schroeder, Zone 4 Director

Connie Kross, Zone 5 Director

Dee Bumpers, Zone 6 Director

Robin Fossum, International Director - District 5

For more information about Sons of Norway Fifth District. Please visit their website at www.sonsofnorway5.com

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Contact Us: Sandy Olson, Youth Director (651) 208-3333   /   solsondist5@gmail.com  /  Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742