The Firs Camps & Retreats

THE FIRS STAFF

EXECUTIVE

Tom Beaumont

Tom Beaumont

Executive Director

Tom is a graduate of Multnomah Bible College and Western Seminary of Portland, Oregon. He has been in full-time Christian camping ministry since 1981 and at The Firs since 1985. He has been active with Christian Camping and Conference Association for most of those years. He and Mary have three grown children – two daughters and a son. He enjoys teaching, reading, writing and a variety of sports activities.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.216
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Rebekah Quinn

Rebekah Quinn

Executive Assistant & Personnel Manager

Rebekah hails from Galliano, Louisiana and is a graduate of Nicholls State University. She made her way to Bellingham after spending much time with Youth With a Mission Maui where she administrated and directed their Discipleship Training School. Rebekah is married to Ben and they have one very active little boy named Bennett.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.226
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ADMINISTRATIVE

Jenny Greenleaf

Jenny Greenleaf

Office Manager & Receptionist

Jenny joined the staff in December 2000. She has a Fine Arts degree from SPU & attended Torchbearer’s Bible Schools in England (Capenwray) and Sweden (Holsbybrunn). In her free time, Jenny enjoys decorating with refurbished thriftstore finds, painting, & gardening.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.200
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Kim Hendrickson

Kim Hendrickson

The Firs Registrar

Kim has been involved with The Firs as a camper parent (her three boys have attended Fircreek Day Camp and Camp Firwood) and now as our Registrar.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.211
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Crystal King

Crystal King

Volunteer Assistant to the Director of Business Services

Crystal came to work at The Firs in 1992 as Office Manager and Secretary to the Executive Director. She currently works as a volunteer in the Accounting Department.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.229
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Mike Miller

Mike Miller

Head Bookkeeper

Mike joined the Firs in December 2006. He is married to Debbie and has five children, Jonathan, Loren, Stephanie, Peter and Rebekah. They met in Holland while serving as missionaries with Youth With A Mission; their children were all born in Amsterdam. Mike worked primarily in administration and accounting, while at YWAM; he also assisted his wife as she led teams working with children.

After 21 years with YWAM Amsterdam, they moved their whole family to Bellingham. Mike started a home business before finding The Firs. It gives him great pleasure to be once again involved with others whose focus is on sharing the reality of God’s love with people of all ages, especially young people.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.232
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Kirk Potter

Kirk Potter

Family Retreat Center & Community Ministries Director

Kirk Potter joined the staff in 2007 as the Director of Retreat Center and Community Ministries. He graduated from Biola University and Talbot Seminary, where he earned a BA and MA in Christian Education with an emphasis in camping. As a student, he spent 11 summers in camping, serving four different camps, including Firwood – where he was known as “Snap Biscuits” (it’s a long story).

Kirk has worked in church and camping ministries since then, including 16 years as the director of a Canadian camp. Kirk and Debbie are the parents of three children: Jeremy, Jonathan, and Halie. At home Kirk can often be found working on a house renovation project or with his head under the hood of an old car.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.230
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Marc Watson

Marc Watson

Director of Business Services

Marc joined The Firs in 1989 and is currently responsible for the financial/business end of the ministry. He and his wife, Karen, have three grown children. Born and raised in California, Marc worked at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center in California before moving to Washington.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.215
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GUEST SERVICES

Jan Morell

Jan Morell

Director of Guest Services, Retreat Center

Jan has been working in Guest Services since 2000. She has also worked in housekeeping, in the former bookstore and as receptionist at The Firs. She and Jim have a grown son and daughter and seven grandchildren.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.221
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Jen Ryan

Jen Ryan

Firwood/Chalet Guest Service Coordinator

Jen joined the staff in 2007. Jen and her husband, Miguel, have two handsome boys. Jen enjoys singing in musicals and leading worship at her church.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.228
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Barb Vander Meulen

Barb Vander Meulen

Accommodations Supervisor

Barb has been a staff member since 1985. She was born and raised at The Firs (Helen and Doug Anderson’s daughter). She and Bruce have two grown sons and six grandchildren; 3 granddaughters and 3 grandsons.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.213
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FIRWOOD

Angie Brionez

Angie Brionez

Firwood Registrar

Angie served at Camp Firwood as a Counselor for a summer and Wrangler for two summers. Her last summer she enjoyed serving with Sonny, whom she married in October 2005. She and Sonny have a son, Che. Angie is excited to be involved with Firwood, knowing it’s a valuable place for young hearts wanting to know Christ.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.233
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Steve Jagich

Steve Jagich

Assistant Firwood Director

Steve has worked in many different facets at Firwood, including on summer staff, as a FLAP (Firwood Leadership Apprentice) for several years, and now as Assistant Director. Steve and his wife Whitney also met at camp, and they now have a daughter.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.210
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Rob Lee

Rob Lee

Camp & Retreat Ministries Director

Rob was on Summer Staff at Firwood in the ’80s and came back to The Firs in 1995 as our Guest Services Director. He and Val have one son and two daughters, love where God has placed them, and can’t imagine being anywhere else.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.217
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FIRCREEK & AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURE (ASA)

Darell Smith

Darell Smith

Fircreek Director

Darell and his wife, Stacy, came to The Firs in 1985 and have served in various roles over the years, including Director of Camp Firwood in the ’90s and now as Fircreek Day Camp Director. They have two sons and a daughter.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.225
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Dana Chauvin

Dana Chauvin

After School Adventure Program Coordinator

Dana “Burkey McBurkBurk” Chauvin graduated from Youngstown State University in Ohio in 2009, with a degree in theater. During college, she also worked at Camp Burton in Ohio. Two months after graduating from college, Dana made the move to Bellingham to be an intern at the ASA program. After the second year of her internship, Dana made the decision to stay on staff full-time.

Dana loves her time at ASA, getting to know the kids and families, as well as the extra fun that comes with her job, like the Jr. Ski to Sea Race and Super Hero 5k!

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.223
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Stacy Smith

Stacy Smith

After School Adventure Director

Stacy has been on staff since 1985 in many different roles. Stacy and her husband, Darell, have three grown children. She’s involved with local agencies and non-profits who are committed to the welfare of children, working to ensure they have a hope and a future.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.223
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FOOD SERVICE

Jim Donath

Jim Donath

Retreat Center Kitchen Manager

Jim joined the The Firs staff in 2007, as a transplant from Minnesota. Jim and his wife Julie have three children, Jacob, Nick, and D’Andra.

Phone: 360-733-6840
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James McClure

James McClure

Chalet & Firwood Kitchen Manager

James comes to us with a varied food service background, which includes restaurant, healthcare, hotel and Christian retreat experience. He and Tina have been married 28 years. Together, they’ve raised three children in Ferndale, WA. James enjoys long walks with his three grandchildren.

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MAINTENANCE & FACILITIES

Brian Lingbloom

Brian Lingbloom

Facilities Manager - Retreat Center

Brian and his wife, Julie, have been volunteers at The Firs for several years before joining our staff. They have three grown children; one son and two daughters.

Phone: 360-733-6840
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Bruce Vander Meulen

Bruce Vander Meulen

Maintenance & Project Director

Bruce joined The Firs staff in 1985 after his marriage to Barb. He oversees the maintenance and projects at the Retreat Center.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.213
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Doug Walker

Doug Walker

Facilities Manager - Firwood

Doug has been on staff in the past and again joined our staff in 2000. He and his wife, Marie, have a son and daughter.

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Keith Kranich

Keith Kranich

Maintenance Assistant

 

 

The Firs Camps & Retreats : 4605 Cable Street,  Bellingham, WA 98229  •  Phone: 360-733-6840   Email The Firs

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