Meet Our Permanent Staff
Director of Risk Management
Thomas Zimmer, PhD. has been working in Outdoor Education for over 15 years. Since graduating with his bachelor degrees in Outdoor Leadership and Business he has been an outdoor instructor/guide around the country, an owner of 3 businesses, a director of an outdoor boarding school, and a college professor. After receiving his PhD at the University of Utah he was a professor of Recreation and Outdoor Education at Western State College of Colorado and currently is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Outdoor Education at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming. He has been running Catholic oriented outdoor trips since the late 90's and is dedicated to the safety and spiritual growth fostered through the outdoor activities at Camp Wojtyla.
Allison Savrda has been a missionary with Camp Wojtyla since graduating from Auburn University in 2013. She has a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in Middle Childhood and Adolescence. Allie acts as our Staff Hiring Coordinator, working year round to bring together our dynamic and passionate team of college-aged counselors.
Keenan Fitzpatrick joined staff with Camp Wojtyla after graduation from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2013 with a B.A. in Spanish Literature. While serving as the Director of Development, he doubles as an extremely talented videographer and photographer, bringing our incredible mission to life through our acclaimed photos and videos.
Kat Stultz also comes to us as a new and valuable hire to full-time staff from the University of Notre dame with a B.A. in Theology. Kat served Camp Wojtyla as a counselor for one summer prior to joining our missionary team, and now uses her capacity for caring connection to act as our Parent Liaison.
Gage Shirley is also a new addition to full-time staff from the University of Kansas. He graduated with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science. Gage also served on summer staff for one summer prior to being hired. He now serves as the head of kitchen and gear.