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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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LISA ROVE-WILLIAMS

Youth Director

(815) 751-8447

Lisa is the Youth Director for Sons of Norway District 5. She is a first-generation American, both parents having emigrated from Norway as young adults. Lisa still has an uncle, aunt, and cousins residing in Norway, with whom she keeps in regular contact, and they visit with each other often on both sides of the Atlantic. Lisa has three sons who all attended Masse Moro as campers and remain involved today as camp administrator, counselor, and volunteer. 

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LEIF WILLIAMS

Administrator

(815) 901-1636

Bio coming soon

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KEIR "GEIR" KRISTENSEN

Administrator

(507) 458-4428

Bio coming soon

2023 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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RAMONA

Co-Director

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 Allsang and watching the campers get excited about their heritage.  She is very excited to be back on the leadership team as co-director this year! 

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KJETIL

Kjetil is a filmmaker from Texas who enjoys all things Masse Moro! He holds a B.S. in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin where he also studied Norwegian language and culture. He loves goofing around, continuing camp traditions, and making sure everyone has a welcoming experience. Kjetil loves connecting with and sharing his Norwegian roots and can't wait to help deltakere make some life-long memories!

2023 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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KAIA-BIRGIT

Counselor

Kaia-Birgit (KB) has been on staff since 2016 and is excited to be back again! She graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2020 with a BA in Theatre. In her free time she enjoys reading, roller skating and traveling.

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ESPEN

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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VIVIAN

Counselor

Vivian recently graduated high school. She was a camper for 5 years and this is her second year as a counselor. She's made so many great memories at Masse Moro and can't wait to be back!

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NORA

Counselor

Nora is a student at Hollins University in the state of Virginia. When she’s not actively working on her clinical psychology and studio art coursework, she loves to journal and go out on the trails. This will be her second year as a camp counselor and she cannot wait to get back outside with the kids.

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THOR

Counselor

Thor is from Rockford, Illinois and is currently attending UW-Platteville for a degree in mechanical engineering. He's been at Masse Moro since he was 10 and this will be his second year as a staff member. He loves history and all things Vikings, even though he's a Bears fan. He also enjoys woodworking and metalworking, as well as woodburning. Camp his favorite part of the year and he can’t wait to be back!

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FELIX

Counselor

Felix is former camper for 3 years, and this is his second year as a counselor. He's studying law enforcement and hopes to become a state trooper. Brother to Kjetil, born and raised in Houston, Texas, he can’t wait to give campers the fun memories he was given.

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OLAF

Counselor

Olaf is from Coon Rapids, Minnesota and is a Junior in High School. He's gone to Masse Moro for 7 years as a camper and can't wait to be a counselor this year! He hopes to make many great memories at Masse Moro this year, just like all the years before.

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ÅSGEIR

Wood Carver Instructor

Ǻsgeir 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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JOHANNE

Rosemaling Instructor

Johanne has been the rosemaling instructor at Masse Moro since 2003.  Rosemaling since her 20’s, she has taken many classes with Vesterheim Gold Medalists and even Norwegian rosemalers. In 2015-2017, she studied under Pam Rucinski, VGM the Gubrandsdal style of rosemaling through the Wisconsin Arts board apprenticeship program. She has traveled to Norway and Sweden with the Vesterheim folk art tours. In 2019 she was awarded a Fellowship through the American Scandinavian Foundation to study folk art painting in Sweden .  She has also received over the years numerous awards for her rosemaling, including two Best of Shows at the Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association competition. She looks forward each year coming to Masse Moro to share her knowledge.

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Health Aide

Bio coming soon

SONS OF NORWAY DISTRICT 5 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cheryl Wille-Schlesser, President

Wendy Winkelman, Vice President

Darlene Arneson, Secretary

Nathan Nutter, Treasurer

Robert Fossum, Sports and Recreation Director

LaVonne Wier, Publicity Director

Judy Ghastin, Cultural Director

Lisa Rove-Williams, Youth Director

Audrey Severson, Zone 1 Director

Tom Boudreau, Zone 2 Director

Karen Broadhead, Zone 2 Director

Scott Wegner, Zone 3 Director

Lisa Solak, Zone 5 Director

Connie Kross, Zone 5 Director

Bill Bultinck, Zone 6 Director

Robin Fossum, International Director

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

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