TSC Directors

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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).

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GUY FISH, Director of Strategic Initiatives: Guy recently joined his wife, Sarah, in the office looking at the long range plan of camp (90 more years!). Prior to TSC, Guy has worked as an art instructor and art educator at the Getty Center Museum, the Getty Villa, and the Huntington Library. Guy is also an accomplished Plein Air painter, working in and around Southern California.

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KATHY GARCIA, Outpost Director: Kathy has been at TSC for over 20 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. Kathy is involved with our local section of the American Camp Association as a Standards Visitor.

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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.

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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 an 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.

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Kate Baxter, Staffing Specialist and Pre-Camp Director. Kate started working full time at TSC at the start of 2017, while also completing her MFT License program! Kate has worked for TSC most recently as the Assistant Director of PreCamp, and worked as an SDC Senior Counselor prior to that.

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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.

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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.

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Walt Myers, Director of Transportation: Walt keeps our fleet of over 50 vehicles running in tip-top condition. As you can imagine, this is a full time job! If it breaks he gets to fix it! He also serves as our in-house computer expert and webmaster. Walt also is our onsite caretaker of our horses (and their homes!) at the Pasadena Equestrian Center.

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MIKE HORNER is the owner of Tom Sawyer Camps. He and his late wife, SALLY, bought the camp in 1973 and are entering the 44th year of ownership. Mike is the company President and directs the financial aspects of the business. Prior to Sally’s retirement in 2005, she was the Vice President and helped with the operations of running the camp. She was very active with the American Camp Association both locally and nationally, having served on the National Standards Board for eight years, and as president for the Southern California Section for two terms. She also sat on the American Camp Association Foundation Board and on the Association of Independent Camps as Day Camp Representative. Sally passed away early in 2017.

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