SARAH HORNER FISH, Executive Director: Sarah is responsible for all of our camp programs and over sees the staff, training, and operations of all of camp. Sarah has been a camper, junior counselor, Pre-Camp Counselor, Summer Day Camp counselor, Assistant Day Camp Director, and Pre Camp Director during her 35 plus years at TSC! Sarah works year round at camp doing many different jobs, including the hiring, enrolling and training of our staff. Sarah is also very active with the American Camp Association and has recently completed a term on the National Board for ACA and recently completed a 5 year term as President of WAIC (The Western Association of Independent Camps).
GUY FISH, Director of Strategic Initiatives: Guy spent 20 years of his career working in the museum field in upper management. His work with the Getty Center, the Getty Villa, the Huntington Library, among others, has given him a diverse range of experience with project, system and staff management. He worked at TSC in his youth and rejoined the family business to work alongside his wife Sarah, where he focuses on strategic and long range plans for CIC and TSC (90 years and counting!). Guy is also an accomplished Plein Air painter, working in and around Southern California.
KATHY GARCIA, Outpost Director: Kathy has been at TSC for over 25 years and 15 plus of them as a Director. A graduate of the University of La Verne with a degree in Liberal Studies, Kathy has worked in our Day Camp Program as a counselor, Assistant Director (Director of Fun!) and Aquatics Director. Since 2005, Kathy has been at the helm of our middle school program, Outpost. Kathy works year-round as our Summer Camp Coordinator, and oversees our High Ropes/Initiatives Program.
ERIC IKARI, SDC Director: Eric is a familiar face to many campers at TSC because of all his years and jobs (and ability to sing the Moose song) at camp! Eric has spent over 15 years working at TSC and is now the Director of SDC! He spent 5 summers at TSC Too as a Senior Counselor, 4 summers at SDC as one of our Assistant Directors, and the past 8 years as the director of TOO!. Eric has worked 10 plus years at our After School Programs and is currently the After School Camp Director. Eric is involved with our local section of the American Camp Association as a Standards Visitor as well as helping to plan local conferences and programs.
KEVIN AUSTIN, Registrar, Operations and Program Director, Aquatics Director: Kevin has been at TSC for almost every summer of his life since he started as a camper at age 5! Kevin started working full time for us in the fall of 2012, wearing many different hats in our office. One of his main responsibilities is mastering our database/registration/online enrollment programs. Kevin was most recently a SDC Assistant Director, and now runs our pool as the Aquatics Director. Prior to that he was a Junior Counselor, Assistant Counselor, Horse Counselor, Swim Counselor, Floater counselor (any and every job), and Outpost Counselor. He also volunteers with ACA as a standards visitor and is a certified Lifeguard Instructor through the American Red Cross.
KATE BAXTER, Staffing Specialist and Pre-Camp Director. Kate started working full time at TSC at the start of 2017. Kate received a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015, and, in addition to being with us full time, continues to work toward completing her hours toward her MFT and Art Therapy License! Kate has worked for TSC most recently as the Assistant Director of PreCamp, and prior to that she worked as a Senior Counselor in our Summer Day Camp program.
CANDACE TOOGOOD, After School Camp Coordinator and SDC Assistant Director. Candace started working full time at TSC at the start of 2017, after graduating from La Verne University with a BS in Environmental Biology and working with the Sierra Nevada Americorps Partnership. Candace helps all of our year-round programs function smoothly by providing administrative support. She has been with TSC for over 12 years, volunteering as a Junior Counselor and working as both an Assistant Counselor and as a Senior Counselor most often at TSC TOO!
KACIE MELE,TOO! Director: Kacie is excited to return to camp as the TSC TOO! Director, previously serving as the director of our Aquatics Program and a SDC Counselor before that. Kacie holds her Masters from Pepperdine University, and is a founding teacher at KIPP Los Angeles.
LAURA KEEN, Office Relations Manager Extraordinaire: Laura came to TSC via her husband who worked here in the 80’s, and then through her two sons who were campers for many years. Laura is the first voice you usually hear when you call our office, and who is always happy and eager to talk to all of our camp families and friends. Laura has a background in interior decorating and sales, but says her all time favorite job is working at TSC (although decorating royal families’ palaces in Paris is a close second).
DR. KATIE ENNEY, Program Director: After working full time for many years at TSC (plus 22 years as a camper, Junior Counselor, Assistant Counselor, Senior Counselor and Assistant Director at Pre Camp), Katie now works part time for camp helping with enrollment, transportation and more (she knows every street in the San Gabriel Valley)! Katie is the Assistant Director of BLAST and holds her PsyD.
WALT MYERS, Director of Operations, Stable Manager: Walt is the onsite caretaker of Tom Sawyer Camp’s equestrian facility located in the Pasadena Equestrian Center in Hahamongna Watershed Park. Walt and his staff are in charge of cleaning, maintaining and upgrading the property, stalls and arenas to ensure the safety and proper care of our horses.
MIKE HORNER is Chairman and one of the owners of TSC. He and his late wife Sally bought the camp in 1973. Sally was Executive Director and VP of TSC until she retired in 2005, and was the person who made TSC the success it is today. Mike still handles most of the financial aspects of the camp. Sally and Mike both got TSC highly involved with the American Camp Association (ACA). Sally served in a number of positions with the ACA, including two terms as President of the Southern California Section, 8 years as a board member of the National Standards Board, and as a board member of the ACA Foundation, a board which Mike currently serves on. Sally and Mike have received numerous awards for their work in camping. Sally passed away in January of 2017.